We don’t usually know where we are going or when we are going to get there. It’s one of the joys of traveling the way we do. Unforetunately, very few people travel like this. Most people book vacations well in advance and have very specific dates. As a result, most travel websites work in this mindset and ask for very specific dates of travel when making bookings for such things as trains, hotels and flights.
We are a lot more vague in our traveling and go where inspiration takes us. But how do you book a flight for “sometime next week” or “whenever it’s cheapest” or leaving “Toronto and going anywhere”? Try asking Expedia for a flight near the “end of april from Toronto going anywhere“. It will throw up in your face with all that ambiguity. But not Adioso.
Adioso is a gift to travelers like us. Maybe you have a starting point, a rough timeline and 200$. That’s enough information to get you started on Adioso. Just enter where you are leaving from, a budget and, this is the best part, in the destination type “anywhere” and in the date of departure, type “end of april”. Hit enter and watch the magical inspiration unfold!
Adioso will pull up a list of travel ideas for you as well as show you how the costs are trending over time. They will even let you get emails on a particular destination route so you can watch for a price drop.
We love booking flights this way since we often don’t care about particular dates and sometimes even destinations. We will usually extend a stay in a location if it means catching a cheap flight to some interesting place. We stayed an extra few days in Cairns for example after we found a flight to Melbourn using the strategy of “show me all flights from Cairns leaving next week”. Talk about vagabonding in true random fashion.
Adioso doesn’t work perfectly in all parts of the world. But where it does work, it’s fantastic. It gives travelers like us the tools to make our adventures cheaper and more interesting. If you are on a trip like us and don’t know where you are going, Adioso is pure genius. Give it a twirl next time you’re in the market for a flight or inspiration.