Smart Living: How To Control Your Life (Part 2: Holidays)

Family holidays are an important way to spend time together away from the stresses of school, work and the usual weekly routines – and with rumours of Britain set to plunge into one of the coldest winters ever this year, we could all do with some sunshine on the horizon.

But family getaways don’t come cheap – which is why taking control of your holiday budget is essential. In the second of our Smarter Living video series, Julia Bradbury gives North London family the Doshis some clever money-saving ideas to ensure they can enjoy a family escape without breaking the bank.

From house-swap websites that could hold the key to free accommodation and overseas destinations that won’t cost the earth to the simple trick that could slash the cost of your holiday by 25% – watch our video and you, like the Doshis, could be one step closer to your dream holiday.

HuffPost Lifestyle and TV presenter Julia Bradbury have linked up to create the Smarter Living series to help families to live smarter and take control of their lives. See the first episode on clever ways to control your household spending, and look out for episode three on cost-effective ways to entertain your kids at home.