Cheap, Discounted Airfare to Top Travel Destinations

If you’re a well-seasoned and avid traveler, then you likely know that there are some tricks and tips that can help you save a significant amount of money when traveling by air. But when it comes to the most popular travel destinations in the U.S. and around the world, the costs of flights are often higher because the airlines know that there are lots of warm bodies to fill empty seats. Let’s look at how you can save on your airfare, whether you’re traveling to sunny Miami, Florida or to action-packed Paris, France.

” Plan early and book your flight early. The number one way to find savings on airfare is to book earlier than the average traveler. Most people book their flight to popular travel destinations around two weeks or so in advance. But the fact of the matter is that the most savings to be realized is on cheap flights that are booked two months or longer before your scheduled departure date. These are known as early traveler specials, and the farther out you book your next flight, the cheaper that flight will be.

” Look for special airfare deals – they are abundant when you take the time to really dig in and look around. For example, if you’re planning a trip to New York, New York for seven days, then you might consider searching for a vacation package that covers not only your flight to the Big Apple, but also includes your hotel accommodations, meals at the hotel’s restaurant, rental car expenses, and tickets to see some of New York’s best shows and attractions. The vacation package bundled deal can be an affordable way to travel, especially if you are traveling as a couple, family, or group. You can save hundreds if not thousands by booking a vacation bundled deal and even more if you book the package early.

” Use price comparison web sites. There are some wonderful travel websites out there that will do all of the legwork for you when you are searching for cheap flights. You’ll simply need to know your itinerary; punch it in and let the web site find the best deals for you. You can also search by budget by entering the amount that you want to pay for your fare – and the web site will only pull up the flights that are within your price range.

” Get alerted to special deals on cheap flights via email. If you know that you want to travel to a particular location but are unsure of when you might be going, then you should register with a few travel websites to get email alerts. When a good deal springs up, the web site will let you know via email so that you can act promptly.

” Pack lightly to save big. Once you have found a cheap flight to your intended destination, don’t inflate the price by packing too much for your trip. Airlines have begun to charge excess baggage fees for checking in and transporting your luggage with you. Pack as lightly as possible, and stuff everything you can into your carryon bag. Try to bring only one suitcase, and if you’re only staying a few days, then consider bringing everything in your carry on to make sure that your cheap flight remains cheap.

Travel Planning? Currency Exchange? Here’s How Not to Get Ripped Off

If you are planning on doing some International travel, you’ll be faced with converting dollars to the local currency. I’m going to show you some traps and pitfalls you may encounter, and then I’ll give you a few helpful tips that could make your travel go very smoothly.

When I first started traveling, it was always a hassle to go to my bank a month or so before departure and get a bundle of cash converted to my destination’s local currency. The alternative was to convert a few hundred dollars at the airport “Foreign Exchange” booths. I came to find out that it was not only dangerous to carry large blocks of cash, it was also unnecessary.

Along the way I discovered that Las Vegas didn’t have a lock on “One-Armed Bandits”!

Scam Artists

I can not emphasize too much that the world out there is ready, willing, and able to scam you ferociously. Money scams abound. Some are right there in plain sight.

Let’s talk first about the “uncommon scams”.

You’re traveling through, say, a park near the Louvre in Paris, when someone comes up to you with a sob story in broken English and a bundle of local cash. He/she needs dollars for ‘something’ and he/she’s willing to give you a fantastic exchange rate to get it. You bite. Money changes hands. They leave. You open the bundle and Surprise!!! It’s a stack of newsprint with a real bill on the top and bottom.



The second ‘legitimate scam’ is waiting on the corner for you: it’s a stand-alone ATM machine. It might even say “Friendly Bank-O-Mat”. Believe me, friends, it’s anything but. The hidden fees that little darlin’ will extract will make Bonnie and Clyde proud! Don’t do it!!!

Currency Exchange

The third, which is more of a rip-off than a scam, in my book, is the “Foreign Currency Exchanges” places. They’re legitimate businesses, but since they are businesses, the have to charge a fee for their services. Even though they say “No commission,” They are still pulling money from your pocket.

