14.10.20

Five Ways To Invest in Your Travels and Get a Better Experience

Money doesn’t solve all the problems in the world, but it certainly can make our holidays better. While you might enjoy backpacking trips across different countries, there’s always something alluring about having a luxury holiday in one of your favourite destinations. Wading through heat and mud can be charming for some people, but for others, we just want to sit back, relax and enjoy our time away from home.

So in this post, we’re going to take a look at a couple of ways for you to invest in your travels to get a much better experience.


Enjoy an upgraded flight
If you fly on a regular basis then you’ll be pleased to hear that your miles can often be used for an upgraded flight. This can boost you up to premium economy, business or even first class. While the flight itself is only a small part of the overall holiday, it can be a fantastic way to relax and set the tone for the rest of your adventure abroad. If you don’t collect miles already then we highly recommend you try to stick to the same airline if possible and register an account. It does take a lot of flights to be able to upgrade yourself to a different class, but it’s well worth experiencing it at least once in your life. If you don’t like collecting miles or don’t fly often, then simply booking in advance for a business or first class seat is perfectly fine too.

Finding the perfect rental property
One of the best ways to enjoy a destination is to actually move away from hotels and Airbnbs and instead, get yourself a long-term rental property. You’d be surprised at how enjoyable it can be to have your very own place. It’s your own home so you can decorate it however you want, rearrange things and feel more relaxed in your personal space. You can even rent it out to people when you’re not on holiday to make a bit of extra income. There are lots of ways to go about this financially so we highly recommend doing a bit of research to figure out the financial and legal side of renting property abroad.

Get rid of your ageing suitcase and travel accessories
If you travel often then you’ll know just how annoying it can be to have a bad suitcase. Whether it’s a stiff castor that refuses to move smoothly or a questionable locking mechanism that requires you to keep the suitcase strapped up at all times, you deserve to have a stress-free holiday with the help of a new and improved suitcase. Buying a suitcase can be expensive, but if you’re patient you can often get reputable brands like Samsonite for a fraction of their retail price. A heavy-duty suitcase will give you peace of mind and make your overall holiday experience that much better.

Let others take care of your entertainment
A lot of people advise against tourist attractions since they’re usually full of people and a rather unpleasant experience depending on where you go. Instead, they suggest doing your own research to find somewhere new or exciting to visit. This can be a good option for some, but it takes up a lot of your time and there are often better options if you’re willing to invest a little to make your travel experience better. For instance, you could consider hiring a private tour guide to help you get around the city you’re visiting. They can suggest some of the best places to visit if you’re interested in the culture, food or history of a country.

Get yourself a portable WiFi solution
Whether it’s a portable WiFi device at the airport or a sim card from the country, make sure you look for a convenient way to get internet access even if it costs a little more than you expect. This is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family members while you’re on holiday. It also allows you to share photos and videos without needing to return to your hotel. Lastly, it also gives you access to maps if you ever get lost.

Keep in mind that we’re not saying that these ideas are better than backpacking or budget-focused holidays–it’s just a completely different way to experience your holiday destination and something that you should definitely have on your family bucket list for the future! Regardless of how you enjoy your holiday, it’s going to be some time before we have complete freedom of movement again, so now is a great time to plan your future holidays so you have an idea of where you want to go and how you want to experience it.

2 comments:

  1. Renal properties are the way forward - especially since all the covid has happened!

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  2. We always try and fly Premium Economy, especially on longer flights. It's worth saving up and spending that bit more for the comfort and leg room!

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