A great holiday should be free from stress. But let’s face it: even the best holidays cause a fair amount of anxiety and worry.
Here are some travel smart tricks that should alleviate holiday stress!
Be wary of the ever-changing prices
The pricing of travel tickets is extremely fluid. A lot of people don’t realize quite how fluid it is. In our Internet era, it has always seemed that we can get the best prices by going online. But the data we share online – consciously or not – can actually see us paying more than we should be.
You might be no stranger to the fact that prices for tickets for a given plane or train are always changing. You may even be aware of the fact that two people can check prices online and see completely different offers. But you might not know how it works, or how to deal with it. Essentially, travel sites use the data from your history of using their site to gauge how much you want to go to a particular place. If they think you’re likely to buy tickets, then they’ll ramp up the prices.
Clear your cache before checking out a travel website. You’ll see the fairest and most accurate prices that way!
Book your activities beforehand
Of course, a lot of people know that they should do this already. But you should try looking for a platform that allows you to book several activities at once. Usually, people have to visit several websites in order to get everything planned properly. But there are websites like Travezl Australia that allow you to book things in bulk.
Whichever way you do it, taking time before you leave to plan out the things you’re going to do is smart. It will save you a lot of stress!
Explore other travel methods
This wouldn’t be Don’tFlyGo without a quick reminder that you don’t have to take a plane! In case you’re new to this concept, it may be because you don’t know how damaging planes are to the environment. They’re incredible pieces of tech, but we should only really use them if we absolutely have to!
Getting around in a country or even a continent can be done via amazing train rides. If you do have to fly, see if you can fly to a closer location and take another mode of transport the rest of the way.
Consider your financial options
One of the worrying things about booking a holiday is how much money you have to spend in one go. Emphasis on “in one go”! It’s not so much that people think it’s too expensive or not worth the money. It’s that dropping hundreds from your bank account can suddenly leave you short. What if an emergency occurs?
You can look into going down the finance route if you want to fund a holiday. This is an option to consider even if you do have the money to hand. But the smartest thing to do might simply be to wait. Here’s an idea: save up 200% of the money you need to find the holiday. (Or maybe 150% if you’re impatient.) Then, once you purchase the holiday, you’ll have an equivalent amount (or half of it!) remaining.