Since many of us are interested in traveling, I thought it would be a great idea to start a thread about the best travel deal sites. Here are my favorites so far.
Holiday Pirates - this blog regularly posts great travel deals from most big European cities. Some of the recent deals include 300 EUR roundtrip flights from Europe to NYC, and 358 GBP flights from UK to Zimbabwe, Sudan or Ethiopia. This is an awesome resource for all European travelers.
Kayak - most people probably know this already. It's a great tool for finding flights and hotels, especially if you're traveling from or within the US.
SkyScanner - this site is great for comparing flight prices from different travel agencies. I've been able to find better prices than on Kayak or other American sites for flights departing from Europe.
FlightFox - this is a crowdsourcing site in which other people compete to find the best possible fares for your flights. I've never used it myself, but it could be very useful if you have a complicated itinerary. Those of you who are travel veterans could probably make some money there.
What are your favorite travel deal websites?
As our stack of plane tickets gets thinner and our passports get more and more inked up, we've started thinking about what we're going to do next year.
A repeat? Take some time off? Some combination?
This sort of travel is self perpetuating. If I had ten places I really wanted to visit before leaving on this trip, I now have twenty. Most people we meet are travelers, and they all have crushes on cities that then get transferred to us.
Let’s keep it real. Most of us aren't bringing in the big bucks. And as much as we love seeing the world, trying to plan that dream vacation can burn holes in our pockets. While some people are fortunate enough to fly first class and stay at pricey hotels and luxury resorts, many of us travel on budgets to get the biggest bang out of our little bucks. Ballin’ on a budget isn’t impossible and doesn’t require a compromise in comfort, safety or fun. Check out three ways you can take the trip of your dreams and stay under budget.
Take Note of Peak vs. Off Peak Travel Times
Sure it sounds great to travel to Europe in July, but unless you’ve got about $1000 for the flight alone, budget travel in the summer is a going to be a tough one. Try traveling during off peak seasons like fall and winter. The weather might not be warm enough to get your tan on, but it may still be just as lovely…just like the prices. Keep your eye on sites like Airfarewatchdog, Kayak Buzz and Skyscanner so you don’t miss deals when they pop up.
Packages Are Your Friend