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How to Travel on a Budget

As we emerge from one of the worst recessions in living memory, people have become hesitant in spending large amounts of money on luxuries, including holidays and travelling. However, travelling doesn’t necessarily equate to spending extortionate amounts of money on expensive travel and accommodation. Yes, we may be wary to book the lavish holidays that we’ve become accustomed to, but with careful research there are many budget-friendly options for you to choose from – allowing to take you to your dream destination. Royal Robbins has put together a quick guide on how you can make your money go further when travelling.

 

Thinking of booking up? Take your time…

Both travel and accommodation fares can fluctuate on a daily, if not hourly, basis. Finding the cheapest deals all comes down to timing. Book too early and you could end up rushing into a deal before checking all options, book too late and you risk being left with extortionate fares as spaces fill up. We suggest your best bet is to weigh up all options early on, ponder on which will suit your wants and needs best and once you’ve made a decision, act upon it.

You can usually find the best prices by booking each part of your journey separately, as opposed to going for a package deal, and this method is becoming more and more popular as people cotton on to the idea. If you check the prices for travel and accommodation on a daily basis over a week or so, trying all different combinations of arrival dates and airports – you will, without a doubt, have found a better price than what would have been offered by your local travel agent.

Top tip: Use comparison tools such as SkyScanner and Booking.com to find the best prices available. They’re available as apps for your smart phone or full website versions. 

 

Try Travelling out of season?

We understand travelling out of season isn’t always practical, especially if you have children. However, it’s simple economics. If the demand isn’t there, the price is reduced – sometimes substantially. If you’re lucky enough to have this as an option, we recommend you definitely check out the prices for outside of the peak season – even if it’s only by a day or two, as flight prices can be considerably cheaper.

Travelling out of season doesn’t mean you’ll be calling a deserted resort home for any length of time – unless that’s what you’d prefer for some peace and tranquillity! That said; this is where you should carry out plenty of research on your chosen destination to gain some good knowledge of what to expect and get some tips from previous travellers.

Top tip: Wading through tons of reviews can really help you choose the right time to travel, as they’ll be a good indicator of when’s the best time to arrive.

 

Don’t be tempted to overspend.

Many of us are guilty of it, spending more than our budget allows us to and suffering the consequences later. After all, it is your holiday, right? However, overspending whilst on holiday or travelling can cause us major financial problems for months upon return. Be sensible and set yourself a realistic budget and stick to it.

Top tip: You can save more money by pre-booking any events, tours and excursions that you have planned prior to your trip.

 

Don’t forget your essential clothing!

Travelling the world doesn’t mean you have to spend large amounts of your already squeezed budget either. Here at Royal Robbins, we stock a huge range of essential clothing which will ensure you’re travelling in comfort and style. Make sure you check out our full collections of men’s and women’s travel clothing before you set off on your travels.

Are you or your friends thinking of travelling anytime soon? Why don’t you share our blog post on your social media to help save them a few pounds!

 

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