“Travel.

The only thing you buy that makes you richer.”

Best day according to experts to buy airline tickets is 3pm EST, check frequently on your dates that you are interested in traveling, be FLEXIBLE on your dates, this will give you the best ticket prices.  I listed a couple of websites below that we use to book our tickets, sometimes if a fare comes up then you need to book it immediately and not wait, especially on Scotts cheap flights  some of their prices on the website are mistakes by the airline so jump all over those.

Some of the most affordable sites I use:

www.kayak.com

www.scottscheapflights.com

www.travelzoo.com

www.airfarewatchdog.com

My top 3 tips to travel cheap

Tip #1

Be flexible on your dates of travel, I know this is kind of difficult for those people who have a 9-5 job but this is really your best way to get your best price.

Tip #2

Be willing to travel different airlines, if you are the person who loves a particular airline you might be overspending.  Many of the airlines have co share partners and look at those options.  In this case check out www.Kayak.com

Tip #3

Travel on low season. Prices tend to jump drastically on school holidays. Not only avoid summer, but also keep in mindEaster, Christmas and the two half term holidays that are also likely to be more expensive. Traveling out of season will mean cheaper flights and less busy destinations.

What to pack to avoid breaking the bank

Luggage Scale

No matter which airline you chose to fly, overweight-luggage fees can definitely tend to break the bank. Luckily, they’re easily avoidable if you bring a portable luggage scale with you. Now there’s no need to stress as you check your bags. You can weigh them at your destination, and rearrange accordingly to avoid the crazy fees!

 

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Empty water bottle

Just because liquids can’t pass security doesn’t mean that you have to pay outrageous prices for water in the airport. When I travel, I am sure to bring an empty water bottle with me to fill once I get past security. All airports tend to have a water fountain to fill up at. To save space, opt for a squishy, foldable flask like the Vapur Anti-Bottle.

 

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Security Bag

If your passport or wallet is stolen while you’re overseas, it’ll not only ruin the mood of your trip but it will also set your budget back a pretty penny. Protect yourself by always being aware of your surroundings and by investing in a theft proof bag. This bag is not only slash proof, but can also be locked up.

 

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Empty Tavel Bottles

Buying travel sized products is a rip off. For example, a travel-size bottle of CeraVe Moisturizing Cream costs $5.04 for less than two ounces. The 12-ounce version has a list price of $10.49, which means the travel-size version is nearly half the price for only a sixth of the product. Invest in reusable travel bottles to avoid breaking the bank.

 

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Compression Bags

As long as you’re within the weight limit when checking your bags, you’re golden. However, each bag that you check comes with a certain price tag. Avoid having to check too many bags by investing in compression bags. Compression bags are light weight and help fit more clothes in less bags, while keeping you within your weight limit.

 

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Travel Laundry Detergent

Typically, laundry and dry-cleaning charges can be steep. Even if you plan to pack enough clothing to avoid using laundry services during your trip, one little accident can spoil your plans. Always be sure to bring travel sized stain remover and sink laundry detergent as a back up.

 

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Some of the most affordable places to vacation.

1. Thailand  2. Philippines  3. Egypt  4. Poland  5. Slovenia  6. Equador

 7. Albania  8. Bangladesh 9. Argentina  10. Houston  11. Tennessee  12. North Carolina

Making affordable accommodations

Air Bnb

Airbnb has a huge database of places to stay. Airbnb gives you the opportunity to rent an entire home or even a room in a shared space and pay by the night, rather than per person. This usually works out a lot cheaper for big groups.

Booking through Kayak

Kayak is an awesome way to book. You can filter on pretty much any aspect of the travel you might consider important – takeoff time of day, landing time of day, layover duration, whether wifi is available, or affiliation with a particular frequent flier consortium.

Joining Hilton Rewards

The moment you join Hilton Rewards, you begin getting the benefits. Being a member means a guaranteed discount: A discounted, changeable & refundable rate is exclusively available for Hilton Honors Members.

Booking.com 

With all these different travel booking sites to choose from, airlines changing reward programs, and numerous travel credit card to earn points, should you use Booking.com? Although booking.com is owned by Priceline, the results are not identical when you do a side-by-side comparison.

Scotts Cheap Flights 

If you are flexible with your travel then definetly check out this website.  Cost is $49 per year and they will send you an email when they find low priced tickets, for example LAX to Bali for $500 roundtrip business class.  We use this on almost all of our trips!!!!!

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