Cali, Colombia is great. There's always a festival, and salsa music is playing everywhere. For my salsa dancers out there, they play that authentic Salsa Dura.
I'm taking "Caleña-style" salsa classes and I'm making friends. But, it is a bit of a culture shock because the Colombians treat me like family. This wouldn't happen in America.
Below is a trick that is useful for saving a bunch of money on international trips. For example, you should NEVER pay anywhere close to $1,000 for a trip to Europe. So I'm going to make this as simple as possible.
How does it work?
- Get overseas as cheaply as possible.
- Find a connecting flight, train, or bus to the desired city.
Why do most
people mess this up?
They pick the final destination (e.g., Rome) and try to find the cheapest flight. At that point, it's already too late. It doesn't matter if you fly to
Brussels first if the final destination is Rome. Read my previous article on more tricks to save on flights.
Why does this work?
Search engines don't necessarily pick up all regional
flight, train, or bus schedules. If you're saving hundreds of dollars, does it matter if you fly on the Oneworld alliance or if you're taking a bus to your final destination? No, not really.
When you can book a cheap trip with this method, give me a shout-out on social media.