Bank ATM

My suggestion? Go to a bank ATM. It will cost you about 3% to take money from the bank ATM. The good news is that the ATM operates at the current official exchange rate, and since it’s a bank, its fees are regulated. Check with your home bank to find out which banking symbol to look for. In my case, my bank is a member of Interbank, so I use ATMs that display the Interbank symbol. I know the fees are fixed, fair, and the exchange rate is the best I can get.

How to Find Banks

Before I travel, I use Google Maps to look at my destination city. I locate my hotel, and then I use Google’s “Bank” filter to locate and make a list of all banks close to my hotel. On the day I arrive, I ask the desk clerk where the nearest bank is. If it matches one my list, we’re off to the bank!

Other Considerations

I have found that no matter where I travel, I can always buy a taxi ride from the airport to my hotel with dollars. So I carry a minimal amount of dollars. (I’ll need a few dollars when we get back to the States to pay for taxis and other transportation).

Top Travel Destinations For June Visits

June is probably one of the most anticipated times for a holiday and everyone looks forward to it. The kids get off from their school and the weather in most of the destinations around the globe is simply perfect to enjoy a well deserved break. If you are planning to travel in June, here are some amazing destinations you would be delighted to make your way to. Whether you are backpacking or planning to enjoy a luxury vacation, these exotic destinations are truly a treat to explore!

1. Dubai

Although the country is warm all year long, June holds a special place for the tourist because Dubai gets even more happening during this month. Because the majority of the people will be fasting during this month, it is easier to go out and about without buzzing through crowds everywhere.

June is the time when the perfect summer bargains begin popping up. This isn’t restricted to your favorite clothing, but also hotels and airfares. For this reason, it is best to book early. There’s plenty to experience in Dubai if you are a first time traveler. The shopping experience is truly one of a kind and the malls would surely leave you spell bound. Dubai also offers plenty of adventures to its tourists such as Desert Safari, Ski Dubai and Wild Wadi Water Park. These are perfect to beat the heat!

2. Sweden

Sweden might seem like an unconventional pick for your summer vacations, but it is totally worth it! Sweden is an incredible country, and most of the people know it as a winter destination. If you get to visit it in June, there is a lot you can enjoy.

Stockholm is one of the world’s most beautiful capitals that will leave you in awe for a long time. From the unique history and culture to the amazing vistas, it is truly a treat to visit it. The amazing Stockholm archipelago makes it a unique destination, perfect to indulge in summertime adventures. Kosterhavet, Sweden’s first Marine National Park is truly one of a kind with stunning beaches all over. From diving to sea kayaking, there are plenty of adventures you can indulge in. During the summer days, merely riding on your bicycle to explore the beauty of Sweden is a treat in itself!

3. Maldives

Maldives is a destination you must visit at least once in your lifetime. What better time than to plan your June vacation to this beautiful destination?

Over the recent years, Maldives has gained a lot of popularity. Because of that, a lot of budget airlines operate their flights to Maldives. Once you land at Maldives, you’ll be stunned to see crystal clear, blue water afar. This endless sea offers countless opportunities of sports and other water adventures. The marine life in Maldives is truly exotic, and staying at an all-inclusive resort will help you to save big and make the most out of your vacation to Maldives.

Mature Travelers – Is Mother Nature’s Fall Spectacular in Your Travel Plans?

Fall is a great time to travel when the summer rush is over. There are so many great ways to do the fall leaf peep, one is sure to fit into your budget and lifestyle. If you have promised yourself to take a changing of the foliage tour as one of the top 100 things on your retirement travel plans, it’s not too late to get started. Of course, this may be a regular pilgrimage but you may want to do something different this time around.

Mature travelers are playing it smart these days. They are traveling in groups, and you can travel with people with common interests or people with diverse interests.

You may travel with a group of scrap bookers and collect leaves to commemorate your trip in a scrapbook.

Some may collect photographs and share them on line with children and grandchildren.

Others may film a falling leaf and share your changing of the foliage trip on YouTube.

You could celebrate a birthday, an anniversary, a renewal of marriage vows on this colorful trip and bring family along to share this milestone.

