I probably sound like a broken record over here but I really enjoy traveling. There’s something about being in a new places (or familiar ones), having time away from work, and feeling like we’re getting to see the world outside of our little bubble—that means so much to me.
1. SET YOUR PRIORITIES:
2. CONSIDER REVIEWS:
3. WATCH FOR DEALS:
Would you believe that our last Italy trip was booked through Groupon? Yup, you read that right, Groupon. I was so skeptical at first, but my in-laws have been on some amazing vacations through them so we decided to check it out and were really happy with the experience. When you see the packages of flights and hotels included for only $899 to Paris, that’s actually how much it is. The only downfalls with that is, you have a time frame instead of being able to pick your own set dates for travel and they already have the hotels picked out for where you’ll stay. You know all of this ahead of time, so you can also research the hotels and see if they are up to your standards, and with the dates, it will always say, for example, travel between 6/24-7/14 and then once you purchase the Groupon you get to look and see what the exact travel dates are within that time frame and select your dates of travel from there. If you have the ability to be flexible with your dates, then this is a great option. The packages also only fly out of certain areas, but thankfully for us, our airport is a major hub for most international travel. I also love using RetailMeNot to see if there are any coupon codes I can use for the sites I’m searching on.
4. CONSIDER OFF SEASON:
5. CONSIDER HOTEL ALTERNATIVES:
6. SHORTEN YOUR TRIP:
7. MAXIMIZE YOUR CASH BACK OPTIONS:
I hope you enjoyed these travel searching tips and I would love to hear if you have any other ones that you like to use…