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How We Travel For Free Or At A Discount Plus A Giveaway

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Our 2017 travels have been divided between warm weather destinations and cold weather ones. There wasn't much in between this year. No complaining from us, though, everywhere we went was awesome! Now that it is almost 2017 we are back in planning more. We have a few really exciting trips already planned, and more destinations on our list for the coming year as do many others. As I've started sharing our travel plans for 2017, I have been asked many times over how we do it? How do we travel so much? How are the girls schooled? How are we able to afford to travel so much?

I think it's time to talk about this more and today I'm sharing one part of this. How we afford to travel. This question is a really good one. After over a decade of writing and years of having a focus on family travel we are able to partner with those in the travel industry and we are paid to travel. That means all of our expenses are covered and we are paid like any other job, except I like to think that this is the best job in the world. It is a lot of work, but I wouldn't have it any other way. There are still times though that we want to take a trip that is not covered by one of our wonderful partners, and in those instances, we plan smart with a travel comparison search engine to find the best deals.


We are not budget travelers, so for us it is all about finding the best deal on plane tickets and we are loving how our sponsored post parter lets us search and compare the best offers among hundreds of results for flights, bus, train, and car offers in just one click. We have learned that if we can find good deals on that portion of travel, there is a very good chance that there will be good deals to be had on the rest of our travel needs like hotels.


If you are new to that is because they are new to the U.S, but they are already the market-leading travel comparison site in France. They are ranked among the top 5 travel sites in other Western European countries and present in 15 countries with over 1 million searches a month on its US site already!

The best part is that the site and app are free, and booking is finalized on the merchant website. This ensures that liligo is objective, unbiased, fast and simple to use!


I tested out a few searches and it was so easy to do. After you enter your search criteria, you then have the option to book directly on the site that pulls up in the search directly. It was so simple and the pricing was very clear with lowest prices first. liligo also has a “Where To Go” feature on their website to help you find places you can travel to, that are in your budget and within your timeline.  This feature on liligo is perfect for people looking for a spontaneous trip that they also want to be affordable. So many of our trips are planned this way, and I know this is going to be my go-to first stop in planning our travels now.

If you like to plan your travels on the go, you will love that liligo also has an Android app that makes it easy to find your next trip while you’re on the go. The Android app’s “Sweet spot” feature helps you find the optimal journey by finding the sweet spot between the quickest and cheapest form of transportation. This would have come in handy for us when we planned our trip to Jamaica from Hawaii last year where we traveled less than two weeks later!
 moon-palace-cancun-beach wants to help you make the best travel memories and is hosting an awesome giveaway where you can enter to win one of 15 Insta360 cameras or one of the coolest drones on the market!


Giveaway details:

Prizes: There will be 16 winners. One winner will receive the DJI Mavic Pro Drone and 15 winners will receive a Insta360 Nano. 10% discount codes for the Insta360 Nano will be sent to all contestants.

How To Enter To Win: (There are multiple entries possible so it is better to enter early.): Visit the sweepstakes Landing page and enter multiple times through any of the following ways: -Signing up for Liligo’s newsletter -Following Liligo on Twitter -Retweeting the sweepstakes -Sharing a link to the sweepstakes with friends (facebook, twitter, email)—- entrants will even get another entry every time a friend signs up through their link 

Giveaway Dates: Sweepstakes is running from December 12th, 8am EST to December 26th, 5pm EST. Liligo will pull winners on the 26th and contact the winners by email. 

Winners to be announced: January 9rd— Liligo will announce the winners on their Facebook and Twitter pages!

Are you planning any vacations in 2017?

Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.


  1. Well we go to Disney World every year, so that is a given for next year, but other than that nothing is planned yet.

  2. I would LOVE this! I would love you job and get paid to travel! You all have SO many awesome places that I have always wanted to go! I think I might just pack myself in your bag! 🙂 I will be checking out this site to see what they have for travel deals!

  3. It’s great that your family gets to travel to all of these wonderful places. I hope Liligo comes to Canada. I would love to be able to benefit from it.

  4. No plans as of yet to travel but this looks great to compare! I will have to keep it in mind for when we make up our minds.

  5. I wish I could travel more. I don’t get out much at all. It would be nice to take a great vacation. I love all these photos you have here. Everything looks beautiful.

  6. I think sounds like a great way to save money traveling. I am really hoping to do a ton of adventures next year.

  7. I think it is amazing how much your kids get to see traveling so much. I am sure they learn way more then they would being in just a classroom.

  8. These are all great ideas. As a lifestyle blogger myself who also covers family travel, I do the same thing since our family loves to travel and this is a great way to subsidize the expenses of going on a trip to an exotic locale.

  9. I recently heard of and I am going to enter this contest. I love following along on your amazing travel adeventures.

  10. We are planning to go back home for a few nights in 2017! I’m really looking forward to it. This is really great. Liligo sounds really great I hadn’t ever heard of it before this post!

  11. I would love to be able to get paid to travel. I know that blogging is a fairly new industry but it is quickly growing. It has allowed my family to be part of some pretty cool places to visit for free and we get cool products to try out. Maybe one day, I can start a travel blog.

  12. I would love to travel more, and this website sounds like a great way to do so affordably. I will have to check it out next time we book.

  13. Ooooooo this is a first of hearing of liligo!!! I’m all about saving money on travel since just like you my family isn’t exactly budget travel either lol…. will be checking liligo out

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