I remember the first holiday I ever took on my own. I spent several days walking around the local travel agents, collecting brochures and trying to keep all of the prices in my head. In the end I got a lovely trip to Majorca but with all of the confusing facts and figures in my head there is a good chance that I missed out on a better deal somewhere along the line. So how do I do it now without any hassle?

Book Wherever I Want To

I talk to my friends and follow the news from wherever I am, so why can’t I book a holiday that way as well?  Well, now is there no reason at all. This is great news,  as I sometimes feel the urge to look for a bargain break in the strangest places. For example, I am sure I am not the only person who sits on the commute to work and dreams of a sandy beach and long, cool cocktails. Looking for deals at times like this can be easier as I am filled with a lot more inspiration, or do I mean desperation?

Find Out Where I am Going To

Actually, if I can go back to that old holiday in Majorca for a while, I didn’t even know where it was when I booked it. It was only when I was on the plane that I asked someone sitting beside what language they spoke there and whether there were plenty of beaches. Nowadays there is no need to go abroad so unprepared. You can look up all of the information you want and even look at the street you are going to be staying in if you want to. This is brilliant, as I can check out the best deals and then find out what the resort or city is actually like. This means that there is no risk of me getting a bargain break somewhere nasty.

Save Money

Of course, none of the other benefits would be of any use if the price was higher than by booking the holiday through old fashioned methods. In fact, when you think about it you would expect to pay a bit more for the pleasure of booking your family holiday in comfort and whenever you want to. That’s not the case though, is it? By going online and booking a trip through a phone or laptop you can actually get the best prices around. This is important for me because I love travelling so much that I do it every time I scrape together enough cash to get away. Now I can fit in more than one trip a year safe in the knowledge that they are all going to be fantastic.

 

Post written by Catherine the founder of Family Camping Reviews – The home of European campsite reviews.

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