School’s out soon! (Part 2)

Don’t have a passport? Here are a couple dozen domestic flights that can help you get out of town for under $150.

If you missed the other “School’s out” post with a dozen Mexico, here it is.

PS – Two of the destinations are near cruise ports. No passports are required to leave the country on a cruise.

Denver to Las Vegas, Nevada plus 2 nights    –    Mon, May 29 to Wed, May 31.
     Flight Alone: $83     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Las Vegas? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
   

Denver to San Diego, California plus 5 nights    –    Tue, Jun 06 to Sun, Jun 11.
     Flight Alone: $83     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.       Check out cruises from So Cal
     Know someone in San Diego? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.

Denver to Omaha, Nebraska plus 1 nights    –    Sat, May 27 to Sun, May 28.
     Flight Alone: $90     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Omaha? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.

Denver to Phoenix, Arizona plus 3 nights    –    Mon, Jun 05 to Thu, Jun 08.
     Flight Alone: $92     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Phoenix? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     

Denver to Los Angeles, California plus 6 nights    –    Sun, Jun 04 to Sat, Jun 10.
     Flight Alone: $93     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.       Check out cruises from So Cal
     Know someone in Los Angeles? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     

Denver to Houston, Texas plus 3 nights    –    Wed, May 31 to Sat, Jun 03.
     Flight Alone: $93     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Houston? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Dallas, Texas plus 8 nights    –    Mon, Jun 05 to Tue, Jun 13.
     Flight Alone: $93     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Dallas? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Minneapolis, Minnesota plus 7 nights    –    Tue, Jun 13 to Tue, Jun 20.
     Flight Alone: $93     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Minneapolis? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Houston, Texas plus 3 nights    –    Wed, May 31 to Sat, Jun 03.
     Flight Alone: $93     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Houston? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Chadron, Nebraska plus 2 nights    –    Tue, May 30 to Thu, Jun 01.
     Flight Alone: $98     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Chadron? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to McCook, United States plus 4 nights    –    Sun, Jun 18 to Thu, Jun 22.
     Flight Alone: $103     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in McCook? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Chicago, Illinois plus 6 nights    –    Wed, Jun 07 to Tue, Jun 13.
     Flight Alone: $105     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Chicago? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Chicago, Illinois plus 6 nights    –    Wed, Jun 07 to Tue, Jun 13.
     Flight Alone: $105     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Chicago? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Austin, Texas plus 6 nights    –    Wed, Jun 07 to Tue, Jun 13.
     Flight Alone: $108     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Austin? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to St. Louis, Missouri plus 4 nights    –    Sat, May 27 to Wed, May 31.
     Flight Alone: $108     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in St. Louis? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Scottsbluff, Nebraska plus 1 nights    –    Wed, Jun 07 to Thu, Jun 08.
     Flight Alone: $117     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Scottsbluff? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to San Antonio, Texas plus 4 nights    –    Sat, Jun 03 to Wed, Jun 07.
     Flight Alone: $118     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in San Antonio? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Salt Lake City, Utah plus 3 nights    –    Thu, May 25 to Sun, May 28.
     Flight Alone: $118     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Salt Lake City? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Pueblo, Colorado plus 19 nights    –    Thu, May 25 to Tue, Jun 13.
     Flight Alone: $122     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Pueblo? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Kansas City, Kansas plus 8 nights    –    Tue, Jun 20 to Wed, Jun 28.
     Flight Alone: $132     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Kansas City? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Memphis, Tennessee plus 5 nights    –    Thu, May 25 to Tue, May 30.
     Flight Alone: $134     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Memphis? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to San Francisco, California plus 3 nights    –    Sat, May 27 to Tue, May 30.
     Flight Alone: $137     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in San Francisco? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to San Jose, California plus 3 nights    –    Wed, May 31 to Sat, Jun 03.
     Flight Alone: $137     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in San Jose? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Alamosa, Colorado plus 2 nights    –    Fri, Jun 23 to Sun, Jun 25.
     Flight Alone: $137     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Alamosa? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Indianapolis, Indiana plus 3 nights    –    Fri, Jul 14 to Mon, Jul 17.
     Flight Alone: $138     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Indianapolis? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Detroit, Michigan plus 2 nights    –    Tue, Jul 11 to Thu, Jul 13.
     Flight Alone: $149     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Detroit? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.

