When you’re in an LDR, it’s essential that you plan to meet up. Whether you can get together in a week, month, or a year from now, setting a date is a priority. Travelling the distance can be expensive. But, don’t panic! There are several tips and tricks to keep your costs low during your long distance relationship meeting. If you love to travel, holidaying with your partner is going to be the ultimate adventure! So how can you make the most of your time together without overspending?
Whether you’re travelling by train, plane, or boat to reach your significant other, finding the best deals out there makes planning a little bit easier. First things first – where are you going? Are you visiting their home? Or are you both going to meet up elsewhere for a holiday?
Air travel websites, like Kiwi.com and Sky Scanner, are fantastic tools to compare times, prices, and airlines when travelling. You can even look to the future and find out how much flights will be and when the cheapest dates to travel are.
Don’t forget to check out rail booking sites too; if you buy in advance you can find great deals on reduced tickets!
The next step is to book accommodation. There are two points to look out for when searching for a hostel, hotel, or aparthotel
- Check whether you can cancel free of charge.
- Check if you can pay upon arrival.
These aren’t essential, but in an LDR you never know what could happen. Booking somewhere to stay that offers free cancellation can make all the difference. Paying when you arrive makes it easier to split the cost between you on the day.
Booking websites, like Booking.com and Trivago, make it easy to look for all types of accommodation. Hotels.com also offers secret prices. These are advertised to save you up to 50%, but in reality I found these discounts to be more in the 5 to 10% range
Why not check out Airbnb too. If you prefer to have an entire place to yourself without breaking the bank. Booking a room or apartment can help to save on food and drink costs as some Airbnb’s will have a kitchen. Breakfast in bed anyone? I’ve used Airbnb for years if you sign up with my referral link you can get a discount on your first trip.
Plan your long distance relationship meeting
Not only can planning your trip be a fun date night activity, but it can also help you save money and make the most of your time together. Create a joint board on Pinterest to start mapping out the restaurants, bars and attractions that you don’t want to miss.
Check out Trip Savvy too for finding out about getting around different cities, what you should know before going away, the local language, and more!
If you’re visiting the other’s home, why not leave the planning to them and be spontaneous and let your significant other take you on a tour?