How I spend my free time…researching travel blogs

Okay, I am guilty…that is how I spend my free time. I spend a lot of my free time reading travel blogs and researching places that I can travel on the cheap or places that I really would like to go. Let’s be honest, I spend a lot of time traveling to Europe. I mean, I have seen England, France, Spain, Italy, and in a few months, I can add Hungary, the Czech Republic and Austria to that list.

Sooner, rather than later, however, I am going to have to research how to travel on the cheap. And I mean real cheap. I have been looking at places like Central America, South Africa and Southeast Asia where I can find things cheaply. It is not the accommodation that I am worried about, rather it is the getting flights. Some flights run well over $1,000, so unless I can find a clever way to circumvent that cost, a trip like that is going to have to wait.

Nevertheless, I love finding and following sites such as Nomadic Matt, Frugal Frolicker, Adventurous Kate, Oneika the Traveler, TrekEffect and Be my Travel Muse among others. I always learn about so many important things, and I always pick up so many great traveling tips and hacks to do so on the cheap.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Rosie says:

    Flight costs are definitely the hardest obstacle – though there’s a lot to be said for ringing up travel agents and seeing what they can do with your itinerary. I recently went to Hong Kong, and after considerable research and lots of phone calls my boyfriend and I managed to get the estate agent to throw in flights to and from Japan as well, so we got to see two places in one trip 🙂

    1. Fantastic. Have you tried the app, “Hopper” to track trips?

      1. Rosie says:

        I haven’t heard of that app, I’ll have to give it a go! I usually just use skyscanner and then scour the individual airlines’ websites too.

      2. skyscanner is a good one. and FlightAware.

      3. and sometimes Kayak. What I like about kayak is that I can get regular updates to my airline and if the flight is delayed and what not

      4. Rosie says:

        I like Skyscanner for initial research, but rarely book through them, have heard of Kayak but not FlightAware – thanks for the tips, will have to investigate 🙂

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