Planning your travels is the single most stressful thing. Not only is it stressful, but also the most rewarding in terms of knowing exactly where we were going to be going, and roughly when.
We had our European route all planned, but then my (Lee) operation date came through 5 days before we were due to get the ferry to Amsterdam. This was wonderful timing as always, but didn’t deter us. Instead of driving around the UK and then France, Holland and Belgium. We decided that before we were heading to Spain to spend our time recuperating in the New Forest .
We have decided though to get a long weekend in to Germany but destination is to be decided.
Best way to travel on the cheap
The best way to do this is to be flexible with where you want to go and how long you are willing to spend at each location. We found that using SkyScanner and the website Rome2Rio gave us the best prices. For those that are not aware SkyScanner is the best way to get the cheapest flight price for where you want to go from and go to and Rome2Rio gives you the best prices for the likes of public transport, driving costs, planes etc.
We looked at the cost of travelling given 3 different scenarios:
- Europe -> Asia -> Australia -> UK
- Australia -> Asia -> UK -> Europe
- Europe -> Asia -> Australia -> Asia -> Europe
We would have a date that we wanted to leave and how long we wanted to be in each place and then use SkyScanner to find the cheapest place to visit and and then use Rome2Rio to find the best way to get there. Whether it is train, bus, plane, etc.
By doing this we have completed our itinerary and have saved a fortune. We have called many companies who quoted us £4,000+ for a 4 leg trip (London – Dubai – Sydney – Los Angeles), we have found our way to visit 35 different countries for just £2,600 EACH! Saving a whooping £3,000+ between the two of us and seeing 30+ more countries.
So for those saying it would be cheaper and easier to get a pre-paid around the world ticket. The answer is yes it is easier, but no it is not cheaper!