Plan your dream European vacation with these great tips. First in a series is airfare secrets. At Captivating Compass, I'll help youchart a course for ambitious adventure. Epic European Vacation

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 I can help you make your European dream vacation come true!  In the next few posts, I’m going to let you in on a few of the traveland airfare secrets I use when planning airfare purchases to Europe.  I’ll also help you get started on planning your dream European vacation.

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First Up, Airfare Secrets!

Planning early (or waiting until the very last minute) is a really good way to get cheap plane tickets. There are a gazillion websites out there to help you find the best fares.  My faves are Skyscanner.net, Rome2Rio.com, and Kayak.com.

Here’s what I like:

Rome2Rio.com

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I absolutely, positively, without question, love the adrenaline rush of planning the trip!Click To Tweet 

Skyscanner.net

I LOVE their “everywhere” feature on their search! Even if I know where I want to go, I sometimes see what the “everywhere” sale offers are and see if I can find a flight somewhat close to my destination. I might just be able to snag a flight and train or bus ride for cheaper than originally planned if there is a sale going on. It doesn’t always work out, but it’s great for dreaming! And you never know, I might score super cheap airfare.  It has been known to happen.  Give it a try and possibly save yourself hundreds of dollars on airfare!

 

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Kayak.com

Ok! So in Kayak.com, my favorite feature is “Explore”.  It’s on the top menu bar. Click it, enter your home airport and the world is at your fingertips!  So cool!  You can see the various prices for flights all over the world throughout the year!  And, if that’s not enough, they tempt you with destination guides with ridiculously low airfare. Romantic Getaways for $40?!? Yes, Please! At that price, I might be able to afford a babysitter for the weekend! Their “Explore” feature is super easy to use!

I often toggle between Rome2Rio.com and Skyscanner.net and/or Kayak.com. When I work the 2 search engines at the same time, I can drill down and find the best deals for  my dream destination. Try it and take your travel dreams to the next level!

These three websites are where I start my dream searching.  It helps me get a sense of what my budget needs to look like. I might need to downsize my dreams or upgrade my vacation saving plan. It’s all part of  the dreamy planning stage, isn’t it?

Of course, these sites help you avoid the planning of the trip too. Don’t get me wrong, they’ve got some great package deals!  Sometimes all-inclusive IS the way to go! BUT, I absolutely, positively, without question, love the adrenaline rush of planning the trip! It’s second only to actually taking the trip and seeing the sights and making the memories in whatever location I’ve been dreaming about!

Oh! One last thing!

Plan your dream European vacation with these great tips. First in a series is airfare secrets. At Captivating Compass, I'll help you chart a course for ambitious adventure.Remember to set up alerts at sites like Kayak and Skyscanner.   These handy alerts help you track the fluctuations in airfare allowing you to get the best price to your dream destination.  When vacation time has been approved, commit to the airfare and buy the tickets from the site offering the best price. Easy Peasy!

Cheap Flights from New York

Destination Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Fort Lauderdale

17.Oct.2017

24.Oct.2017

Tickets from 50

Orlando

22.Oct.2017

27.Oct.2017

Tickets from 64

Miami

10.Oct.2017

16.Oct.2017

Tickets from 67

Chicago

12.Jan.2018

14.Jan.2018

Tickets from 76

West Palm Beach

28.Oct.2017

30.Oct.2017

Tickets from 88

Dallas

01.Dec.2017

03.Dec.2017

Tickets from 100

Savannah

07.Nov.2017

15.Nov.2017

Tickets from 113

Myrtle Beach

11.Nov.2017

18.Nov.2017

Tickets from 117

Covington

13.Oct.2017

16.Oct.2017

Tickets from 118

Boston

29.Dec.2017

13.Jan.2018

Tickets from 123


Cheap Flights from Los Angeles

Destination Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Denver

30.Sep.2017

04.Oct.2017

Tickets from 68

Las Vegas

02.Dec.2017

07.Dec.2017

Tickets from 69

Oakland

17.Nov.2017

20.Nov.2017

Tickets from 82

San Antonio

13.Oct.2017

16.Oct.2017

Tickets from 87

San Francisco

15.Nov.2017

19.Nov.2017

Tickets from 89

San Jose

05.Oct.2017

08.Oct.2017

Tickets from 89

Dallas

03.Nov.2017

05.Nov.2017

Tickets from 98

Chicago

10.Nov.2017

12.Nov.2017

Tickets from 113

Seattle

20.Oct.2017

23.Oct.2017

Tickets from 116

Houston

27.Oct.2017

29.Oct.2017

Tickets from 118


Cheap Flights from Chicago

Destination Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Dallas

14.Oct.2017

31.Oct.2017

Tickets from 74

New York

10.Jan.2018

13.Jan.2018

Tickets from 75

Boston

02.Nov.2017

05.Nov.2017

Tickets from 87

Atlanta

08.Dec.2017

15.Dec.2017

Tickets from 92

Las Vegas

03.Oct.2017

13.Oct.2017

Tickets from 93

Orlando

14.Dec.2017

20.Dec.2017

Tickets from 96

Los Angeles

12.Dec.2017

15.Dec.2017

Tickets from 122

San Diego

29.Sep.2017

02.Oct.2017

Tickets from 134

New Orleans

20.Nov.2017

24.Nov.2017

Tickets from 142

Salt Lake City

18.Oct.2017

23.Oct.2017

Tickets from 160


Cheap Flights from Atlanta

Destination Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Orlando

23.Oct.2017

25.Oct.2017

Tickets from 75

Washington

29.Nov.2017

04.Dec.2017

Tickets from 82

Baltimore

10.Feb.2018

12.Feb.2018

Tickets from 82

Las Vegas

04.Nov.2017

07.Nov.2017

Tickets from 85

Denver

08.Oct.2017

14.Oct.2017

Tickets from 88

Chicago

28.Oct.2017

30.Oct.2017

Tickets from 89

Miami

10.Feb.2018

12.Feb.2018

Tickets from 90

Philadelphia

20.Oct.2017

23.Oct.2017

Tickets from 93

Boston

14.Dec.2017

04.Jan.2018

Tickets from 96

Detroit

03.Oct.2017

03.Oct.2017

Tickets from 100


Cheap Flights from Portland

Destination Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Los Angeles

26.Oct.2017

01.Nov.2017

Tickets from 105

San Francisco

24.Dec.2017

02.Jan.2018

Tickets from 129

Santa Ana

27.Sep.2017

02.Oct.2017

Tickets from 129

San Diego

26.Oct.2017

09.Nov.2017

Tickets from 145

Las Vegas

21.Nov.2017

28.Nov.2017

Tickets from 146

Salt Lake City

20.Oct.2017

23.Oct.2017

Tickets from 153

Phoenix

11.Oct.2017

17.Oct.2017

Tickets from 184

Ontario

05.Oct.2017

10.Oct.2017

Tickets from 185

Denver

04.Oct.2017

09.Oct.2017

Tickets from 220

Vancouver

22.Nov.2017

28.Nov.2017

Tickets from 228

Hope you gained a few tips reading about how I plan for trips!  Up next in the series is Budget Airlines.  I’ll share my secrets to getting great airfare once you have landed in Europe.  Sometimes it’s even cheaper and faster than the train!

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