Travel: Budgeting

travelWhen you’re travelling there are many ways to make your budget go further.

Read on if you’d like to know how to save money on everything on flights and accommodation to attractions and activities. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this post – be sure to click through to read the travel money saving tips in full.


Ting of My travel monkey has some wise advice in this very thorough post about how to keep costs down without compromising on the quality of your trip. Ting has some excellent tips for saving on everything from flights to sun tan lotion.


In this very helpful post, Laura of The Mamma Fairy shares how she finds travel deals to save money. She’s a particular fan of Groupon and has some good tips for finding flights and accommodation.

10 tips to help your money take you further

Monika Roozen of Mum on the brink explains how she budgets for around eight weeks a year of travel with her three kids. Monika works out an annual travel budget and has some good tips for finding travel deals.


Why we use house sitters for our pets when we travel

If you have pets, what do you do with them when you’re away? We’ve found an excellent and very cheap solution to this issue – we use animal-loving house sitters. I’ve written about how we do this over on my blog, Mums do travel.

City breaks


Cathy Winston of Mummy travels has some invaluable tips in this post on budgeting for city breaks, including how to track flight prices and where to find freebies.

10 tips for cutting the cost of a winter city break

Natalie Ray of Plutonium Sox has some very helpful advice for winter breaks on a budget. From finding alternative destinations to using comparison sites to seeking out local tips, Natalie has it covered.


Top Tips To Have A Family Ski Holiday On A Budget

Nichola, who blogs at Globalmouse, loves going on family ski trips with her three children, but is very aware that skiing can be expensive. However, she says that there are various ways to keep down the costs on these trips, and she shares invaluable advice on saving money on everything from food to ski lessons.


How to do Disneyland Paris on a Small Budget

If you’d like a trip to Disneyland Paris, but think that it would be too expensive, think again! Joy Jackson, who blogs at Pink Oddy, visited with her family and they saved money by driving there and staying at a holiday park.

6 Ways to Save Money at Disney with Kids

Even in Walt Disney World in the USA there are still many ways to save money. This post by Karen Beddow of Mini Travellers focuses on the famous Florida attraction, but its advice is probably useful if you’re going to any kind of theme park or attraction with children in hot weather.

Over to you

Do you have any money-saving travel tips to add? Do let us know in the comments below.

Next month

The April round-up is all about things that travel teaches us. Whether it’s a new skill, a new perspective, a new understanding of an issue or destination, or something else, if you’ve written or seen a blog post about a travel lesson, then do send it over for inclusion. Please send me your links by 22nd March either by email to or via twitter to @grettaschifano. I’ll include a maximum of the first 20 relevant links which I receive. Thank you!

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About Gretta Schifano

Gretta Schifano is an award-winning blogger, journalist and social media manager. Gretta writes about luxury, cultural and active family travel with teens, and trips when parents escape without their kids. Winner of the 2016 Women in Marketing Award for Best Social Media Campaign and the 2014 BritMums BiB Award for Best Travel Blog, she lives with her husband and teenage kids in the Surrey countryside, near to London. Gretta previously worked as a BBC radio producer, has lived and worked in Italy and Spain and loves exploring new places, chocolate and kindness.

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