With the current global financial situation in mind, many UK holidaymakers are having to give in to certain compromises when booking their summer vacations for next year. This is rather sad because after working solidly for twelve months you really do deserve an amazing cultural experience, but unfortunately without the funding this isn’t always possible. Still, there are a lot of fantastic opportunities for savvy travelers who know how to budget and find the most suitable locations – I fit into this category.
So, you probably want to hear about some of the destinations I think you should consider, right? Well then, take a moment to scan through the rest of this article, and I’m certain you’ll be impressed by the information I relay. Sure, you probably can’t afford to spend thousands, but to visit the locations below you really won’t need to, and that’s exactly why they’re so perfect. Don’t believe me? Then do some of your own research, and I’m confident you’ll soon agree.
Admittedly, you probably want to avoid Benidorm and other tourist holes, but opting to visit one of Spains island territories can be a fantastic way of saving cash whilst also getting the beach holiday you so badly need. Villas in Tenerife are exceptionally cheap if you know where to look; likewise, any destination within the Canary Islands is guaranteed to be a hit with your partner and the whole family.
Though you might end up spending a lot of cash on food and shopping if you opted for Rome, some of the other towns and cities in Italy can be very affordable, and that’s exactly why this country has made it onto my list. Ideally, you want to fly to northern Italy and find accommodation away from the main tourism hubs, and although this might mean you miss out on the ancient ruins found in the capital, many other archeological wonders exist all over the country.
You’ve probably all seen the Greek economy mentioned on the news recently, and though this means you probably wouldn’t want to emigrate there, it’s the perfect time for a week or a fortnight away. You see; prices have been dropped considerably to help increase tourism, so you’d be a fool not to take advantage of this.
This is my wildcard and so probably won’t suit everyone, but those with an interest in the ancient world, and who want to experience something completely out of the ordinary will love it. Due to high levels of political unrest, you’ll want to stay away from Cairo, but everywhere else should be fine. Just remember, nobody living in Egypt has a problem with British citizens; it’s their own government that causes the hassle, so although violent marches are held almost daily at the moment, none of this violence will be directed at you – all you need to do is stay out of the way.
So, now you’ve heard my suggestions and the reasons why these locations are so affordable at the moment, why aren’t you already booking the flights?
Until next time….