Plan your own itineraries with a quick bingo game.
Everyone looks forward to getting away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and while not everyone can make short trips out of the country (or even out of town) several times a year, we all look forward to at least one long-haul trip out a year. These trips are best made with family, and while Thirty Six Months already gave you some tips on planning ffun family holidays on a budget, today, we have another great idea that can help you save on those travel expenses.
Think about how much people spend on travel agents and travel planners, who make a living out of arranging pre-constructed trips for families and large groups of people traveling the world. In your younger years, you’ve probably fallen for the idea of a “stress-free” trip where “everything’s already been taken care of”, but as we’ve often pointed out, planning your own trip yourself is worth the bit of hassle you might feel before the trip. Not only do you get to save more on accommodations and food, but you also get to visit the places you actually want to go to. This is where a game of Travel Bingo comes in, helping you plan your trip, but also making things all the more interesting by adding a competitive spirit to the trip!
Not everyone may be a fan of the game of bingo, as for the longest time, it’s been regarded as a kitsch game for old ladies and geriatrics. In the UK, though, the game has evolved into one of the most beloved pastimes, prompting the government to decrease taxes on bingo by 10%. Larger companies have begun looking into the industry as a way of reaching out to new customers too. The Daily Mail has launched its own bingo site in support of Breast Cancer Awareness, and Iceland Foods, a leading British supermarket brand, has also launched Iceland Bingo and given people all over the UK a chance to win vouchers to their stores through their bingo games. The versatile game has also been used in everything from birthday parties to bridal showers, and you can use it to plan your own trips too.
It takes a bit of research, but once you’ve already chosen a place you want to go to, begin looking up the many spots you can visit and things you can do. Make a list of 25 places to visit or activities to do and use any of the bingo card makers available online to make bingo cards for each of your travel companions. Once you get to your destination, hand out the bingo cards, and set off on a race to see who can form a pattern by completing the activities on the card first!