How much you pay for your next trip can vary significantly. A little pre-planning and online research can save you enough to splurge on an excellent meal, or extend your vacation by several days.
Get creative, research your destination in advance, use the Internet to find free and inexpensive attractions, and enjoy your trip knowing you did you best to get a great deal.
We’ve highlighted five of our favorite vacation deals below. There is something for every type of traveler.
Kayak Travel Search Engine
Kayak is a travel search engine that searches hundreds of travel sites from all over the world to provide you with travel information in an easy-to-use display and send you directly to the source to make your purchase. Kayak can easily help you find the perfect flight, hotel, cruise, or rental car.
Moments Notice – Short-Notice Travel Opportunities
Travel is a perishable commodity. Moment’s Notice acts as a “safety valve” for the travel industry by helping travel operators liquidate unsold space. Moment’s Notice has the clout to negotiate incredible savings for its travel club members. Recommended by travel writers from Readers Digest, Business Week, Money, Conde Nast Traveler, Lears, Good Housekeeping, Consumer Reports, Kiplingers, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel and many others. If you can get away without a lot of pre-planning, this is the place to find a special deal on your next trip.
Are You Getting the Best Airfare?
Winner of the 2008 Webby Award in the Travel category, enter your travel data and the price you are getting for your tickets and this website will give you a percentage score telling you how sure you can be that you are getting the best price available.
Exchange Your Home and Stay for Free
There are 250,000+ successful home exchanges every year. Swapping homes can bring many unexpected rewards, in addition to having a free place to stay. You get a closer look at other cultures, your home is cared for while you are away, and you have more flexibility, freedom, and privacy.
Couch Surfing Project
When you have to go really cheap and want to meet the locals, how about couch surfing? The CouchSurfing project is a worldwide network for making connections between travelers and the local communities they visit.