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One jaw-dropping flight deal started it all. In 2013 Scott Keyes found the best deal he'd ever seen from NYC to Milan.
When he returned from that trip, his friends all begged him to let them know the next time he found an amazing deal. Scott's Cheap Flights (now Going) was born.
Today, Going is a team of more than 50 people serving more than 2 million travelers.
Download all maps and information for places you want to visit, or get a local SIM card to avoid paying expensive roaming charges.
TSA PreCheck lets you skip to the front of airport security lines - and it's just $85 for five years! Beyond worth it!
Watch tiktoks & vlogs of the destination you will visit and save on Google maps the places that look interesting.
Make friends with the locals. Not only will you gain a new pal or two, but you'll also open yourself up to many more adventures.
If you're traveling internationally be sure to download the mobile passport app, it will save you a ton of time in the US customs line
Be Flexible! Be spontaneous! Do at least one thing that was not originally in your plans.
Pack light, stay curious, and embrace spontaneity. The best travel experiences often happen when you're open to unexpected adventures.
Pick a new song or album and listen to it often during a specific trip. You'll then be reminded of your trip when you hear that music in the future.
Put down your phone and experience travel through your own two eyes instead of a screen.
If you can, travel to Iceland in the summer AND winter. It's like visiting two destinations worlds apart, and both are equally beautiful.
Plan for an agenda-free day! Exploring without set plans often leads to the most memorable moments of the trip.
Take at least one solo trip in your life. Solo travel is freeing. You'll be surprised about what you'll learn - about the world and yourself
If language and culture allow, seek out conversations with locals. Great connections are some of the most memorable parts of travel.
Book a walking tour your first day (many are free!) - you'll get the lay of the land and a better idea of the places you want to further explore on your own later.
In Oaxaca, take a daytrip to Hierve el Agua. Infinity pool hot springs with expansive mountain valley views. 10/10 you will not regret.
When traveling with children, remember to bring gum for them to chew during takeoff/ landing. The chewing helps avoid "airplane ear".
Be prepared to laugh, be embarrassed, & truly live in the moment. Push yourself out of your comfort zone & you'll have lifetime memories.
Travel overland. You might have to fly to reach your destination, but always travel by rail, sea and road once you're there.
Bookmark the restaurants and bars you want to hit in Google Maps. While traveling, you can pull up the map and visit those nearest to you.
Make plans, but be open to changing them. Some of my best memories are of the misadventures and serendipitous discoveries I never expected.
If you travel a lot, airport lounges are the best! Free food & beverage, and gets you away from the crazy hustle-and-bustle of the airport!
Quality over quantity! You can always fit one more city in the itinerary, but I've found it more rewarding to spend more time in each place.
Always ask a local. They will be sure to give you the best recommendations which you may not have found on your own.
Book places with a washer & dryer. You can pack less clothes and do your laundry before heading home! Also, follow the locals for food.
Try slowing down. Slow travel allows you to break out of tourist spaces, get to know the locals, and find hidden gems in a city or country.
Walk when possible. This will reveal hidden gems, spontaneous conversations with locals, and help burn the excess vacation calories.
Create a Google doc itinerary for your trip and edit it along the way. It's a great way to help your friends plan in the future.
Sometimes the best adventures are the ones that weren't part of your original plan. Take the detour and enjoy!
Always keep a complete toiletries bag ready to go! It simplifies packing and guarantees you never forget something essential.
When packing, instead of folding your clothes, use the Ranger Roll technique. It saves a lot of space and keeps them tidy and wrinkle-free!
I always bring a sketchpad and colored pencils for when inspiration strikes.
Leave the city! Go on a nature and wildlife tour. Take a tour of a local farm or producer. And eat at local, small restaurants.
Stay hydrated. Also, visit some of the same places during the day and then again in the evening/at night. You'll find some gems!
Use luggage packing cubes and prioritize the food you try just as much as the excursions.
Unplug from your devices for at least a day so you can fully enjoy your travel experience and the company you are with.
Before takeoff, join social media groups of the travel destination to network & find incredible experiences that the 'real' ones know about
Be curious! Take time to wander around without a map or your phone. You can experience so much more of a destination by doing so.
Don't overlook trains and roadtripping! You can get to hard-to-reach gems, find awesome hikes, and discover incredible food.
Write your packing list the week before you travel, noting the items you use regularly in your daily routines.
If you're traveling in a group and splitting costs, download Splister! You can manage and settle shared expenses in almost every currency.
If it's something you can do or eat at home...DON'T DO IT. Experience the culture where you are and be open to new things.
Bring your own water bottle to stay hydrated on the plane and make sure your connecting flight is at least 2 hours.
If there’s another language spoken where you're going, learn a bit! “Hello” and “thank you” go a long way. Knowledge = best souvenir.
Try the Argonne "jet lag diet". At least, fast once at sleep time 2 days before your trip, and start eating on the destination meal schedule.
It’s easy to overplan, but try spending more time in fewer places. I always have more fun when I allow time for wandering & people watching.
Be an eclectic eater. Don't be afraid to try something new — you just might like it. But above all else, you opened your world to others.
Capsule wardrobes! Every piece can work together interchangeably.
Explore your area in concentric circles. You can learn & experience so much more.
Exchange rates can have a dramatically positive impact on the quality of your trip, do your research.
I like to keep a few options for food or activities in mind just in case the day doesn't go according to plan. It's great to be flexible!
Leave large gaps in your travel itinerary for spontaneous re-routes and travel recommendations from locals/fellow travelers!
Take a suitcase twice as large as you need - you'll want the extra space for all the goodies you'll want to bring home!
Don't feel intimidated to travel by yourself, if you have the opportunity, just do it! You'll be surprised what you are capable of.
Book the flight. Learn a couple key phrases so you can get around in a new country. Eat, Eat, Eat! Don't get trapped going to touristy spots — find good local eats.
If you're checking a bag, put your toothbrush, glasses and an extra pair of underwear in your personal item just in case your bag gets lost.
Get out of your comfort zone. Try things you wouldn’t normally try. Engage with locals and ask them what is best to experience.
Storage is cheap; take videos! Then pick a song that means something, splice it all together, and relive your adventure at your leisure.
Track your belongings by tossing a Tile inside checked luggage! Otherwise, my favorite carry on only bag is the 40L Black Hole/42L Allpa.
Don't be afraid to try the local food outside of the touristy areas. You'll get some of the best food in the country.
Don't overthink, overplan, or overpack. The best adventures are made by winging it, making your own memories, and doing what the locals do.
Eat everything! Dive into whatever the locals are eating. There's no better way to connect with a place and its people.
Subscribe to local lifestyle vloggers from the destination you'll be visiting! You might discover spots you wouldn't usually find on Google.
Bring travel-size packets of laundry detergent so you can wash clothes in the sink. No more packing 12 pairs of underwear for a 3 day trip!
Save luggage weight by buying your toiletries upon arrival!