An obvious Luxury Travel Hack, but one, people don’t utilise. If you have flexibility use it. Better yet couple it with other Luxury Travel Hacking skills such as utilising splitting costs or different types of travel to really give you bang for your buck.
These are our current tips for utilising flexibility to get more bang for our buck:
- Check different dates
- Check different locations
- Check different airports and flights
- Utilising stopovers & layovers
- Utilising carry on luggage only
Spend some time checking out all of these options above to minimise costs. This could simply be looking at slightly different dates or locations. Otherwise if you love hunting for a deal check out different airport and flight options for departure or arrival. An example of this is check all airports in New York to see if there are cheaper options. You will be amazed how much you can save.
Also, incorporating a layover or stopover into your flexible travel is another great way of experiencing more. We utilise the layover with every opportunity we get.
If you are interested in layovers the posts below are super helpful:
- Tourist Spots in North America on an Extended Layover
- Exploring Europe During Long Layover Flights
- Ideal Cities for a Long Layover
- The Layover – Is It Worth It?
- Layover in Oman
- Layover in Shanghai
Another great way to save some extra money to put towards more luxurious travel is by flying with carry on luggage, also known as hand or cabin luggage, only. You can certainly be strategic and flexible with your packing to save you money.
A lot of people flying into Europe from the Americas, first land in Madrid and wait for their connecting flight. But not everyone makes use of their potential layover in Madrid. As Spain’s capital and largest city, Madrid is a great place to learn about Spain. The architecture in Madrid is truly a sight to behold. And, of course, Madrid houses one of the world’s most famous museums, the Prado.
Have an extended layover coming up in the US or Canada? Still wanting to explore some tourist spots in North America? This post shows that you can still see tourist places in North America even within a short period of time, which makes the layover a great luxury travel hack.
Exploring Europe during long layover flights is a great way to see those extra cities. Maybe you are worried you may never ever make it back to Europe or that particular city? So, if you have at least a 6-hour layover (maybe even 5 hours if you are feeling game) and visa requirements allow why not leave the airport and enjoy a new city.
Most of us avid travellers are usually trying to save a few dollars where ever we can. While doing so can save a ton of cash, especially when following our many luxury travel hacks, it sometimes also has its interesting perks, such as long layover flights.
One of the things that we always include in our packing list is a good and reliable towel. Whether we’re going on a long trip or just a weekend getaway, we make sure that we have one in our bags, you know, just in case. One of our most trusted travel towels are the Tesalate beach towels, from our home country Australia.