One of the things I do months before I leave on a trip somewhere is to look at Groupon. Whether it is in the USA or another country, you can find a Groupon. For those of you who do not know what Groupon is, let me explain. Groupon is a website where you can purchase food, goods, services and travel at a discounted price. These are at various restaurants, spas, online goods and travel to many places. You purchase the Groupon through the website, print up the Groupon or show it on the Groupon app on a smartphone.

I started a couple of years back, when I was leaving for Charleston, SC. I kept an eye on Groupon and found quite a few good deals. I was able to find a Groupon for ghost walks, bars, restaurants and some really neat items only sold in Charleston. I found places I never knew about and loved them. I now go back to those places. I got half off my ghost walk and paid $20 for $40 of food. I check Groupon before I go anywhere now. Groupon is all over the world.

My next trip to Italy was inspired by Groupon. I saw an incredible deal that I could not pass up and now I have a trip booked. It is fun to watch for deals. It is even more exciting to get them!