When was the last time you took a really long bus ride? How long was it, and where did you go?
Please, tell me about in the comments. I’d love to include your experiences in an upcoming post.
By way of that not so obvious segue — I added several items to my growing ‘Travel Tip, Tools and Resources‘ page in recent days, including a few Europe- and South America-based bus travel resources that may be new to you.
I also added several flight search and purchase options, too, including The Flight Deal, a site which does a really good job of finding and sharing cheap flights that pop up and disappear with equal haste –like a $67 Boston-Milan flight one lucky reader nabbed. It was a mistake obviously, but one that had to be honored before it was quickly corrected. So you have to be quick to snap ’em, and free to travel on short notice.
Another that’s strong in the US that a few frequent traveler friends recently told me about is Skiplagged, a site that finds “hidden city” flights, flights where you end your travel in a layover city and skip the last segment. Those can often be cheaper than a more straight or conventional connection. An example: a direct New York to San Francisco flight will often be more expensive than a New York to Seattle flight with a connection in San Francisco. In that case, book it and simply skip the last leg. No, you can’t check any bags.
To save you some time, I added those to my oh-so-cleverly entitled Twitter list ‘Cheap Flights’, which is shaping nicely into a steady 24-hour feed of really good flight deals. Subscribe to it here. An example:
A Twitter List by pirancafe
Today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 1,165th straight, was snapped in Panama City, Panama, in June 2013. I bet it’s still running.