TRAVEL SE­CRETS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Nomad Africa Magazine - - Travel Info | Namibia - Words: KRISTIE OMAR

From book­ing flights to fine din­ing: find out how to save cash on hol­i­day. Why pay more than you need to on travel? Cut costs and travel cheaper with these top ten travel se­crets for slash­ing the price of your hol­i­day.

ftravel ex­pe­ri­ence. or­get travel tips… they will only get you so far. For the best help with your up­com­ing travel plans, these 10 best travel se­crets will en­sure you get a bet­ter

Travel at the cheap­est times

The price of flights varies con­sid­er­ably de­pend­ing on the month, day and even time of travel. Sev­eral flight-book­ing web­sites let you com­pare flight prices across a whole month, mean­ing you'll be able to see the cheap­est days to fly, sav­ing you a po­ten­tial packet.

Avoid­ing the week­ends can make a huge im­pact on the price of flights. Why not com­pare travel from a Wed­nes­day to Wed­nes­day rather than a Fri­day to Fri­day? Fly­ing on a Satur­day and re­turn­ing on a Tues­day will be a bet­ter op­tion then go­ing for the tra­di­tional Fri­day/Sun­day or Mon­day com­bi­na­tion. Re­turn air­fares are still cheaper in the States, but al­most ev­ery­where you can now get fares at very low prices for one way. Do your re­search!

Beat the bag­gage fees

If you're wor­ried about ex­cess bag­gage charges, why not wear your ex­tra items in­stead of cram­ming them into your case? There are some fan­tas­tic prod­ucts on the mar­ket that let you take ad­di­tional be­long­ings on your per­son en­sur­ing they won't count as ex­cess bag­gage. A lug­gage jacket com­bined with a good hand-lug­gage bag will get you the ab­so­lute max­i­mum amount of lug­gage on

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