December 15, 2020
Calling all travel bugs! If you have a desire to travel the world and see new cultures and places, but are feeling stuck on how to actually accomplish it when your livin’ life on a tight budget, this episode is for you. You can travel cheaply no matter what financial season you’re in if travel is a priority to you. Despite what the movies might make you believe, every trip or vacation doesn’t have to look like room service hangs in the Ritz Carlton. You don’t have to be mega rich in order to travel. You just need to be crafty and smart and know your travel hacks. In this episode, Lindsey and Evie go over ways to book the cheapest trip from flights, rental cars, lodging, and food. Get ready to pursue your travel dreams while still saving money in the bank!
When you search for your flight, check out the calendar view so you can see the price for each day. This allows you to figure out which days are the cheapest to fly. Google flights is a great place to set alerts for your upcoming trips so you will get alerted when flight prices increase or decrease.
A great app to download to your phone. Hopper, similar to Google Flights, allows you to set alerts for your upcoming trips. Hopper will let you know when to book and color codes prices to show if the flight price is above or below average for that season.
Another great website to look for cheap flights!
An email subscription that looks for accidental fares, cheap flights, fare wars, and fluke price drops. Both send emails listing out all the airports with cheap flights to particular locations. There are free versions of both, but Evie and Lindsey recommend the affordable yearly subscription. The subscription allows you to pick your home departure airports and regions and will alert you whenever there is a cheap flight from those specific airports. Plus, you get those emails first – before the free list.
If you’re a student, you need to check this out. Really cheap flights for students!
If you have room in your schedule, keep your flight dates flexible. In addition, be flexible with the airport you fly out of. Sometimes you can save a couple hundred dollars by flying out of an airport that is just a few hours away.
Look into booking two one way tickets or the multi city option. Occasionally this is cheaper than booking a round trip flight. When booking two one way flights, don’t forget to look at different airports!
Occasionally these can save you a ton of money, but always look at the fine print. Double check that the baggage fees won’t make it more expensive than booking another airline. Keep in mind these airlines can have longer layovers, odd travel times, and can often be cancelled.
Airlines, hotels, and car rental companies will look at how many people are searching for bookings on specific dates and then raise or lower their prices accordingly. If there is a high demand for a specific flight, the airlines are going to bump up those prices. Use an incognito browser on your computer or phone to hide the fact that you are searching for that flight. This will keep the prices as low as possible.
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If you are in the military this is a great way to hop on a flight for free! It can be a little hit or miss, but look into airports and bases near you for flights.
If an airline has overbooked their flights they will offer travel vouchers for anyone who can hop on the next flight or stay an extra night. If you have the flexibility this is a great way to snag some extra cash and occasionally have your lodging and meals covered.
Road travel is often cheaper than air travel. Make the journey fun and save some money along the way by making your own meals and getting creative with lodging.
A great way to explore, see the outdoors, and travel for cheap. In both national and state parks, look into car or tent camping. If you are doing a bigger trip, a great option is to rent a campervan or RV so that your lodging and transportation is all in one.
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Google Flights: https://www.google.com/flights
Scott’s Cheap Flights: https://scottscheapflights.com/
Pomelo Travel: https://www.pomelotravel.com/
Student Universe: https://www.studentuniverse.com/
Roomer Travel: https://www.roomertravel.com/
Gas Buddy: https://www.gasbuddy.com/
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