> Bless Their Hearts Mom: Book Review: Take More Vacations: How to Search Better, Book Cheaper, and Travel the WorldbyScott Keyes
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Book Review: Take More Vacations: How to Search Better, Book Cheaper, and Travel the WorldbyScott Keyes

 Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook free of charge, from Harper Collins, via EdelweissPlus, for review purposes on this blog. No compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it, all opinions are my own


The founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights explains why we’re searching for airfare all wrong, shares the strategies that have saved his two million newsletter subscribers a collective $500 million on airfare, and presents a bold new approach for how to travel the world.


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Synopsis: 

At some point, we are all going to be free to travel again, and when that time comes, Scott Keyes will be there to make sure we never overpay for flights again.

Vacations are supposed to fun escapes, but the confusion of buying flights—not knowing when to book, where to buy, what to pay, or where to go—can erode the joy of travel.

Though airfare can be unpredictable, it’s not indecipherable. With an understanding of how airfare works and a new strategy for planning vacations, anyone can get up and go. Take More Vacations will first explain what’s stopping us from traveling as much as we want to and the cognitive biases that push us to overpay for flights. Readers will discover why the traditional way of planning vacations undercuts our ability to enjoy them, and how a new approach can lead to cheaper fares and more trips.

Next, Keyes explains why cheap flights never have to be inconvenient flights, and all the steps you can take to get a good fare even when you don’t have flexibility. He lays out practical advice on when and where to book, the hidden reason to avoid budget airlines, and the surprising best week for international travel. He debunks myths (don’t bother clearing your cookies), explains why airlines regularly sell $300 roundtrip flights to Europe, and shows how small airports actually get the best deals.

Imagine if vacation planning was as fun as the trip itself. Take More Vacations challenges the conventional wisdom that it costs thousands of dollars to fly overseas and shows readers how to make previously unthinkable trips possible.

Review: 

I know a lot of you are already getting out there and taking vacations, just maybe not as grand as normal. More road trip than flying? However there will be a time when we can travel again, and that is where this book will come into play for you. A lot of what is in the book is obviously based on pre-pandemic travel. The airline industry is struggling and when things go back, you may not be able to catch all the steals and deals in this book. BUT if nothing else, it will give you ideas on where to START looking for deals! My only negative about the book is the constant advertisement for the author's website and subscription services. While I understand you want to promote it, this book could have included other travel discounts and ideas, and been a book that people could be using a OT right now instead....But it you are an airline flyer, this book will give you tips that you can use.


About the Author:

Scott Keyes is the founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights, a travel platform with over two million members around the world. It’s been called “the travel world’s best-kept secret” by Thrillist and received praise in the New York Times and the Washington Post, among others. Prior to becoming a leading expert on cheap flights, Scott graduated from Stanford University and worked for years as a journalist, with bylines in the Washington Post, the Atlantic, the Guardian, the Nation, and elsewhere. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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