A lot of people express an interest in places like Budapest, Morocco, Maldives, Bali, and sure – I post great deals that fly directly there.
But Daniel – our most veteran JGOOT traveler – shared a tip in our private Facebook group that I had to repeat. (If you haven’t read Daniel’s story, it’s quite inspiring & funny. Click here to read it.)
When it comes to expensive/popular destinations, one of the best ways to get an even better deal is to fly somewhere close, and then grab a commuter plane/train/ferry to that destination. Not only can you save a few hundred dollars per passenger on airfare, but you’ll get to check multiple countries off your list.
- Instead of Getting a $600 or $700 flight to Morocco, grab a $350 flight to Malaga Spain, and take the $25 scenic ferry ride across the straight of Gibraltar.
- Instead of spending the $1000 to $2000 rack-rate it often costs to fly to Bali, grab a flight almost anywhere in Southeast Asia for $400ish, and take a $50 commuter flight to Bali. (I post SE Asia flights in the low $400’s all the time.)
- A flight to Budapest or Croatia can easily set you back $1000. However, I regularly find flights under $500 (if not $400) to Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France, and London – and you’d be shocked at how inexpensive it is to get around – once you get yourself to Europe.
To check rates I’ve found to any of the above areas, simply visit the “Where” section of your JGOOT premium member site.