background preloader

Travel and Packing Tips

Facebook Twitter

Best Travel Sites to Save You Money. Feeling too pinched by the ever-troubled economy to travel?

Best Travel Sites to Save You Money

80 things we wish we knew before we started traveling. Photo: Ross Borden Tips from experienced travelers, for newbies and veterans alike.

80 things we wish we knew before we started traveling

HINDSIGHT IS 20/20, right? Well, foresight can be near to it when you have the expertise of some seriously savvy travelers at your fingertips. Like the Matador team. International Cost of Living Comparisons. Study Abroad: Simple Solutions For Managing You're Money. MyTab Removing the stigma of the “cash gift” one Facebook post at a time.

Study Abroad: Simple Solutions For Managing You're Money

Airplane Travel Tips - 100 Words or Less - Gadling. Don't take sleep aids until you're in the air - Airplane tip by Melanie Linn Gutowski (RSS feed) on Aug 9th, 2010 at 11:16AM.

Airplane Travel Tips - 100 Words or Less - Gadling

The 20 Best Travel Websites on the Internet - Golden Book Traveler. Update: Visit the 2012 version of The 20 Best Travel Websites on the Internet I hope that everyone who attended my SXSW Core Conversation panel on How to Make Money Traveling Around the World enjoyed the presentation.

The 20 Best Travel Websites on the Internet - Golden Book Traveler

As promised, I have a listing of my top 20 favorite travel websites (in no particular order). I’m still working on my eBook “70 Vacations in 7 Months“. The project has consumed most of my time of late. Find Flights with Momondo. Compare Hotel Prices - Best Hotel Deals Guaranteed. S Best Airlines. Booking A Hostel: The Top 10 Things To Look For. Leisure / Business Travel Packing List - Travel Light (One Bag)!

Country Guides to Culture, Etiquette, Customs & more! Europe - Europe Travel ResourceL: Off The Beaten Path. Europe Off The Beaten Path Yes, there is the Eiffel Tower, and yes, there is Big Ben and the Roman Collosseum.

Europe - Europe Travel ResourceL: Off The Beaten Path

But the true explorer will find many hidden gems unknown to most travelers, capturing lifelong memories, and a unique perspective of this most fascinating continent. Did You Know That: ...Spain has Europe's only desert, located in the southern province of Almería, where Sergio Leone filmed many of his spaghetti westerns including "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" with Clint Eastwood... read more. 10 Useful Secrets the Major Airlines Don’t Want You to Know. 10 Useful Secrets the Major Airlines Don’t Want You to Know Monday, October 22, 2007 at 2:25pm by admin Ironically, traveling by air is getting more and more inconvenient as overbooked flights, lost luggage, and pricey ticket sales become more common.

10 Useful Secrets the Major Airlines Don’t Want You to Know

Unfortunately, booking a flight is sometimes just plain necessary, a fact that airlines know all too well, allowing them to continue maximizing profits while we passengers often get stuck on the ground. The following is a list of useful secrets that will help you find cheaper, better, more convenient ways to fly. Bon voyage! Rule 240: Understanding your rights according to Rule 240 is vital. How to Travel Around the World for $418. “I have to tell you sir, this is easily the most ridiculous itinerary I’ve ever put together,” said the American Airlines operator the other night as I finalized plans for a worldwide adventure that would make Marco Polo blush.

How to Travel Around the World for $418.

“Welp, that makes two of us!” I replied. And just like that, I had committed myself to almost nine months of international travel. Yes, that picture above is my actual itinerary. Beginning this January, I’ll start an epic journey that will take me across four continents, through at least nine countries, and into more than fifteen cities. Oh, and all of these flights are costing me a grand total of $418.36. Cheapest Days to Fly and Best Time to Buy Airline Tickets. Shopping for air travel can be both confusing and frustrating — airline ticket prices change frequently (with seemingly no particular rhyme or reason).

