I don’t know about you guys, but the older I get, the most I want to truly relax on my vacations- and I like to enjoy a bit of the high life as well. Of course, most people are working with a budget when they’re planning their vacation, but it’s entirely possible to enjoy a little luxury without breaking the bank. Here’s how:
Choose your accommodation wisely
Let’s face it: Your flight is only a small part of your trip, so there’s little point breaking the bank for business or first class seat. Instead, splurge on your vacation. If you’re planning luxury holidays to Greece, you can find a number of Greek boutique hotels which allow you to relax in peace and quiet without needing to stay in a chain hotel.
When you choose an all inclusive vacation like a cruise or all-inclusive resort, your initial, up-front costs will usually be higher than if you were to choose a budget holiday. But you also won’t have to continually put your hand in your pocket when you’re travelling- plus it’s simply more relaxing when you know that you can eat and drink as much as you like without needing to consider your finances.
Book your transfers
After a long flight, the last thing you’ll want to do is haggle with a taxi driver or navigate the public transport system. Do yourself a favor and book yourself an airport transfer. Many of these are luxurious cars, with seat warmers and air conditioning. That means a nice, relaxing trip so can get straight to your hotel and freshen up- without the drama and exhaustion associated with doing it all yourself after a long-haul flight.
Sign up for deals
The best deals go to people who keep an eye out for them and are willing to book at a moment’s notice. If you’re planning a holiday in the not-too-distant future, sign up for a bunch of newsletters and like some of the Facebook pages for a number of travel deal sites, airlines, hotel chains, and more. Check out the latest points offering for credit cards, and be prepared to book if you spot an excellent deal. You can often save 50% or more, simply by being flexible with your date and location and grabbing deals wherever you see them.
What are your top tips for introducing luxury into your vacations? Leave a comment below and let me know.