The Consumerist has an article with 7 tips that can deffinately save you money when buying your air travel. The days one is a huge deal. When I went to Europe, I have always traveled midweek, the differences can be over $100 a lot of the time.
Good Magazine has created a list of man-made disasters that are great stops for your vacations. As they are disasters, the trips are pretty cheap. While they sound gross, many of them are absolutely stunning.
I plan to visit the Salton Sea in the next year. The tourisism dried up and hotels and restaurants just sit there falling apart in disaray. It’s like a strange ghost town from the 1960′s.
Mashable has a great list of fantastic sites to find cheap hotels, hostels and more for your next trip.
I personally like Orbitz and Hostelworld, but some of these I’ve never even heard of and would love to check out like CouchSurfing. Be careful when you sleep in some hostels and couch surfing spots though, saftey is priceless.
Yapta has a great website where you can search for the cheapest flight amongst a variety of airlines. Once you book your flight, if the price goes down, Yapta will email you info on how to get a refund if that airline has a low-price guarantee.
Get Rich Slowly suggests visiting your own town as a way to save money on travel expenses and lodging. It’s a great idea that can be a lot of fun. Be sure you do stuff you don’t ordinarily do though, or else it may seem like a normal weekend.
Personally, I’ve been thinking about going camping in the forest. San Diego’s pretty nice for this sort of thing because our county has so many different things to offer.
Looking for a good place to get away from it all? Why not visit a land once riddled in war? It sounds sarcastic, but these past playgrounds for fascists and guerrilla fighters are now safe to visit again and many of them are absolutely stunning. Plus, because many of these have not seen a huge boom in the tourism industry, the cost of visiting is cheap. ProTraveler has a great list of 6 spots to visit now that their conflicts are over. Cambodia, Angola (shown to the right) and Peru are a few of these beautiful destinations.
Also, MSN says Nicaragua and South America are also worth visiting these days for the same reasons. Their list of 10 bargain destinations is spectacular.
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I’ve used Advantage Rent-A-Car before and was pleased with their low rates, but this is ridiculous. I urge everyone to avoid using the rental car service until they take this back. Low rates are good, but no one should have their wallet raped like this because their car was broken into. I certainly don’t trust them anymore.