Budget travel

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How to take a super-low budget holiday
From pet sitting and home swaps to planning ahead, be flexible and grab the best deals … fast

Harriet Meyer

21, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Budget airlines: which is the best – and what about the worst?
After Jet2 topped a Which? poll, we ask UK travel experts for their views and take a close look at the rules and extras

Rupert Jones and Jess Clark

01, Apr, 2023 @8:00 AM

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How to save money when booking a summer holiday
Bagging a great-value break is still possible despite rising prices – but it does involve research and planning, says our cheap holiday expert

Chelsea Dickenson

18, Feb, 2023 @11:00 AM

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The best Baltic beach holidays: where to go for summer, sea and sand
With both culture and beautiful beaches aplenty, the coastal towns of Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia make for a break with a difference

Caroline Eden

18, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Looking for an affordable beach holiday? Head to eastern Europe
The Balkan countries of Croatia, Bulgaria, Albania and Montenegro have warm sunshine and great prices in the shoulder season of June and September

Mary Novakovich

17, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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I am a housesitter, and stay in amazing places all over the world for free
Fancy staying in a mansion or lakeside pad for absolutely nothing? Sign up as a housesitter and the place is yours in return for pet care and plant-watering duties

Nicki Grihault

08, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Stay for free and book it backwards: nine easy ways to have a cheaper holiday
Longing for a break but worried about the cost? From working holidays to free upgrades, we have tips to get you away for less

Chelsea Dickenson

07, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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My life in budget holidays has been a priceless experience
From chance encounters to thrilling train rides, holidays on a shoestring have been some of my best

Dixe Wills

07, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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10 of the best ways to find bargain places to stay in the UK
From priories to Wetherspoon’s, Oxford colleges to seaside cottages, we share ideas for low-cost breaks around the country

Rachel Dixon

06, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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How to bag a bargain European ski trip
Still need your winter sports fix even with the pound in a slump? Here are our top tips for skiing on a budget, including when, where and how to go

Gemma Bowes

29, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Home swap holidays: how to stay for free and save thousands
As the cost of living crisis deepens, a ‘house swap holiday’ seems appealing – but are there pitfalls?

Donna Ferguson

15, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘Cheap meals and dangerously affordable cocktails’: readers’ budget holiday tips
Camping and cycling are classic cheap breaks, but tipsters also have ideas on home swaps, train trips and staying in Spain for nada

Guardian readers

08, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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