In the past, going on an annual holiday was something that no one really thought much about, it was just something that happened. Today, sadly, the cost of living has gone up so much that young people, especially young parents can no longer afford to go out on a holiday because of the high costs associated with them. In fact, most young parents are finding it quite difficult even to manage their most basic everyday needs and therefore, a holiday seems like a dream in comparison. However, going on holiday with your family has many benefits including a special time away from your home and your everyday routine to spend time with your family, time that you may not always get because of your busy working schedules. Going on a holiday also provides you with some personal time off from all of the worries of everyday life to clear your mind and relax. Not having this time off from time to time can lead to severe mental stress and even depression. For this reason, it is important for you to look at creative ways of getting that time off and getting a small holiday away with your family without having to break the bank or spend all of your savings.
Inexpensive lodging and travel
The first thing you will need to do is to find a weekend off for your little affordable vacation. If you choose sometime during the off season, on a weekend during the school season instead of during the holidays, you will be able to get a very good deal since no one really goes on holiday during school season and therefore short term accommodation in Canberra costs will be extremely low during off season. You can either opt to travel on public transport, possibly take the train, or you can take your own vehicle depending on the size of your family and which one costs less.
Choose a location that is closer to your home as opposed to somewhere very far away so that you can make the most of your holiday instead of spending too much time on the road and wasting money on fuel or long distance tickets. You can even choose to stay at one of the smaller hostels in town which will rent out a room with four to six beds to you for almost negligible costs.
You can even choose to make a video blog of your trip if you are tech savvy and upload it on your own channel on Youtube. You could perhaps make the video about budget vacations and YouTube will pay you for each view you get on your video.