For flexible travelers, Google Flights is a godsend. The site lets you play around with dates and destinations, and displays a map with flight prices based on search criteria, allowing travelers to eye the locales with the least-expensive flights for the determined time period. Instead of playing around with filters for hours on end, here are a few tips to keep in mind in order to find the cheapest flights on Google Flights.
First, pay attention to the calendar tool. If your dates are flexible and you don’t enter any before searching, Google Flights will automatically fill in this field with a predetermined length of stay. Adjust the dates and preferred length of stay to generate new results, and set flight filters to either non-stop or with layovers.
If your destination is as flexible as your dates, enter your departure city and use the Explore tool to find suggested cheap flights to nearby destinations. Once you select a destination from the map, you can then choose whether you’re interested in a weekend trip, one-week trip or a two-week trip in a specific month or in any month within the next six months. If you know you want to leave the country, select the broader geographical filters like Europe or South America.
A final Google Flights tool to test is the price graph. Once destinations are selected, the price graph displays the flight price over time and lets travelers compare costs if they were to leave one day before or one day after the indicated dates.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Along Guyana’s Rupununi River, Karanambu Lodge is an oasis of comfort and compassion in a largely wild region undisturbed by commercial tourism. Guyana is a land rich in biodiversity and Karanambu is dedicated to its conservation, operating as both an eco-tourist lodge and a charitable trust devoted to the preservation of the Rupununi, savannah and waters.