Kayak Explore – First Seen on Lifehacker.com
Kayak Explore was built for people who don’t travel because they have to (think family reunion), but because they want to. This is the travel search engine for the type who wants to hop a flight out of town and take a long weekend… somewhere. Doesn’t matter where. As long as the accommodations are right and the city is fun, then it’ll be a blast. It’s the perfect tool for someone who loves flying into a new city, hopping a cab to a downtown hotel, then getting out and seeing what that town has to offer.
Here’s how it works. When people book flights they almost always have a destination picked in advance (the family reunion scenario). Kayak Explore flips the order of priorities by placing cost first. You type in your airfare budget for your upcoming getaway, plug in a window of dates, and Kayak Explore shows you on a map where you can fly for your money.
Say you live in Chicago and want to take a long weekend getaway sometime this fall. You’ve got about $500 to spend on airfare for you and your significant other, so, $250 a ticket Max. Plug that info into Kayak Explorer and…
Ta-da. There are your options. Whether you want to enjoy the warm breezes of San Juan, or take in the fall colors of Boise, Kayak Explore has now shown you the full range of where you can go on the money you have to spend. Another few clicks and you’re checking out hotels and B&Bs. It’s a great idea for those who prefer to spend their vacation exploring new places (hence: Kayak Explore), but can’t afford to gallivant around the country on a whim.
Flights just got cheaper, Vacations just got more exciting, and life is now a little more spontaneous thanks to this nifty doo-dad from Kayak. Upgrade your luggage, pick a season, and get ready too book a weekend adventure. It’s much easier and less expensive than you think.