Exclusive ideas for an affordable holiday

One of the reasons why most people don’t go for vacations is because they have a mentality that going out for holidays is expensive and it is an activity only practical to the rich in the society. In real sense, vacations are very much affordable especially in East Africa. With me are a few ideas you can explore for unique affordable vacations

Joining up forces

This simply means you form a team of people and together raise a certain amount of money that will be enough for you to comfortably spend then go out together on a vacation. Not only will you have managed to easily come up with the finances needed but the more the people you experience holidays together with the more fun it becomes.

Saving up for a vacation

Saving is usually one of the best way to achieve something financially that you couldn’t at once. You can open up a savings account or just save in your own way till you are able to reach the particular amount of money that you need. Saving however requires a lot of self-discipline in order to achieve the intended goal.

Visit places that are pocket friendly

Go on a multi-billion dollar get away only if you can afford it. There is no point of going out and having fun only to come back and start battling with debts. The pressure you will get trying to settle your arrears will council out the relaxation you got. You can never miss something that is affordable and friendly to your pockets.

Research on the various companies offering affordable travel insurance instead of using thousands of dollars purchasing one yet there was a cheaper option.

Spend when it is necessary

Who said you have to pay for a very expensive hotel in order to visit the beach or have a taste of the tasty cuisine they have? There are public beaches which you can visit free of charge. You can also Google the recipes the chiefs in those luxurious hotels use and prepare your self-something mouthwatering.


Come up with your own vacation plans

This basically means come up with your own way of enjoying your holiday. You don’t have to visit the most expensive hotels or the most popular sites in East Africa to call it a vacation. Rather, you can call your family and friends for barbecue, relax and have fun. Come up with games to play or go watch an interesting movie at the cinema.

Use your holiday as an opportunity to give back to the society

Do the unexpected, be unique. Everyone will run to the beach, go visit wild animals, visit some amazing sceneries etc but won’t remember the less privileged in the society. You can choose to use the little you Have and make your vacation unique. Go visit the elderly, orphans or prisoners, interact with them and have fun. This will be relaxing and a source of joy not only to you but those you show kindness to as well.

Don’t choose to do what everyone does for their holidays. Be distinct and find other means to enjoy, relax and have a good time. Remember that u can have an amazing vacation without having to spend billions of dollar; work with what is pocket friendly to you.


Advantages of Online Payment System

Advancement in technology has a great impact on human lives in our society today. The sole reason why more technological improvements are made by the day is because they tend to impact on our lives positively. Online payment methods have made our transactions better, that’s why its use is getting wide spread with time. Below are some of the advantages of online payment systems.

Online payments methods are convenient. Regardless of the time, place, weather etc. One can still carry on with their businesses or purchase goods. Consider a scenario where you happen to remember at the middle of the night that you need something urgently. With online shopping, at the comfort of your bed, all you need to do is to go online and buy that which you need.

It is conserves time. The time you spend to visit a shop, make your selection and queue at the cashier can be but to better use. With e-shopping, you only need to press a few buttons and in a few minutes, you will have completed your transactions.

Users can independently shop for commodities. With ecommerce a customer does not need to wait for a shopping assistant or a cashier to come serve them. With the proper gadgets at hand, transactions are done with both parties (the vendor and customer) independent of the other.

On the retailer’s side, it is cost effective. As a business owner, you don’t need to employ people to handle transactions with clients or even rent a business premise. With the aid of good advertising, once you have posted your commodities online, you just sit back and watch money get into your account.

E-commerce broadens your market as a vendor. This is because your business is not limited to people of a certain locality. Customers can shop from whichever, country they are in and the wider your market the more prosperous your business becomes.

Security on both the vendor’s and consumer’s side is ensured. With credit and debit card fraud protection, customers are less likely to be conned of their money. Retailers on the other hand have their money either in trust accounts or business accounts hence in case of robbery, there is no tangible money that burglars can escape with.


Customers can purchase goods on credit thanks to credit cards. This means you don’t have to wait till you physically have a certain amount of money in order to own something. What if by the time you get that money the commodity of your choice would already be taken by someone else? With credit cards you can buy goods and make payments later.

With online shopping, customer-retailer conflicts are minimized. This is because transactions can be made with both parties not having to interact. Conflicts that arise due to disagreements on bargains, impolite language during transactions etc, are minimized.

These are but a few of the merits that come with e-transactions. You stand to gain and save a lot both as a client or vendor when you shop online. Be part of this digital revolution and watch your business grow. For consumers, ease up the burden of moving from shop to shop looking for commodities; seat back and purchase goods at the comfort of your house, office etc.