My Top Travel Tips and Tricks to Help You Travel More

Book Your Flight

I love writing about romantic destinations, but my secret love is bragging about getting dirt cheap flights. I always begin my search by going straight to these three sites; SkyscannerMomondo or Kiwi.

These are my favorite search engines because they search thousands of websites and airlines, (and offer plenty of fantastic stopovers, too) so you can save time and money and quickly find the best deals.


Ohh, I am so excited to share this with you! I just spent the last week at The New York Times Travel Show with travel writers and bloggers and vloggers and influencers from all over the world, getting the latest news and updates about what’s happening in the travel industry.

And because this bold mofo is always willing to do what it takes to bring you the ultimate scoop on how to travel the world, I snuck into the VIP Speaker’s Room because I wanted to meet one of my idols, Pauline Frommer and get her secrets. She had just given a fantastic (and funny) seminar to an enormous, packed room, about her best travel tips and tricks, and she shared something huge; Skiplagged.

I immediately checked it out, and she’s right; Skiplagged showed flights repeatedly in my searches that were even cheaper than Skyscanner or Kiwi! Check it out and please leave a comment below to tell me whether you find the same results.


For the best hotel deals, use Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, (but safest/ cleanest) option, or you’re seeking something a bit more romantic and luxurious, you’ll find to be the best source at the best prices.

If you’re really on a tight budget, you can also check out Hostelworld for shared dorm or private rooms.

I also tend to use Hotels Tonight for last minute, amazing deals.

All-Inclusive Packages

I feel terrible saying this, but right now you can find some amazing package deals that include everything; flights, food, drinks, accommodations, for incredibly cheap prices because of the negative press in the media about certain places that have been hit hard by natural disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes. You can also find dirt cheap prices at all-inclusive resorts in places like Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, because of the strange circumstances surrounding the unexplained deaths of several tourists in the past year.

If you do take advantage of these incredibly cheap deals, consider checking out a few non-profits and charities at the destinations you choose and see how you can help in any way with your time and/ or money.

You can find great package deals on, but also check out Groupon packages for surprising deals.

Click here to read more about why you should travel to places affected by natural disasters.

Travel Insurance is a Must

You never know when illness, injury, theft, or cancellations may occur. Travel insurance is a game-changer and really should be your first priority when planning a trip. If you’re under 70 years old, World Nomads is a great company. For sexy seniors over 70, check out Insure My Trip.  

Businesses and Products I Use When Traveling

Check out my Resource Page for my favorite blogs to read, companies I use, romantic (and sexy) places to stay, tours I loved, products I’ve purchased, and more. Everything you need to plan your next trip!

Really Cool Travel Essentials

Check out our Travel Gifts & Gear page!

Be a Travel Blogger

Wish you could travel around the world and get paid? I’m not going to lie and say it’s easy. But, it can be done if you’re willing to work hard. But most people give up after trying to start a blog because they go into blogging assuming, “I know how to write, and I love to travel; how hard can it be?”

Hard. Very hard. There is so much more to travel blogging than simply posting photos and writing about “What I did last summer.” But there is a kick-ass course that you can take online and go at your own pace that can help you to make a really good living while being a full (or part) time digital nomad. Check out Nomadic Matt’s Superstar Blogging course here.

I cannot tell you how much the information in this course can help you, no matter how much experience you have. (Even technophobes like me!) You can start your 2020 resolutions with this one.

You never know what your life could be like if you finally take the plunge toward achieving your dream of traveling around the world as a travel blogger.

For more tips, check out how to prepare for travel in advance!

What are your top tips? Share them in the comment section below!


☑ Book your flight:  My absolute favorite sites for cheap flights are Skiplagged and I also find really great deals on Skyscanner, Google Flights, and Momondo. The reason I’ve been able to get dirt cheap flights around the world is that I’m flexible, not only with travel dates but also with airlines, baggage, seat choices, etc.

☑ Book your accommodation: I always use Airbnb and If you’re on a budget, consider using  Hostelworld. If you click on the Airbnb link and you don’t have an account yet – you’ll get a $30 discount on your first booking.

☑ Protect yourself: Yes, I mean condoms, girl. But also, travel insurance. Travel insurance is a must, especially in a post coronavirus pandemic world. World Nomads and SafetyWing offer the best rates. 

☑  Do you need a visa? If you aren’t sure if you need a visa, it would be a smart idea to take a quick look before you go. You can use iVisa – it’s super useful and easy to use.


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Your subscriptions mean I can keep my integrity and not have to fill up ad space here with all the shit people try to get me to post, like ads for Russian brides and female blow-up dolls.

Ok, let me be honest, I would consider taking their money, but 1. Google hates that so it’s “illegal” and 2. The heffers only offer me between $25-100, and these hookers can afford so much more, so I just quote them “$22,222 per sponsored post.

Anyway, for all you guys from Morocco, Egypt, India and all you Nigerian Princes who tell me you love me and want to marry me before you even learn my name, y’all can pay for the $20 a month membership.

*If I get enough of you subscribing at that tier, I might even post some of my more scandalous photos. I’ll even reply back to you once in a while.

**And any Zaddies in the house, yes, I am open to getting free flights. My Paypal is @travelriter.

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I rarely send newsletters. I’ll be honest, I’m a lazy f*ck.

Alright, that’s not really true. Actually, I don’t send many emails (yet…I will one day) for the same reason I’m not good at being a “Fatal Attraction” type of stalker. I just do not have the damn time.

I prefer focusing on writing content rather than sending emails, but in the future, I intend to make more time, both for emails and stalking men who have ghosted me.

For now, I will send the rare email when there’s such a damn good deal that I HAVE to let you guys know about it (like one penny flights, seriously)! So subscribe now and I promise; no spam shitty emails.

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This article was written by April Hope.

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