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Affording a Holiday in the Recession

The recession has been very long across the world and many people have had to go without things. Holidays are something that tend to cost a lot of money and these are things that many people decide that they cannot afford. However, a holiday can be a big thing for people. It can be a huge source of relaxation and a time when a family can all be together, when often they do not get a lot of time to do this. When money is tight, stress can be even higher but it can feel that a holiday is impossible. There are ways that you could be able to afford one though.

–        Choose a Cheap Holiday – there are many holiday options out there and some are much cheaper than others. It could be possible to find a cheap option among what is available. It is worth considering how much you can afford to spend and then seeing whether there is anything available for that money. You may find that you have to book last minute to get good deals or even that you need to book well in advance. It can depend on the company that you choose.

Affording a Holiday

–        Go camping – camping can be a really cheap way to have a holiday and it can still be relaxing. You may have equipment already but if not, you might be able to borrow it form someone that you know and this could save money. You will only have to pay to travel and then for the cost of the camp site which should be very reasonable. Some people even find that they can go abroad and camp for a very reasonable cost.

–        Stay with friends or family – sometimes just getting away from the house and having time off work can be enough to give you the benefits of a holiday. Therefore going to stay with family or friends could be a way to achieve this. Obviously some people are not relaxed if they are in this situation and so you will need to decide whether it is the right option for you.

–        Have a staycation – this is where you stay at home but visit local tourist attractions. This can be expensive if you go to museums, eat out and things like that. However, it can be very much cheaper than paying for a holiday away from home. You will have to decide whether it will be enough of a holiday for you if you are staying at home. Some people find that for them, this is not relaxing enough.

–        Save up – it could be possible for you to be able to put a small amount of money away each week or month so that you are able to afford a holiday. It may take some time to save up but it could be extremely rewarding when you do get the holiday if you have saved up so hard for it. It is worth considering what sort of holiday you would like and how much it will cost and then thinking about how much you will need to save up in order to afford it. Remember to save extra as you will need spending money while you are there as well as having to pay for the cost of the holiday itself.