Let's face it, we spend most of our working hours thinking about where we rather be. Even if you love your job, the odds are that you love the idea of you lounging by the beach just a bit more than you do hunched over a spreadsheet.
One thing holding us back is money. Holidays are generally expensive affairs. Here are some ideas for affordable holidays that will allow you to escape the daily grind.
Camping Australia has some of the best campsites in the whole world.Whether you're looking for something in the outback, in a lush forest or a family-friendly campsite; all states and territories across the country have you covered. Best of all, you don't need to book flights and accommodation in order to make this trip happen.
Book a last-minute cruise Cruises can be quite pricey but a bargain can be had if there's a last minute cancellation and a room suddenly becomes available. A quick look at the cruises on Webjet shows a last minute cruise to Vanuatu for $636 over 10 nights. In comparison to cruises further ahead of time, this is quite the steal. You can enjoy a fantastic and affordable vacation if your timetable is flexible.
Domestic Destinations I've lived in Australia my whole life and there's still plenty of places I am yet to visit. I'm yet to witness the blue hue of the Blue Mountains in person, I'm yet to take a sip of wine in the Hunter Valley, or ride a wave on Surfers' Paradise in the Gold Coast. If there's an area within driving distance, just grab the family, fuel up and let it rip.
Fly to New Zealand Flying to New Zealand is a lot cheaper than flying somewhere far like China or the US. Websites like ZUJI and Webjet always have deals for flights and accommodation that let you travel to the incredibly scenic isles of New Zealand. Once there, there are a glutton of free activities that people from all walks of life can partake in. The Waitomo glow worm walk can be taken for free as well as a number of New Zealand's most famous natural attractions such as Mount Eden and Weta Cave in Wellington.
Volunteering If you're looking to give back or gain some invaluable experience, volunteering is a great way to do so. It's also a way you can combine a rewarding experience with a holiday. Do a little bit of homework about ethical volunteering and see if there's an organisation that fits the criteria in a place you want to visit.