The Best Resources For Cheap Travel

This is probably going to turn into it’s own page, but basically I just wanted to list all the travel sites and Bloggers and Vloggers I enjoy visiting, reading and learning from so hopefully some of you find this list as useful as I did and yes I am also subscribed to all of their emails. 🙂

Cheap Flights and Hotel Deals

http://www.airfarewatchdog.com – a fantastic site that will send you notifications on cheap flights to cities you want to visit. It’s an easy sign up process so if your someone who only travels once or twice a year this is a great site for you because you can set alerts for say your trip home or to Florida or whereever you may want to go.

http://www.travelzoo.com – This site’s a given. It’s great and popular and I mainly use it for it’s fantastic list of local deals. I know sites like Groupon and Amazon do those deals as well, but so far Travel Zoo is the only one that has sent me offers I actually like and take.

http://www.getgoing.com – For the adventurer. I love this site because it allows you to pick two destinations of your choice to travel too and then it picks one for you. It’s basically like the Russian Roulette of travel. Do you dare spin the wheel?

WhichBudget.com – Just a fantastic resource site that will help you budget your travel. I haven’t had to use it too much, but it does come recommended by others.

Yapta.com – I’ve known about Yapta for years. If you are sick of your typical travel sites then this is a good option to search for and compare flights.

TripAdvisors.com – I mainly just use this site for the reviews…I find it to have the most accurate of reviews when looking for places to stay.

Email: Expedia Travel Deals (I like to use this during heavy travel time like Christmas when deals are limited)

FlightFox.com – Recent find sent by MyAsmine. It helps you find the cheapest travel by aligning you with a resident travel expert. Probably best for those that don’t like to hunt down deals themselves. It also considers using mileage as well which is nice not a lot of sites will help you plan out trips like that and know how to maximize your miles.

Places To Stay

AirBNB.com – This is a given. If your sick of hotels use this site to find people who are renting out their apartments and homes for short term stays.

CouchSurfing.org – This site is a lifesaver for nomads. You can sign in and create a profile and you can also lend your couch, but be warned your more likely to find a couch to stay on with the more favorable reviews you have and yes people do review you and it goes both ways.

Ski Trips

http://www.liftopia.com – This is a recent find. The Michigan snow lover, Colorado college girl in me loves this one. Basically you put in your location where you want to ski and it finds deals for you I find this perfect for the ski traveler who may not have an amazing 5 mountain pass (Oh! How I miss Colorado) The only warning I have is that be fast in the purchase process because the deals can run out fast especially during the holidays.

Travel Hacking

http://chrisguillebeau.com/ – He was my first Travel Hacker I ever found. Right after I was looking for ways to travel the world I found him.  I find him to be an inspiration for anyone who wants to pursue basically anything in life not just travel which is basically what his site really focuses on.

http://thepointsguy.com/ – This guy is awesome and very very well known. Basically his site is a great resource for people looking for the best travel cards and latest deals to redeem rewards points often used in Travel Hacking.

http://www.travelhackingcartel.com – This is my favorite site. It does charge you, but I find it worth it because it will send you emails and daily alerts for new offers on how to gain more points and or miles from your credit cards and other methods.

http://www.johnnyjet.com/ – Johnny has some of the best blogs I’ve read. He often interviews other people and gives out great advice to others looking to travel hack or just enjoy travel in different ways and means.

http://millionmilesecrets.com/ – This is another site that actually reminds me a lot of The Points Guy site mainly because of the credit card ads, but that’s no big deal. What he offers is another perspective on gaining points and how to travel for basically nothing. Put all these resources together and basically you have the best guides in the business helping you to also travel for cheap or free.

Bonus

http://www.mealsharing.com/ – I just heard of this site, but I love it. If your traveling and looking for a good meal try it out and then let me know how it goes because I haven’t tried it yet, but boy am I looking forward to doing it soon.

For even more travel fun I totally recommend checking out some of these travel vloggers/bloggers.

http://www.youtube.com/user/nayders07 – She’s just ridiculously fun. She doesn’t always travel, but when she does she has a way of capturing the fun that is traveling and I really like that.

http://www.youtube.com/user/intransitTV – I love this guy. PDROP is his other user name he basically sets out to travel the world in different means than ordinary like canoeing down the Mississippi River instead of driving down by it or taking a train across Russia. I can’t wait till his next adventure his zest for different types of travel is inspiring.

http://www.youtube.com/user/soniastravels – Just awesome and quick tips for the novice and sometimes non-novice travel. Hey we can all use a refresher course from time to time.

http://youngadventuress.com/ – She’s got a spunky truth about her that I can relate too. She’s not everyone cup of tea, but here’s the thing I am a female who loves to travel and a lot of what she writes is relateable to the female traveler.

If you know of more you would like to add just leave a comment. I’m going to keep this list updated as I discover new and interesting sites.

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3 thoughts on “The Best Resources For Cheap Travel

  1. Check out flightfox.com too if you’re planning a long or multi-city/country trip. I learned about it after my trip but I love the idea. They basically match you up with an expert who will find the best flight rates.

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