Sometimes, we get so caught up in life that we start making excuses for not doing the simplest of things in life such as travel. I’m guilty of that too. Last year my husband & I managed to go on ONLY TWO local trips. One with friends & another, just us two. Thinking back on the costs of those trips now, I must say they were affordable & I’m questioning WHY we had excuses to not travel even more?
(Yes, we had an awesome European honeymoon with Topdeck – I’m not talking international travel.#KeepCalm)
The couple’s trip was to the Midlands & we were 4 couples.
- 3-night weekend accommodation R2 099 per couple (a Groupon self-catering find)
- Food R500 per couple
- Fuel R500 per couple
- Miscellaneous R700 (drinks + night out)
- Off-peak season (Aug)
Grand total: R3 800 per couple
Every Christmas eve my husband & I check ourselves into a hotel of our liking. It’s something we started years ago to exchange Christmas gifts. This year we added an extra night to our little getaway & checked into Valvrede Eco Hotel. A beautiful, eco & pet-friendly hotel that we found on booking.com.
- 2-night stay that included breakfast R1 600
- 2-night stay for our pet R0
- Dinner for 2 nights R500 (includes drinks)
- Peak season (Dec)
Grand total: R2 100
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Travel is an experience no one can ever take away from you. So, create yours. #ForTheLoveofTravel