The fact that I love to travel is no surprise however how I can manage to afford it is a mystery to some so today I decided to share with you some of my favorite travel sites that I have used in my hunt for a deal.
So Kayak is not a big secret however it is usually the first place I go when I am looking to book a flight. Kayak allows you to set the times you want to take off, land, how many stops you want and even gives you the ability to check flights a day earlier or later. I usually fly Jetblue and am willing to pay the extra money for it sometimes however sometimes there are deals that are too good to pass up and Kayak is a great resource when I quickly want to look into price options for a specific time and place.
This has become my new favorite. This app is great for people that are flexible with their travel. If you want to go on vacation but don't know where to go enter your home airport, destination everywhere and time frame whole year and the app scans flights for you all over the world that you can view by country and by price. This app is great for planning holiday weekends. For example this year we had a four day weekend for New Years Eve. I ran a search and found flights to Denmark direct for $400 roundtrip. Unfortunately DH was not very interested. It is a great tool if you are flexible with travel. It also a great way to see what time of year is cheapest to visit your favorite place.
Did you know that you can cruise for under $30 a day. It is a true story. It has been over a year since I have been on a cruise but it is one of my favorite ways to travel. I love cruises. The ships nowadays are amazing and it is great way to see a lot of places in a short period of time. Cruisesheet is a very simple site however it is a great resources to find cheap cruises. Especially if you are open to last minute deals. I have recommended this site to a lot of friends and they love it.
I just recently used this site for my birthday vacation and was able to score a trip to Jamaica at a five star resort for under $1000 per person for 9 days. This is an auction style site which can be intimidating for some however the great thing about this site is that you can work with one of their concierges to plan your trip. It was a pretty easy process and I was able to save a ton of money. It is great way to stay at luxury resorts without the luxury price
I will never book a hotel without checking it out on Tripadvisor. It is a great resource for reviewers on hotels and it has helped me to decide if the deal I am about to buy is really in fact a deal. It doesn't matter how much money you save if you end up in a dump. Tripadvisor is also a great place to get information on your destinations. I always plan my own excursions when I am away and the forums have been a great resource for me. I highly recommend everyone visit Tripadvisor prior to booking anything to make sure you are making the right decision.
Do you have any favorite travel site you like to visit? What has been your best travel deal to date?