Four Sites to Help You Travel On A Budget

You don't have to spend a fortune to travel the world. Our contributing writer shares four websites that will help you, no matter your budget.
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While some people are fortunate enough to fly first class and stay at pricey hotels and luxury resorts, some of us have to travel on a budget and get the biggest bang out of our little bucks. Seeing the world can open a person up to experiences they never imagined, but it can also burn a hole in your pocket! Finding travel deals on a budget isn’t easy, but it’s also not impossible.

Here are four sites that can help make your travel dreams a cheaper reality:

Need some great deals on flights? Then keep your eye on Airfare Watchdog. This site regularly posts published and unpublished sales from major airlines to some of your favorite domestic and international destinations. I once caught a flash sale on Iberia to Paris for $292 roundtrip, a few months later I scored a roundtrip ticket to Stockholm for $150 roundtrip. Granted deals like that don’t pop up often, but when they do, jump on them because they can go fast! Follow them on Twitter to make sure you’re always up-to-date on the latest deals.

Flights equal airline miles, airline miles equal free travel. However, to get the miles, first you need to find a flight that fits your budget. Enter The Flight Deal. This site isn’t just about inexpensive travel, it’s also about getting the most from your miles traveled. In addition to posting amazing flight deals seven days a week to everywhere from New Orleans to Bangkok, The Flight Deal also provides tips and tricks on maximizing frequent flyer accumulation for miles traveled, hotel web promotions, customer reward points and more.

Friendly Planet prides itself on providing its customers with quality, cost effective travel to exotic destinations all over the world. For as little as $1,500 per person, you can hit up places such as Costa Rica, Spain and even Thailand. Thinking $,1500 is too much? What if I told you that the $1,500 included your airfare, hotel, tours and even a few meals?! I know, I know, sounds too good to be true, but it’s not. I personally used them to travel to Greece for 10 days for only $1,300 with a large group of friends and we all had an amazing time!

Got a college student in your life that you’re trying to send off to see the world for as little as possible? Maybe you are that college student? Look no further than STA Travel. This site is all about making travel cheap and memorable for students and young adults. They offer discount cards, travel scholarships, study/work abroad, volunteer missions, a World Traveler Internship and more! Not in college anymore, no problem, you can take advantage of STA’s travel deals up to 26 years old. Score!

About Danielle Pointdujour

Danielle Pointdujour

Danielle Pointdujour is a proud Howard University grad and Brooklynite living the passport life to the fullest. With over 40 countries under her belt, you can always find Danielle traveling the globe in search of new experiences and sharing her two cents about the world around her. You can follow her writing, musings and global adventures on Twitter and Instagram.