Travel more for less!
Travel more for less
We’ve all heard the phrase “catching flights, not feelings” however vacations can leave you counting pennies especially if you’re thinking about travelling to an exotic island in Thailand or a stone cold skitrip to Aspen.
But seeing the world shouldn’t leave you penniless. That’s why I’m here! These few tips will makeyou jump on the next plane on the way to your next destination ticking off all the locations on your bucket list!
Google is your friend
Long gone are the days where you had to book your vacation through expensive travelling agencies with over 75% mark up or outrageous fees. Research is the most essential part of planning a trip, soI’ll give you a few pointers on how to get the best deal.
Google flights are amazing when searching for all airlines and comparing prices. Google flights give you a mix between price and convenience based on duration, stops, and costs. After choosing the flight you'll be redirected to the website where you can directly book from.
The most helpful part is that you can track the flights and get an email notification for when flights go up or down to a specific destination, that way you can keep an eye on prices.
Google will even advise you if it’s a good buy based on previous data, it’s like your little personaltravel assistant.
Today, Tomorrow, Anytime
Flexibility is key when thinking of flying abroad especially international trips.
Being flexible with your location and dates will ensure you have the time of your life without breaking the piggy bank.
If you’re flying to New York, there are seasons of low prices and cheaper airports. Often you would find that Newark International Airport usually has very low fares.
When it comes to choosing a date if you’re not travelling for a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary then choosing the dates then booking time off work would be best suited if you are trying to save. Fingers crossed your boss authorizes the trip!
Secrets of the trade
Unbeknownst to a lot of people but weirdly enough there are days of the week that you can book which will be considerably cheaper than usual.
Unluckily it’s not during the weekend but Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are the days thatoften all airlines lower their price. Now you have a trade secret use it responsibly *wink, wink*
Another secret is the incognito window. Cheeky airlines usually track your searches through cookies, (no, not that kind of cookies) these are the ones that track your preferences and searches. By using incognito you can get first-time deals for the second or third time. Great way to cheat the system and keep a few extra coins in the bank!
Now that you are travel savvy and have all essential tips and trips you too can fill your Instagram with pictures that will leave your followers envious!
With a little patience, practice and flexibility a penny can take you anywhere. Literally!