“Travelling is expensive”
It doesn’t have to be.
Over the past three years, I have travelled around the world, visiting countries and cities deemed ‘costly’.
For some, the idea of visiting New York or Paris is out of the question.
But I have travelled to both cities on a budget.
In this blog post, I will be accumulating the best websites I use to score the perfect deal.
Flights, trains and coaches
Skyscanner is my favourite website for finding cheap airfare.
Like MoneySupermarket, Skyscanner works as a comparison site securing you the least expensive plane ticket.
You can set price alerts for a desired destination, informing you of any price increases or decreases.
The ‘Everywhere’ option allows you to see a list of destinations and their current prices – great for those who like late deals.
If you are flexible with dates you can click ‘cheapest month’ telling you based on a location when it is cheapest to fly.
The month by month view allows you to see what dates are the cheapest in that month.
However, if you are wanting travel within the UK , I would recommend these websites.
Rome2Rio highlights the cheapest way to get to a destination. This is helpful for those looking to travel by coach from the UK to Europe.
If you’re not interested in looking around for the best deal, Expedia offers an easy interface which allows you to combine both flight and hotel, often leading to a reduction in price.
Apartments and hotels
Airbnb is most cost-effective for those travelling in a large group.
Also, using voucher codes you can gain credit which you can use against any booking normally over £55.
You can use my voucher code here, which will get you £34 off your first trip at no extra cost.
Booking.com hosts several apartments available worldwide at a decent price.
Filters on the left sidebar allow you to find exactly what you are looking for, whether that be a jacuzzi, pool or air conditioning.
If you are a frequent traveller you may want to look into Hotels.com.
The company offers a reward system where you collect ten nights and get one reward night free.