TRAVEL TIPS

Cheap Airfare Search Engines– Although each of these sources can be used to search both domestic and international airfares, they typically prove more helpful than others when searching for international flights.

ITA Software: Click “Search Airfares Using QPX;” Login as Guest; begin your search. This search engine works for flights originating both within and outside the U.S. Additional features allow for searches by specific dates, weekend or month, making it easy to determine the lowest airfare around flexible dates.

Airfare Watchdog: This engine constantly searches for the best airfare deals and updates a list of the top 50 airfares at a given time, originating and ending in a range of destinations. Allows for searching from a specific origin or destination with the option to sign up for fare alerts by e-mail.

Kayak: This search engine tracks flights originating both within and outside the U.S., allowing you to search by specific date, by flexible dates (within up to 3 days from your stated departure and arrival dates) and by month for popular routes. Also allows you to sign up for fare alerts by e-mail.

Cheap Tickets: This search engine tracks flights originating both within and outside the U.S., allowing you to search by specific date, by flexible dates (within up to 3 days from your stated departure and arrival dates) and by month for popular routes. Occasionally this site also offers its own promotions on flights or certain destinations for additional savings.

CheapOair: This site features up to date listings of discounted airline tickets, hotels & cars in addition to frequently featuring various promo codes for additional travel-related savings.

Momondo: This site searches for the lowest fares on both domestic and international travel, but is a particularly great resource for flights within Europe as the Momondo search engine covers all low cost airlines in Europe.

Skyscanner: This site provides instant online comparisons for millions of flights on over a thousand airlines, as well as car hire, hotels, holidays and insurance. It also offers flexible search options for travelers with open schedules to find the best deals.

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Trip Prep Some stores to check in with to help you prepare for your upcoming adventures:

Idlewild Books: A unique bookstore offering travel guidebooks, maps and country specific literature organized by country for easy searching.

Flight 001: Modern and innovative selection of travel products to provide you with additional comfort, organization and entertainment for your trip.

Field Notes: Creators and sellers of pocket-sized memo books. Available in graph, plain, ruled or mixed paper and standard, limited edition colors, special edition runs or customizable book formats. 

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Local Deals (USA-Domestic & Canada)-A collection of aggregator sites offering discounted deals to restaurants, attractions and other forms of entertainment across various US cities. Some deals require a minimum number of people to buy in before the deal becomes active:

Travelzoo Local Deals: Reviews each deal before posting to ensure that it is in line with the interests of travelers.

Dealery: Brings together deals from other popular sites including Groupon, LivingSocial and Tippr among others to one place. Filter results by Dining & Nightlife, Entertainment, Activities, Beauty, Fitness, Health, Products & Services, Classes or Travel.

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 Work Abroad– Some sites posting opportunities to find temporary work or internships abroad.

Workaway: Lists travel, language and work exchanges by country and type of work.

GoAbroad: The leading international education and experiential travel resource.