One of the biggest concerns when it comes to booking travel for your motorsport activities is the cost. You want to take some risks and go on a trip, but then trying to stay within a budget can prove tricky. Thankfully, technology can now help you pay only what you want to pay.
Our new favorite way to search for trips? The “Explore Destinations” section of Google Flights. Let’s say you want to take your car somewhere, but you don’t want to spend more than $500 in airfare. The search engine allows you to set a spending cap and then search all the locations available at your budget.
Google’s not the first to pioneer this. Kayak has a similar Explore feature. And much like Hopper, it crunches historical price and schedule data to suggest if now is the best time to book. But true to form, Google simplifies the whole process, making it extremely easy and fun to use. Plus, you can customize your search to ensure your trip ticks the necessary boxes for your preferred travel style. If you hate layovers, you can search for direct flights only. If you’re worried about those sneaky “basic economy” baggage fees, you’re able to select an option to only list fares when your carry-on baggage is guaranteed for free.
To get started, you plug in your local airport and choose how flexible you want to be in regard to your schedule, perhaps you want to add a few days before or after the event. Then you set your maximum price and start scrolling around a constantly updating map with the most affordable prices at various destinations. It’s an incredibly easy (and fun) way to see just how far your money will take you and proves that your next great trip doesn’t have to be as expensive as you might fear.
Have fun this summer… travel safe and bring back lots of memories!
Before you go, you might want to read our article on four top driving destinations in North America