Cheapest Days to Fly and Best Time to Buy Airline Tickets

Let’s face it — your time is too valuable to be laboring over a computer screen for hours searching for a great deal — our company mission is to take the mystery out of shopping for cheap flights, so let’s get started. We have boiled down hundreds of our tips from a decade of airfare research specifically to educate fliers on how to make the best ticket purchasing decisions for each and every trip (checkout the video and the air travel insider tips below): Cheapest Day to Fly – Wednesday We did an in-depth study of our proprietary historical airfare database (world’s largest) and pinpointed the cheapest day to fly is Wednesday for domestic travel (gory details at the link).

Wednesday is one of the three cheapest days, the others are Tuesday and Saturday (Friday and Sunday the most expensive days to travel). 22 Easy Tricks To Make Packing So Much Better. Everything You Need to Prepare for a Long Road Trip. Top 10 Websites for Finding a Cheap Place to Stay. Who's the JetBlue of Africa? The Best Budget Airlines on Every Continent. Who are the Southwests and JetBlues of other continents?

Who's the JetBlue of Africa? The Best Budget Airlines on Every Continent

Read on and find out. (Photo: Karl Baron) By Tommy Burson Outside of the U.S., there are literally thousands of airlines, some catering to multi-million dollar business travelers, others just to families, and some target the ultimate budget traveler. It’s the last one that we’re more interested in, especially for short international flights and travel during holidays and peak seasons, when airfares on traditional airlines tend to soar.

You probably already look to the likes of Southwest, JetBlue, and maybe even Spirit here in the States — but if you ever find yourself in need of a cheap flight anywhere else in the world, these are the names you want to know. Africa and the Middle East Largely void of continental airlines, let alone low-cost carriers, Africa recently welcomed the addition of FastJet to Tanzania. Find Cheap Flights to Asia: Tips on When to Buy, When to Fly, Where to Go. Signup for Airfare Alerts There are numerous popular destinations in Asia, but most flyers from the U.S. head for (or transit through) one of these three nations, listed in order of popularity: Japan, South Korea and China. See if your favorite Asian country made the “most popular” list in the chart I created based on FareCompare data (below).

Listen as FareCompare’s Anne McDermott talks to Hong Kong-based Andrew Demaria, Editor-in-Chief of about the best (and cheapest) places in Asia, plus top spots for shopping, dining and fun. Shop Five Months Ahead On international flights, airlines typically release their cheapest seats about five and a half months before departure; don’t buy your airline tickets to Asia before then, or you could pay more than you have to. As far as airfare sales to Asia, they are much less common than U.S. domestic sales, and highly route-specific, but the earlier you begin shopping, the better your chances of finding a sale. Airline Loses Passenger's Dog — Here's How to Protect Your Furry Friend. Ty went missing after a Delta Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Tampa.

(Frank Ramano) The airline losing your luggage is frustrating. The airline losing your pet can be devastating. Sadly, that’s exactly what Frank Ramano is experiencing right now. Ramano says that Delta Airlines lost his dog on a flight from Los Angeles to Tampa on Oct. 31. 22 Things Every Budget Traveller Must Do. 22 Travel Hacks You Need To Know This Holiday Season. Around the World Tickets & Multi Destination Flights: AirTreks. 29 Apps That Will Make Traveling So Much Easier. Flight Booking Hacks: Fly Off-Peak Hours, Hidden-City Fares, And More. The Best Apps for Finding a Cheap Flight. By Christina Bonnington The airline industry desperately wants to squeeze as many Benjamins out of us fliers as they can, but you don’t have to fall prey to their price-hiking tactics.

With the right app, you can save hundreds of dollars on an upcoming trip, with virtually zero effort on your end. While Tuesday afternoons are still often the cheapest time for fares, you don’t need to watch the clock to know when to start searching on the United website. Now, smart travel apps do all that thinking and management for you. Flight 001 – Upgrade Your Travel. Home Page. 21 Life-Changing Travel Charts You Wish You Knew About Sooner.