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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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My airfare secrets will help you get the best price!

 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

Chicago

29.Jan.2018

05.Feb.2018

Tickets from 75

Orlando

05.Mar.2018

14.Mar.2018

Tickets from 82

Miami

28.Feb.2018

07.Mar.2018

Tickets from 83

Covington

09.Mar.2018

16.Mar.2018

Tickets from 88

Fort Lauderdale

27.Jan.2018

30.Jan.2018

Tickets from 88

Boston

09.Feb.2018

11.Feb.2018

Tickets from 90

Washington

08.Feb.2018

08.Feb.2018

Tickets from 90

Myrtle Beach

29.Jan.2018

05.Feb.2018

Tickets from 102

Portland

15.Feb.2018

18.Feb.2018

Tickets from 103

Indianapolis

08.Feb.2018

10.Feb.2018

Tickets from 110


Cheap Flights from Los Angeles

Destination Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Las Vegas

10.Feb.2018

12.Feb.2018

Tickets from 55

Denver

03.Feb.2018

06.Feb.2018

Tickets from 70

San Francisco

18.Mar.2018

22.Mar.2018

Tickets from 80

Phoenix

03.Feb.2018

07.Feb.2018

Tickets from 82

Salt Lake City

10.Apr.2018

17.Apr.2018

Tickets from 109

Dallas

08.Feb.2018

11.Feb.2018

Tickets from 117

Sacramento

04.Feb.2018

06.Feb.2018

Tickets from 126

Merced

23.Mar.2018

25.Mar.2018

Tickets from 131

Monterey

23.Jan.2018

30.Jan.2018

Tickets from 132

Portland

04.Mar.2018

05.Mar.2018

Tickets from 134


Cheap Flights from Chicago

Destination Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Fort Lauderdale

30.Jan.2018

01.Feb.2018

Tickets from 69

Tampa

24.Jan.2018

30.Jan.2018

Tickets from 69

Orlando

05.Feb.2018

08.Feb.2018

Tickets from 73

Fort Myers

05.Feb.2018

08.Feb.2018

Tickets from 75

New York

08.Feb.2018

11.Feb.2018

Tickets from 75

Minneapolis

20.Jan.2018

23.Jan.2018

Tickets from 75

Atlanta

08.Feb.2018

09.Feb.2018

Tickets from 75

Denver

06.Feb.2018

08.Feb.2018

Tickets from 77

Las Vegas

20.Jan.2018

23.Jan.2018

Tickets from 81

West Palm Beach

28.Jan.2018

30.Jan.2018

Tickets from 81


Cheap Flights from Atlanta

Destination Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Houston

03.Feb.2018

04.Feb.2018

Tickets from 74

Chicago

02.Feb.2018

04.Feb.2018

Tickets from 75

Orlando

22.Jan.2018

25.Jan.2018

Tickets from 77

Philadelphia

10.Feb.2018

11.Feb.2018

Tickets from 78

Fort Lauderdale

27.Mar.2018

03.Apr.2018

Tickets from 79

Dallas

08.Feb.2018

11.Feb.2018

Tickets from 85

Boston

10.Feb.2018

11.Feb.2018

Tickets from 86

Miami

06.Mar.2018

09.Mar.2018

Tickets from 96

Baltimore

25.Jan.2018

29.Jan.2018

Tickets from 98

Tampa

09.Feb.2018

11.Feb.2018

Tickets from 101


Cheap Flights from Portland

Destination Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Las Vegas

31.Jan.2018

02.Feb.2018

Tickets from 105

San Francisco

16.Feb.2018

17.Feb.2018

Tickets from 129

Sacramento

15.Feb.2018

20.Mar.2018

Tickets from 129

Los Angeles

10.Feb.2018

12.Feb.2018

Tickets from 139

Denver

04.Feb.2018

07.Feb.2018

Tickets from 139

San Diego

10.Apr.2018

17.Apr.2018

Tickets from 152

Washington

30.Jan.2018

03.Feb.2018

Tickets from 155

Palm Springs

31.Jan.2018

03.Feb.2018

Tickets from 156

Colorado Springs

31.Jan.2018

07.Feb.2018

Tickets from 172

Phoenix

09.Feb.2018

11.Feb.2018

Tickets from 177

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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