Are you a travel buff? Do you like visiting new and exciting places, but don’t necessarily have the right amount of money to travel in style? We’ve all been there!
Which is why, being a travel enthusiast myself, I have done extensive research on how to find the best deals so you don’t have to! I’ve always wanted to see the world, and manage to on a limited budget! No more back yard vacays in the sun…exotic islands are just around the corner!
Here, you’ll learn how to turn that tight budget into an experience you’ll absolutely love! Because no one wants to sacrifice the quality of a holiday!
First and Foremost
Plan ahead of time! If you want to travel, there are certain things that you need to consider before you can step out into the sunshine and live the good life.
The Value of Research
Do your homework! Make a point to research the best places to travel within a specific budget. If you already have your budget in mind, it will be easier for you to find places that can accommodate you in terms of price without going over your allotted amount for the trip.
There are tons of websites that offer cheaper flights, deals, and affordable travel. Check out:
- Airfare Watchdog
- Sky Scanner
- Google Flights (Tip: this particular site may offer much more expensive airfare and accommodations than the rest)
With these websites in mind, you will be able to compare the cheapest airfare prices with other deals you may find on the web.
The good thing about these sites is that some of them have their own app that you can download, making it more convenient for you to use and access information on-the-go. (more info on that later!)
Use Incognito Mode
It will also be good for you to search for flights, airfare and accommodation information using your browser in incognito mode. This is because some websites utilize cookies to try and identify which users can afford to pay more for airfare or accommodation based on their location or profile information. This is why it would be best to go incognito when doing your research.
Alternatively, you could use a VPN or change the country in which you’re searching – that usually shows a price difference too.
Look for Budget Airlines
There are tons of budgets airlines per country, which makes it a lot easier to travel in almost any location. But be warned that budget airlines don’t have the usual benefits and additional amenities that you will find on high-end flights, such as food/drinks for free, on-board entertainment etc.
Regardless, by choosing a budget airline, you’ll get from A to B and you will be saving more money that you can eventually spend on other activities during your travel.
Traveling in Canada
If you’re in Canada, or hope to visit one day, here are some Canadian budget airlines that you can choose from:
Please note that for Wow Air, they also offer affordable flights to Europe from Montreal or Toronto, Canada. You should definitely give these a try if you are traveling on a budget.
Traveling in the U.S.
If you’re coming from the United States, here are some airlines that you can consider:
Traveling in Australia
If you’re coming from Australia, you can give these airlines a shot:
Traveling in Europe
Traveling in Asia
The Best Deals
With all of these affordable alternatives, you can relax knowing that you will get there safe and sound – even if you don’t have much money to spend.
All you have to do now is to set the proper schedule and you will get the best flights no matter which airline you use.
Getting the Best Deal: Steps to Follow
Here are some important steps to remember when setting up your flight schedule:
- You have to be able to identify the cheapest and most comfortable day to fly.
- Then, choose from any of the websites mentioned above, visit them, and download the app. (If there is one.)
- Enter your departure and arrival cities. It doesn’t really matter if you’re taking a roundtrip or going from one country to the next. You are just checking for the best flight schedule at this time.
- On the desktop, you can click “depart”. However, instead of typing in a specific departure date, you should type in a definite month. This way, you will be able to retrieve information on some of the available dates during that specific month.
- After this, you will be able to compare prices and find out which of these available slots would be cheaper for you as a traveler.
Once you are able to follow all the steps, you will surely get the best option when it comes to your cheap flights – a little patience and great research goes a long way! You will never regret your travels as long as you do your homework properly prior to the flight!
This article was written by guest blogger, Nudrat Naheed