Trippin’: 3 Travel Discount Sites To Keep On Your Radar

October 20, 2015  |  

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Whether it’s with the family, the friends or solo, we love traveling and we love doing it often and on the cheap. In order to ensure our fly (and our pockets), we’re all about using handy sites and apps to help us through this process because trip planning can be a hassle.

Our tip? These sites–which are widely known to travel junkies–are still beneath the radar of regular folks and well we hope to change that with this post.

Take notes on these travel discount sites and get fly!

Skyscanner
We won’t lie, Skyscanner is our go-to site for trip planning. What we love about this site is that it literally searches the entire globe for the best deals on flights. On top of this you can select options like “cheapest month” which is great when you have flexibility and ample vacation time coming up. Our all-time favorite function is the ability to create Price Alerts that keep you abreast of any changes on a particular flight that you found.

Fareness
We just discovered Fareness a few days ago, which makes sense since it was just launched this past summer. And it might just might top Skyscanner on our list and here’s why: Fareness is all about discounts based on flexibility. Instead of searching by specific dates or city pairs, you can input a wide range of destinations and travel periods—say, Japan, from August through November—and instantly get back results showing the lowest fares for dozens of different gateways and trip durations. Nomads across the globe rejoice.

Hipmunk
We’re big on a few things here when we travel: solo travel, cool experiences and dope, chic, artsy neighborhoods, which is why Hipmunk is our go to site when booking lodging. It’s all about staying somewhere that is authentic and allows us to walk home with a sway in our step from a night spent hanging out a cool bar. In short, Hipmunk allows a traveler to name their favorite interest, such as nightlife, shopping, and museum-hopping, and the site will filter its listings to only display hotels in neighborhoods that are filled with the traveler’s tastes. Just like any other travel deal site, it returns listings from the usual suspects: Orbitz, Getaroom, Hotels.com, but it also brings in options from vacation rental platform Airbnb.

 

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