Want to take a vacation but not sure where to go?

Although most of my airline travel is now booked using points, I do see value in sites that help you save money for paid travel expenses.  I’ve talked about Priceline, Hotwire and Last Minute Travel for hotel stays.  I’ll talk about another hotel site in the coming days, but today I want to tell you about a cool feature on Fare Compare.  It’s called the Where-to-Go Getaway Map.

If you have flexibility in when you travel and you’re not sure where you want to go, this site is perfect for you.  It allows you to say where you want to travel from, the month you want to travel and your budget.  Based on that criteria, it will give you a list of locations you can travel to.

If you like one of the fare, you can click on the Find Flights button.

That will bring up a window where you pick the day you want to depart.

When you pick your departure date, you will get a selection of return dates to choose from.

After you choose your return date, you will be brought to a screen where you choose your specific flights.

You then click the Select button next to the flights you want.  That will take you to the carrier’s site where you can book the tickets.

And these flights actually turned out to be a little cheaper (about $15 less) than the map showed.


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