Budget friendly travel ideas for the summer

With Covid restrictions starting to ease, we can finally start preparing and planning for our summer!

Although international travel still seems like a distant dream, there are lots of things to do this summer that won’t break the bank.

Have a staycation in London
A staycation can be the ultimate budget holiday but also an eco-friendlier option too! Why not book a hotel and be a local tourist in your own city?

Unlike what many believe, it’s perfectly possible to explore London without breaking the bank. The great thing about it is that most sites are actually free and make for great activities with the kids. From markets and museums to nature parks, London has it all!

If you want to feel like you are on holiday, try checking into a hotel or guesthouse so you can truly get the London experience. Time Out London has some excellent ideas!

Try camping or glamping
After being cooped up in the house, surround yourself with nature and get out into the open! The pandemic has shown us all the importance of quality time with friends and family. Not only is this incredibly affordable, but it’s also a great activity with the kids. Sing songs around a campfire, roast some marshmallows and even go hiking during the day! Go out, learn new skills and stay active.

Have an adventure
If you're fed up with England, why not try venturing out and exploring the rest of the UK? Fancy island-hopping in Scotland? Scotland has over 900 islands over four main groups - the largest being the Isle of Skye. It provides an excellent hiking adventure with enchanting scenery stretching for miles.

The second-largest island in the area is the Isle of Mull, which is perfect for exploring the wildlife and even whale watching.

If you’re into mountaineering or hiking, don’t forget that Scotland is home to Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in Britain. Not only will you enjoy it, but so will your bank account!

If you’re looking for further advice on managing your finances, we are running an online session on 14 July in partnership with London Plus Credit Union about developing good savings habits. You can register your interest for the session here.