I was a bit skeptical. Are there any Travel Hacks out there that I haven’t already heard? But this book promises 651 hacks so I figured that at least a few would be new to me. And I was correct. Here are a few of my favorites.
“Prices for flights actually go up the more times you visit a site, so use your browser’s incognito key.“
“Booking too early (six months out) can actually result in paying up to 19% more for your tickets.”
“Websites can tell what type of computer you are using and will show Mac users more expensive bookings first. According to The Wall Street Journal, Mac users are charged $20-$30 more.“
There are also two bedbug registry websites where you can see if anyone reported your hotel. Yuck! However, that brings up a potential problem with the book. There are a lot of URLs and app recommendations here. Websites and apps come and go. So far, about a year after initial publication, they are still working. But what may happen a few more years down the road?
Even if only 10% of the Travel Hacks are useful to you, you have still saved a ton of time by not reading a bunch of travel websites. And 10% means you have 65 good ideas to improve your travel experience. 4 stars!
Thanks to Adams Media and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.