Holidays are no doubt one of the most important aspects of life for most students, and luckily at Glamorgan we get a hugeee summer vacation, so I reckon it’s worth discussing what we can do to fill the gap and have an awesome time!
To start with, at the end of the day we are only students! So set a realistic budget with what you can afford! At a guess, a reasonable budget for a holiday in Europe could be £300 ish. And once you have set a budget – stick to it!
The next thing to do is search out the important things – flights, acomodation, transfers (taxis) etc. It might be better to look at an all inclusive holiday – that way you can know your final price for the holiday, with the peace of mind it wont budge. That covers everything – your hotel, getting to the hotel from the airport, food, flights, and pool side drinks no doubt (alcohol inclusive)!
Sometimes you may also be able to get a better deal if you group up in a large group – so grab a bunch of mates and make sure they are all on the same wave length!
This year I am heading to the south of France with 3 friends, and god help us, myself and one other will be driving – a total of 12 hours driving in France (on the wrong side of the road!!!). So if my blogs abruptly stop, you can guess why! We chose to drive because we worked out its a tiny bit cheaper than flying if we all chip in together for fuel, road tolls, and the other small things you need for the car to make this sort’ve journey. Beware of tolls..they are due to cost us £200 in total to France and back – not cool basically. We are lucky enough to be staying at one of my friend’s family homes out there so we don’t have to search for accommodation which is lucky 🙂
So, when budgeting, try to estimate the following things which you will need:
- Food + drink
- Clubbing/alcohol fund
- Day trip cash for getting places, entry tickets to amusement parks etc
No doubt some of you may rate the ‘clubbing and alcohol fund’ as the number 1 priority, but just make sure you don’t run out of money too soon whilst you’re abroad or you could run into problems! Pace yourselves 🙂
And if your on a money saving spree, why not stay in the same country – a camping roadtrip could be just as fun but a lot cheaper with a bunch of mates – you can drive to escape the parents, but not have the cost of fights, money conversion etc, and just eat cheap and have a laugh whilst staying at a campsite in tents!
If you are completely unsure of what to do/where to go… I also have a solution for that: watch the Inbetweeners movie.. enough said 😀
Anyone going anywhere fancy this summer? Comment and say.. I should be able to hit 30 degrees in France, so see if you can top that 🙂 J x