Summer Holidays on a Shoestring Comments20 Comments

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For many people summer holidays are imperative. A change of scenery can do a world of good; it’s a chance to rest, recharge and reflect. We return from summer holidays with a fresh perspective, feeling rested and ready to return to work, school and the routine of everyday life.

As many economies around the world are still working their way towards recovery, this can be excellent news for savvy travellers. Seeing the world has never been more accessible and affordable thanks to new flight routes, cheap holidays to Croatia are now a viable and inexpensive option. Sri Lanka and Egypt also offer great value this year and are sure to be fantastic holidays for solo travellers and families alike.

Croatia has long been a favourite among European tourists. With its vibrant cities and stunning natural beauty there is something for everyone. While it has become slightly pricier as a result of its popularity, with a well-considered budget and knowledge of tourist traps to avoid, visitors can eat fantastic meals, sip cold drinks and see all the sights on a relatively modest budget of less than £70 per day with accommodation, food and transportation being your primary expenses. However if you’re willing to head away from the better known tourist traps make sure you head out to Rab Island. Covered in pine trees and with several beaches it’s a much cheaper option for dining and accommodation compared to the mainland.

Egypt holidays are quite affordable this year after a fall in prices of around 20% for resort packages. The coastal Sharm el Sheikh is a popular destination with great food, lovely beaches and endless activities. Package deals are readily available in this part of the world which can make your holiday both inexpensive and stress-free. For those interested in having more choice with respect to their travel plans, accommodation, meals and activities can be managed for less than £60 per day.

While India has typically been the focus of UK travellers heading to the beautiful and mysterious subcontinent, Sri Lanka is fast becoming a hotspot in its own right. Jungles, pristine beaches and delicious food abound in this island paradise. With resort and shoestring offerings alike, Sri Lanka has ranked first in the annual Post Office Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer. For less than £50 per day visitors can experience all that Sri Lanka has to offer, from stunning sunsets to jungle adventures.

Whether you’re looking to travel within Europe this summer or venture out to more exotic locales, your summer holiday should be everything you want it to be. With some research about your chosen destination you’ll be well prepared and likely able to stay within your travel budget. You’ll return from your holiday feeling refreshed and stress-free, ready to face the end of summer and begin daydreaming of your next holiday.

Author Bio: David Willen has lived most of his adult life between Denmark and London where he works as a senior accounts handler. He is a keen writer who blogs about his extensive travelling experiences around the globe.

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20 thoughts on “Summer Holidays on a Shoestring

  1. Pauline

    Even if Croatia has grown really popular lately it is still very cheap. Bosnia and Serbia are even cheaper but don’t have the beautiful coast. Bulgaria is a good option as well.

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    1. Jeremy

      I have heard that Croatia is really nice, but I’d think not too many people would think to go there for vacation. The other countries you mentioned are sure to be even less popular but that can have its advantages.

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    1. Jeremy

      Western and southern Europe definitely gets the most attention and as a result I’m sure they try to milk extra money from tourists. In all honesty I don’t think I’d really consider an eastern European vacation. There’s just too many other places I’d rather check out.

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  2. Tanya

    Even if I don’t travel far I always feel refreshed after some time away from work and responsibilities. I have a 4 day weekend coming up and I am looking for to some nice R&R time. It really does the mind and body some good.

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  3. Kendal @HassleFreeSaver

    A friend of mine recently got married in Croatia. The area where the wedding was held looks absolutely beautiful and I would love to see it someday. I have little interest in visiting Egypt at this point but hopefully that will change soon!

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    1. Jeremy

      I’m sure that would be a great destination for a wedding, especially if they have a Croatian background. I’d be hesitant about a destination wedding though as it puts a big expense on all your guests.

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  4. The Norwegian Girl

    I would love to visit Croatia someday, but Egypt is a no-no until they get their act together.. Currently, travel operators in Europe have cancelled all trips to Egypt because of the very unstable situation!! So it´s not a place to visit for foreigners right now!!!

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    1. Jeremy

      You do have to be careful about going to countries with political turmoil. Not only could it be unsafe but you likely wouldn’t get the experience you were hoping for.

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  5. Romona @Monasez

    @The Norwegian Girl I agree with you. I won’t be going to Egypt anytime soon. It’s a beautiful country and it’s on my list of places to visit. It’s amazing how affordable vacations are today.

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    1. Jeremy

      I do wish I could take advantage of those affordable vacation prices. For now though I need to focus on saving for a wedding and catching up on some unexpected expenses.

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  6. Caitlin

    I’ve visited Egypt before and it was a wonderful, informative trip – but can’t really believe it’s mentioned without any reference to ongoing political and social unrest. Makes the entire piece seem really out of tune, even though I am definitely interested in travel (and Croatia in particular).

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