How to travel so often

Well hello to you my reader chums! Whenever I see family and friends, some of them always say 'you're always on holiday', and 'how do you do it so often?' It's safe to say, I'm a bit of a travel addict but over time I've learnt the way to not only fit travelling in so often but tips and tricks on how it can be affordable. Travelling is often stereotyped as 'too expensive', however with the right timing and deals, it can be ever so affordable, and accessible.

How to travel so often

Here's how to travel so often...

Look for the best deals

The best way to keep an eye on great deals is by signing up to popular airlines or travel company's email newsletters. That way you'll be notified when a great deal is live or when the latest deals will be announced. You can then stay on top of things and book yourself a spontaneous trip away.

Travel off season

It goes without saying that travelling off season is much cheaper than peak times, and can make travelling so often more accessible. Instead of paying overpriced fares, you can easily get two trips for the price of one by going off season. For instance, you can book a short trip in May and October, for round about the same price as a trip during the school summer holidays. It's all about planning smartly for your trip to get the very best price.

Be flexible with dates

Whether you look on Skyscanner or the airline itself, as you search through the flights, you'll see prices can alter from day to day. Weekends tend to be more pricey, and Tuesdays and Wednesdays are usually the cheapest days to travel. As you plan a trip, keep your dates flexible around the week before or after the date you initially planned, as it may be cheaper.

Book flights 8-10 weeks before

Another tip with flights is how far in advance you should book them. The general consensus is the earlier you book the flight, the cheaper it can be. However, a travel friend of mine once said to me 'the best time to book flights is 8-10 weeks before you fly'. Flights can generally be a lot cheaper in this time frame, as they're not too close to departure date that they will cost a bomb, but far away enough to still get a good deal. You can however be really lucky and find a super good last minute deal as sometimes airlines are trying to book up the last couple of seats on a plane - if you fancy a spontaneous trip, this tip could be for you.

How to travel so often

Go over a long weekend 

The problem some people have with not being able to travel a lot is their limited holiday days off work. I'm quite lucky in the fact that I've always worked in places with quite flexible working times, however not every job is like that. The way I find to work around this solution, is go over a long weekend. If you work a 9-5 job, it means by planning a trip Friday to Monday, you only need to take 2 days off rather than 4, saving you holiday days for your next trip.

If you do work weekends, and your schedule isn't so regimented as a standard 9-5, you'll need to plan more savvy. Once you get your rota or schedule, pick the days in a row which you're working the less, and book your trip then.

Put a bit of money aside every payday

Another saving tip on how to afford regular trips is by putting money away each week/month. Whether it's a small or large amount (depending on where you want to go), by regularly saving and budgeting, it'll free up money to plan more travelling. 

Find yourself a travel buddy or go solo

Another thought is obviously who will accompany you on these regular travels. I like to go with either my boyfriend, twin sister or girl group, and each trip has a different dynamic to the next. Whether you'd like to plan a city break with your best friend or summer couples holiday, consider the type of holiday it'll be and propose the idea. Or, if there's a location you'd like to go and nobody fancies it, go and fly solo. Solo travelling is such a big trend right now, and you can make many friends along the way - plus it'll boost your confidence in so many ways.

I hope you found this post helpful. When is your next trip?

Thank you for reading <3

12 comments

  1. These tips are amazing, Della! It seems like I don't travel as much as I want to so these tips are really handy! My next trip will be Denmark 😊

    Xoxo
    Shirley | https://shirleycuypers.blogspot.be

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    1. Thank you lovely, I hope you get to travel more soon! Have a fab time xx

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  2. I can totally relate to the comment of "you're always on holidays!" (often with some obscenity thrown in! LOL) But, I think some of us just know how to make the most of our time off! My next trip is to Tenerife - not super exotic but hopefully warm and sunny now that winter is closing in on us!

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    1. Glad to find someone who relates haha! I completely agree - hope you have a great time xx

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  3. I always thought it was cheaper to book flights as far in advance as possible. I'm definitely going to try booking them 8-10 weeks before and see if I can snap up a good deal.

    Sarah xx
    http://www.thingssarahloves.co.uk

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  4. Amazing tips, Della, thanks for sharing! I have no idea when my next trip will be, honestly. I have nothing planned currently!

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    www.thedecemberdame.com

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    1. Thank you lovely! I hope you plan something soon xx

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  5. These are really helpful tips, thank you! Next year is going to be the year I travel a lot and I cannot wait :)

    -Charlotte / myownblogofthoughts.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you lovely - I hope you get to travel loads xx

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  6. Such good advise. So many people think that travelling has to be really expensive but if you do it properly you can get such good deals and get to travel loads!

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  7. Very good blog. We also expect Istanbul.

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