Affording holidays

We love holidays; we are always heading off somewhere or
other. I enjoy a change of scenery and
quality time with my boys without distractions and interruptions. But sadly holidays might be a thing of the
past unless we learn to budget accordingly. 
When away we seem to spend a small fortune on eating out and
entertainment. If we can learn to
holiday frugally hubbie might be more open to us having another holiday in
2014, otherwise I might as well hang up our suitcase for good!

Our
new house needs a complete overhaul so we have to debate and analyse every
purchase from now on. Hubbie has made
me a sophisticated spreadsheet so I can see where all our money is slipping
away too and try to keep to his plan. 
If I take a firm grip of our finances and manage to salvage some funds
for holidays, hubbie hopefully will relent. 
But only if we are thriftier once we arrive at our destination. In the holiday spirit we do not tend to
count the pounds and it’s easy to get carried away! We let the boys go wild in the gift shops and we spend a fortune
on the attraction entry in the first place.

These
useful money
saving tips from dealchecker might make all the difference. I particularly like the eating out section,
but there is a wealth of information covering all aspects of saving money on
holiday. The boys always complain their
hungry so I think I will bulk buy snacks from a supermarket from now on like it
advises rather than just buy them anything at expensive site shops to curb
their hunger (and their moaning!!!).

Fingers
crossed if I make some changes we should still be able to enjoy our holiday
habit but on more of a shoestring. We
will look for free area’s to explore, ruins, old churches, long walks and try
and circle around the expensive sites or only go to them if we have found
decent vouchers to discount entry. We are already a fan of going to the park.

Staying
in the UK can make things more reasonable. 
The boys have been abroad once to Portugal which was lovely but the
flights were pricey. If you have the
weather here, there is no place like home. 
We live in a beautiful area with lots of space for the boys to roam but I know I will get itchy feet some and want to see something new!

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