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How to Plan Your Perfect Mini Getaway Without It Denting Your Budget
24 Jan

How to Plan Your Perfect Mini Getaway Without It Denting Your Budget

The year sure is going by quickly. Maybe, you’ve just felt so busy that you can hardly catch a breath and are in dire need of a mini getaway, so you can reset your focus again, but you’re somewhat hesitant because you don’t know what effect it’ll have on your budget. Here are some tips on how to get the break you need without it costing too much.

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Plan your long-awaited weekend trip ahead of time

If you don’t want to be caught by surprise by expensive flights or accommodation, the best thing to do is plan your long-awaited weekend trip ahead of time. This way you’ll be more aware of special discounts on offer, and you’ll be able to compare in-season versus out-of-season holiday prices. Also, you can prepare your work schedule around your break so that you’re not with a mound of work when you return.

Pack smartly

When packing for your break, don’t forget to pack for all types of weather, so you don’t have to buy a windbreaker or an extra jersey if the weather should suddenly turn miserable. Also, remember to pack essential toiletries, as it can be expensive to buy these from convenience stores.

Choose your accommodation wisely

If you really want to avoid breaking the bank when it comes to accommodation, then you’ll have to be more careful when selecting a suitable place for your short-term stay. Certainly, you can do plenty of your own research by comparing prices online. Also, you’ll want to take note of special family deals or special holiday discounts that could end up saving you quite a bit on your holiday expenses overall.

Then there’s also the option of booking an affordable B&B, or hostel if the cost of hotel pricing is too steep. Also, you’ll want to decide on accommodation that is close enough to all the major attractions, so you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get there and back, especially if you plan on being out and about often.

Avoid dining out as often

While it can be tempting to want to dine out when on holiday, it may be better to rather cook at your holiday rental to save on food expenses. Also, you could pack a picnic basket or a quick sandwich to take with you if you’re spending the day outdoors rather than purchase it from a convenience or gas store, as these extra food expenses can tend to add up quickly.

Find fun (but affordable) things to do

If sticking to your budget is a non-negotiable when planning your weekend away, then you don’t want to spend unnecessarily on extravagant holiday activities when there could be plenty to do for free depending on where you are. Again, you can do a quick search online to find what’s available in the area.

Don’t forget to take plenty of pictures

Just because it’ll be a short break, you should still try to capture as many memories as you can with your trusty camera. With an online image resizer, you can resize your images easily so that you’re able to easily upload them to social media to show to friends and family when you’re back.

In summary, planning for a weekend away doesn’t have to be a major commitment in terms of your budget. In fact, it could be just as much of a treat even if you’re on a strict budget if you plan for it wisely.