You could even pick a spot for a wedding or engagement–there are many beautiful spots for “second-time-around” ceremonies.

Your fellow travelers can be church members you’ve gathered up for a fun motor coach ride through the Northeast. You can take one of the many New England cruises with accommodations equal to those on the high seas and invite your sorority sisters and/or fraternity brothers. This could be a great time to get together with people you’ve met online but never face-to-face.

There are fall foliage tours in several parts of the United States as well as Canada. This gives you a wide choice of places to go. It allows you to take a tour near your home or travel a little further and see someplace you’ve never been before.

You can go for it like the characters in the move “The Bucket List” and enjoy travel plans with a theme. Do it now!

Milford Sound, New Zealand – World’s Top Travel Destination

It all began with a Special birthday

“So what would you like to have for your birthday?” I asked my darling daughter Ketki. After all it was her 21st birthday and a very special to all of us. Having known Ketki for that long I knew she would flash her 24 carrot smile and say in her loving tone, “I don’t need anything, Dad.. I’ve got everything” and exactly that happened. You know… the hardest thing my wife Pratibha and I have ever experienced in our entire life is nothing else but to find the right birthday gift for someone. We always struggled with it. But now the question was my own daughter’s 21st birthday gift.

Luckily, my son Kunal came to my rescue and suggested we should sponsor Ketki a holiday trip to New Zealand with a friend of her choice. However, Pratibha wasn’t comfortable letting Ketki go to a country she has never been before, even with her friend, and said Ketki should visit New Zealand with her brother Kunal. “Good as gold” said I, but the matter was not yet over. Now it was Kunal’s turn to voice his opinion. “Why don’t we all go to New Zealand as a family, Dad and have a lot of fun? It will be our surprise gift to Ketki on her 21st which she will enjoy the most.” Pratibha and I decided to take time to smell the roses. “Let’s go”, we both said in excitement.

The itinerary was planned, bookings were made, and there we were.. on our way to beautiful New Zealand – a place we had never been before but we were all so excited about for some unknown reason. We could have very easily chosen another place like Singapore or Fiji for spending quality time as a family together but apparently New Zealand was a destination chosen for us by Him.

New Zealand is the land of diverse landscapes. As we drove our way from Christchurch – New Zealand’s garden city, and traveled south to Queenstown the country greeted and welcome us with open arms. Melbourne, Australia has been awarded the title “The most liveable city in the world” a few times but New Zealand really impressed us. It was different and unique. We found a very close intimacy with a country which is blessed with nature’s scenic beauty. The air was 100% pure, crisp like anything and the freshness in air increased our excitement levels even more. The one thing which we all noticed on our arrival in New Zealand was the warmth in the hearts of people and the tremendous hospitality they literally showered on us. The staff members at every gas station made me feel very special by filling gas in my car whichever gas station we stopped by. It was just the beginning of a true family vacation which we all were looking forward to after migrating to Australia.
The one thing I would recommend to anyone traveling to New Zealand is either to take a train or to drive through this beautiful country as much as you can, instead of flying by airplane. The 300 miles stretch between Christchurch and Queenstown is an absolute driving treat for visitors. The Westland mountain ranges look stunning and the unique pink & purple flowers on both sides of the road are very catchy – you just can’t overlook them.

Depending on the time you have there are many routes to reach Queenstown, but we purposely took the Lake Tekapo route. As we reached this incredible lake I realized we had made the best decision. Rich golden landscapes bordered by brightly colored lupines paved the way for our arrival into Lake Tekapo. This glacial fed turquoise blue lake is a hive of activity for everything outdoors. Considered a Kiwi holiday hot spot, this lake offers scenic flights, walking trails, guided Alpine climbing and walking, mountain biking, kayaking, and much more.

Queenstown – a blissful experience

The Christchurch to Queenstown driving distance with stopovers is around 7 hours but it’s absolutely worth it. Queenstown, in my opinion, is New Zealand’s best town. It would seem that nature God has poured more blessings on this small country town in comparison with others. Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is a South Island location with immaculately gorgeous surroundings. This adrenalin/adventure capital of the southern hemisphere is an extremely popular stop on the travellers’ circuit, especially in the winter months of July and August when the ski crew are in town.