Denver to Detroit, Michigan plus 2 nights    –    Tue, Jul 11 to Thu, Jul 13.
     Flight Alone: $149     Flight + basic hotel: $ More Details – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $ More Details
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Detroit? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
  

School’s out soon!

Check these trips out… Every one of them is during “expensive” summer season.

In the interest of (most) school calendars, are between Memorial Day and the first week of August.

My personal favs:
Mexico City for $288 (including air & hotel)
Denver to Puerto Vallarta: $643 including air & All-Inclusive Hotel
Lima Peru: $405 flight
Iceland flight for $620

*Don’t have a passport? Click here for Domestic summer flights under $150.

 

Denver to Mexico City, Mexico plus 7 nights    –    Sat, May 27 to Sat, Jun 03.
     Flight Alone: $234     Flight + basic hotel: $288 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $321
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Mexico City? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.

Denver to Acapulco, Mexico plus 6 nights    –    Sat, Jun 10 to Fri, Jun 16.
     Flight Alone: $276     Flight + basic hotel: $334 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $401
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Acapulco? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options from $726

Denver to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico plus 4 nights    –    Sun, May 28 to Thu, Jun 01.
     Flight Alone: $343     Flight + basic hotel: $410 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $456
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Puerto Vallarta? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options from $643

Denver to Lima, Peru plus 15 nights    –    Tue, Jul 18 to Wed, Aug 02.
     Flight Alone: $405     Flight + basic hotel: Too Expensive – Flight plus 4-star hotel: Too Expensive Grab Cheap Flight & AirBnB Instead
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Lima? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Bogotá, Colombia plus 6 nights    –    Thu, Jun 01 to Wed, Jun 07.
     Flight Alone: $459     Flight + basic hotel: $523 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $554
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Bogotá? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to San José del Cabo, Mexico plus 10 nights    –    Sat, Jun 03 to Tue, Jun 13.
     Flight Alone: $310     Flight + basic hotel: $531 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $597
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in San José del Cabo? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options from $870

Denver to Victoria, Canada plus 5 nights    –    Sat, Jun 24 to Thu, Jun 29.
     Flight Alone: $284     Flight + basic hotel: $539 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $772
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.       Check out cruises from Seatttle/Vancouver
     Know someone in Victoria? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Medellin, Colombia plus 6 nights    –    Thu, Jun 01 to Wed, Jun 07.
     Flight Alone: $500     Flight + basic hotel: $586 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $594
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Medellin? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Toluca, Mexico plus 15 nights    –    Sun, May 28 to Mon, Jun 12.
     Flight Alone: $316     Flight + basic hotel: $598 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $648
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Toluca? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Cartagena, Colombia plus 10 nights    –    Tue, Jul 11 to Fri, Jul 21.
     Flight Alone: $474     Flight + basic hotel: $626 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $755
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Cartagena? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Reykjavik, Iceland plus 4 nights    –    Mon, Jun 26 to Fri, Jun 30.
     Flight Alone: $620     Flight + basic hotel: $749 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $933
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Reykjavik? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Mazatlan, Mexico plus 7 nights    –    Sat, Jul 08 to Sat, Jul 15.
     Flight Alone: $275     Flight + basic hotel: $816 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $904
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Mazatlan? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to La Paz, Mexico plus 7 nights    –    Sat, Jun 10 to Sat, Jun 17.
     Flight Alone: $253     Flight + basic hotel: $840 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $840
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in La Paz? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

…So life doesn’t escape us

I like this one.

If the Dalai Lama says it…

I think United missed the memo…

What United employees did is horrific – there is no denying it. But what is most interesting to me is the $1000 ceiling they hit before requiring passengers to get off the plane. (Seriously United?  In what possible scenario did you imagine forcibly removing a passenger from a plane because of YOUR screw up would not cost at least 100 times more than giving vouchers away to volunteers willing to get off the plane??? Sure – it’s easy to say in hindsight, but I’m baffled that this hasn’t come up before and that incrementally raising the offer for “volunteers” isn’t more common.

