Samantha Wragg, 34, has visited Italy, Portugal, France, Germany, Barbados, Hungary and Switzerland this year alone through careful budgeting. She books flights and accommodation about six weeks to two months in advance to get the best prices and, once on the vacationshe dines where the locals eat and has plenty of street food.
The Derbyshire marketing professional is always looking for destinations to find free or cheap activities that locals love to do.
“Compare everything and remember that direct booking can sometimes be cheaper,” Samantha said today.
“Another tip to keep costs down is to look for free activities. When I visit a city, one of my favorite things to do is book a free walking tour.
“It’s a really good way to discover the city. You don’t have to pay anything, but you are expected to tip at the end for how much the tour is worth.
“I’ve always been very smart about how I spend my money. I also love visiting new places and have traveled a lot more in recent years.”
Samantha caught the jet-set bug as a young child when her parents took her to Greece and now plans religious trips every month.
“I love to get away from it all and discover new things and meet new people,” Samantha continued.
“I enjoy the whole experience of travel, from going to the airport, getting on a plane to arriving in a new country.
“Seeing new places and discovering different cultures and learning about their history has always fascinated me.
“When I travel, I always enjoy their cuisine and meet the locals. I just love to discover things and have new experiences.”
The woman also advises tourists to fly from airports outside the London group if they can.
She said return flights to most European destinations can be insured for around £50.
Samantha said: “It’s important to do your research so you can see what free things are available in the area. Museums and other attractions can be free and if possible walk around a city as it saves on public transport and is a great way to discover a city. Surface area.”
Commenting on Samantha’s fruitful journeys, a spokesperson for Guide to Iceland travel blog revealed that visiting abroad doesn’t have to cost a package – especially after the pandemic.
“Deals are out there and I would recommend people shop around to get the most bang for their buck.”