Our desire to interact with new visual stimuli thus get away from our daily routine and go on an adventure gets more intense in festive times of the year, such as Christmas. Trips are also a great occasion for bonding. This will include the family one, although it is a task of higher difficulty, due to the increased expenses along with much more arrangements to think of and make.
In any case, these are not comparable to the unique feelings aroused and the bonding outcome, whilst at the same time the youngsters of the family get the chance to create core memories.
In order to make a family trip during Christmas affordable and probable to happen, a few strategies that impact the total cost can be applied.
1. Not all cash costs the same
Without us expecting you to be surprised, across different countries, European in our case, the currency might differ, even if they are part of the European Union. The thing is, that each currency comes with different exchange rates to another one. Which in simple words means that you can either be benefited or “damaged”. When your destination country, uses a less strong currency in comparison to your home country’s one, money saving becomes true. This unlocks two scenarios. You either plan a trip on a lower budget, or you take advantage of the extra money to indulge in high-quality and luxurious services.
Renowned destinations with a weak currency, that do not exclude beautiful sceneries. This can be found mostly in the Balkans, such as Serbia, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, etc.
2. Moving Around
Since the airline network keeps developing and expanding, travelling around becomes more and more easier. However, catching a flight is not the only existing way to reach your destination. Times of the year with high demand, require the booking to be made very early, for hitting a normal and reasonable price.
Leaving aside the fact that flying with children can massively define the final cost, according to their age.
That’s why, you should not overlook the possibility of travelling in an alternative way, and replacing some of your overnight stays, with travel days. Train ticket combinations with middle stops, or even a road-trip for higher flexibility, can add up to your total experience.
3. Include Activities in Your staying
Yes, as put in the first place, the purpose of this trip is to spend time as a family. But succeeding for your kid(s) to remain undisturbed and without getting bored for the biggest part of the day, is a task of high difficulty level.
While the picturesque snowy frame enhances the cosy sensation, the cold temperatures do not favour outdoor activities.
So, how can someone have fun and enjoy the snow without freezing to death? The answer is simpler than you think and found in a Ski Resort. Choosing them as your accommodation provides the desirable combination. In between the previously mentioned countries, in Bulgaria, one can encounter a premium resort, with access to the country’s landscape. Ski classes for the youngsters or even you, ski passes adjusted to your needs, and nanny services to steal some alone time with your other half, are supported by Erna Low.
4. Meal Scheduling
If to enjoy an affordable escape, you have to compromise with low-taste or low-quality food, we are sad to inform you it is not worth it.
Your long-term memory of the trip is definitely connected to the dishes tasted, especially when talking about the Christmas mouthwatering options.
Seek in advance for special offers (e.g. number of meals, meals for bigger groups). Select the one that best corresponding to your occasion without sacrificing your pleasure.