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Flying on a Budget
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Whilst the Aussie dollar isn't at parity with the US anymore, it still exchanges well against most foreign currency on the market. This means that it's an ideal time to travel whilst it's still outside of peak season.

What does that mean? Well my dear reader, here are a few tips on how to make your travel experinece significantly lighter on your wallet.

Book Your Airfares Online
Many traditional travel agents work on commission and charge a little bit extra to cover the costs of having a storefront. Online travel agents like Zuji and Webjet don't have to account for those costs and simply accumulate the cheapest fares being offered. Don't forget to have a look on the site of the airlines themselves as well, just in case.

Subscribe to Newsletters
Online travel agents release newsletters that feature up to date deals and coupon codes that will allow consumers to take advantage of the best offers available. This is also highly convenient as deals are sent straight to your inbox.

Know when to Book
Want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life during the Christmas break? Yep, so does everyone else which is why airfares are generally at their most expensive during that peak period. Avoid trips during public holidays and look to travel during quieter periods to get more bang for your buck.

Be Flexible
Along with travelling during quieter periods, fares are sometimes cheaper from certain airports. For example, flights from Avalon in Melbourne are generally more affordable than flights from Tullamarine.

Did I forget anything? Leave some of your own travel tips in the comment section and happy travels!

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