New Zealand has always been a popular tourist attraction to Australians. But I guess, New Zealand’s sheer beauty was brought to the notice of worldwide audience by the trilogy of “Lord of the rings” – thanks to Peter Jackson. We were fortunate enough to visit a few shooting locations of this extremely popular movie along our way.

We visited New Zealand after winter, around Christmas – the best time to visit New Zealand. However, we could still experience the crowns of snow on mountain peaks. Kunal said the mountains looked very graceful from the sky. Queenstown is one of the very few places in the world where within a space of just a few days you can quench your thirst of sky-diving and bungee jumping, experience mountain vistas, ancient forests, volcanic landscapes, river jets, cruises, stunning coastline, ride the skyline gondola for iconic views across Queenstown and lake Wakatipu and much more while spotting wildlife found nowhere else on earth. There’s no shortage of things happening around the region with plenty of exciting events throughout the year.

Milford sound

Milford Sound is a fjord (a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created in a valley carved by glacial activity) at a distance of 6 hours one way from Queenstown. It is right in the middle of a rain forest. The journey to Milford Sound is as spectacular as the destination itself. You can also drive to Milford Sound by car but I would highly recommend taking a cruise, just like one shown above.

Famous English story writer, poet, and novelist Rudyard Kipling described Milford Sound as the “eighth wonder of the world”. Milford Sound was carved by glaciers during the ice ages, thanks to nature’s incredible phenomenon. This gorgeous Sound looks amazingly breathtaking in any weather… beauty which cannot be expressed in words. The fiord’s standing-tall cliffs, rise vertically from dark waters and remind you of the strong ancient warriors protecting you from all sides. From the cruise the mountain peak seem to be touching the sky and the waterfalls, some as high as 3000 ft. cascade downwards. It often rains in Milford Sound and these waterfalls multiply with magnificent effect during the rain.

Judged in an international travel survey as “world’s top travel destination”, Milford Sound is acclaimed as New Zealand’s most famous tourist destination. Stunning views all along the journey, the crisp and fresh air, and nature’s majestic beauty offers you a guaranteed “wow” experience. You get a real taste of turbulent water of the giant sea when the cruise enters the sea and makes a “U” turn bringing you back to the origin of the tour. It is only then you realize how difficult sailing in the sea would be for the fishermen who risk their lives every day for making a living.

Bay of islands

After our lifetime experience of South Island, I must admit, we were little biased about it. We were not even sure if North Island will fulfill our expectations. Even if the internet technology these days offers great information and pictures of places there is no substitute to experiencing the nature yourself. The North Island did not disappoint us.

Bay of Islands is the north-west region of North Island of New Zealand not far from the northern tip of the country. We were lucky to get a booking in a hotel at Paihia, a bustling seaside town also popularly known as “Jewel of Bay of Islands”. South Island is more about nature’s majestic beauty while North Island is about enjoying activities and adventures. Both islands are very different to each other and maintain their uniqueness in all respects.

One of the “must do” tours in Bay of Islands is “Hole in the rock” tour. Piercy Island (often known simply as “The Hole in the Rock”) is located off the north coast of the North Island. This 60 feet long and 60 feet high hole at sea level was created over centuries by wind and waves making it one of the most naturally beautiful sites in New Zealand. This half a day jet boat ride offers unique opportunity to watch dolphins and experience the silence in the middle of the sea. When we visited this place the waters were calm and our jet boat went right through the hole giving us the opportunity to look at the rock texture inside the hole.

If you really want to experience the beauty of Bay of Islands you must visit the northernmost tip of New Zealand to see the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean meet at Cape Reinga. When the torquise blue waters of these two seas mix with each other they create a canvass of unique colors which gives a feeling of tranquility. So how far are you from NZ?

Ninety mile beach

Ninety Mile Beach is the narrow strip of sand that stretches on the west coast of North Island. This beach is officially a highway, but it’s only suitable for 4WD vehicles. Car rental companies won’t allow their cars on the sand due to safety reasons while private cars are not covered under insurance. Beach activities range from surf casting and swimming to body boarding (tobogganing) down the sand dunes. Both Kunal and Ketki enjoyed this.

