Plan A Vacation On A Budget

We’re often so consumed with buying cheap flight tickets that we miss out on all the other aspects of planning a trip when on a budget. How does one do that? The first step is covering all your basis. There is no denying that one should focus on getting a cheap ticket first. As stressed before the best time to book a ticket is a month or two in advance.  Once that is done check the baggage limit of the chosen airline, you don’t want to over-pack. There isn’t a huge difference between baggage limit these days, the number varies only slightly.

7EV31VTV1holiday_pkgWhen packing for a vacation always pack light. Most of us tend to over pack and then end up not using most of the items. One has to keep in mind that you’re going to be shopping at the desired destination as well, and that will be added to your already over packed suitcase.

Most business class and first class tickets come with a complimentary chauffer driven car. The cattle class (as some enjoy calling it) doesn’t have the luxury of a suited driver waiting for us on arrival. We’re left to hail a taxi or rent a car. We all know that taxis can be expensive and renting a car can often be a problem because they’re so many companies to choose from at the airport. So what does one do?

Check all the cheap car services in the area beforehand. Don’t wait for the last minute and chose one that just might be the most expensive of the lot. Arrive at your destination with the knowledge of which cheap car service you’re going to choose once you’ve landed. This will not only save you money but your time and energy as well.

22One of my best friends went to Australia and New Zealand with her husband earlier this year. They spent good two weeks exploring both the countries and taking in the sights and sounds of some of the most beautiful places in the world. My friend, who is a great photographer, put up breathtaking pictures on Facebook.  The couple flew to Australia and then hired a car and stayed a night or two in different cities. Their mini road trips gave them a chance to experience the country in a new light. They weren’t flying over it; they were driving through some breathtaking scenery and picturesque towns.

Last year my family and I went to Amritsar, India and then traveled to four different cities. The car we hired was at a reasonable rate, but what made the deal even sweeter was that it came with a driver. Traffic in India varies in every city and only an Indian can navigate through such rough traffic. The longest we travelled was from Amritsar to Patiala. It took us more than ten hours to reach Patiala, and by the time we reached our destination we were all so tired and that we felt like we’d walked a marathon.


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