I hear it all the time. “How do you travel so much?” ” You got money, you always traveling. ” No I do not have that much money but I do have time to save on travel. Time to spend looking at flight sites, catch the latest deal, and most importantly, book that flight! Anyone can visit Greece, Thailand, even the Maldives. It all depends on how much time you are willing to spend looking for a flight that fits your budget. I flew to Dublin, Ireland and Athens, Greece on the same trip for $787 USD total. That’s it. You can do it too.
So let me share with you how I afford to travel. Here are the top sites I visit religiously:
First on my list because it is my absolute favorite. Visit their site and subscribe. Enter your email which will then prompt you to confirm your subscription. Once you confirm that you indeed want to receive cheap flights deals, it will ask you to create an account. Once you do, you have the chance to choose where you live, “USA & Canada” “Australia & New Zealand” “Europe” etc. Let’s say you choose “USA & Canada” you then have the option to choose whether you are in the Southeast, West Coast, Southwest, Canada, Midwest, or Northeast as shown below.
You then can choose your plan. You can either go with the free option, which sends you 1 out of 3 daily alerts. Or the premium for $39/year which sends you all possible deals at all times. I personally have the free option and it works fine for me, although in the future I might upgrade. You will receive daily deals and error fares which can usually last anywhere from a couple of minutes to 3 days.
Basically same thing. Subscribe and everyday they will send you an email alert with all flight deals found for the day. You can sometimes find multiple deals out of your home airport making it that much more difficult to choose between destinations. Below you can see an example of what the email would look like.
My number one tip will always be, check Google Flights first. I like the fact that you can see the price for two months at a time, you can scroll and see the price change. Allowing you to play around with the dates and prices. I am so excited to show you the example below because I got the same flight shown, same dates and same airports in the early morning flight, RT for $114 a couple of weeks ago! Scottscheapflights.com gave me the alert, and google flights allowed me to search for the dates.
And last but not least, they have a site but I mainly follow them on Instagram. Which is a great option if you don’t check your emails often.
Not only do they offer travel deals, you can also find really great travel tips and guides for destinations. It also doesn’t hurt that they will feature you and have awesome merchandise like their “Eat Well-Travel Often” t-shirt, which I take with me every time I travel.
We all spend so much time on Instagram, most of the time just aimlessly looking through pictures, so go ahead and take the time to look through their Instagram stories for some very useful tips. Trust me, you will thank me later. Here is an example of what their story typically looks like:
They find the fares for you and even tell you on which airline so you can book directly!
I hope y’all found this hopefully. My goal is to see less ” how do you travel so much?” and more ” Girl, I just booked a flight to ____” As always, let me know what you would like to see me write about!