Advice from personal finance bloggers about how to find the best deals on hotels, flights and more. By Cameron Huddleston, Former Online Editor August 20, 2014 Fall is almost here, which means shoulder season is upon us. This is the period between summer and the holidays when fewer people are traveling, so you can find deals on hotels and flights. Plus, it can be a good time to book your holiday travel because prices tend to be lower and more seats are available. You can save even more, though, by following these tips I found from some of our favorite personal finance bloggers. Plus, check back Friday for my round-up of affordable shoulder season destinations.SEE ALSO: 23 Best Travel Sites to Save You Money 4 Travel Hacks for the Budget-Minded [Credit.com] "Certain destinations cost less than others, but you can make any trip affordable by following some money-saving tips." Sponsored Content 7 Hotel Booking Websites With Private Sales & Exclusive Deals [Money Crashers] "You can’t get them through the regular booking process at a travel search site or a hotel’s own website. See which ones fit your travel habits and preferences, then check them out before booking your next trip." Big-City Lodgings for $29 a Night [Money Talk News] "Maybe you’re convinced that you couldn’t stand to sleep in a room with strangers. I used to think that. Then I gave hosteling a try and found it surprisingly comfortable." Advertisement 15 Airport Hacks From Professional Travelers [Wise Bread] "Do you want to save money on drinks and baggage fees, skip airport lineups, get good prices on flights, keep the kids amused, and stay safe when arriving in airports at unwieldy hours? Then read on, because I've rounded up 10 professional travelers and invited them to share their best airport hacks." How Travel Sites Trick You Into Spending More Money [ReadyForZero] "Just because a travel site spits out a set of prices doesn’t mean it’s a comprehensive list, nor does it necessarily mean that it will include the lowest price available."