Need A Holiday? Here’s How To Save Money For That Dream Vacation You’ve Been Wanting

Contrary to popular misconception, travel is an affordable venture that can be embarked upon by anyone regardless of pay grade or social status.

The key things to keep in mind when planning a trip are budget and planning, and with the right steps any vacation is attainable, at any cost.

But we have to agree that money is the key element in travel, so here are great tips to help you save for that dream vacation.


1. Join travel forums and follow travel agencies and airlines on your social media accounts, this way you’re always informed on discounts and exciting offers.

2. Have a dedicated savings account that you don’t have ready access to (no ATM card, internet banking etc). So that you are not tempted to use the money when you are broke.

3. Book very early. The closer a travel time is, the more expensive the ticket is likely to be so endeavour to book your ticket well ahead of time.

4. Let your travel date and location be flexible, this way you can take advantage of the cheaper option because travelling on certain days can be cheaper than others, so also can locations.

For instance, flying to Abu Dhabi can be cheaper than the much more popular Dubai.

5. Travel a few weeks after peak season, because at this time, ticket and hotel prices are usually significantly cheaper. Happy holidays.





Do’s and Dont’s Of Couple Vacations

Are you planning to go on a vacation with your partner? There are things you should know before you plan the trip.

It may be a good time for the both of you to relax and spend time together away from the hustle of work, school and business and also build  on your intimacy but there are things that you shouldn’t do.

Make use of the vacation – There is always pressure to take time of work and set a date suitable for a holiday. As opposed to waiting for the long holidays which are usually busy like Xmas, New year, Easter etc. Take a long weekend off like Jamhuri , Mashujaa day etc and plan around it.

Pack smart – It’s better to have the things you need as opposed to carrying everything. Leave your set of Michael Kors watches at home its safe and besides you don’t need them.Stick to the basics, and if you can, limit everything to one or two bags. Then, your stuff won’t get lost and that’s automatically one less thing to worry about.

Divide and rule – Splitting everything down the middle except for a few romantic dinners and presents will stop any money-related resentment in its tracks. Keep track of your expenses so everything evens out.

Spend time alone – It’s ok to spend time together but it’s also ok to spend time alone. You don’t have to tag your partner along on everything and every adventure you seek. Besides you can both share your solo experiences together.

Be spontaneous – Do random things don’t plan every detail of the day. It may be a good idea to go on the tourist trips but the sites will always be there and that’s an excuse for a second trip. Don’t spend all your time on planned things go to random spots just because you can.

Take pictures for memories not social media – Take pictures, it’s romantic and the memories will last. But don’t be taking pictures to post on social media. You don’t want to judge the worth of your love based on the number of likes on social media. Also, it’s just for safety reason recently a couple was robbed because they shared every move on social media, take the tip.

Try new things – It’s good to try new things get out of your comfort zone and do stuff you wouldn’t usually do at home. Try out new cuisines, local drinks, dance in weird warehouses, get tattoos but remember not everything is worth trying. Be wary of people trying to sell you miraculous medicines with healing properties, you might just get drugged then mugged.

Give room for love – You are having fun and enjoying the holiday and the site seeing but don’t forget about your partner. You should show your romantic side and remember to keep the intimacy flame alive.

Research –There’s really no place that is 100% safe.  It’s always advised to do some research before-hand about where you’re going before you book your tickets. Get to know the cultures and traditions of the place so that you don’t get into trouble with the law. Besides better be safe than sorry.

Plan more vacations – Don’t make your random trip a one-time romantic trip that happens once every nine years. Keep planning trips, taking pictures, saving your money for other trips besides Mombasa. You can visit Lamu, Kisumu, Nanyuki, Narok etc Couples who complain of stagnancy should know that inertia is avoidable. If you do enough to keep things from getting boring, they simply won’t get boring.


Bill Gates’ family vacation complete with superyacht, submarine, and a helicopter

Bill Gates vacations exactly like you would imagine the richest man in the world should.

First up a relaxing game of tennis in the morning before being helicoptered – not ferried – back to the superyacht you and your family have chartered to the tune of $5 million-a-week.

Then, an exuberant jet ski around the $330 million boat with wife Melinda and children Rory, Jennifer and Phoebe, moored off the billionaires playground of Porto Cervo, Sardinia.

The Microsoft founder and philanthropist – worth $76 billion – has taken time away from his busy schedule to relax with his family – renting The Serene, the 436ft yacht of Stolichnaya vodka magnate, Yuri Scheffler, as a luxurious base.