How to Satisfy Your Wanderlust as Cheaply As Possible with Skyscanner

How to Satisfy Your Wanderlust as Cheaply As Possible with Skyscanner

I love to travel. Unfortunately, traveling can be incredibly expensive and I’m both poor and cheap. Therefore I’m a big fan of money saving travel hacks, cheats and hacks. My favorite of the bunch? Skyscanner.

Oh wonderful, glorious skyscanner. Skyscanner allows you to search flights from all airlines and a number of deal websites. You can search for an entire month or you can even select “cheapest month” and the website will find you the cheapest flight available.

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You don’t even if have to put in a destination if you don’t want. If you’re just itching to go somewhere, just put in your local airport and leave the destination blank. It will find you the cheapest flights available for all sorts of places.

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This website can do so many things and the interface is incredibly easy to use. Now, the fares are estimated, but I’ve always found that they are pretty spot on. They will take you directly to the airline site to book, so you don’t have to plug any information in again.

Even if you don’t book with this site, I’d advise you to check skyscanner for competitive rates. If you’re not set on your dates, you can easily see the prices for the entire month right in front of you. Maybe you’ll find that it’s way cheaper to fly the day before or the day after.

Today I am linking up for Wanderlust Wednesday with Kerri, Emily & Kate.

  • I used Skyscanner years ago for a flight and I had completely forgotten about it until now! Thank you for the reminder! Now I need to start hunting for flights to get my wanderlust fix! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    • I have a serious obsession with it. I have it search for cheap flights to wherever from my local airport just about everyday.

  • Why does traveling have to be so darn expensive? Skyscanner sounds like such a great travel hack to save some serious money on flights! I love that you can leave it open ended so you can see where the cheapest place to visit might be.

    • thats my favorite feature too Ashley. I have so many places that I want to go, it’s nice to just be able to say “find me a cheap flight”.

  • Oh cool, I haven’t tried this before! I definitely should though! I agree, I like to spend as little as possible. Hotels are the worst though. I’m like… ugh it’s just sleeping! Why do I need to pay that much just to sleep?! :P I’m going to have to try this! XO – Alexandra

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    • Yeah, I hate hotels. I don’t mind old hotels, but I hate dirty ones. And the nice ones are always so expensive. I try and use air b&b when I can. It’s usually cheaper AND you get a kitchen so you don’t have to eat out every meal.

  • This sounds amazing! I have a huge passion for traveling as well, but vacation time from work and that pesky budget get in the way!
    Green Fashionista

  • I’m a bit embarrassed to admit this…but I had not heard of Skyscanner until this post. It sounds incredible! I will definitely be checking it out for our next trip! (I really should’ve used it a couple weeks ago…our flight prices were terrible!)

    Thank you for introducing me to Skyscanner! :)

    ~Lindsey
    have-clothes-will-travel.com

  • Jess

    I love that we have apps and sites to help us with deals now. This sounds awesome. I use one app called Hopper that predicts when the best time to buy my ticket should be.

    • And duh, I posted accidentally without my site. I cannot handle my clicks, apparently.

  • Going to check-out Skyscanner now. My mom is a little ill-equipped with navigating these sites. I’m looking for one that she can use to keep updated on flights to Sydney when they are offered at decent prices. This looks like it could be a good one.

    • its great because you can prices for entire months. Its ridiculous, but prices can change by hundreds of dollars depending on the day.

  • Sky scanner is seriously the best, particularly for European trips!! I’m definitely a HUGE fan!!!

  • dropping by from the linkup-flights always seem to be the most expensive part. I’ve heard about sky scanner before, but it’s never worked our for me. I need to give it another try

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  • oh i love sky skanner! okay, i haven’t used it to actually book, but i look at it so regularly i might as well haha. it’s just so easy to use and fun to see where i can go and for how much. such a fun website! next time we have time and money for a quick trip, i might look at the everywhere function. i don’t think i could handle being that spontaneous though haha

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