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If you’re looking to get away from it all with your family, then one of the first factors will be cost.
Perhaps you took it for granted when you were travelling solo or just the two of you, but the price of travelling as a family is often much higher than travelling as a couple!
That said, if you’re truly looking to get away from it all, then there’s a good chance you’ll be wanting to get into nature. In this post, I’ll share four places you likely haven’t considered for a family getaway.
Let’s take a look at a few of the best places on Earth (that are also affordable) to get away from it all:
When most people think of Turkey, they picture “flop and drop” vacations where people are met in a Thomas Cook coach bus and carted to an all inclusive resort… yet, Turkey is so much more than that.
Turkey has some of the most beautiful rural coasts in the world, and is exceptionally affordable – particularly at the moment as the Turkish Lira has crashed meaning you can get an extremely good bargain.
If you’re looking to get away from it all, then you could head to Cappadocia where you’ll find fairy chimneys and caves carved out of soft stone that until recently people used to live in.
Cappadocia has a magical natural atmosphere, with hot air balloons flying overhead, and beautiful gorges to walk in throughout the day. In winter, it’s so snowy it looks like something from Disney’s Frozen, yet in summer it’s hot and dessert like.
If you prefer to be by the coast then you can head to Kas or Olympos, where for example, you can rent this gorgeous 2-bedroom apartment with a pool for $18 per night!
This is incredible value, and is found in a hidden valley right next to a beautiful beach where only those in the know, go… mostly climbers and hikers. It’s a warm, friendly and welcoming village that is a great place to get away from it all whilst still feeling you are on holiday.
The Atlantic Coast of Portugal is a wonderful place to escape to, at any time of year, as the people are friendly, the scenery is stunning and the cost of living is surprisingly cheap. Right now, in the “shoulder season” (meaning not peak season due to kids being back at school) you can find apartments to rent that would have been $$60+ per night, drop down to less than $20 per night.
I recommend HomeAway for booking affordable places to stay abroad – their fees are upfront, it is easy to check availability, and they have a HUGE inventory!
If you’re really looking to get away from it all though, then there’s the option to rent an RV meaning you have total freedom, and Portugal is a very RV friendly place, as you can literally just pull up at the side of the road and sleep for the night.
Two spots in England to get away from it all are the Lake District or Yorkshire Dales. One of my travel dreams is to walk across the Lake District and stay in a hostel or bed and breakfast each night!
Here you’ll find plenty of open space to disconnect from the “real world” and there are some great budget friendly options such as staying in a family room at a remote YHA youth hostel.
Even expensive places like Iceland can offer some affordable options, such as camping or even glamping.
Indeed, Iceland is a great place to get away from it all, though you’ll need to research your Iceland travel info in order to find the best options for you and your family.
One common option in Iceland is to rent a camper van! This allows you to see as much of the gorgeous scenery in Iceland as possible and have your accommodations with you the entire time.
I hope this post gave your some inspiration for planning an affordable family getaway. If you think outside of the box, you can definitely find a place to get away from it all with your family and still stay within your budget.