The Art of Reverse Trip Planning: Save Big on Travel

the ins and outs of reverse trip planning
AUTHOR
Wendy Diep
Travel Addict & Co-founder of Let's Jetty

Alright people, let's talk travel. You know those basic travelers who pick a destination, book their flights, and call it a day? Yeah, we're not about that life. We're all about flipping the script with reverse trip planning. Strap in, because we're about to spill the tea on how to travel like a boss while saving majorly.

1. What is Reverse Trip Planning?

So, you're probably used to planning your vacay by picking a spot, setting dates, and scrambling to find the best deals. But why limit yourself like that? Reverse trip planning is like doing sh*t in reverse – starting with what you wanna do, not where you wanna go. Think big picture, babes.

2. Reverse trip planning is best for the adventurous and flexible.

This strategy is made for the flexible travel addicts out there. If you've got a job that lets you work remotely (hello, digital nomads), or you've got more vacay days than you know what to do with, listen up. Flexibility is key. If you're stuck on going to Cabo for spring break, this ain't for you. But if you're down for whatever, whenever – welcome to the club.

3. How to Slay Your Reverse Trip Plan

The easiest way to reverse trip plan? Flights are one of the largest expenses while traveling, so if you can save there, you can save big.

  1. Go to a flight searcher (I prefer Kayak or Google flights), enter your home airport, and instead of putting in a specific destination, put in "Anywhere."
  2. Use the map to scan for the low flight prices and deals in destinations you're interested in.

4. Pros and Cons: Because Life Ain't Perfect

Pros: You'll snag killer deals on flights and accommodations. Plus, you might discover new destinations you never knew existed. It's all about that spontaneous adventure, amirite?

Cons: Flexibility is key, so say goodbye to rigid plans. You might end up flying on off-peak days or hitting up destinations during their "less than ideal" seasons. But hey, it's all part of the adventure, right?

5. Show Me the Money: Potential Savings Galore

Picture this: scoring flights for a fraction of the usual price. Yeah, it's possible. Depending on where you're headed and how flexible you are, you could save big bucks – we're talking hundreds, maybe even scoring a flight for free.

6. Tips to Crush Your Reverse Trip Plan

  • Dedicate some serious scrolling time. You never know when that dream deal will pop up.
  • Don't be afraid to mix it up with different airlines. Collect those points like a pro.
  • Get yourself a bomb travel card to rack up those rewards. It's like free money, babes.

So there you have it people. Reverse trip planning is the ultimate flex for savvy travelers like us. So next time you're itching for an adventure, think outside the box and let the deals lead the way. Happy travels!

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