Usually a good holiday is something that you have earned for yourself; you work hard and fully deserve the best break that you can.
Unfortunately it is all too often the case that we sell ourselves short, settling for just that which we have the cash on hand for and that is probably far less than we deserve.
What you should be doing is saving for a trip that you really want and know that you deserve. By saving in advance it will ensure that you get a trip that is worthy of your efforts and also provide, in the long term, better value for your money.
By doing this you will find that your trip can be to somewhere where you really want to go, not somewhere”that will do”. The destination will have attractions that attract you, not just a tourist agent. Your trip will achieve what it is supposed to achieve; rewarding you for your efforts and leaving you relaxed and fulfilled, with a feeling that all has been worth it.
The destination of your trip could be across the world or across the street, as long as it is a destination that you want, it can be glamorous and luxurious but only if that is what you want or it can be exotic and daring but again, only if you want. It is your trip, it should be somewhere and something that appeals to you, not one that impresses the neighbors but is as boring as sin.
Opening a cash ISA so you incentivize yourself with a trip that you really want will help you stay focused on what you want and allow you to afford that wish. It will give you the freedom to dare to look further than you had before thought possible. Perhaps a trip to the colorful Caribbean, the historic Mediterranean or one the endless exotic Asian destinations will become in to your grasp. Perhaps a round of Golf on that famous course, or a chance to catch that record breaking game fish is to your liking, or just relaxing on one of those pristine beaches is more your style.
By planning your holiday in advance and saving accordingly, can make the difference from an OK break to a the realizing of a dream and if that saving is done wisely, it may even be hardly noticed. Knowing that you are saving and knowing for why, will help to keep the details of that planned trip fresh in your mind and help the savings feel painless.
So, why save for a holiday?
You will find that there is more possible than you think, you will literally be able to expand your horizons.
It achieves real value for money. The money you eventually spend on your trip, is spent on something you valued, had anticipated and enjoyed, leaving you a feeling of achievement and satisfaction, instead of spending less money on a trip of convenience which everyday had you wishing it was time to return home, eventually doing so, drained and frustrated.