Websites We Use to Book Accommodation

Decide whether a hotel or apartment is better suited for your vacation. Families will often get the best value booking short stay apartments. generally offers the best prices and frequently offers great options to book with free cancellation. Book well reviewed places with free cancellation to minimize your risk in the event your plans change! 

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  • Airbnb ($40 credit off your first stay using this link!)
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  • Also, if you own a hotel and it’s not already listed on use this link to have your property featured on booking and the first 5 bookings will be commission free!

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A Few of the Best Sites for Booking Plane Tickets 

Search multiple sites if you’re looking for the best deal, because no website always offers the best price. We usually start our search via Google Flights and check other websites from there. Read our articles on Travel Hacks to Save Big Money and How to Buy Cheap Plane Tickets. Need help with your travel plans? Email me at and I can help with your questions!

Google Flights



Credit Card Points Game

We play we the credit card points game and score lots of dirt cheap international tickets.  The Chase Sapphire Preferred has no annual fee the first year and offers 60,000 bonus points (after you charge $4,000 in 3 months on regular purchases). 60,000 bonus points on Chase rewards is worth about $750 in travel credit. If your budget is smaller there’s lots of other travel rewards cards on the market.

Utilize Ride Sharing Apps

Uber ($2 off your first 3 rides). It’s the cheapest and safest way to get around many countries, including Mexico. There is a GPS record of who picked you up and where you’re going. Most Taxi companies don’t offer that (some are affiliated with Uber, like they are in Greece now). In the United States, it’s also worth having the Lyft app on your phone to quickly compare prices and book the cheaper ride.

Great Value US Airlines 

Jet Blue – Complimentary in-flight entertainment and premium snacks included, even on domestic flights.

Southwest – Complimentary checked bag included in fares, a rarity in the US airline industry. No frills compared to Jet Blue though. 

Discount European Airlines

You can score cheap plane tickets across Europe, just be sure to print your boarding passes ahead of time and know ahead how much luggage you will be traveling with! 



Aer Lingus


Best Site for Finding American Bus Tickets with Multiple Companies


Travel Blogging

Read our article on How to Make Money Off a Travel Blog. This gives you an inside look on how we’ve monetized this website and how you can make money off a website of your own!

Starting a Website

If you’re thinking to start a website, Blue Host has excellent deals. This is one of the best companies to kick off your online business while keeping your overhead costs down.

Improve Your Photography Before Your Trip

You may want to consider an online photography course. Laurence at Finding the Universe created a great online photography course as part of Nomadic Matt’s Super Star Blogging courses. The course is well worth $79 if you’re looking to start blogging or just want to improve your photography skills!

Credit Card Rewards

Read this guide on JohnnyJet on the best travel rewards cards in 2019.

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