...By Henry George for TDPel Media.
Creative bargain hunters are still finding ways to travel without breaking the bank, despite the cost-of-living crisis.
A money-saving British traveler named Callum Ryan, 22, managed to snag himself a spa day in Budapest, Hungary, for less than £40.
The spa day would cost upwards of £50 in the UK, not including train or petrol fare.
Callum found a flight from London Luton to Budapest for only £17 and went straight to the famous Szechenyi Baths, known for their nighttime spa parties.
He spent just over £22.12 on a ticket to the spa after making the 900-mile journey from Milton Keynes.
Szechenyi Baths is one of the largest spa baths in Europe, supplied with water from thermal springs.
It has 15 indoor baths and three huge outdoor pools, 10 saunas and steam rooms, as well as a range of massages, facials, mud treatments, and jet massages.
Callum, who had previously visited Budapest with friends and fallen in love with the city, went early in the morning to avoid the crowds.
He had forgotten to bring a towel but was otherwise able to fully enjoy the spa.
Analysis and Commentary
Despite the cost-of-living crisis, creative bargain hunters are finding ways to travel without breaking the bank.
One such traveler is Callum Ryan, 22, who was able to travel to Budapest and enjoy a spa day for less than £40.
This is a good example of how a bit of research and flexibility can lead to significant savings on travel and leisure activities.
As the cost of living continues to rise, it’s becoming more challenging for people to afford travel and other luxuries.
However, by using search engines and apps that offer discounts and promotions, it’s still possible to find affordable options.
Furthermore, many destinations are keen to attract visitors and offer special deals, especially during off-peak seasons.
Callum’s journey to Budapest is a good example of how traveling doesn’t have to be expensive.
By being flexible with his travel dates, taking advantage of promotions, and opting for affordable activities, he was able to enjoy a memorable spa day in a beautiful city without breaking the bank.