I just mentioned holidays on the other page. Nothing as fancy as relaxing, sun bathing, exploring... be it a big holiday, a short vacation or a weekend holiday trip. We all love going on holiday! But, .. you need money to go on holidays. First thing I can state is that it won't hurt to look around and compare prizes for holidays online. I know a couple that stressed so hard from the prize they paid for their summer holiday that they had to take a mini break to recover ;-)
There are many websites where you can compare holiday trips and where you will find thousands of cheap holiday proposals, from short breaks to long term holiday trips. These sites are popular due to the fact that everybody loves going on vacation and the bigger the demand, the better the offer ... sometimes. There are many tour operators, vacation planners or hotel booking specialists that offers a choice of ten-thousands of cheap hotels. Here you can compare hotel room prizes and make a great hotel deal.
Many of these websites offer a rating system where previous visitors can tell about their experience with the hotel in question. You could have a look at your holiday budget and consider taking several breaks or short vacation all year long instead of one big vacation during the expensive holiday season that year. Obviously we are all different and what could be feasible for one might be impossible for the other. But it stays true that if you search a bit online at the sites of tour operators or holiday makers, and compare the prizes you could be in for quite a few good deals. Another tip: many sites offer last minute trips. These can be very interesting, destination and money wise.
The reason why we started taking weekend breaks and short stays abroad is because we get them cheap by comparing prizes but also because we said laughingly that going to the doctor could be expensive too ;-) It is a silly thought, but nothing as good again stress and worries than going on holidays! Can you imagine telling someone it's a bad idea to go on holiday? Except if your friends want to visit a war zone, obviously ;-) All I'm saying is that it could be a good idea to save on a lot of stuff but that you should consider not to save on your vacations. Taking a trip on a lower budget is better than no trip at all.
Once you start comparing holiday prizes you will soon find out that there are much bargains out there and that you can do more for less or that at least one far away trip will be possible this year ;-) The same goes for hotels: compare hotel prizes online and there's a very big chance you will be making your suitcases very soon ;-)