Dates and location flexibility lead to better discounts. Scott's Cheap Flights sources domestic and international itineraries from your nearest airport and claims an average 60% savings.
Train travel can be more reliable than flying. Stacey Leasca says trains are one of the most beautiful ways to travel. "The journey is part of the travel experience.
For longer stays, ask about weekly prices; it may be cheaper to book that lakeside Airbnb cabin for a week than for five nights.
Create a Google Doc that everyone in your traveling party can see and edit in real time to compile suggestions for restaurants and other points of interest throughout your trip.
Back-to-back tours will certainly leave you irritated rather than energised, but nobody likes to explore a congested city seeking for supper while everyone gets hangry.
Open your suitcase a week before you leave. Hitha Palepu, author of How to Pack: Travel Smart for Any Trip, says the reminder creates expectations for room.
We've all been there: It's 11:30 the night before you leave and you're frantically packing a pair of stilettos, thinking, "What if I want to dress up for dinner?