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Budget European Escapes for 2014

June 1, 2014 |


The British Isles are simply amazing, from gorgeous cities such as London and Bath soaked up in rich history to its quintessential English countryside littered with quaint villages, medieval towns and ancient royal abodes to its dramatic coastline with rugged cliffs, sandy beaches and spectacular wildlife.

You may want to experience what really makes a great tour of the British Isles without leaving your pockets empty and you have probably considered several options. One of the most affordable ways to explore the UK is by campervan, whether you are planning a romantic getaway, a family holiday or a friends’ tour, a campervan is remarkably useful.(image by Angus Clyne)

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With a campervan you can still have an amazing and memorable time on a budget and get to see more regions at your own pace, camp in exciting locations and also be comfortable as the vans come in all shapes and sizes including modern fittings and appliances giving you comfort away from home. Campervans give you the freedom to explore at your own pace, setting off at your own times and not being restricted by train and bus timetabling. You can also make stop offs en route to your final destination ensuring that you don’t miss anything that the fabulous British Isles have to offer. Campervans also come with some kitchen facilities which enables you to cook some of your own food which can dramatically save on costs.


It is the home of good living, gourmet dining, exquisite fashion and everything that is glitzy and dazzling, even celebrities have not been spared of its alluring sophistication. We all know that everything good comes at a price and that is the reason why France is not a cheap destination. However, that should not be the death of your dream to visit France in 2014, with careful planning and choosing alternative lodging options, you can enjoy a budget holiday in France.(image by Daryl L. Hunter)

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Camping in France is an excellent affordable option and you will probably leave the country with a more authentic and unique experience than people who stay in four star chain hotels in Paris. Camping in France can be much more upscale than what you may expect, the sites are rated the same way hotels are and you have the option to choose the star rating that perfectly fits into your pockets. French supermarkets are full with delicious local ingredients at great prices meaning that you can stock up on everything you need to cook up a delicious meal worthy of any restaurant. At lunch time, Instead of hunting down the restaurant with the beset terrace viewpoint you can pack up a picnic and find some incredible spots for al fresco dining, be it high up on the hills with a postcard perfect panoramic view or on one of France’s beautiful beaches.


Greece is incredibly beautiful with its ocean landscapes, impeccable architecture and delectable food. Tourist from every corner of the world flock to its famed islands to fulfill the desire of enjoying its pristine sun kissed beaches, soak in its rich cultural heritage and explore its incredible cities. It is the perfect summer destination where fun activities never come to an end.(image by Mark Wassell)

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With its popularity however it is perceived to be expensive but you will be amazed at how affordable Greece can be. In fact it is much cheaper than most European destinations and even on a budget you can still explore Greece in 2014 without missing out on its highlights. You can start off by avoiding the peak seasons and the very popular islands as during those periods (July and August) accommodation prices may double. Self catering holidays in Greece are also a great way of saving some money and making your holiday more affordable.

Greece is well known for its food but you can avoid the restaurants and opt for cafes and street snacks where you will still get all the authentic flavours and dishes that this Mediterranean country is associated with. Better still, you can buy your own groceries and cook your own meals if you are in self catering accommodation. By doing this you can save some of your money for attractions and activities or extend your holiday in Greece.

There are many other ways you can enjoy all that Greece has to offer on a budget. Why notbook overnight ferries so that you can double up on travelling to your next destination and a nights bed.Staying in hostels can keep costs down as can staying with some of the many locals who offer accommodation in their houses. Another tip is to avoid the most popular islands such as Mykonos and Santorini which although incredibly beautiful are also dramatically more expensive than some of the lesser known islands.



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