4 days ago
I FLEW TO ITALY FOR $290 ROUNDTRIP!
Here’s how I did it👇
@FareDrop 🔹 In Spring 2019, I signed up for #FareDrop , a flight deal subscription service created by the wonderful travel vloggers @karaandnate. I set multiple possible origin airports (ATL, IAD, JFK, BOS, etc) to expand my potential destination options. From there, I watched my email for deals to different regions I’d specified in my preferences. Atlanta is home, and I couldn’t believe my eyes when a $290 roundtrip flight deal to Rome appeared in my inbox. 🇺🇸 ATL ➡️ 🇬🇧 LHR connection ➡️ 🇮🇹 FCO
THE FARE🔹7 months prior to my travel, I booked this $290 cash economy fare (World Traveller class) on @BritishAirways. My itinerary included a 3-4 hour LHR connection each way, giving me a buffer + lounge time (in true K&N style🥂)
LODGING 🔹 I booked @Airbnb for 6 nights across Rome and Orvieto, totaling $500. For my final night, I paid $45 + 6,000 @Chase Ultimate Rewards points for @hellosky.travel Rome Airport hotel (highly recommend!)
EXPENSES 🔹 I put $550 cash on my @CharlesSchwab Visa Platinum ATM card and only used $300 for all of my expenses across my trip. This includes all train tickets (Trenitalia + Metro) and all of my meals. Keeping up with the math? Let’s call it $1,100 for the entire adventure.
THE BOTTOM LINE 🔹 This is the most inexpensive international trip I have ever booked. This was also my 4th trip to Italy and my 5th trip abroad as a solo traveler. I had an incredible trip without the crowds, so my advice is to embrace the “off season” ❄️ The only down side? Because of my trip dates, I missed Kara & Nate’s #100thCountryParty in Nashville. The good news: I got to follow the fun on social media, taking this special travel community’s amazing vibes and energy on my week of Italian adventures 🤗 GRAZIE MILLE, friends! ❤️