Holidays are one the most important investments in your life – time away from the monotony of making ends meet to solve a new set of problems entertaining yourself, family or friends. The trouble is that so many of us are either too strapped for cash to take flashy breaks or scared of becoming victims of a failed travel company, like Holidays 4U.
Free debt advice provider, PayPlan, is currently running a short survey about summer holidays, so it's a great idea to take part, because they'll be able to track trends and make some noise about people missing out. Down time is essential for thinking critically about how to manage your money - a key skill for steering clear of debt.
To help you on your way this Summer, our top #creditfree tips include:
Travelzoo's Top 20, where there are often great day tripper deals between key cities, which are ideal for packing a lunch and visiting as many free museums and galleries as you can.
Caravan parks usually offer cut price late breaks, especially in the few days after the August Bank Holiday. It's worth pencilling some dates with friends and family, then keeping an eye open.
For adults, HotelshopUK has some fantastic all-inclusive deals for less than £40pppn for two nights, based on 2 sharing - including a free bar from 7-11pm!
Sometimes, if you copy and paste into Google search, the description from a lastminute.com “secret hotel” you can work out what it is. This works well if you've been somewhere before and can recognise a knock down price when you see it.
City appartments near the coast are also a great idea, because you won't need a car and you can weatherproof your activites with beach days in the sun or free attractions in the rain. Try an appartment in Cardiff or Newcastle for instance.
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