why you should use kayak explore

Why You Should Use Kayak Explore

Kayak Explore has quickly become one of my favorite websites for travel now that we’re on a budget due to our mortgage payment. It’s a travel tool that allows you to browse for flights to different destinations all over the world so that you’re able to find something in your price-range, and as long as you’re a bit flexible when it comes to timing and the location, you’ll have a blast booking travel this way.

Here’s why you should use Kayak Explore:


The obvious reason is that you’ll find cheap flights to fun places. Instead of becoming completely horrified when I have the urge to travel and find that a certain destination doesn’t work with our budget (like, at all), I go straight to Kayak Explore to see what we can afford. The website gives me reasonable round-trip options which is wonderful since air travel has become so expensive over the past couple of years. This is a great way to see the world and save money at the same time.


 Instead of having to dig around multiple travel and airlines websites for the best date/airline/price combination, Kayak Explore does all of the hard work for you.


Since moving back to the States and finally settling down in one location, we’ve discussed going back to Europe to explore all of the countries we missed while living in Scotland. Because of a quick Kayak Explore search, we completely changed gears and decided to purchase flights to Panama and Peru. We’ve never been to Central and South America before and that’s why this trip seems really exciting. Kayak Explore will broaden your horizons and I guarantee you’ll book a trip somewhere unexpected.


Looking at a map filled with flights from your current city to every location in the world? That’s fun. You can also give the website certain search criteria like weather and activities. Want to plan a ski vacation with your significant other? No problem.

Have you ever used Kayak Explore?

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Filed Under: Travel21 Comments
  • http://ablogbyrobert.blogspot.co.uk/ Robert @ablogbyrobert

    This sounds like a great site and one I’d never heard of before. I’ll definitely check it out. Thanks for sharing! :)


    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      Let me know how you like it! It’s one of my favorite sites.

  • http://www.thegirlwholovedtowrite.com/ Chelsea

    Definitely remember this for next time we book a trip!

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      Let me know how it works out!

  • http://www.kidfreetravel.com Kid Free Travel

    Thanks for such a helpful resource! I’ve never heard of Kayak Explore so I’m off to check it out. We’re paying for a mortgage too so any sites that save money are crazy helpful, lol.

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      It’s a fun tool!

  • http://www.simplysaratravel.com/ Sara

    Thank you for this tip! I always use Kayak for flight comparisons to find the best deals, but I didn’t know about the explore option. This may be dangerous for me since I always have an itch to travel! :-)

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      Oh, it’s dangerous. I’ve already talked my husband into a few trips because of it. :)

  • http://martyna-papartyna.blogspot.com/ Martyna

    Nice blog! ;] Good tips.

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      Thank you!

  • Kendra Castillo

    Great advice, Ive looked into them a few times and its really intriqued me.

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      Thanks, Kendra! It’s a great tool.

  • Jim Mandoli

    Never used Kayak but I’m checking it out right now. Planning a trip to Croatia this spring and would definitely help. Big thanks!

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      I’ve always wanted to go to Croatia! Hopefully you find a good deal.

  • http://winingwhining.blogspot.com/ Cat R

    Cool! Will this be good if I’m already in Europe? What did you use when you were over there?

  • http://kcsaling.com/ KC Saling

    Ooh, this looks like exactly what I need to plan some of our vacation time over the next couple years. We’re renovating and I have a lot of work travel so I’m on a tight budget. I love Kayak for deals so I’m definitely going to try Kayak Explore!

  • http://charactersandcarryons.com/ Joyce Pak

    I never used this feature on Kayak before. It’s definitely really cool, thanks for sharing!


  • http://www.McCoolTravel.com/ Charles McCool

    I especially like the fun aspect.

  • http://www.milesofhappiness.com Miles of Happiness

    Am just discovering your blog. Just a word to say I love it !

  • http://www.renatesreiser.com/ Renate’s Travels

    Cool! This is such a good tip. I will definitely use this website. Thanks for sharing :D http://www.renatesreiser.com