The holiday season is almost here! After working tiringly for several months, always dealing with pollution and urban traffic jams, there's nothing wrong with setting aside a little time to go on holiday. A balanced life is important, you know!

In fact, holidays can help you relieve your fatigue and raise your enthusiasm to get back to work. There's no need to be sad and hold back from going on holiday, you can get around this by going on a smart, fun but still economical holiday. Come on, follow these tips:


1. Prepare Traveling Funds.

In order not to disrupt your cash flow, it's a good idea to prepare funds for traveling well before your planned departure time, especially for those of you who have a hobby of traveling. Try not to spend more money than the budget you have prepared from the start, so that it doesn't interfere with other budgets. You can save 3 months, 6 months in advance, or more. Going on holiday suddenly using your month's income will only make you 'overdrawn', aka at the end of the month you only eat instant noodles! And DON'T USE credit card installments to pay for your holiday, just don't!


2. Avoid the Holiday Season.

During the holiday season or high season, prices of goods and services will increase at almost all tourist attractions. Therefore, apart from being able to enjoy your vacation spot more comfortably because the location tends to be less crowded with visitors, it's a good idea to go during the low season because the prices offered are usually cheaper.


3. Book transportation tickets and accommodation early.

Book transportation tickets and accommodation in advance. Avoid ordering in the near future, especially buying tickets at a venue or go-show, because the prices offered are more expensive. Apart from ordering early, you can also visit holiday exhibitions/travel fairs to get cheaper price offers and attractive discount promotions. To be more economical and practical, you can also choose attractive holiday packages offered by several travel agents, usually including plane tickets, accommodation and meals.


4. Prepare basic needs before departure.

It is better to prepare medicines, toiletries, snacks and other necessities that will be needed during the trip before departure. These items are usually sold at higher prices around tourist attractions, considering that almost everyone needs them.


5. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi.

A free wi-fi network will help save your expenses. If you are planning to go on holiday abroad, find out information about portable wi-fi providers/rentals that are quality but still affordable.


6. Determine your destination before leaving.

Choose and write a list of places you want to visit in your destination city. Conduct a survey of interesting places through several reviews on several available internet sites or mobile apps. Avoid choosing a destination suddenly on the big day, because this will waste more of your vacation time. It's also best to avoid choosing too many destinations, because apart from using up a lot of energy, visiting too many places also costs more money. What's more if you fall ill because of fatigue. Wow, it could actually cost more money if you go to the hospital for treatment!


7. Use Money Wisely.

If your goal is to refresh yourself from your daily routine, it would be better if you don't make shopping a priority. We often get hungry when we visit a shopping center, especially if there is a BIG SALE. Sometimes, our 'disease' is that we are tempted to buy goods at low prices without thinking about the future use of these goods. Try to be more restrained and responsible for the items you have purchased. It's even better if you limit your shopping budget during the holidays before departure, and record in detail every expense you make, no matter how small the value.


8. Have Travel Insurance.

Many travelers still ignore the importance of travel insurance. Even though you have to pay extra money, it is very important to have travel insurance to give you protection while traveling. There are many benefits that we get when we have travel insurance. Travel insurance not only covers accidents or death, but plane delays can also be covered. If your luggage or items are lost, they will also be replaced if deemed necessary. There is even insurance that covers challenging activities such as mountain climbing, rafting, sky-diving.

Isn't it a simple way, so you can have a fun holiday but still save money? From now on, let's be wiser in preparing and spending money to go on holiday, so that a beautiful future is not just a dream. Treat your money wisely. Smart management, prosperous future!