Deal Diva

Travel the World without Breaking the Bank

by-Mary Stephenson

Want to travel the world without breaking the bank?  Me too! 

In today's economy, with less people traveling, there are fabulous deals out there for you to take advantage of this Summer!

Take a look at this comprehensive list of 40 Most Useful Travel Websites That Can Save You a Fortune from Wisebread.com

My personal favorites and the ones I use most frequently are Hotwire.com for hotel and car rentals and Kayak.com for airline tickets. 

Look at the fantastic, completely updated room I got for only $ 39 a night through Hotwire.com when I recently traveled to Chicago. This room was at a Holiday Inn Express that is aimed at the business traveler, so it is clean and updated, includes FREE breakfast and Internet access! What a deal!

How about this BRAND NEW Chevy Malibu for only $ 19 a day- also located through Hotwire.com!

I use Kayak.com for airfares because they search over 140 airlines and travel agencies to get the best flight deals! Check out DoHop.com and  Bing.com which even has a 7-day Price Predictor to advise you if you should book now or wait, based on price trends.  I have also recently discovered a site called cFares.com for great airfares!  Check that out!

Remember, travel agents say that flights in the United States and Canada tend to be cheapest when booked on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Prior to traveling to another city, whether Orlando to visit Disney World or any other city, check to see if there is a local publication of a coupon book, like the Entertainment Book or Citipass Book  that you could order prior to traveling.  That way you can get reduced cost or free meals and many other types of coupons to use while you are there! 

Would you like to use frequent flier miles or membership reward points from hotels & car rental agencies on your next a trip, but are a little short on them or you would prefer a different airline or hotel chain? 

Check out Points.com, a website where you can track, earn & use your airline miles and reward points all in one place!  All your reward programs can be managed together & you can trade the miles and points you have for the miles and points you want! What a great concept!

Have a great trip!

Get lots more money saving ideas on Mary's blog at FrugaltoRich.com

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