Before you do pack, decide whether you really need to take all that much. Could you make do with one bag between two people? Most cheap airlines offer great deals on flights, but it’s easy to get stung by those extra hidden costs which pop up at the final minute – when you’ve already made your decision. So you inevitably accept all the extras.
Consider whether you need anything more than your free carry-on bags and one shared suitcase. The savings on your additional bag could cover the cost of a nice lunch on your holidays – or a round of cocktails!
Walking around your destination is not only a cost-free way to get from local point A to local point B, but it’s perfect for getting your bearings. Exploring can be a very enjoyable activity. For instance, in Protaras Cyprus the area is dotted with palm trees, and the coastline made up of crystal clear bays which just beg to be photographed. Fig Tree Bay is a gem of a beach, while the cliffs at Cape Greco offers stunning views. Many destinations will even have local walking tours which only cost you the price of a tip at the end. If you find one of these, it’s a worthy investment.
You’ll want to see some of the more cultural sites as well. Here knowing where to go that’s budget-friendly is key. Do some research before you go as to whether there are any free museums or attractions where you’re going.
Free museums are often not as popular or as busy as their fee-charging counterparts, and you may find a gem that you would have otherwise missed. And if you are going to pay for an entry fee, don’t blow your budget on hype. Chat to locals and ask what sights they find the most interesting. Chances are that it will rarely be the major tourist sights!