So I booked my flight to Florida. Due to lack of resources and the hopes that I can find a different way home, I didn’t book my flight home yet. If I cannot figure anything out before my next pay period I will just book the flight home. Hopefully the cost doesn’t go up much. However I was given a great tip on plane travel by an old friend just the other day. She suggested http://www.priceline.com because it has worked for her in the past to us the “pick your own price” feature. I checked it out to see what kind of deals you can get and honestly it is not that bad. I expected it to be a gimmick and just a way to get you to their site but it honestly doesn’t seem that bad. Don’t get me wrong I don’t see everyone saving a TON of money on every flight but as I have pointed out before a little bit can go a long way. Saving $20 on a flight can get you a Hostel for the night. Granted I did not take advantage of this offer because I am buying my tickets one at a time rather than a round trip but it still seems to be a good deal from what I could tell checking flights and costs. I do NOT recommend this at all because it usually comes out to a greater cost. However it seems it’s the only way I could guarantee my flight there at least. I figure worst case I can find another way home… I hope!
I will not be staying in a hostel this time unless it is absolutely needed. I have quite a few friends and also some family members in Florida (the main reason for going) so I have had a few offers to stay at their places. I was however thinking of taking a trip with some of them out to Miami for a night or two. Whether or not that will happen I am not sure but I would like to be prepared. I checked out a few hostels and although there are some fairly cheap ones most of them have gotten pretty bad reviews. However I do know of a hotel (I have stayed there before) that is about $100 a night and right on the beach. On person renting and sneaking a few others in may be our best bet.