Saving and Money

Think travel is too expensive? Not so fast! Check out these posts and start traveling ASAP!

Saving for Travel

Points and Rewards

Finding Deals

  • How to Find Cheap Flights - It's one of the most common questions any travel professional gets: "How can I find cheap flights?"
  • Cancelled or Delayed Flights in Europe? How to Get Your EU 261 Compensation - You never want it to happen. It's that feeling when you wake up at 4:00am for your early morning flight... and you have an e-mail saying it's cancelled.
  • Flying United’s Basic Economy - So you want to travel on the cheap. Don't we all! It's no secret that airline's are shrinking seats and increasing fares, but for the truly cheap and adventurous, the major U.S.-based airlines have started offering "basic" fares.
  • Can I Use the US Dollar Abroad? - The US Dollar is the most widely accepted currency in the world. There are some countries outside the United States that not only take the US Dollar, but there are some who use it for their country's currency!

Budget Strategies

  • Best Snacks to Pack for the Flight - I've come up with the ultimate list of the best foods to take with you in-flight. These foods can pass through TSA without issue, will save you money over airport food, and won't offend your fellow travelers.
  • Budget Blunders (and how you can avoid them!) - Full disclosure: This post is not your typical "how to stay within your budget" post full of money saving advice! This is more about mindful spending. I don't believe in budgets.
  • Travel Splurges Worth the Price - I am all for saving money where you can and finding a great flight and hotel deal, but occasionally, budgeting for something special can be well worth the extra cost. Here are a few examples!
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