Now that Spring finally seems to have arrived it’s time to get into the mood for planning your summer vacation.
Cheap holidays can be had in Japan if you fancy going back to basics such as camping at the many excellent free or cheap campsites dotted around the countryside, or you could consider doing something cool like wwoof. There are dozens of farms and small business that would love to host you for a few days in Japan, or why not look further abroad.
If you’re sick and tired of the daily grind then cheap flights to popular local destinations like Guam, Taiwan, Korea and so on can be had from online discount brokers like Expedia. You can also pick up some good package deals at some tourist agencies – Japan is the land of the package tour after all (although it depends on how accommodating you are towards spending your time being with gaggles of retirees).
Best to avoid the rush around mid August when it’s the Obon holiday.