Listen, I love nice things, like really nice things. I have no idea how I developed such exquisite taste for luxury.
The BIGGEST problem that I face with liking nice things is, my Thousandaire reality doesn’t always lineup with my Trillionaire desires. But
today’s your lucky day this is about to bless you, because I’m going to share how you too can dabble in the Trillionaire lifestyle while still living in a Thousandaire reality.
1. Be Flexible.
Whenever I get the best rates on plane tickets, it’s because I leave my travel dates open and search the entire month for ticket prices. I have noticed that the least expensive days to travel are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, so these are typically the days I travel when my dates are flexible. That’s not to say that you can’t find good prices on other days, but these are the days that I have observed to consistently have good prices.
2. Know when to buy.
Typically, most flights tend to increase closer towards the end of the week, for a couple of reasons: 1) this is when most people tend to travel; 2) this is when most people get paid. So quite naturally, when the demand is high, so are the prices. If you can, try to purchase your airfare earlier in the week to avoid price increases. Disclaimer: In no way am I an Economist, just a Common Senseist.
3. Work, Work, Work, Work, Work, Work!
Nothing in life is free, and for a good price on travel, you gotta be willing to be like Rihana and do some work. When searching for flights, I typically start off at Google Flights or one of the other bulk travel sites, like Expedia or Orbitz. *Southwest and other discount airlines, don’t advertise on these sites, so you have to go directly to their sites to check prices.*
Don’t be opposed to purchasing two one way tickets or even tickets from two different carriers. Listen, we’re trying to keep our coint; and that may mean being unconventional so we can get to Seychelles.
4. Strike when the iron is hot!
God has truly blessed me to be able to take advantage of some pretty SWEET deals. But that was because I was prepared to get tickets as soon as the deal was available.
My #1 travel destination has always been to visit UAE, specifically Dubai, and last year, I was blessed with the opportunity to go, for a whooping $214 RT. Etihad Airways had an error fare on Christmas Day 2014, and I had already
planned thought about buying myself a ticket to Dubai for Christmas. And because my God can do exceedingly abundantly above, all I could ever ask or think, I have family and friends that live in the UAE so I was able to lodge for the $free.99. He’ll bless ya if you let Him!
Extra Nugget: The majority of my international travel is to places that I have friends and family, so I can stay with them and not have to worry about lodging expenses. Plus, you get to experience the area as the locals do!
5. Create An Account.
If you don’t already, I would suggest creating a traveling account. Deposit a couple $$ in there every week or so until you have at least $500. You would be surprised where you could go for $500 on a sweet travel deal!
I smile because I get to keep my coins!
What about you? Have you traveled lately? What are your summer travel plans?
After you have saved some moolah on airfare, check out these lovely ladies for the perfect vacation fashion ideas, Enjoy!
Lauren at Style Elixir
Allison at Two Thousand Five Designs
Debonita at Elegantly Fashionable