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Cheap vacations and cheap flights don’t have to FEEL cheap! Let’s talk travel websites, travel deals, vacation packages, last minute vacations, and much more!

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L. T C. says:

Trying an Airbnb for the first time hope it goes well.

Shini gami says:

Great tip for traveling, if you have a military friend, invite them with!!! Discounts are plentiful and sometimes way lower then most "cheap" alternatives. As a thank you for their discounts help/offer to pay for some of their portion of the trip. For example: my family (in all 10 adults 3 children) combined spent well over $19,000 on Disney world, where if they would have looked into other options that cost could have been $9,000 total. Still would have been on property and in a nice hotel BUT would have to buy the wrist bands or wait till we got there for them. So if you have a mil bud, see if they can take the leave and search for those deals!!!

andres acuna says:

im in love with this girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jakewray says:

KAYAK has a European equivalent called SkyScanner

ntcssj says:

Also, besides airbnb, couchsurfing.com is a great resource for free places to stay on your trip! (Of course make sure of safety, but I've heard great things!)

Úna Parkinson says:

Long time away for me but I like the advice.

Benjamin Hauk says:

PROTIP When traveling, transportation geared toward tourists is super expensive. Instead try local transportation like Chicken Buses in central america. it will cost considerably less and you will be able to meet the locals on your way to your destination.

Michelle Bean says:

Two tips 1) look on groupon for deals and 2) go to Mexico because everything is cheap there! My fiancé and I went to a resort in Cancun that we found on groupon. They had all you can eat, beach access, pool access, snorkeling and a lot more. It was beautiful and tropical, like going to Hawaii but with really really inexpensive store prices (except for souvenirs because those are at tourist prices, but even then locals are usually willing to haggle!)

Alejandro CM says:

what do you guys think about couchsurfing

buyonegetoneicecream says:

Mike #2! (or 5 – depending on color preferences)

buyonegetoneicecream says:

Emma: #3! (or 2 – depending on your personal preference)

Michael M. Morgan says:

Mike – #5
Emma – #2

Sarah Geiger says:

If you are flexible on dates and location kayak.com/explore lets you search by price and weather etc so you can see just how far your dollar can get you, literally.

MarsellaFyngold says:

=o how/where do we ask questions for future topics?

WorkTools123 says:

Love the tip about foreign flight costs climbing from initial offer through departure. Great info!

Kari S says:

Mike, do you have any travel tips for Disney World? 🙂

Danielle Crouch says:

If you're really looking to travel on the cheap, you can also try couch surfing. Couchsurfing.org is sort of like airbnb in that you can find locals to stay with, but it's free. You usually get fewer "amenities" than you would with airbnb or a hotel, and sometimes you'll just get a couch to crash on as the name suggests, but it's by far the cheapest way to travel. Just make sure you read the reviews on people's profiles before you agree to stay with them and don't stay with anyone who doesn't have reviews or who has a basically empty profile. Lastly, when you're searching through profiles, trust your gut. If you get a weird vibe after reading someone's profile or exchanging messages, don't stay with them!

Dead Philosopher says:

Couchsurfing is free! I use it and I let people stay in my apartment too. Just be polite and don't ask people the day of to stay at their place, 

Also, and his is not feasible for everyone, but Woofing, working abroad, and working holidays are all great ways to travel long-term. I'm in Japan teaching English and it's a great jumping off point for traveling around Asia— not to mention that Japan itself is a really interesting country to explore and I feel I get to experience a special part of its culture that a lot of people don't get to see (even other Japanese people) living in the countryside.

Phalaenopsis says:

I am in an Airbnb right now! So grateful to know about it. So much better than a hotel!

BoulderOpal says:

Thanks for making this! I'll probably use this as I plan a trip for later in the year!

Paige Breisacher says:

Emma #4, Mike #5.

My biggest tip is that even if you don't have access to a kitchen, you can still buy food at grocery stores for 1-2 meals a day! Just make sure you bring or buy some silverware and a pocket knife and you can have great picnics with bread, cheese, fruit, etc. For breakfast you can buy individual yogurts, pastries, fruit, etc. And don't forget to shop at local produce markets in addition to grocery stores, you can get really good cheap fruit there!

For public transport, do your research on fares and buy an unlimited or multi-day ticket even if you think you'll only just break even… you'll probably end up using it more if you know you can, and your feet will thank you, when you're really tired and just want to get back to your hostel!

Savannah Riberdy says:

Some hostels also have private rooms for a small price hike, if you're leery of airbnb or stuff like that. Another option, though it only really saves money if you've already got everything required, it only works spring/summer/fall and it takes more planning is to camp! My mom and her friend would take a trip every other year together and they'd always camp (since, while hostels are cheap they're mostly in major cities and camping allowed them to go to less populated areas cheaply. So tl;dr: if nothing else, look up campgrounds.

Leeann in Wonderland says:

Mike I share your love of Disney parks, but those trips are so expensive. Do you have any tips for going to Disney on a budget?

etaientclair says:

If you're living in/traveling in Europe, Ryanair is your best friend provided you know exactly how to avoid their hidden fees. Avoid exorbitant bag checking and boarding pass printing charges by traveling CARRY ON ONLY and PRINTING YOUR PASS YOURSELF AT HOME. If your bag is pushing the size limit, avoid getting made to check it by being one of the first 90 people on the flight, who they guarantee can keep their bags with them. Get in line early, print your own pass and travel light and enjoy super cheap tickets!

binarycupcakes says:

A million hearts for all the goofy movie references. They really stand out.
Above the crowd.

I'll see myself out.

spantonline says:

Knowing about the public transport system in the place you're traveling to is good, as you'll save on taxis and feel a bit more like a local. Some of my funniest travelling stories happened on buses.

MeanderingMeagan says:

#1 for both of you

Nicole S says:

Travel cheap tip if you like museums: If you like to go see museums on vacations see if there are any museums that in your city that have reciprocity with other like institutions.  I live in St. Louis and if I buy a museum membership in STL to our science center, I can go to the Field Museum, Science and Industry Museum and the International Surgical Science Museum in Chicago for FREE!

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