Other Lives

alright. So. Budget traveling.

Just recently bought tickets to Europe.  They were 900 ish round trip from Minneapolis.  Supposedly buying tickets exactly 2 months before departure date will get you the best deal.  But don’t take my word for it, that article I read which I don’t have the link for is probably obsolete now.  GOOGLE.

It’s a good idea to pick countries that are relatively close together (if you want cheap).  This time I’m going to Germany, Italy, and the Czech Republic, all of which are accessible by train and blablacar.

Anyways.  If you’re not picky about where you land and when you go, use Google’s search tool for “flexible dates” and look at the map to see which airports you can get to for cheaper.

But Europe…. Europe is overrated.  EXCEPT If you’re into Salsa and other types of Latin Dancing you can go to a different congress every weekend which does kick it up a notch.  A lot of music / dance related things and of course Tommorowland. You can go other places cheaper and yeah, happier. Spent the best month of my life in Thailand getting tefl certified with TEFL Plus.

Before you begin your life of travel, PLEASE get a travel rewards card… I usually open one, buy stuff, get the sign on bonus, then cancel it after I’ve used my rewards (before the first year with no fees expires). I’m about to use my United Mileage Plus card to get a free trip to Ecuador this fall.

The Points Guy swears by the Card Match tool for choosing a rewards card.

Make sure there’s  a sign on bonus, the huger the better.

Nomadic Matt is also a good website to get this kind of info from. And he will email you responses to your travel questions.
Something to inspire you to hit up a Bachata Congress.

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