Weekly Flight Deals

Hey this is Jess! I know I haven’t posted in a WHILE because I have been so busy. But this blog is really important to me and Steph so are going to try and post as often as we can! Thank you for sticking around.

So I want to start this new thing there I list a few flight deals each week. I wish I could be taking advantage of these amazing prices right now, however due to being in school, working, and doing my internship I have no extra time or money. Since I find so many good deals that I can’t use, I want to share them with the readers!

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My flight search process: I always start with SkyScanner.com. This website has so many customizable options to help you find the lowest fares. You pick your departure airport (ex: NYC) and then pick Everywhere as your destination. And instead of picking specific travel dates, you can select Whole Month or Cheapest Month. Once I find a deal, I will compare the price with the airline’s website price and I adjust the dates a bit to see if I can get the cheapest price possible.

Note: I’ll be sharing flight deals that are generally from the east coast since that is where I live. If you would like to get flight deals from other parts of the US, feel free to ask!

The Three Magic Rules of Cheap Travel:

Be flexible with your dates

Travel during the off season

Compare, compare compare!

For my first Weekly Flight Deals, I’ll be sharing flights to what I call the Big Three: London, Paris, and Rome. When I ask people their dream destinations, these three places are generally high on the list… I know they are high on mine!

Round Trip Non-stop Flight from New York City to London

Tuesday January 19, 2016 – Friday January 29, 2016: $447.30

Airline: Norwegian Airlines

Book with: Norwegian Airlines


Round Trip Non-stop Flight from New York City to Paris

Sunday September 6, 2015 – Wednesday September 16, 2015: $597.36

Airline: XL Airways France

Book with: Vayama.com

*You could book with the airline directly, however it will turn out to be about $50 more*


Round Trip One-stop Flight from New York City to Rome

Tuesday January 19th, 2016 – Wednesday January 27, 2016: $517

Airline: Norwegian Airlines

Book with: Norwegian Airlines

All prices include taxes and fees! Now, I understand that not everyone wants to travel in the chilly winter months. If you would like to travel in warmer months, you can switch up the airport that you fly in to and then take a local European airline to you desired destination. Bus and train also work well too! I will post more about those types of trips in the future. 

See you next week!

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Exploring Wissahickon Valley Park

Good evening!

It has been quite a while since I last posted, but I have been super busy with work, class/homework, and my internship. I barely have a free moment! I finally scheduled an afternoon for myself to walk along some easy trials close to where I work.

Wissahickon Valley Park is part of the Fairmount Park system in Philadelphia, PA. It runs along the the Wissahickon Creek which stretches from Chestnut Hill to Manayunk. I have driven past this park many times while working over in Philly and have always desired to explore it. This park is so large that I barely made it halfway through the trails after 4 hours! I probably walked about 6 miles total along the easy trails. There are also moderate trails along the valley that I plan to check out in the future. Please visit the Friends of the Wissahickon website for more information and plan your trip today!

I shot my trip photos with my iPhone 5 and my Lieqi clip on lenses! I ordered them for around $10 on Amazon.

This kit included 3 different types of lenses: Fish Eye, Wide Angle, and Macro. They are AWESOME and I love to play around with them. It is so much fun to get photos from a different perspective. Check out my gallery below. And as always, please comment and subscribe!