I am always on the lookout for a good deal. This is especially true when it comes to travel. We have traveled quite a bit considering our very meager travel budget for our first few year of marriage, and I owe it all to the fact that we took the time to research our vacations and really look for the best deals possible. I have rounded up my 5 favorite websites that have helped us save tons of money.
We have used Hotels.com from the very first time we traveled together. I love it because you can get awesome prices for hotels, they have very reliable reviews and you can set your own budget. My other favorite part is that by booking through them, you earn rewards towards free nights at hotels through their sight. Most hotels you book qualify. Just sign up for their rewards program and start earning your free night!
While Pinterest has very little to do with shopping, it is probably my go-to source for finding activities to do at our destinations. There are lots of articles out there with lists of free or cheap things to do wherever you are traveling to. I also use Pinterest to find money saving tips for travel. Finally, I use Pinterest to find cheap, easy recipes for yummy snacks and meals we can take and eat during our travels. Make sure to follow us on Pinterest where you will find lots of pins on different destinations, travel tips, and other money saving travel ideas.
When we were looking at international flights for our trip this summer (stay tuned for more info!), the first place I went was Google Flights. You can put in your dates of travel and they give you the best prices they can find as well as better prices on days that are near your preferred travel dates. The way I was able to find fairly cheap tickets was to book one-way tickets instead of round trip.
For flights within the U.S. I love Air Fare Watchdog. You can set your departure and arrival cities and they will send you alerts for when airline prices are a good deal. You can also further specify with dates and get the best deals for those dates that you plan on traveling.
When it comes to random travel things that we need, I usually look to Amazon first. While I don't always buy things straight from Amazon, they generally have the best deals on lots of things. I also use the prices on Amazon as reference points for if I'm getting a good deal on an item in a regular store. Currently some things on my traveling wish list from Amazon are these
Labels: Budget, Travel Tips