Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tickets to El Salvador - OUCH!

I love traveling! The discovery of new places, the chances to meet new people, the opportunities to learn about a different culture - I love it! I'm not really the "stay with the gringos" kind of person. When I lived and worked in Guatemala, I disliked going out with my colleagues, not because I didn't enjoy them, but because they traveled in packs. And that gringo bar that you think is so great? Try the little local hole in the wall - way more colorful!

Anyway, P-daddy and I have never traveled together outside of the US, but I'm pretty sure that he'll also be wanting to try the local joints rather than hunting for the gringo hangouts, once we actually make it out of the country together. And that's what I want to talk about! We discussed the possibilities, and with my work schedule, we think we are going to spend a few weeks in El Salvador in May. That may seem a long time away, but with my job, I really needed the hope of a great vacation when the year is done! So I was just checking out flights to El Salvador in May, and they are all between $650 and $700. For the two of us, that's almost $1500, plus what we'll need for spending while there. ouch. ouch. ouch. definitely keeping my eye out for good deals!


  1. Check out Spirit Airlines. I have heard the rates are cheaper. I just saw a post where someone had found roundtrip tickets for $500 and that was for next month. It could also be the timing. There is a lot of travel here for Mothers Day. Hope to see you in May!!!

  2. oh my goodness, I just checked out Spirit and we could actually get tix for about $200 round trip each if we flew on their cheapest flights! They don't have May dates and rates posted yet, but that would be such a great deal! Thanks for the suggestion - I'm going to keep an eye on those fares! And it would be great to see you in May!

  3. oh never mind, i was looking at the one-way price (but that's only about $140 - 180) - round trip would be closer to $400. but that's still not bad!