Budget travel online
There has probably never been a cheaper time to travel. There are literally countless sites starting up online that offer many deals some offers are even in,cuing accommodation and a flight for unbelievable sums of money. There are sites that offer bargain flights as well which can be great value for money.
But are they worth it? Well some times it does depend on where you live. If you live near an airport you might actually be able to get a good bargain as there is little travel involved. But if you live hundreds of kilometers away this can often be a problem. But it doesn't have to be a major international airport but it does help.
I have seen a flight from England to Poland for as little as €9 because it was flying from Bradford and they had seats to fill. This type of bargain is perfect for spontaneous travel. Because there are many true last minute deals to be had. Of course this works only with destinations for which there are vid free travel arrangements. If you wish to travel to a country like Russia then you need to plan a little in advance.
Last minute accommodation sites are also great to pair up with the flights. There are big saving to be had mainly with hotel accommodation as they may need to fill rooms at quieter times of the year.
There are cheap package tours too. But by booking your flight and accommodation it gives you more control over where you want to be and places that you want to stay in. Also at the same time you are going to save a little on the way.