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The Basic Three

Three Wanderful Tips to Live BY

One

No matter how hard you try, the biggest expense typically always ends up being accommodations (after the flight of course). Thankfully there are numerous sites and providers us fellow wanderlusters can swear by that can cut our stay-costs in half. Not even joking. This is not to say that the random swanky hotel stay or late-night hotel find is a bad thing. However, if you’re looking at your future adventures and stretching your travel farther than these go-to’s will be your saving grace: Airbnb (no question!) – Trusted Housesitter (free stay for house/pet-sitting) – Coupon Cabin (rental/hotel discounts) – Hotels by Day (6-7 hour room rentals) – and of course Hostel World (need I say more?)

Two

Now I’m all for living life on the cusp, simply going with the flow and making it work when need be. However – sometimes a little organization can do a traveller wonders. Since starting my WanderBlonde adventures I have fallen more and more in love in packing cubes. Yes, I said it – packing cubes. It sounds a little ridiculous to say but these bad boys have saved me countless breakdowns of frustration, eliminate packing & unpacking time, as well as made my travels happier in general.

There’s no set ones you have to buy – it’s all based on preference. Currently, I’m loving this brand right now (here) – however, find what suits your needs and I know you won’t regret it for a minute. Anything that can eliminate even a minuscule moment of annoyance (such as digging through your bag for a simple item) is a bonus in my mind

Three

This may seem basic, but I have to say it. Please branch out and look to other sites for flights. Yes certain airlines do seat sales but realistically this typically limits you to specific locations or times – aka forcing you to change your original plans. I know it can be nerve-racking but being patient, requesting email updates on airfare price drops, and following multiple discount sites will benefit you immensely in the end. My go-to’s:

  • Air Fare Watchdog (up-to-date, real time notifications on all flight deals and drops – you’ll never miss an opportunity)
  • Sky Scanner (comparing across all sites with endless ways to filter, one is never censored to what options they have)
  • Hopper (from which day to book to what providers are best 7 which airlines are running sales – you’ll be set)

One

No matter how hard you try, the biggest expense typically always ends up being accommodations (after the flight of course). Thankfully there are numerous sites and providers us fellow wanderlusters can swear by that can cut our stay-costs in half. Not even joking. This is not to say that the random swanky hotel stay or late-night hotel find is a bad thing. However, if you’re looking at your future adventures and stretching your travel farther than these go-to’s will be your saving grace: Airbnb (no question!) – Trusted Housesitter (free stay for house/pet-sitting) – Coupon Cabin (rental/hotel discounts) – Hotels by Day (6-7 hour room rentals) – and of course Hostel World (need I say more?)



Two

Now I’m all for living life on the cusp, simply going with the flow and making it work when need be. However – sometimes a little organization can do a traveller wonders. Since starting my WanderBlonde adventures I have fallen more and more in love in packing cubes. Yes, I said it – packing cubes. It sounds a little ridiculous to say but these bad boys have saved me countless breakdowns of frustration, eliminate packing & unpacking time, as well as made my travels happier in general.

There’s no set ones you have to buy – it’s all based on preference. Currently, I’m loving this brand right now (here) – however, find what suits your needs and I know you won’t regret it for a minute. Anything that can eliminate even a minuscule moment of annoyance (such as digging through your bag for a simple item) is a bonus in my mind

Three

This may seem basic, but I have to say it. Please branch out and look to other sites for flights. Yes certain airlines do seat sales but realistically this typically limits you to specific locations or times – aka forcing you to change your original plans. I know it can be nerve-racking but being patient, requesting email updates on airfare price drops, and following multiple discount sites will benefit you immensely in the end. My go-to’s:

  • Air Fare Watchdog (up-to-date, real time notifications on all flight deals and drops – you’ll never miss an opportunity)
  • Sky Scanner (comparing across all sites with endless ways to filter, one is never censored to what options they have)
  • Hopper (from which day to book to what providers are best 7 which airlines are running sales – you’ll be set)

Useful Links


Some of the websites I use on a regular basis for finding airfare, booking accommodation, planning trips, volunteering, and more.