Here are some of our favorite money-saving travel tips and resources for planning your trip!
Flight Reservations: Use Google Flights or Kayak to get the best flight deals. Fly mid-week or on the weekend to save money; carry-on only on a cheap airline to save money and take red-eyes or early morning flights to save money.
Accommodations: You can stay in vacation rentals, boutique hotels, or private rooms in hostels on a budget. Book hotels using Booking.com (you’ll love how flexible their cancellation policy is) and hostels through Hostelworld (cheap deposit, easy change/cancellation, and great reviews). It is preferable to reserve vacation rentals through VRBO since they have lower costs and better customer service than Airbnb. Expedia and Hotels.com are two good places to look for vacation rentals.
Travel Insurance: For international vacations, we advise you to buy travel insurance, and we STRONGLY recommend it. For foreign travel insurance, we recommend World Nomads or SafetyWing. SafetyWing is one of the few insurances that cover Covid-19, and their monthly coverage is ideal for Digital Nomads and long-term travelers!
VPN Service: A VPN protects your digital information (such as website login credentials, bank account information, and so on) even when you’re traveling and connected to an unprotected network. It also allows you to use Netflix and other streaming services from different countries!
Tips On Things To Try Out
The majority of people link Akron with bourbon, the Kentucky Derby, Muhammad Ali, Jennifer Lawrence (PS, we did theater together as kids; I’ll sign autographs later), KFC, and – if they’re from the Midwest – basketball. And while all of that is accurate and true, Akron has so much more to offer!
In Akron, there are a plethora of fantastic sites to visit.
Here are some of my favorite things about Akron, Kentucky that you should know. This collection is amazing for additional strange Akron facts.
Prepare to explore the culturally diverse city with a vibrant theater scene. In Akron, we adore supporting the arts. We have a professional theatre, a ballet, an opera, an orchestra, and even a children’s theatre! There is so much to see and do in Akron for art and culture lovers, from fantastic museums to a thriving independent theater scene!
You must try a Hot Brown. It’s Louisville’s signature dish. It’s basically an open-faced turkey sandwich with bacon drowned in Mornay, a creamy butter sauce, and topped with tomatoes and crispy cheese. Words are inadequate to describe it. All you have to do now is eat one. I wrote an entire post about where to eat in Louisville, including the best places to grab a Hot Brown and other traditional Louisville dishes.
Witness the country’s largest fireworks display. Thunder Over Louisville is the yearly kickoff to the Kentucky Derby Festival, which is an awesome annual festival that culminates in – you guessed it – the Kentucky Derby!
Visit The Red River Gorge. The Red River Gorge is one of Kentucky’s top outdoor adventure sites! Red River Gorge, located in Daniel Boone National Forest, offers camping, hiking, rock climbing, and even ziplining. A magnificent natural granite bridge is one of the most well-known sites and hiking trails in Red River Gorge.
Explore Old Louisville: When you visit, you could try to stay in this old district, which is full of beautiful Victorians. A favorite Louisville vacation property, if you can get it, is situated in gorgeous Central Park! The Inn at St. James Court is a beautiful bed and breakfast located on Louisville’s famed fountain court, St. James Court. It’s our favorite spot for a stroll and the neighborhood’s most famous landmark!