Eastern Europe is full of great destinations that you can explore as a family, a couple of a solo traveller. With beautiful landscapes and interesting culture, there is something for every kind of holiday maker. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider visiting Eastern Europe:

  • Prices. This is a relatively cheap part of the world to travel to and you will get accommodation much cheaper than somewhere like Spain or Italy. You will also be able to find food and drink that is very good value as well.
  • Beautiful scenery. There are some stunning national parks and some great walking and trekking destinations. People who enjoy walking will love somewhere like Bosnia or Montenegro.
  • Interesting towns. Europe is full of scenic towns that have interesting sights and lots of interesting culture to explore.
  • Good weather. In the summer months, most parts of Eastern Europe will be very hot.

Travelling by bus is going to be one of the cheapest ways to get around. You can save lots of cash when you travel by bus – though not necessarily time. Sometimes though, it can also be the quickest way to travel, depending on your destination. It is always worth looking for a bus route to see if you can travel this way.

If you are going to travel by bus, it is a good idea to check the timetables first. In Europe especially, buses tend to run to very strict timetables and will be very reliable. This is less of the case in other places, especially South East Asia – bus travel is popular and widespread, but not always reliable.

If your budget is the most important thing, then opt for bus travel. This will give you lots of extra money to play with, as long as you are willing to be a little flexible.

Going on a weekend trip is great fun and allows you to get away from it all for a couple of days. This can be really refreshing and can help you to come back to everyday life feeling happier and healthier, with a better outlook. Holidays are very important for health and mental wellbeing.

There are many destinations in the UK that can make excellent weekend destinations. If you like city breaks, think of somewhere like London, Liverpool or Manchester. You might also want to think about Glasgow or Edinburgh if Scotland is close enough to you.

If you prefer a country retreat, the Cotswolds or the Peak District are lovely spots that are very typically English. You could also enjoy a seaside break somewhere like Bournemouth or Margate. With cheap flights being so readily available, it is also possible to get to other countries for a short break very easily.

A holiday is a time to relax, unwind and spend time away from home. The last thing you want to be doing is making it more stressful for yourself by worrying about money. A holiday where you are able to stick to your budget will give you the most relaxing experience possible.

If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are still a number of things you can do. Think about going on holiday in the UK or going somewhere that it will be easy to reach. The Caribbean may be beautiful but it won’t be a quick or an easy option if you are short of money!

If you are fairly flexible with timings (you don’t have children and can go away in non-school-holiday periods) then you may be able to keep track of cheap flights and wait until there is an option to suit you. Sign up for email alerts and keep a lookout on sites for budget flights.

A mini break is the perfect way to enjoy some time out of everyday life without using up all your holiday allowance. You could even go on a mini break over a long weekend or bank holiday to avoid it becoming a big constraint on your time. Here are some tips for planning it to perfection:

  • Go with a plan. Time is precious during a mini break. Make sure you know what you want to do and have some ideas about how to get there.
  • Book accommodation early. Mini break are often in cities and cities are often expensive, especially capitals. Get in early to get some good deals on hotels and apartments.
  • Travel light. If you are flying, you will only need hand luggage for a short break. You could also consider getting a ferry or a train to somewhere in the UK or a European destination that isn’t too far away.