Tenerife is a fantastic destination for those seeking a getaway without breaking the bank. And, what’s more, if you’re particularly crafty, you can get a great Tenerife holiday for even less! We’ve put together some top tips for getting there on the cheap, so you can enjoy a sunny break away, even on the tightest of budgets.
- Choosing Your Accommodation
If you know in advance what sort of accommodation you’re after, then this certainly helps. All-inclusive holidays might seem like a wildly expensive option, but if you’re travelling with kids, who seem to want another drink or ice cream every five minutes, then having everything pre-paid can be worth its weight in gold.
If travelling with friends, a large apartment divided between you can cut the price per head right down. Equally, if you’re one …
I am currently having a nightmare with home insurance, so I would always think super carefully, before buying any insurance in the future. With summer just around the corner (honest), many of us are already sifting through brochures, planning that all important holiday.
Travel insurance is important, and I would not want to be without it in foreign climes. The folks at Swinton Insurance sent me some tips to share with you on getting an insurance policy that’s right for you.
Check what’s included
When choosing your travel insurance, it’s good to ensure that the policy has a range of benefits, including cover for medical expenses, cancellation and curtailment, and baggage. Some policies also offer cover for travel disruption, which can protect you in the event of strikes, airline failures and missed connections. If you’re …
The February half term is fast approaching, and the panic of keeping the kids occupied for the week is already setting in. Our childcare costs are upwards of £50 per day, so the idea of keeping the kids at home is attractive, however, it’s also a little boring, so a day out is a must.
At the mo, there are cereal packs with one adult free circulating or there’s this useful list from AttractionTix.co.uk of 10 places to go this half term. The team there reckon that many of their deals are cheaper than the tickets that you can on the day or via the attractions website. Ripleys and the Shard are especially great as the tickets are usually £18.
Many of the attractions are in London, but with cheap rail offers and accommodation via …
Check out this ‘Holiday Sacrifice Calculator’ which has worked out how many popular every day items to give up to get a return flight to a destination (i.e sacrificing your morning mocha for just two and half weeks and you could be drinking espressos in Italy!).
We gave up takeaway pizza earlier this year and have saved over £500 – we do have the odd cheeky take out once in a while, or it would have been more – so I know that giving up just one thing can save some serious cash. By the looks of it, I could have flown to Italy most weekends this year!
Some samples of what you could save are here and I’ve managed to snag an interesting infographic below too:
1. Sacrificing eighteen takeaway coffees = drinking espresso …
Don’t pay for utilities (energy) that you aren’t using while you’re on holiday. While some of us have been on holiday, others are yet to go. Whether you will be in another country, off to a festival or even a staycation in the UK, here are some tips to reduce energy consumption while you’re away.
Now you know that I don’t have much time, with a full time job, kids, household to run, so why reinvent the wheel? I found these great tips from home efficiency experts Zenith Home. Making these small changes will ensure your bills are at a minimum when you are out and about on holiday.
1. Give your fridge a break too
Your fridge is most energy efficient when it is stocked up but for most of us, prior to …
I like staying in hotels, but am considering a holiday apartment this year. I have done some digging and found a comparison of holiday apartment prices vs hotel room prices.
Dubrovnik, Cannes and Palma de Mallorca offer the biggest savings per night, with a one-bed apartment in Dubrovnik being on average £79 cheaper than a typical hotel room.
Apartments are appealing as they are bigger than hotel rooms, often come with kitchens and laundry facilities, have a separate room for kids and you can bring pets sometimes. However, the other side of me is saying, I can head down to the restaurant, there is room service and someone will clean my bathroom every day in a hotel. It’s a tough choice.
To help my decision making I’m using this holiday apartment Price Index that a …
The holiday’s booked and it’s time to get thinking about what to take. Unless you’re off to the deepest darkest jungle, you can pick up most things abroad, but there’s always a bit of a price hike around holiday hotspots, and you can’t always guarantee you get what you want.
So here’s some ideas for holiday essentials check list that are reasonably priced, and I’ve tried to keep the items to under £10 each.
Ginvera Green Tea Travel kitThis pack is so cute. I was sent samples of the gel and BB cream and I’m now officially a fan. Ginvera has been a best-selling brand in Singapore for many years, but these products are new to the UK. The travel kit includes:
- 2 x 10g Ginvera Exfoliating Marvel Gel – will freshen up your