Travel: How To Get Cheap/Free Flights

Do you love to travel and go for an adventure in some places that you have never been to but worry about the airfare? Here are some of the tips that you can do to get a cheap or free flights and fly to your dream destination:

1.BE FLEXIBLE

There is no way that you can get cheap flights if you are not flexible, this includes flexible on dates, times, destination and airports.

2.AIRLINE COMPARISON 

Make sure to know your airline comparison engines. First, all you have to do is go to their websites and do airlines comparisons. If you find something that is cheap, go to that airline’s official website and check which is more cheaper. Another tip is, get the details of what you have found on the website and take it to your local agency to match it. Sometimes they will match the price or beat it in a lower price (I do this a lot of times).

Flight Comparison Engines:

www.kayak.com

www.skyscanner.com

www.google.com/flights

www.expedia.com

www.airfarewatchdog.com

3.WHEN DO WE FLY?

Weekends tends to be more expensive because a lot of people fly and they have the time off during the weekends. Avoid flying during the peak seasons like holidays, you’re not gonna get a cheap flight. Airlines increases their tickets on holidays, increase in traffic and chaos; if you can avoid flying on holidays, avoid it.

Make sure to book or buy your tickets ahead of time to get a good deals, start searching for airfare 5 months ahead for international and 3 months for domestic flight.

Cheapest day to fly is Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Some airlines considered Thursday to Sunday a weekend depending on your destination, .

4.PRICE ALERT & SIGNUP FOR DEALS 

If you have more time in your hand, setup a price alert. Kayak does this well where you have your save route and then they will alert you when the price goes down or it gets potentially higher. They will also give you an advice when is the best time to buy it.

Signup for deals or newsletter either directly from the airline, local agency or airline search engines. They usually have a 1-2 days flash sale or 1 day sale, promos and discounts for certain destination and flight date.

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I Am A Gamer Girl

Many people think of video games as a guy hobby but there are quite few benefits of being a gamer girl. 

 

IMPROVED FOCUS AND ACTIVE BRAINstrategy games improve your observation and thinking abilities. You have to stay focus all the times if you want to win. 

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SOLVE PROBLEMS – games would give you different perspectives and make you better at problem solving. Figure out what’s wrong, find solution and fix it.

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MEET NEW PEOPLE – whenever me and my husband play RoseOnline or Florensia, we play with friends or even strangers. It’s a great way to meet new people and make new friends. For me, it is much more interactive form of social media.

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REDUCED STRESS AND BOREDOM – gamer tend to be more relaxed that non-gamers. It’s a great getaway from stress and boredom. Whenever I’m stress out, I play Counter-Strike, blow stuff up and laugh just to calm myself down. If I’m bored and want to create virtual realities, I play TheSims and learn great things from this simulation.

ENCOURAGE SUCCESS – shout out to my forever gamer hubby buddy who always encourage me to keep trying until I succeed. Persistence and working hard will help you achieve anything.

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IMPROVED COORDINATION – I am not the most coordinated person but action games improve my reflexes and hand-eye coordination. All you need is practice and have fun.

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According to Dutch researchers that not only do newer video games provide young people with compelling social, cognitive and emotional experiences, they also can potentially boost mental health and well-being. You don’t have to be a die-hard gamer or addicted to games to be a geek. You just have to spend some time having fun in a virtual world.

Vegan Food Ideas

Everybody loves food! I always ask Mr. Google for new recipes and ideas that I can add to our daily menu for a change or turn a page from a recipe magazine or a book that looks appetizing to me. Here are some of the few recipes that got me in to cloud nine.

MATCHA GREEN TEA AFFOGATO

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Ingredients:   3/4 cup almond milk

2 tbsp. matcha green tea powder

2 scoops of vegan vanilla gelato

2 tsp. toasted coconut

Instructions: In saucepan, bring almond milk to simmer over medium; whisk in green tea
powder. Divide between 2 teacups. Top each with gelato and coconut.

ZESTY CAULIFLOWER RICE

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Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower, chopped

                         1 shallot, minced

                         1 tbsp. olive oil

                         3 tbsp. toasted pine nuts

                         3 tbsp. chopped parsley

                         1 tbsp. orange zest

                         1/2 cup raisins

Instructions: In food processor, pulse cauliflower into pea-sized pieces. In skillet, cook shallot in oil over medium high, 3 minutes. Add cauliflower; cook, stirring often, until warm,4 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients;season.

AVOCADO PUDDING

Ingredients:  2 avocados

                        2 tsp. agave

                         1 cup almond milk

Instructions: Toss everything in a blender until smoothie. Serve immediately or chill for and hour.

QUINOA KALE

Ingredients:  1 cup quinoa

                         2 cups of water (for quinoa)

                          1 bunch of kale, chopped

                         1 tbsp. of garlic powder

                          1 tbsp. onion powder

                          1 tbsp. olive oil

Instructions: Cook quinoa according to package. In your pan, put in olive oil until heated. Toss your chopped kale, garlic and onion powder. Mixed all together until kale looks withered.

DISCLAIMER: THIS BLOG IS A PERSONAL BLOG WRITTEN AND EDITED BY ME. ALL THAT WAS WRITTEN ARE BASED ON MY OPINION, RESEARCH AND EXPERIENCES. THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST, I ONLY GIVE MY HONEST OPINION, FINDINGS AND BELIEFS. SOME PHOTOS USED ARE FROM GOOGLE IMAGES FOR INSPIRATION.

Travel Tips: Backpacking Adventure

Backpacking is easy to do as long as you know the basic ideas on how to do it. I am not a travel expert and this are my personal opinion based on my personal experience. Here are some of the ideas that worked for me when I travel:

1.WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO?

The most fun but the most frustrating. Gather magazines, watch YouTube, read travel blogs, check social media like Instagram or research on line. I guarantee you, there will be millions of travel places that will show up. Here’s what I do, write down all the places that you decided that you want to go to and then mark it on a map.

2.THE HEARTBEAT

You have to think what you really want like what’s the purpose of you travel? Do you want to go the beach and get drunk or go for a ski trip or climb Mt. Everest? Do you want to do volunteer, work with leisure or just for a vacation? What are the best thing that you can do and for how long?

3.TIME AND BUDGET

Time when you are traveling and time when you going to leave for. Time will have a great impact on your budget, make sure to consider both when planning. Budget means saving money and avoiding to buy unnecessary stuff. For international travel, average spend = $1500 USD depending on your destination.

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