There are many tips and tricks when it comes to saving for a holiday, but Skyscanner Australia has found the ultimate hack. Cutting out just one indulgence could end up covering the cost of flights, hotels or an entire vacation.
We’re create an infographic below of a few of the nation’s favourite indulgences. Just pick one that’s relevant to you and find out how much you can supercharge your holiday savings and make your dream destination a reality. And if you were to ween yourself off all of the items we’ve listed below (which really isn’t that hard), you could save yourself a whopping $7,077.21.
Smashed avo on toast or Scandinavia?
Average price of smashed avocado on toast: $22**
Amount saved in a year: $1,144 (weekly brunch)
Flight to Helsinki: $968
Ah, the smashed avo zeitgeist - we’re all well versed in the brunch versus home ownership standoff. And while we agree that skimping on your weekly avocado fix won’t result in a house deposit, it can definitely get you a holiday. With airfares starting at $968, you can comfortably book a flight to Helsinki and immerse yourself in the quirks of the Finnish capital.
Munch on korvapuusti (cinnamon rolls) while browsing traditional handicraft stalls at Market Square, find your zen at the Kulttuurisauna (Helsinki’s newest sauna) and explore the archipelago via boat - making sure to stop at UNESCO protected sea fortress Suomenlinna. For culture vultures, Helsinki over delivers - between the Kiasma art museum and the Design District, there are over 200 galleries and boutiques styled in the enviable minimalist Scandinavian aesthetic. If visiting in the winter, head north for the Lapland trifecta - Aurora Borealis, igloos and huskies.
Americanos or an All-American road trip?
Average price of coffee: $4.18*
Amount saved in a year: $1,525.70 (daily coffee)
Flight to Los Angeles: $1,001
West Coast best coast, or so the locals say! If you’d like to fact-check that statement, we’d recommend an epic road trip up the U.S. West Coast. The landscape between Los Angeles and Seattle makes for one jaw-dropping ride, featuring wide open roads interspersed by high deserts, redwood forests, wild river basins and volcanic ridges.