Traveling is seen as a luxury that can be afforded only by some and necessitates saving over
several months in order to get the holiday that you want. This does not have to be the case. With
a bit of careful thought and a lot of planning, it really is possible to travel on a budget.
Of course, traveling on a budget means different things to different people. Some would consider
a budget holiday to involve backpacking and camping. This type of holiday can be done on a
budget relatively easily; the real skill arises when you are trying to get a ‘luxury’ holiday for a
The Travel Industry Association of America estimated that the average family spends over
$2,200 a year on an extended vacation. This is an enormous amount. If you save just 10% of that
amount, think how it will add up over the years.
Interestingly, paying more does not necessarily guarantee you a better holiday. Whenever you are
on vacation, you will probably be surrounded by other families, some of which have paid more
than you for the vacation and others which have paid significantly less.
This book is all about learning to be one of those who sits smugly by the others declaring the
‘cheap’ vacation that they have managed to secure. It’s easier than you think!