Travel | Making the Most of a Cheap Weekend Break in Europe*


Cheap weekend breaks are incredibly popular now thanks to low-cost airlines like RyanAir and EasyJet that offer incredibly low prices. 

For the cost of a dinner for two, you could get a ticket to some popular European destinations for the sake of fun, relaxation or even discovery. 

There are plenty of ways to make the most of a cheap holiday in Europe, and this guide will show you everything you need to know.


- Take Less With You -


It’s fine to take essentials like a phone, your clothes and safety items, but it’s also important to leave things like your laptop and books behind. If you’re going to go on a cheap holiday, you want to make the most of the holiday itself, not the things you can indulge in at home. Want to get some work done over the weekend? That’s fine, but do it at home instead of going to a sunny beach and taking out your laptop it there. Pack for a weekend abroad and take less with you. If you spend money on a holiday, try to make the most of the country you’re in by forcing yourself to take less with you.


- Do Research on Locations -


Perhaps you’ve bumped into a website that has offers for cheap flights to Paris. The first thing that comes to your mind will probably be the Eiffel Tower and surrounding attractions. Sadly, Paris is a location that can be incredibly expensive, so it’s always a good idea to supplement your cheap flights with cheap attractions. Be it hikes across the city or public museums and art galleries, you can have an incredible eye-opening holiday if you’re willing to do a bit of research on destinations beforehand instead of going in blind.


- Go With a Larger Group -


Friends and family can really enhance a holiday by providing more people to talk to and thus more entertainment. Exploring a city or countryside on your own is a lot of fun, but you can make it even more enjoyable by bringing people along. Since the holiday is so cheap anyway and it’s the weekend (most likely) there’s really no excuse for them to say no. A weekend holiday is just that—a holiday that takes place over the weekend. It doesn't need to be overly planned or prepared and you can simply purchase the tickets at the start of the weekend and then jet off on Friday evening. The more people you bring along, the better your experience will be (assuming they’re people you can tolerate!).


- Be Open to Experiencing New Things -


Whether it’s food you've never tasted before or traditions that you've only seen on TV back at home, make sure you embrace new experiences. This will help you learn more about the country you’re visiting and it will create long-lasting memories that will greatly enhance the value of your trip. Don’t go abroad to a place like Germany to eat a curry or Chinese food. Embrace their wursts and other delicacies instead!

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