The name Ninety Mile Beach is little misleading because it is actually only 55 miles long. When missionaries traveled on horseback on an average a horse could travel 30 miles in a day before needing to be rested. The beach took three days to travel therefore earning its name, but the missionaries did not take into account the slower pace of the horses walking in the sand, thus thinking they had traveled 90 miles when in fact they had only traveled 55. The “Hole in the rock” looks gorgeous from this beach as seen in the background in the above picture.

Another place of interest in this region is Puketi Forest. It is an ancient kauri forest located in Northland near Keri Keri. With the Omahuta Forest it forms one of the largest contiguous tracts of native forest in Northland. The tour guide told us it has 15,000 hectares of kauri, podocarp and hardwood trees and a rich diversity including hundreds of recorded species of plants, some of which are found nowhere else in the world.

The huge trunks of the trees, some of them as big as 12 feet in diameter, blew my mind. I have never seen tree trunks as huge as that. One of the shops in Paihia displays a spiral staircase and a big sitting bench carved out of such massive tree trunks.

Nothing can be as fulfilling as personally experiencing Mother Nature. I can only hope, though, that this report has given you an insight of 100% pure New Zealand. I encourage you to post your views on Face book, Twitter, Google+, or LinkedIn. If you or your friends would like to share your experiences of Mother Nature with like-minded people in the world send your articles (up to max. 800 words) to [email protected] Namaste!!!

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Top Travel Destinations in Europe

Travel is the movement of the people all over the world between relatively distant geographical locations for any duration, with or without the means of transport. It also includes the short stays between the successive journeys. There are many places to see in Europe but few places pack the punch of Europe – a historical, cultural and geographical that squares up confidently to any other continent on the planet earth.

The various places which the visitors can visit are the birthplace of democracy in Athens, the graceful canals of Venice, the renaissance buildings, the forum of Rome, the art of Florence, the Napoleonic grandeur of Paris and the Moorish palaces in turkey that were the remains of the Seven Wonders Of The World. This is one of the continents that take pride in its extraordinary heritage; it leads the world in fashion, art, music and its designs. Europe is a beautiful place to visit and there are no of locations of historical interests and as well as scenic beauty and the top traveled destinations in Europe are:

1. London: It is a historical place. The tourist will find the large no attractions and will be in bewilderment. The visitors to London are fascinated by the medieval architecture shown in the Buckingham Palace.

2. Rome: The capital of Italy remains unmatched when it comes to the sheer aesthetic domination of its antique structures and its impressive history. The Colosseum in Italy, one of the Seven Wonders of the World is seen in great amount. It attracts large number of visitors.

3. Berlin: It is serving as a capital of Germany. Some of the main boroughs to consider visiting include the greenery in the southwest Berlin, the historic centre of Mitte, and lovely Prenzlauer Berg located in the northeast.

4. Vienna: It is often referred as one of the most beautiful of all the capitals in Europe. Art, economics and even politics here are quite rich in traditions.

5. Amsterdam: it is famous for its delicious food all over the world. This city is rich in its cultural activities and is full of flourishing businesses and artists.

6. Barcelona: This city offers a collection of fantastic samples in Spanish art, fashion, lodging, as good as dining. Barcelona is the good place to devise the vacation.

7. Florence: Decorated with tiny opulence accommodations, smart eateries, overkill of charm, this city also provides an considerable arrangement of hospitality.

8. Venice: It is the loveliest places in the world. It is a city that is found in the northern part of Italy, home of pasta and pasta. Considered as one of the most beautiful places and cities in the world. Venice is also known by different names such as city of water and city of bridges.

9. Paris: France can end up being the best option. The Eiffel tower is one of the wonderful monuments to see in Paris.

10. Stockholm: It is a pride of Sweden. Being its capital city, it is also the top destination of the tourists all around the world. It has a very lovely climate i.e. humid and extreme. It is a diverse city in terms of ethnicity and industry.

Disability? Top Travel Trailer Trip Tips

Ever since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, travel for persons with disabilities has become easier and more common than ever before. Travel trailers can be modified for many users with disabilities, and there are more adaptations for special needs. If you have a disability, you have the right to expect to be accommodated.

