Spread Your Wings! How To Travel More In 2020



There’s nothing like a gloomy, grey day and a 3.30pm sunset to make you dream of spreading your wings. Many of us would love to travel more, but we come across obstacles that limit us and prevent us from exploring as much as we’d like. If you’ve made it your mission to go on more adventures in the year ahead, here are some steps you can take. 

Make the most of your holiday allowance
If you work, your job may impact how much holiday you can take and how far you can travel. The key to making the most of your allowance lies in planning ahead and taking advantage of weekends and bank holidays. If you take short breaks over the weekends and incorporate national holidays, for example, you can travel further afield or prolong your stay without sacrificing more annual leave. If you travel for work, you could also consider tagging a couple of days of sightseeing on to any trips you make for meetings or conferences. 

Invest in a home away from home
If you love to travel, and you thrive on being spontaneous, have you ever thought about buying a home away from home? You could invest in a flat, cottage or house in a place you love to visit, or you could look at possibilities like buying a caravan or a motorhome. Although the cost of buying property or a touring caravan may initially be substantial, you could save a lot of money in the long-run. If you have a holiday home, you could also boost your income by renting it out. If you’re interested in this kind of proposition, use a motorhome finance calculator to see how much you could afford to spend on a new vehicle or arrange to see a mortgage adviser to determine a budget for your new bolthole. 

Lower the cost of travelling
If you’d love to travel more, but you don’t have a sizeable globetrotting budget, there are several ways you can save on taking breaks and enjoying far-flung adventures. Travel out of season if possible, compare prices for flights and accommodation and consider taking indirect flights. It might take you longer to get to your destination, but it could save you a lot of money. It’s also wise to book car hire, transfers and excursions online and to consider low-budget accommodation options if you’re not overly fussed about getting the 5-star treatment. House swaps are another great idea if you’re looking for affordable ways to see more of the world. You can also save money on holidays and weekends away by subscribing to discount sites and travel agency mailing lists. 

Do you wish you could travel more? Do you struggle to find the time or the cash to get away as much as you’d like to? If so, there are some steps you can take to travel more in the year ahead. Take advantage of your holiday allowance, consider investments that could benefit you in both the short and long-term and explore ways to save on each trip. 

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