Now, I know what many of you reading are thinking, either that is impossible or you’ll be slumming your trip on someone’s sofa. Well no actually, travelling is not as expensive as people believe it to be. With many people still being glued to travel agents and package deals, it’s understandable that many would believe travelling to be expensive, especially if they have never booked a trip themselves independently. But in all honesty, it was only until recently I have worked out how to make a trip that cheap. Before I was able to bag a two-night city break in a 4-star/5-star hotel for £100 a person, but by discovering Airbnb and booking flights further in advance, that cost can be brought down to a whopping £35. So how can you bag flights and accommodation that cheap, well look no further (and I’ll try to keep the post brief)…
GETTING THE FLIGHTS
- Book the flights with Ryanair or Easyjet – Ryanair tends to be the cheapest.
- Returns as low as £20/£30. Sometimes even £10!
- However, you must book far in advance for some destinations to snap these fares up before they go.
- Example destinations can all be found here, most UK airports are listed with their most budget destinations. Some examples include Cologne, Hamburg, Luxembourg, Strasbourg, Basel, Copenhagen, Oslo, Milan, Stockholm.
GETTING THE ACCOMMODATION
- Opt for Airbnb to keep the costs right down, without skimping on comfort.
- Find an Airbnb for £30 a night, it is easily done, meaning your accommodation will come to £60 for two nights, £30 per person in total, £15 per night.
- However, to keep the costs right down, book your Airbnb stay on an account that has never booked before and take advantage of this £30 voucher! This will bring down a stay to £30 in total, meaning you will only pay £15 in total!
- £30 voucher: www.airbnb.co.uk/c/sophiet1487
Of course you can easily pay more for your accommodation and flights if you wish, for instance, pay £50 a night for a nice Airbnb and maybe pay a little more for flights if it is a slightly pricier destination, but still apply these tips to keep the costs down as much as possible and well under the £100 per person mark.
That’s all there is to it, it’s not rocket science, it is literally a case of booking your trip in advance, going hand-luggage only, and taking advantage of vouchers and sign up deals! If anyone ever tries to challenge you and say travel is expensive, they haven’t been smart about it.