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Have you ever felt guilty after splurging on an extravagant holiday? This feeling is more common than you think and it is known as post-holiday guilt. Post-holiday guilt is a common feeling experienced by many people after returning from a vacation or holiday. It can be described as a sense of remorse or regret that you may experience after indulging in too much food or drink, overspending, or even neglecting your usual routines or responsibilities. There is, however, a way to overcome a part of this. You could perhaps try travelling whilst on a budget.

Travelling on a budget does not mean that you lack the budget to travel. It actually means you were responsible enough to ensure that you do not overspend whilst on holiday. Here are some ways to avoid overspending on your holiday as well as how to plan a budget for your next trip.

Make a budget

First of all, you need to plan out a budget for when you travel for your vacation. Before you book your holiday, determine how much money you wouldn’t mind spending on this getaway. This will help you stay on track and avoid overspending. Set aside a travel budget for every aspect of your vacation such as transport, hotel or resort, meals, activities and even for souvenirs.


Research the cost of flights, accommodation, food, and activities at your destination to get an idea of how much you'll need to budget for. It would be great if you can settle for a hotel or resort that is all-inclusive as it is incredibly budget-friendly in terms of everything being in one place. You have your activities, meals, accommodation and more for just one price. You could even research about the deals or special offers provided by your desired vacation location. Therefore, even if the cost of your resort is high, it is definitely worthwhile and great value for money.

Avoid impulse purchases

Consider what you really need and avoid splurging on unnecessary items or experiences. For example, opt for local street food instead of expensive restaurants, or choose a free walking tour instead of a pricey guided tour. Once again, choosing an all inclusive resort can help avoid these issues. For instance, Club Med’s wide array of activities will keep you and your family or friends busy till days end. Club Med also offers all-inclusive dining options that feature a wide range of international cuisines.

Travel during off-season

Avoid travelling during the school holidays or public holidays as this would not only be the busiest time, but the time where prices are at an all time high. It would be best to take leave from work to go for a holiday or you could still go during public or school holidays but remember to book your travel and stay way ahead of time. This keeps your travel budget in check and prevents you from worrying about how much you’ve spent later on.

Following these tips on how to plan a budget for your next trip can ensure you have a great time on your vacation without going above your planned budget. If you need a resort or hotel that is worth its price, look no further than Club Med. Club Med is an all-inclusive resort that has your meals, accommodation, activities and more covered which makes it all the more worth the budget. Learn more about what Club Med has to offer you, your family and your friends today!

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