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Often Overlooked Items To Pack for a Trip Abroad

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What’s on your packing list for traveling abroad?

I’m setting off for Europe with two carry-on’s: a backpack and a purse – and a packing list that I hope is as short as I need it to be. Now, this may not seem all that impressive-  but if you consider our plans for our one week, you would wonder how we will fit it all in so little space. Well that is to come. But first, I want to show you five things that can be easily forgotten!

Granted, you’re not going to need everything on this list. And depending on where you’re going, you might not need anything! My point is, these are things that we almost forgot – and maybe you will find them equally valuable! I believe each one is well worth the price and the space in your bag. All of these items will be on my packing list for several trips to come.

in Budget-Friendly Travel, Uncategorized

The Best Flight Search Engines

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Travel Tuesday is a little bit early this week due to Valentine’s Day, but it’s oh-so-good.

It’s no secret that I’m a travel junkie. It’s something I have trouble shutting up about, and I thank the people in my life close to me that listen to my incessant rambling. You may thank me too, by the end of this post. I’m assuming you’ve already heard of the most well-known search engines; Kayak, Cheapoair, Travelocity, etc. I’m not even going to be touching on these giants because I assume you’ve tried and tested them. If not, go check them out and let me know what you think in the comments below!

However, this post is for those of you that really want to make sure you’re finding the best flights for the best deals. This post is for you if you are willing to do several searches before purchasing. It takes a little bit of legwork, but if you’re going to save hundreds of dollars, why wouldn’t you?

in Splurge-Worthy, Technology, Uncategorized

Websites I Check Everyday for Great Deals!

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Great deals come and go, and often without our even knowing! We don’t want to fill our inbox up with constant e-mails from Kate Spade, Zulily and Groupon – but sometimes it’s the only way we hear about fantastic deals.

Some of these websites will e-mail you almost daily, but it may be far more worth your while to actually visit the website. The e-mails might not show you all they great deals. Instead, they’ll just show one or two “featured” deals. I’ve made a list of sites that will save you money in the long run – but there’s a catch! You have to add them to your bookmarks and check them daily. Checking these sites will only take you about 5-10 minutes unless you get really involved.

I’ll tell you a little rule of thumb I like to implement. If there is something I really want but don’t necessarily need, I like to give myself at least a week to think it over. I’ll start to check these websites, because more than likely at least something similar is going to go on sale. If I still want it by the end of the week, then I probably found a good deal for it! If I don’t still want it then that money stays with me.

It’s all just money in the bank, baby.

in Budget-Friendly Travel, Technology, Uncategorized

How to Get the Cheapest Flights to Europe!

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When I see a really great deal, I have a habit of obsessing over it a little bit, especially if it’s travel-related. My boyfriend and I are going to Switzerland and Vienna in May for $1,000 each! I obsess about it (and all the other places I want to go) everday. Today, I almost bought flights to Norway for later in the year because I found what I believe is an amazing deal. A little rooting around has shown me a major hack that I think very few people have realized.

in Basics of Budgeting & My Experience, Budget-Friendly Travel, Uncategorized

1 Week in Europe for $1,000

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Let me tell you – few things get my heart pumping like travelling. I somehow have been to very few places in my life, but it has been my biggest dream for years to see the world.Now that I am finally in control of my finances, I can start travelling the way I’ve always wanted to. Switzerland is the land of cheese, chocolate and premiere hiking – it is everything I could ever want in a destination.

This explains why I couldn’t pass up cheap tickets to Zurich, Switzerland! Round-trip, nonstop flights from Boston to Zurich for only $450 each?! I must be dreaming.