Lucky for me, I get to fly home today. I’m hoping it won’t be a mess with all of the airline traffic. I figured it would be a good time to talk about frugal travel. With such high gas prices, sometimes it’s actually cheaper to take a flight (and much more efficient). I have a long way to go, around 16 hours driving, so flying just makes sense. You just have to do your research to really make sure you’re getting the best deal. Never call the airline directly until you’ve looked everywhere else! In addition to the well known websites like Travelocity and Orbitz, there are some other very good resources out there. Kayak searches all of those discount sites and tells you the best deal. If you’re a student, STA Travel will be a great starting place as well. Don’t forget to check the websites of the airlines themselves, as sometimes they’ll surprise you with a low price. Happy traveling!