Go for Less: World Cup in South Africa

Sure, the Olympics are pretty big, but for most of the world, the year's biggest sporting event is the World Cup of soccer, which will be held across South Africa in June.

If you're looking to go cheap and you haven't laid any groundwork, forget it. It's a precarious quadruple hurdle of airfare, hotel, car, and tickets. Scrounging tickets to the matches is the least of your problems. At the New York Times Travel Show, WalletPop's Jason Cochran met Terry Von Guilleaume, whose company Destination South Africa puts together World Cup vacations for Americans.