How To Enjoy A Summer Holiday On A Budget

Thinking of taking a break this summer? Let’s help you enjoy it without spending too much.

Kuda App
3 min readJun 4, 2024
  1. Decide how much you can afford, then save towards it.
Saving is easier with Kuda Pockets

First, do some research about costs and create a budget. Then, create a Frequently Pocket on your Kuda app to save towards your budget daily, weekly or monthly. Factor in flights, hotel, transportation, accommodation, food, activities, etc and make some allowances for extra costs. With a budget, you probably won’t spend money meant for other things.

2. Go on holiday after summer.

Picture yourself strolling through the streets or lounging on a beach with barely another person in sight. It’s like having the whole place to yourself. And the best part is, you probably wouldn’t have to spend too much to make it happen. This is why the best time to go on your next trip might not be when everyone else is doing it! Instead of getting caught up in the summer rush, consider travelling during the off-season. You’ll save money and enjoy the serenity.

3. Explore nearby gems.

This summer, see the world from your backyard. Explore countries like Benin Republic, Togo, Ghana or Cote d’Ivoire. The great thing about these places is that you can travel there by road with your passport and yellow fever card, and they all have beautiful beaches where you can relax, try new food and have fun on a budget. If you’d rather not leave Nigeria, consider travelling to Abeokuta or Ibadan by train for a good time.

4. Do your best to avoid taxis.

Instead, walk trekkable distances, and use public transit, rideshare services, or even bikes to get around. Also, pack your most comfortable sneakers and download local transit apps to make it easier for you to find your way around.

5. Embrace the local experience.

Immerse yourself in the local culture by trying street food vendors, free walking tours, and community events instead of tourist traps. It’s the best way to experience a destination like a true local, and it’ll save you money too.

Cheers to an epic, budget holiday. 🥂