Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Gypsy living travel tips

Recently I realized that I have spent at least one week a month for the last 10 months living out of a suitcase. I know, I know, I claim to be a gypsy right? So why should this surprise anyone? But it did surprise me. My gypsy life has had me either house sitting or traveling frequently over the last year, and just so you all know, it's not slowing down. Not by a long shot. 

For many people, the most dreaded aspect of travel is the packing. What to bring? What to wear? How to fit it all in your luggage? But not me. Maybe it's because I've spent so much time living this gypsy life that my packing skills are honed. I view this part of travel as the challenge. I like to travel as light as possible, so figuring it all out until I have everything all nicely packed and organized is not something I dread. 

The part of travel, and airline travel in particular, that I dread is booking the tickets. I like a good deal as much as the next person. But if you're like me, you haven't planned your trip far enough in advance to really scout out good deals. Instead of having the luxury of being patient and keeping your eye on prices, it's a hurry up and book the ticket at the lowest price you can find right now, kind of situation. And when work prevents you from having flexible travel dates, those tickets can get pretty pricey. 

I'm gonna let you in on one tip that recently helped me. I've heard of this trick before, but I've never had success with this method until now. So if any of you are out there trying to plan a Spring Break getaway, and you haven't been able to bite the bullet on the prices, here's my tip:

Check one-way ticket prices.

I was able to knock off at least 25% off my total ticket price by purchasing the best one-way tickets I could find. Not only that, but I was able to book those flights for times that worked best for my schedule.

Also, if you can help it, don't fly on a Sunday. 

Where do you like to getaway to for Spring Break? Do you have any travel tips you've learned along the way? 

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