Free isn’t bad at all – especially when you’re a backpacker and every dollar counts! When I see something for free I usually go with it. It could be anything between a free tour to a free meal at a hostel. This time though, it was more like a free trip – to Dublin!
So here I am! A free trip to Dublin, how did that happen? Well, it wasn’t given to me so I didn’t literally get the trip for free. However, when I checked the different options for flying to Canada, the flights from Stockholm were all really expensive. That’s when I started looking for options.
And there it was. A non-stop flight from Dublin to my destination, St. John’s. I would save over 200 CAD by doing a stopover and buying two seperate tickets, one Stockholm-Dublin and one Dublin-St. John’s. As you probably can tell, I didn’t hesitate and booked the flights directly.
I booked the different flights so I will get two days here in Dublin. 200 CAD for two days is way more than I will spend here, so I even saved money by going on this trip! All expenses are covered – two nights at a hostel, food and transportation. And some Guinness of course!
So a free trip for the same price or even cheaper than flying directly from Sweden? I couldn’t say no to that! I’ve spent more than a day here already and I really like it so far. In addition to the places you’ve seen in my pictures, I’ve also been on a free tour that took me to fascinating places like the castle and Trinity College.
If you’re about to do a longer trip and have some extra time, I really recommend to check the options for stopovers – you can both save money and get to visit new places, for free! I’m having a great stay here in Dublin, but tomorrow it’s time to say goodbye to this charming city and cross the Atlantic – to start this adventure for real!
Taking a longer flight instead of doing stopovers? Afraid of a long and uncomfortable flight in economy? Don’t worry, just be prepared – check out these tips on how to survive a long haul flight!
Now that you know how much money you can save by booking the right flight – here’s how to find that flight!