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How to Make the Most of Thrifty Traveler … When You’re Not Traveling

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Have you exhausted your routine of Netflix, TV, and social media binging? Yeah, us too.

Millions of travel fanatics are stuck at home with more time than they know what to do with. We've asked our readers to stop traveling for now – and that's hard. But hunkering down to slow the spread of coronavirus doesn't mean we can't all improve our travel game.

Just because we're temporarily anchored doesn't mean it's time to lose sight of our future travel goals. So we've put together some tips and guidance for how to utilize Thrifty Traveler even during this downtime to get ready for your next trip.


Dive into Travel on Our Website

Now more than ever, travel is evolving rapidly. Daily – if not hourly – there's another breaking story in travel.

So there's no better time to be well-versed in the fundamentals of travel. Bookmark ThriftyTraveler.com and start your day with the most up-to-date travel news. Or sign up for our free daily newsletter to get the latest straight to your inbox.

We cover everything from the latest on coronavirus and how it's affecting the travel industry to all the ways airlines and hotels are making it easier to change plans. We've set up a hub for all of our ongoing coronavirus coverage if you want it all in one place.


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Want to escape from the bad news? Scan through our growing section of destination guides for some of the hottest spots around the world. Or read up on some flight reviews to decide which airline you want to fly next.

Maybe it's time to brush up on your basics. Check out our beginner's guide, which will get you up to speed on the essentials of finding cheap flights, using points and miles, and essential money-saving strategies. Then stay tuned to what's new in the world of points and miles – it's constantly changing, too.

You can also follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for the latest in travel on your news feed.



Flight Deals for the Future

Now's no time to travel, but that doesn't mean you can't plan a trip in the future.

Step up your flight deal game and be ready to see the world when the time is right. We've been seeing some of the cheapest fares we've ever found in the last few weeks, available for travel from peak summer through February 2021. Now is a phenomenal time to book risk-free, as most major airlines are offering free changes and cancellations to any flights booked in April (and in some cases, through May!)

Become a Thrifty Traveler Premium member and get all the best international flight deals (plus Hawaii and Alaska) sent to your inbox daily. We find flight deals from over 145 U.S. and Canadian departure cities, including small regional airports!

As a Premium member, you’ll enjoy more than just the best international deals sent to your inbox. Take advantage of complimentary personalized travel rewards consulting to finally make the most of points and miles. And join our Premium Members-Only Facebook group to ask questions and learn from the TT team and fellow travelers.

Thrifty Tip: Looking for the next hot domestic flight deal? Follow our city-specific flight deal accounts; you may be surprised just how cheap it can be to travel in the U.S.!


Learn With Us on YouTube

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for money-saving travel tips, points & miles pointers, and more. Now is the perfect time to learn how to travel for less for your future trips!


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Bottom Line

Even though we're sitting on the sidelines of travel, it's no time to stop. This is a great time to build on your knowledge, take things further, and prepare to get out and hit the world running.


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