That feeling when you’re driving and you see a radar gun pointing at you

Have you ever been driving down the highway and have your heart skip a beat when you see a police car on the side of the road with a radar gun pointing at you? Fortunately, I just got a new car that has a pretty cool sign recognition technology that keeps track of that for me at all times.

Don’t get me wrong… I’m a safe driver, but it sure is nice to know my car is “watching” for the speed limit, even when I’m not.  Now, whenever I see a cop with a radar gun pointing right at me, I’m a lot more relaxed because I know the exact speed limit  (not just 10 miles before I started zoning out on a long-stretch of highway and stopped paying attention.)

What does this have to do with travel?  Even if you’re good at finding OK deals whenever you want to take a trip – If you don’t have a system in place to watch fares FOR YOU every day, day in and day out – you’re going to miss a lot of amazing deals that will have come-and-gone by the time you get around to looking for them.

Here are three options.

  1. Flexible on when you want to go? Airfare watchdog is great, and you’ll get alerts for the best prices possible for as many destinations as you want to watch.  (Don’t forget to watch domestic flights where you have friends & family too. $29 and $49 round-trip flights across the country happen all the time, and it’s pretty cool when you get to call a long-lost friend or family member and say – “Hey – I just found $39 round-trip flights from your city to mine. Want to come out & go to the big game?”)
  2. Have specific times you need to go? You’ll end up paying slightly more when you don’t have flexibility on departure and return dates, but mistake fares still happen during peak travel times, so watching every day will pay off.  Either Google flights or Kayak.com are GREAT for setting up fare watches for specific dates.  The more destinations you watch – the more likely you’ll find not just a good deal – but an unbelievably good deal. You’ll be surprised at how often you’re looking at your calendar to see if you could make a $224 flight to Paris work, or whether or not you could fly your parents out for a visit for $29.
  3. If watching 2o to 100 fare alerts a day to find a deal sounds like too much work, I have a paid service that finds the best 1% of travel deals on the internet every day – so you don’t have to.
    • I watch 500 to 1000 destinations per day from your home airport, my team and I share the best deal we find in the following categories:
      • Domestic, Caribbean/Mexico, South America/Europe, Asia/Australia/Africa.
    • I also include business class fare discounts, one-click lodging options on Travelocity, Expedia, VRBO, AirBnB & Hostels.com, and one-click access to prices for 1, 2, 3 or 4 travelers.
    • It’s like having your very own personal assistant who will save you countless hours of research – for 26 cents per day. Click here for more details.

Just remember to watch every day.

No matter what method you choose – be patient and remember that finding these kinds of deals is a marathon, not a sprint.  Actively watching every day will out-perform “looking when you’re ready” every time. I assure you – you’ll be traveling sooner than you thought, spending less than you thought, and going to cooler places than you ever planned on.

Happy travels!

PS – Speaking of police cars, if you drive one for a living – don’t forget that you (along with other first responders, teachers and non-profit employees) are eligible for a FREE lifetime premium subscription. Click here for more info.