Plan ahead for a place to stay

Although you can expect accommodations for your disability, you need to plan in order to make sure that what you need is available. Campgrounds typically have one or two spots designated as handicap accessible. When you’ve found a campground, call ahead to ask specific questions:

• Do the designated spots have a concrete slab to facilitate wheelchairs?
• Are there wheelchair ramps?
• Are the hookups easily accessible for someone with a disability?
• Are the offices, bathrooms, and store accessible?
• Do the showers have a roll-in entrance?
• Are the recreational facilities handicap friendly?
• Do they have activities that include persons with disabilities?

Plan ahead for emergencies

• Organize all of your medical information before you leave.
• Make sure you have your information clearly written out in the event that you need to visit a health care facility.
• Keep your doctor’s fax number handy for emergency prescription refills if you should misplace your medications.
• Maintain a list of all of your prescriptions and supplements with their proper names. “I think it’s a little red and black capsule” isn’t enough for a pharmacist to go on.
• Keep a copy of your prescription for your glasses handy.

While you are making copies, add your driver’s license, Medicare card, traveler’s checks, and your credit cards. Keep all of the copied information locked up in a safe place. It’s much easier to stop a thief if you have the specifics close at hand. No one wants to think about identity theft, but it’s best to be prepared.

Plan ahead for a travel buddy

There’s a certain joy in traveling independently. However, if you have special needs, it may be more comfortable to travel with a friend. If you do not have a family member, or a friend who can travel with you, consider hiring a travel companion. There are reputable travel services who can help you find a dependable person to travel with you to help you when necessary.

The Handicapped Travel Club, Inc., and the Travelin’ Talk Network are two organizations that can help you find more friends along the way. They have large networks of people with disabilities who love to travel.

India’s Top Travel Destinations for Adventure-Lovers

Feeling adventurous? Want to encounter new challenges while exploring natural wonderments? Well, this is a great time to pack your travel bags and hunt your appetency. A myriad of option are available when considering the destinations for adventure-loving tourists in India. From baffling mountain trekking to pulsating sea-side sports, and exhilarating river rafting to mystified wild safari; India boasts a range of adventures, thanks to its rich bio-diversity. So you just need to search a destination that match your adventure fancy and move ahead with proper planning in advance.

Here’re some much-preferred adventurous destinations in India:

Leh Ladakh: The most remote region at Indian subcontinent, Ladakh offers the adventures of a lifetime. With might Himalaya as background, being laden with perplexing snow and nestled at a jaw-dropping altitude, Ladakh is undoubtedly a land of wonders, and hence is a favorite hunt for adventure-seekers. Trekking here is matchless to almost anywhere in this world. Passing through amazing landscapes, clouding kissing peaks, gushing rivers and dazzling glaciers gives trekkers an unforgettable feeling. The area offers great opportunity for river rafting and wild safari too.

Goa: If exploring water adventures is your travel fancy, Goa is a perfect choice to you. From traditional water sports including windsurfing, scuba diving and jet skiing to newer activities like kite surfing, Goa beaches offer an amazing array of watery fun to savor. Water sports can be enjoyed all along the Goa’s shoreline, especially in North Goa. Lessons are available for those with no experience. Other than that, Goa is an ultimate destination for biking, boating, fishing and wildlife discovery. Goa tour packages are available to help travelers plan their Goa adventure trip properly.

Rajasthan: The spirit of bravery and adventure has always been a prominent feature of Rajasthan. Even today, the state is a treasure trove for those driven by the call of adventure. Feel the thrills of crossing vast sand dunes on the back of a camel, ride a jeep to explore mystic jungles, take a balloon safari to discover state’s royal essence from air and a lot more to satiate your adventure fancy. Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Jaipur and Ranthambhor National Park are some notable adventure-supporting destinations in Rajasthan.

