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How to go on a trip with the whole family without spending a lot of money

Almost everyone is dreaming to live traveling and to visit every corner of the earth. And especially, everyone wants to go on a journey with their family. But what stops us? That’s right – the money. Not every family can afford to go on a trip once a year, not to mention 2 times or more. But in fact, there are several ways to travel with your family at minimal cost.

  • The first way is to open a savings account

First of all, a family who wants to go on a trip must open a savings account. Further, they should have an agreed amount of money, which is credited monthly to their savings account. The separation from the usual savings account or current account is of great importance. In this case, the family will always know that they can and cannot afford when they go to any country.

  • Ability to save

In addition, a dedicated savings account for a holiday does not mean anything if you do not have the means to pay into it. If you want to pay great attention to travel, you have to change your lifestyle in order to have money, and then, you could save that money with the savings on your special savings account. You can refuse what you need least of all. You know your budget better than anyone.

  • Earn bonuses and miles on credit cards for flights and hotels

If you travel a lot, one of your journeys each year is covered by miles earned from credit card sign-up bonuses.

There are also families who prefer credit cards with no annual fees, in order to avoid any additional costs.

  • Do not set a specific date

Do not schedule specific dates when you leave, be flexible. Instead of saying you’re going to Amsterdam in June, see what deals are available in June and book those instead, or look for the cheapest time to travel to Amsterdam if your family is set on a destination. If you travel this way, it will save you a lot of money. You should know that there are many different flight offers throughout the year, so if you have children of school age and you do not want them to miss school, you will have many options.

  • Look for hotels with free breakfast

If you use points for booking hotels, book those with a free breakfast. Hotels that provide free breakfast or snacks in the evenings will save you a lot of money. You can also choose a hotel with a kitchen that will allow you to prepare yourself various dishes on your own. In some places, meals can be very expensive, and the family will have to spend a lot of money on food.

  • Go on trips with family and friends

If you go on a trip, do this with friends and family. This will significantly reduce the cost of the trip. Renting a holiday home or Airbnb and splitting costs among several households can save a lot.

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What are the benefits of traveling?

Traveling is wonderful in many ways. It captures us with a sense of wanderlust and has us longing for more destinations to visit, cultures to experience, food to eat, and people to meet. As amazing as traveling is, most of us think we need to wait until our later years to really explore a lot of the world. Here are 8 wonderful benefits of traveling in this article so you can take the leap of faith you’ve been waiting for.

You’ll find a new purpose

As you travel you’re exposed to more new people, cultures, and lifestyles than you are living in your homeland all the time. With all the newness in your life, you’re also opened to new insights, ways of seeing the world and living, which often gives people a new purpose for their lives. If you’re feeling stuck on what your purpose is, what you want to do with your life, the career or educational path you want to pursue, go travel…you might just be surprised about what you discover as a new sense of life purpose and direction.

You’ll appreciate your home more

When we spend time away from home, especially in a place where we don’t have the same luxuries readily available to us…like a village in Fiji that runs without electricity…we become more aware and appreciative for the luxuries we have back at home. In other parts of the world, like India and Ethiopia, people don’t have as much access to clean drinking water…especially from what’s readily available on tap. Traveling through areas like that really make us appreciate what we do have, and often can spark the movement of something to support people living there experience a greater quality of life.

You’ll realize that your home is more than just where you grew up

The more we travel, the more we realize that our home is so much more than the town, city, state and even country that we’ve grown up in; we realize that our home is the world, this planet, and we become more conscious of how we can harmoniously live and support one another.

You’ll realize how little you actually knew about the world

When we travel, we may notice that some of the things we’ve heard about the world end up being very different than what we were indoctrinated and conditioned to believe. Many of the initial myths that get dispelled are often about traveling itself. Where you once may have thought it was too expensive and dangerous, you may realize how you can actually save more on your lifestyle expenses traveling the world than you do living at home. You may also realize how kind and friendly strangers can be, and how they are even willing to take care of you with a place to sleep at night. Beyond that, you have the whole world to learn about with every place you discover, every person you meet and every culture you experience.

You’ll realize that we all share similar needs

Tony Robbins, American entrepreneur, philanthropist and business strategist, has said many times that no matter what your background is, all human beings share 6 common needs: certainty, uncertainty/variety, significance, connection/love, growth, contribution. As you travel more, you notice the truth of this even more…and as that happens, you are more adept in being able to relate to people regardless of their background.

You’ll realize that it’s extremely easy to make friends

It is easy to make friends while traveling. Something magical happens in how people can show up more raw and real when they’re out of their conditioned environment and open to express themselves without feeling judged. That rawness and realness ends up inspiring others to be authentic, and that’s how you can become best friends with people when you’ve only known them for a few hours.

You’ll experience the interconnectedness of humanity

Just as we notice how we share similar needs, how our perspective of our home expands, and how we become close friends with others from different backgrounds and cultures, we begin to realize how we are all connected. This state of awareness is a jump in consciousness, that is in the way we perceive the world, the life experience and ourselves.

You’ll realize life is a wonderful gift

Life is a wonderful gift. It really is, and as we travel and experience more of the world and life, we often become overwhelmed with gratitude and appreciation for all the beautiful moments we enjoyed and people we’ve shared them with. More often than not, this is a realization that we can experience and take action from now while we’re still alive with energy rather than stacking up regrets by the time we’re on our death bed. Rather than waiting until you’re saying “I wish I had”, live so you can say “I’m glad I did”.