A few weeks ago we finally booked our first family holiday after months and months of deliberation. Everything was up in the air when it came to us attempting to make plans but we finally sat down and decided on our perfect holiday.
1. Choosing a destination.
Of course this is the most important factor when it comes to booking your holiday. With so many wonderful destinations and places to visit it can feel a little overwhelming when it comes to making a decision but there are ways to simplify it. We made a list of places we wanted to visit and then we wrote the pro's and con's such as flight times, cost, the weather. For us we knew we wanted to go back to Majorca as we know it's ideal for toddlers. The flight is short, it's not too hot, the sea is shallow and clear, the sand on the beaches is soft. Totally toddler friendly!
2. Scout around.
Holidays abroad are so expensive these days so you really need to get the best price possible. I find that searching on different websites weeks before booking really pays off. Most websites will match prices of others too so that's always something to keep in mind when booking.
3. Check review websites.
Possibly my top tip would be to check review websites religiously before you book anything. You don't want to wait a year for your holiday, get a great deal and then get there and the hotel or location is awful. There are so many brilliant review websites out there and it's great to get an insight of the place before you book or arrive.
4. Book a year in advance.
Booking in advance not only gives you something to look forward to but it also gives you the time to save up the money that you need to take a long too. When we booked we actually only paid half. The monthly payments feel a lot easier on the wallet and are much more manageable too.
5. Use a Cashback website.
When booking online you have to use a cashback website, you would be daft not to! We booked through a leading travel agent online and by using Topcashback we earned £60 through our booking. This money we are going to withdraw and convert into Euro's for when we go abroad!
Are you booking a holiday soon? Do you have any tips that you would like to share?