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Make picnics

Most attractions you will go to will more than likely have places to eat at them and they will be expensive. I find at most attractions the prices will be a lot higher than normal so it’s always good to have a second option. If you are going somewhere that allows picnics to be taken inside then this will be your best way of saving some money while away. Buying bread and meats/vegan options etc from a local supermarket will be a lot cheaper than lunch at any attraction!

Check out discount websites for offers

Before you leave on your holiday, you should have an idea of where you want to visit while away. Check discount websites like Groupon and see if they have any offers on or search on google for coupons for those places.

Check out the attractions websites too!

Like above if you check out the attraction website, you will more than likely find you can save money if you book in advance or even book on the day. It only gets a bit more difficult if you have to choose a day for the tickets. See what options they have available before buying.

Take your own GPS/Sat Nav

If you are renting a car and have your own GPS device (and its got European maps etc) then it may work out cheaper to take your own. You will also know how to use it instead of having to work out what their language says. If you plan on going on more holidays in the future then it works out better having your own device. Just remember to bring it home with you and don’t unplug it whilst you’re moving!

Take your own car seat

When hiring car seats abroad, I have found are never the best quality and may fit differently than you’re used to. Trying to fit the car seats in the car after a long flight also isn’t worth the fight. If you have your own universal car seats then take them with you if you are flying, it may cost a few pounds but it’s worth it. This will save you money whilst you’re there and will also mean you know the car seat history and you know how to fit them quickly!

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By Mike

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