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Thursday thoughts: frugal travel

Posted July 8, 2010

As you know, I am hanging out with my visiting brothers and their families this week so I am not posting quite as much on the blog. I did want to share this interesting list I just read of The 40 Most Useful Travel Websites That Can Save You a Fortune from 

The list includes some familiar names like, and (one of my favorites).  It also includes some really unique sites like, where you can host folks from around the world in your home or travel to other countries and stay for free at other people's homes. There is also a site listed called where families agree to swap homes for a vacation. The article offers a number of other options for finding cheap airfare, choosing the best seat on a flight, and even information about hostels (they aren't just for college students anymore).

If you are planning a trip in the future, I definitely recommend you take a look at the sites in the article. Now, I wonder if someone in Italy wants to trade houses for a week with me?!


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  • Nancy Jul 10, 2010

    Italy is heavenly!!!! Spent 10 days there a few years ago with my daughter and neither of us wanted to leave :)

  • girlwithshades Jul 10, 2010

    I'd like to trade houses with someone in Italy too! Or better yet, I could stay with some folks there so they could show me around. My cousin just forwarded me a link to a very useful site for saving money on a great vacation. It's called Tripping ( I just wanted to share it with y'all. Happy traveling!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jul 9, 2010

    After 7 days of vacationing with ALOT of extended family members, I have decided not to go to Italy or Bora Bora or anywhere else for a VERY long time. :-) Somebody else can have my Italian house swap.

  • t0tAlChA0s Jul 8, 2010

    lol good luck Faye, I hope you make it to Italy. I think I will set my sites on Bora Bora...any takers out there? =) lol