So there are bills to pay, children’s clothes to buy, and grocery shopping to do but this needn’t mean families can’t afford to take a break once in a while: many of us firmly believe that time away from home is money well spent.
With so many low cost airlines competing with one another to offer consumers the cheapest flights to a vast selection of short-haul destinations, there are a wealth of travel opportunities at your fingertips, making affordable holidays just a mouse click away.
Families wanting to get-away-from it all on a tight budget may want to consider the Algarve, Portugal’s premier beach destination. The Algarve is perfect for families; with a short flight time from the UK, a manageable time-difference and a host of accommodation options, there isn’t much not to like.
There are many family friendly hotels throughout the Algarve plus a selection of self-catering apartments and villas. Self-catering is the perfect way of saving money as you can prepare your own meals, have the freedom to come and go as you please, and accommodate fussy baby and toddler eating habits.
Sharing a villa with other friends or extended family is also a great way of spreading the cost of both accommodation and food bills, and with cheap flights to Faro leaving from most UK airports daily, an affordable family holiday really can be a reality.
On the other side of the holiday-maker coin, young couples are also sometimes worried about splashing out on a holiday. With many young professionals struggling to get on the property ladder, or save for weddings, a holiday is often seen as a luxury. However, taking some time out to create memories and cement relationships can sometimes be invaluable before the business of ‘real life’ commences.
With this in mind many young travellers are opting for frequent short trips as a time and money efficient way of taking a break from their routine.
City breaks offer the perfect platform for romantic getaways and there is a wide range of choice for those seeking fun-packed weekends. Flights to Dublin provide a gateway to a world of sightseeing, dining and entertainment options and a quick and affordable way to re-charge those batteries for a couple of days.
There is plenty to do during your time away in the Republic of Ireland’s capital city with a variety of museums, art galleries and historic buildings to explore. Temple Bar is the place to go to sample the local café culture or experience the culinary delights of some of Dublin’s finest restaurants.
No visit to Dublin would be complete, however, without a few hours at the Guinness Museum where you can find out how Ireland’s famous tipple is made, learn more about its history and enjoy a pint of the ‘black stuff’ for yourself.
So whatever your holiday requirements, remember time away needn’t be a waste of money, and with affordable flights and accommodation options, a weekend or week away can often be cheaper than a week at home. – Travel Feeder, your ultimate travel photo blog