Travel doesn't have to cost a fortune. Even though airfares are not quite as low as they fell a few years ago, you can still find surprisingly cheap flights by browsing travel websites and subscribing to their specials.
Domestic airfares can be some of the best deals. Prices begin at only $58 and you have a choice of airlines including Virgin Blue, Jetstar, and Quantas. Special savings like these are a great way to enjoy a mini vacation. I have email subscriptions to several flight services and if there's an open weekend coming up, it's easy enough to check the listing of domestic specials and see if one matches a place I'd like to visit. Sometimes the rates are ongoing so you can plan further in advance, and sometimes they are last-minute unsold flights at deep discount. Either way, these kinds of specials can give significant travel savings and let you enjoy a domestic destination on the cheap!
Flights to New Zealand are offered at comparable discounts. Depending on the cities chosen, your flight can cost as little as $128.
There are good deals to be had on international airfares as well. Sometimes the best deals are part of a package, so if you plan on staying in a hotel anyway, check to see whether you can save money by booking at the same time.
How about a special price on a Hawaiian vacation for the entire family? Right now you can take a family of 4 to Hawaii, flying on Hawaiian Airlines into Honolulu. Your trip includes five full nights' accommodation at Ohana Waikiki West in a room with a kitchenette. Local transportation is provided free on the Waikiki Trolley, and you'll also receive a discount booklet to save even more on dining out and shopping, and your return airfare is included as well. The price for this family Hawaiian vacation starts at only $5,589. If you don't have children, you can take advantage of even lower package prices.
For even more modest prices, you can enjoy other exciting destinations closer to home. The skiing vacation in Queensland includes 7 nights in a resort apartment, 7 days of car rental, and a 3 day ski pass. You can spend the rest of your time enjoying other local pursuits, or purchase extra ski passes, and the whole package begins at only $679.
For deals like these, just keep an eye on specials offered by your travel agency. You might just find the trip of your dreams for a lot less than you'd expect!