Is a Self-Catering Vacation Suited for a Traveler Like You?

Thrill is often found in the unknown. Traveling to places you’ve never been to before is bound to cause your adrenaline pumping, and brings slight fear to the surface. This is especially true if you opt for a self-catering vacation. This type of trip, however, is not for everyone. Think you can you handle it?

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Budgeting skills

To ensure that you don’t overspend, you should set a vacation budget. This is essential whether you choose a self-catering or an all-inclusive trip. So how good are you at budgeting? If you succeed at creating the most cost-effective vacation, you still need to check how good you are at keeping yourself in check. If you can’t stop yourself from eating out even if your food budget is low, you should seriously reconsider.

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Choice of destination

Is the place you want to visit allows for self-catering? France, Portugal and Spain are destinations that are designed for self-catering, but others aren’t. At certain parts of the world, finding good accommodation or inexpensive food might be hard. Make sure you do your research, so you don’t end up spending more than you planned to do.

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Right accommodation

For a self-catering vacation, the room you book must have all the appliances and equipment you need to cook your food. Basic amenities are fine, but having the extras will be a bonus, such as an oven or outdoor grill.

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Food sources

Since you’ll be preparing your own food, make sure markets, farms and convenience stores are available and accessible. This way, you won’t have problems buying the ingredients you need. A nearby local farm is also a great bonus, especially if want to eat healthy while you’re traveling. Going on a self-catering vacation is fun, but it would be more enjoyable if you have thought about everything and made plans down to the tiniest detail.

Photos by: Kiran FosterGites CastelnautwoodleywonderworksEric Audige-Soutter

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