Tips for saving for family travel in 2019

If you’ve been planning to take the family travelling for a few years, you may be wondering if you’ll ever be able to afford it- particularly if you have a large family. This is particularly true if you’ve been hoping for a vacation somewhere exotic. There are a number of good options for family travel however, including large houses to rent in the UK, house shares, and more.

Here are some tips for saving for family travel in 2019:

Have a garage sale

Most of us have more junk than we know what to do with, especially large families who tend to accumulate even more ‘stuff’ than most people. If you’d like to save for a family holiday, consider holding a garage or yard sale and putting the money you make straight into a dedicated savings account.

Old clothes, electronics, toys, even furniture and kitchenware can be sold. After all, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Not only do you have the financial benefit here, but you’ll be able to finally clear out some space and get rid of some of the junk in that hall wardrobe.


Start planning

If you’re hoping to go on holiday in 2018, it’s crucial that you start saving and planning now. That means getting online and checking out a website like, looking at options for flights, considering the best time based on your work commitments and the kids’ school holidays, and more.

The early bird gets the cheap flights, so do yourself a favour and don’t leave your planning until the last minute. While many people like to assume that they’ll be able to get discounted flights closer to the time, this is unlikely- especially if you’re travelling with a large family.

Cut back

If you’re trying to save for family travel, you have two options: Earn more, or spend less. For most people who work full-time, their default option is usually to spend less- unless they can convince their boss to give them a raise or start a side hustle. For this reason, it’s a good idea to get the whole family on board and think about where you can afford to cut back. Compare internet and utility providers, look at ways to slash your grocery bill, and let the kids know you’ll be going on fewer outings in the weekends so you can afford to go on holiday next year.