Cheap ways to go on holiday to America

by Julia on January 25, 2017

A holiday in the United States looks to be a pretty good option during the summer, winter, autumn and spring- it’s pretty much an all-rounder. America is truly a fascinating place to travel, because of its size; you’ll be kept busy throughout your time in the country. However, with that said, going on holiday to the United States can be rather expensive, but don’t fret; there are cheap ways in getting to America, you just need to look around and be patience, but it will be well worth it.

Whatever you believe America to be, it’s true, it’s one of the most exciting and outgoing countries in the world. Each State offers its own prosperity as you have the prehistoric grandeur of the Grand Canyon, the enormous sequoias in Yosemite or the social hub that is New York City. But you must always remember to sort your US ESTA visa, this should be one of the first things you do. There’s no chance of you exploring this country without it. Now with that said let’s look at some of the cheap way in regards to going on holiday to America:


Turn to agents specialising in long-haul flights such as Trailfinders, Expedia, Netflights, and one particularly good for students is STA travel. The fares for these flights are usually good and are cheaper than other airlines. Another perk, they highlight which operator has the best deals for your chosen route. In addition to this, they suggest cheaper indirect options too which can more convenient than other flights.


This will be the biggest fixed cost as you’ll need to accommodate yourself most nights and lowering it to its minimal cost will give you more freedom with your money in the long run. This is why Air B’n’B will be your saviour.  A more comfortable alternative to the hotels that are situated around the States and its far cosier and comfortable than any hostel! You can find a lot of single rooms as well as shared rooms for $30-40 per night, if that. So if you do ever find yourself without a place to stay, this app will come in very handy

Get a Federal Recreation Pass

For a mere $80, you and three friends will get a YEAR of free entry to an entire nation of national parks, national forests, wildlife refuges and more. It’s pretty much the best deal for all those nature lovers and scenic enthusiasts out there. It’s quite noticeable that a fair few of these spots are bucket list destinations and another perk… you can camp there!


Sometimes this is the best way to get around, you can get on board with someone going in the same direction, or if you have a car, you can look for people to join you which will offset the fuel costs. Carpooling usually requires some advance planning, as travellers will look to fill their car in advance so their set for the trip, so this could be a good way in traveling from place to place.

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