Many people think travel is too expensive, but if you know when, where and how to book, you can travel like a king for peasant prices!
Fave Booking Sites I'm always able to find what I want, when I want with the following websites. Kayak - use this metasearch engine to research flight, hotel, cars, vacations, cruises and more. When you find what you're looking for, you're taken to the travel co's site to complete the booking process. - note that kayak does not include some discount carriers like allegiantair.com Hotwire.com - book a hotel/flight/car/cruise in the geo area you want with the amenities you want for a discounted price. The catch? You see the price but not the hotel/flight name. You find out your specific hotel or airline once the booking is complete. - what most people don't know: there's a science behind hotwire's results. With the help of betterbidding.com, 99% of the time you can predict the 'result.' Priceline.com - book a hotel/flight/vacation/car/cruise just like you would on expedia or travelocity. The catch? You can go one step further and bid on the geo area and star rating you want. If your price gets accepted, you're told the name and details of your hotel, car or flight. - also look to betterbidding.com for insight into how much to bid and what selection you'll likely get for the area & star rating you want.
Low-Season = Great Price If you want to travel like a rock star on a roadie budget, think 'low season.' For example, travel to: - ski destinations in nov, april or may - sunny destinations in spring or fall - europe in late spring, late fall or winter - Canada or US urban cities in mid-to-late sept - Australia in 'our' summer (their winter)