My wife and I have amazing friends.
The one downside to that is that whenever we get together in a group – I’m often forced to be a fly on a wall as they have these in-depth talks about anything from faith & religion, to economics, to sports (I’m a fair-weather sports fan at best.)
But last weekend, we had a gathering with 4 other couples and as the girls were socially distanced in the back yard, the guys were gathered around the kitchen.
I was the normal bystander, listening passively to as my super-smart friends talked about the Broncos. Suddenly, a commercial about travel brought up our last trip to Asia.
For about a half-hour I was the center of attention among a group of guys who are infinitely smarter than little-ol-me. All because they wanted to know all about our first-class flights, our visit to the Great Wall, how the “reflection pool” in Bali isn’t actually a pool at all, glamping in the jungle (oh… my… GOSH!!!), how you get your choice of Dom Perignon or Tattinger in first-class, and of course – how we were able to take the whole trip for under $3000.
Want to travel more without spending more?
Want to create stories you can tell your future grandkids about?
Stop looking for deals two or three times a year when you get a hankering to go somewhere. Flights at 50% to 90% below normal market rates are out there every day, but those prices will not wait around for the two or three times a year when you decide you need to plan a trip.
Search every day for bargain flights – whether you’re planning a trip or not. There are plenty of sites you can search for free. When you see a deal that intrigues you – book it, plan your calendar around that trip – and you’ll stretch your travel budget two to five times farther.
But you can’t tell yourself you’ll start looking tomorrow. You’re on your computer reading this now, so…
- Go visit Google Flights right now.
- Pick a date that works for you, leave the destination blank, and see if any trips inspire you.
- If you don’t see anything today – look again tomorrow (because most of today’s good deals will be gone tomorrow, but rest-assured – more amazing deals will replace them.)
It really is that simple.
Don’t have the time to search for trips every day?
Click here. For about a quarter a day, you can start your search for your next story now.