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7 Tips for Getting the Best Deals on Travel

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Have you tried to get away this summer? If so, you’ve probably noticed that travel prices are through the roof.

Booking site Hopper.com notes that domestic airfares are up 16% compared to 2019 and weekend hotel rates are 29% more than they were in mid-2021.

What can you do if you get a touch of wanderlust without a thick wallet? In this podcast, we’re going to look at how you can make the most of travel, even while prices are high.

Stacy Johnson and financial journalist Miranda Marquit are joined by producer and novice investor Aaron Freeman. This week’s special guest is Lee Huffman, from BaldThoughts.com and the host of the podcast We Travel There.

Remember, even though we sometimes talk about specific investments on this show, don’t take them as recommendations because they’re not. Before investing in anything, do your own research, and make your own decisions.

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Why is travel so expensive?

Sure, inflation is an issue, but is that the only reason travel is expensive? And what can you expect?

How to save money on travel

Don’t get stuck paying more than you should for travel. Here’s what you need to know about getting better deals — no matter when you decide to take a trip.

Meet this week’s guest, Lee Huffman

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Lee Huffman spent 18 years as a financial planner and corporate finance manager before quitting his corporate job to write full-time in 2018. Lee has been writing about early retirement, credit cards, travel, insurance and other personal finance topics since 2012.

He enjoys showing people how to travel more, spend less and live better through the power of travel rewards. When Lee is not getting his passport stamped around the world, he’s researching methods to earn more miles and points towards his next vacation.

His writing can be found on many popular travel and credit card websites such as The Points Guy, Investopedia and NerdWallet. You can follow Lee’s travels at BaldThoughts.com or listen to his weekly travel podcast at WeTravelThere.com.

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About the hosts

Stacy Johnson founded Money Talks News in 1991. He’s a CPA, and has also earned licenses in stocks, commodities, options principal, mutual funds, life insurance, securities supervisor and real estate.

Miranda Marquit, MBA, is a financial expert, writer and speaker. She’s been covering personal finance and investing topics for almost 20 years. When not writing and podcasting, she enjoys travel, reading and the outdoors.

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