Want to travel more, but it never seems to be in the budget? Here are 3 quick tips that can help you get on track to becoming a frequent flyer.
- Make a list of all the places you’d like to go. Dream big and list them all! Rather than getting your heart set on one destination, open your heart to a full range of destinations and then take them in whatever bargain order they present themselves.
- Enrol in a rewards program and start using it! Collect points whether they be Air Miles, Avion, Aeroplan, or Marriott Rewards. Use points to start subsidizing travel.
- Use technology. APPs like Kayak and Sky Scanner to automate your searches. Each will alert you to price changes and can let you know which are the best dates to travel. Also, participate in travel forums and keep watching local travel blogs.
I really wasn’t thinking about a trip to Italy, but when a bargain flight of $583 popped up, I decided to go for it! I spent 8 days in Florence earlier this year and it was an absolutely fantastic time! Being open to new destinations really helps stretch the budget. I want to see the world (affordably) and it really doesn’t matter in what order I do it.