So I get asked a lot how we can travel a lot, especially as a young family.
Travel has always been big on my list and a top priority amongst other things, so I work hard to make it happen.
When I was young I travelled a lot with my mum, both here and abroad. Being a single mum, money was tight, but my mum always found a way to make it happen and it is some of the fondest memories I have.
Now I have my own family, I love being able to retrace out steps and give our kids the experiences I got to share with my mum (we even take our mums on holidays with us a lot haha).
So I thought I’d put together a little list to share my tips on making travel affordable for families.
First things first, I never book with travel agents or third party holiday sites. They’re good for getting some ideas, gauging prices etc but they’re ALWAYS more expensive. Unless you have the cash to splash and cbf doing it yourself then DIY is always the best way to go!
One of the main things that I think really keeps the cost down is being flexible with where we want to go and when we want to go there. Now I understand this can be hard for people with work and getting time off, not to mention school. But if you can be flexible with at least one of these then you’re likely to save HEAPS.