Money Saving Tips

Finances and travel budget is a big part of planning for any trip, even if you’re not penny-pinching. Learn how to be mindful with your spending and get value for every dollar. Here’s all my advice (and a few hacks!) for how to save money to travel more often, how to get the best prices on airfare, hotels, and tours, plus how to stretch your dollar more efficiently. It’s all right here because the more you save, the more you can travel!

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It’s Time You Learned Where to Find Cheap Flights and Save Hundreds

Over the years, I’ve read dozens of guides about where to to find cheap flights.  Here’s the problem: most of them give old advice that isn’t accurate anymore.  Tips like buying on a Tuesday seven weeks before your trip might save $15 and that’s all fine and good, but realistically I think you’d rather buy …

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Filing an EU Flight Delay Claim Was Easier Than I Thought

We’ve all been there: those days when flight delays rack up until next thing you know, you made it to your intended destination hours later than expected. That’s frustrating — and in many cases, disruptive! — but if you’re traveling to or from Europe, you may be eligible to file an EU flight delay claim …

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Bumping 101 and Denied Boarding Compensation

I absolutely love that airlines overbook flights. I’ve scored hundreds of dollars of airline vouchers from voluntarily denied boarding compensation (“being bumped”).  That equals free flights and more travel for me, all because an airline sold more tickets from seats and I was flexible on which flight I took to get home. However, for every person out there that loves being bumped, there’s someone who has a rigid schedule and can’t afford to end up on a different flight.  Here’s the skinny on denied boarding compensation – and how to handle it based on where you fall on the love/hate spectrum. Bumped …

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Did you know there are online shopping sites that offer cashback? You can earn frequent flyer miles, cash back, or other rewards from things you were going to buy anyway! These strategies help you ensure you earn the most money possible for free travel.

Online Shopping Portals: My Secret for FREE Travel

I prefer to shop in the comfort of my pajamas.  It’s partly because I’m lazy and partly because I usually find better prices online than in stores.  Plus, on almost every purchase, I can earn another 1-10% cash back in rebates by starting my purchase at online shopping portals. If you’re like me, you probably have a …

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