Manali: A popular hill station in North India, Manali blends the tranquility and adventures perfectly. Cool pine forests and lofty Himalaya peaks surround the town with shimmering Beas River providing an alluring background. So, Manali offers great opportunity for trekkers, wildlife enthusiasts and those who love water rafting. Cliff jumping, paragliding and skiing are some other adventure sports one can enjoy during a Manali tour. Moreover, a Manali adventure tour rewards the tourists with camping on the Beas River and other associated activities like bird watching and forests trailing.

Apart from that, Sikkim, Kerala, Andaman and Rishikesh are some other destinations in India popular among adventure enthusiasts. Booking a suitable tour package online, you can ensure a pleasurable vacation at any of these destinations.

Travel Tips For Discounted Airfare to Top Travel Destinations Worldwide

Is it easy to find discounted airfare to top travel destinations around the world? Absolutely not. Is it possible to get cheap airfare to world destinations? Yes. Absolutely. If you plan the right way, you can get cheap airline tickets to whichever destination you want.

Tip #1 Book Your Tickets Early

This is the most sensible way of planning your trip well ahead of your schedule. You have the benefits of cheap air tickets, cheap hotel bookings, etc. After all, internet allows you to research your destination in detail before you make a commitment. Read reviews about the hotels, airlines, and destinations before you go. And, you can book your tickets to grab the ultra-cheap tickets.

Tip #2 Be Flexible with Your Travel Dates

Flight prices show considerable variations. The month of the year, the day of the year, the time of flight, etc are factors that determine the price. If you give yourself a window of a week, and if you are ready to fly any hour of the day, you can usually get lower flight prices.

Tip #3 Book Last Minute Flight Tickets

This is an elaborate extension of tip #2. You are always ready to go. And, you are ready to take the flight, even if you get only a minute’s notice. The last minute deals usually give deep discounts – of up to 80%. In other words, you can get the whole holiday for the price of the flight ticket alone. Such options are not suited for regular office goers.

Tip #4 Use Price Comparison Sites

There are now hundreds of such websites today, letting you compare flight prices to top destinations of the world. In whichever route you want to travel, there are always some cheap options. These cheap flight search engines list cheapest flights first. However, don’t stop with one or three sites. Check at least half a dozen of such websites to get some real big discounts. That is, if you find 40% discount in one site and think it is a deal, you may be wrong. Some other site may have 75% discount, which can translate into hundreds of dollars for a single trip.

Tip #5 Subscribe to Cheap Flight Deals via Email

This goes well with all the four tips above. You subscribe to the special deals of the day, and deals of the week newsletters from the different travel sites. They will promptly alert you via email about the top deals available. If you follow tip #3, this works especially great.

Top Travel Tips

Traveling is a good hobby. It is the best way to get away from stress and make new start. In fact the best work to do during vacation is to travel and make some unforgettable memories. Traveling to a foreign country is now become very easy and cheap. Now one can enjoy a trip to Singapore or Switzerland at a very reasonable price. Many tour and travel agencies offer great deals in tour packages. This helps tourists in making maximum fun of their holidays.

There are some tips which may help you in avoiding any difficulties during your tour. These tips are following:
1. First of all make sure that you have got the visa for traveling into the country that you want to tour.
2. If you are availing any tour package then ensure all the facilities that are covered in the package and ask the travel agent about any hidden charges etc. Look for other packages from other agencies and then compare them then only choose the best deal.
3. If possible take a map and tourist guide of the concerned country. This will help you in planning the trip.
4. Always keep some first-aid stuff with you.
5. If children are also with you then look for the hotel’s guidelines and charges list for children.
6. When packing clothes always keep in mind the weather and climatic condition of the place you are going to visit.
7. Don’t forget to keep the phone numbers of your relatives and friends who are living in the country which you are about too visit.
8. Keep a camera with high capacity memory card to capture the unforgettable moments.
9. Find the detailed list of tourist places in the country and then plan how to cover most of them.
10. If you are having a pet then make an arrangement for its stay during your tour.
11. Check out the list of stuff that you can carry with you when visiting. There can be some restrictions in objects you are carrying.
12. Always select your destination only after checking out the political situation of the country. If it is not good then avoid traveling to such place.

These tips can help you in planning your next holiday trip. For best hotel booking deals and tourism packages you may also take help from some websites.