My thoughts:

  • The people who screwed up should be immediately fired (including the CEO). There is no excuse for deciding a paying customer should lose what he/she paid for without properly compensating them for the screw up. Even if they felt justified because it was employees who were going to miss another flight, there is still no excuse for using physical force.
  • Slight over-bookings are a necessary part of business for any airline. Diplomatically handling those over-bookings when they gamble and lose is the key.
  • I don’t care if an airline has to raise voucher prices to $2000 or $3000 – if they strategically and incrementally raise voucher offers, there will ALWAYS be someone who will take them up on it.
  • Considering the 95% of the time the airline profits by over-booking with no-one the wiser, I think they can afford a small loss the other 5% of the time.
  • The massive impact this will have on United is sad. It was a screw-up by a handful of individuals, not a company policy.  I know a ton of people are saying they will never fly United again. I’m looking forward to getting some way cheaper flights from them as they so desperately scrounge to keep market share.
  •  United is going to suffer greatly in the short-term, but we as consumers will benefit through better prices. A LOT better prices.
  • In the long run, I believe United will be better off for it because NO ONE is going to make this mistake ever again.  (Even if they have to double the average price of vouchers to make sure people voluntarily get off a plane.)

Here is what the masses on Twitter & Facebook are saying.

My $.02

Monday Motivation

I didn’t learn this lesson until my 30’s (and didn’t REALLY learn it until my late 30’s) but there isn’t a quote out there that does justice to how much travel changes your life.

Could I ask you for a favor?

Hey fellow Coloradans,

So this little side project of mine is going pretty well & I really appreciate all of the feedback!

If you don’t mind, could I ask a favor of you? Whenever you see a deal I put up that you like, could you share it on your FB or Twitter page for your friends to see? The more people I know are taking advantage of these trips (or just contemplating the idea), the happier I am to continue doing this.

Thanks so much. Below are a couple examples of how to share, re-tweet (if you’re on twitter), and if you’re feeling really helpful – how to add friends to our Facebook Group.

And for those of you on Twitter, I’m @JustGetOutofDen. Any time you see fares worthy of re-tweets, I’d be much obliged. 🙂

 

 

 

 

PS –  if you’re REALLY feeling like helping out, you can add your Colorado friends to the group.  (Just Colorado friends though.)  Here’s a graphic of the “add members” feature on the Facebook Group.

 

 

 

 

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Hotels as low as $5 per night

By bundling the lowest airfares we can find with hotel package rates, we regularly find hotels as low as $5 per person/per night.   In fact, every once in a blue moon, we find package deals that are cheaper than booking a flight alone!

Just take a look at the average nightly room rates we find. Even if you call the hotel directly, you’ll be hard-pressed to get as good a rate as what we post daily on our website.

Cost Saving Tips for Travel

Nothing new worth sharing today, so I thought I’d share a few tips to help you find the best deals possible whenever traveling.

  1. Don’t limit your destinations.  The biggest mistake people can make when traveling is to aim to go to a specific place.  If you want to go to a warm beach, there are hundreds of options. Just want to get away? Thousands of options – all of which are great destinations.  By being open to going surfing in Costa Rica, Hawaii, Brazil or Mexico, you could spend 1/2, if not 1/4 as much as if you said “I want to go to Hawaii”.
  2. Try to travel on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.  Depending on how long you stay, your flight can be 40% to 80% of your costs. Cutting those costs can either keep more money in your pocket, or free up cash for more fun excursions. Either way – it’s worth a little effort to try and find the optimal days to travel.  The cheapest days to travel are almost always Tues-Thurs, however most people leave for vacation on a Friday, and return on a Friday through Sunday the next week. Those combinations of days (Traveling on Fri-Sun) are the most expensive days to fly.
  3. Don’t limit yourself to specific times for travel.  My wife is a teacher – which is GREAT for finding deals in the summer.  The rest of the year – not so much because vacation days are frowned upon, and her days off mid-school year are typically when everyone else is traveling. (Spring Break, Winter Break, Thanksgiving, etc.)  During those times, we typically stay close to home because international fares are almost always higher than normal. (We just grabbed a GREAT quick trip to Vegas over spring break.)  Rather than deciding to take a vacation week a certain time of the year, give yourself some “flex time”, and when you see a trip a month (or three, or five) in advance, grab it & schedule your vacation for then. The more “flex time” you leave open for travel, the better the deal you will find.

Combine the 3 tips above and you can get amazingly cheap deals!

That’s all for today. Hopefully I’ll have some more good deals for you tomorrow (or who knows – maybe even later today.)

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