Last week I was starting to get that annoying travel itch again. The last time I traveled this year was a week in Lisbon back in February, and I missed the feeling of walking around, aimlessly exploring a new city.

So in a random impulsive moment, I picked up my iPhone, opened Skyscanner and searched for flights to “everywhere” in April. I didn’t believe what I saw in the results: a £10 return flight to Copenhagen.

Yeah, you read right. Ten freaking pounds. That’s about €13!

It’s kind of crazy when you think about it. I live on the outskirts of London, yet a flight to Denmark’s capital city of Copenhagen could have cost me less than a trip into my own city.

I’d be landing on Tuesday 26th at about 2pm and leaving the next evening at 9pm, giving me a good amount of time to explore the city at my own pace. Because I have the flexibility though, I thought it was worth paying a total of £22 so that I could land at 11am instead and have more time in Copenhagen.

But the point is, I could have gone for a £10 flight — and so could you.

Traveling doesn’t always have to be all inclusive resorts that cost you hundreds of pounds/euros. If you’re flexible, look in the right places and time it right, a short break can cost you less than a trip to your own home city too.

I’d love to know: what’s the best travel bargain you’ve ever found? Let me know in the comments!

Fabio Virgi

A real geek at heart, Fabio caught the travel bug after traveling for a month in the summer of 2015. After visiting 4 different places in 4 weeks, he decided to leave his job, become self-employed and see all the world has to offer!