I’ve learned about how valuable a good travel resource can be (sometimes the hard way). So, I put together this page of my favourite travel resources to help make your travel planning a bit easier.
I’ve personally used every single one of these resources and companies. I always had a good experience, so I’m constantly going back. I hope they make your life easier and turn you into a happy user 🙂
I’ll be updating this travel resource page whenever I discover an awesome new resource. You can keep an eye out or come back to plan your next adventure!
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Best Tools for Planning Your Trip
- Best Tools for Planning Your Trip
- Book Your Flights
- Book Your Accommodation
- Free Accommodation
- Plan Your Itinerary
- Book Your Transportation
- Photography Resources
- Travel Blogging Resources
- Other Resources
Book Your Flights
Awesome flight search engine. It looks for the cheapest option and includes many low-cost airlines that other search engines don’t.
This is also a great flight search engine. Allows multiple destinations and includes a guarantee if you lose a connection because of delays or cancellations
Acquired by Google, this is a tool for airfare search and pricing. The technology developed by ITA is now integrated into many online travel sites and powers much of the flight search functionality available online.
It’s the best tool to find stopovers or long layovers so that you can escape for a day or more to a destination in-between flights. It makes the process really easy and cheap.
A good tool to add to your flight research. It shows you a calendar where you can preview prices and save time.
Another great flight search engine. Works wonders to find the cheapest or most convenient airfare.
Check out this complete guide on how to book cheap flights to anywhere!
Travel website that offers flight deals and alerts on hotels and travel packages, perfect for budget-friendly trips. It’s important to check it out frequently because these prices usually don’t last long.
My WhatsApp announcement group, where I send travel deal alerts or fare errors so you don’t miss the chance to book before prices change. Flights depart from London.
Similar to Fly4Free, this platform publishes travel deals and includes packages with hotels. The site focuses on helping travellers find the best value for their money by offering a wide range of information and promotions.
Book Your Accommodation
Booking.com is a trusted company with a wide variety of accommodations, from the cheapest hostels to luxury villas. I like that the interface is user-friendly, and you can read reviews from previous guests.
Airbnb connects you with owners of houses/apartments who are renting a room or the whole property. It’s a great alternative to meet people or stay in a non-touristy area. Plus, you can find very good prices.
An online hotel booking platform offering a variety of properties worldwide with information, photos, customer reviews and promotions. It has a user-friendly interface, secure booking and 24/7 customer support.
This is an excellent alternative for accommodation. You can stay on someone’s ‘couch’ or a spare room for free. It saves you money, but the most important thing is that you get to know locals right away who can teach you about their city.
Allows travellers to work in exchange for room and sometimes food in a variety of settings, including farms, hostels, and private homes. You can search for specific regions and work categories.
With this app, you swap for accommodations with like-minded people who are willing to let you stay in their home while they stay in yours). Technically, not free, but you only pay $1 per night.
Plan Your Itinerary
I’ve planned lots of itineraries with this website. They have maps with all the attractions and points of interest. You can see the exact location, photos, route and time you’ll spend each day.
Pinterest is great for discovering fun things to do in your destination. I find it a lot better than Google for planning trips because the results are from travel creators instead of big generic websites.
Maximize your vacation time and leave the itinerary planning to the experts. Viator is an excellent resource for discovering unique tours and experiences in any destination with trusted partners.
Book Your Transportation
This site will show you all the optional routes to get from one point to another. Includes public transportation and how much each option costs.
Well, you probably know this one. A big advantage is that you can find taxis everywhere, as opposed to local taxi apps that may not be available in your app store.
This is a website for sharing your rides while paying only for gas. It works almost all over the world, and usually, the drivers are local. So you get to save on transportation and make some local friends!
I take all my pics with my Sony a6000. It’s a good option for beginners to get used to a DSLR. The size and weight are perfect for travelling, and the value for the price is great.
When I travel alone, I still want to be in my photos. However, you can’t trust the ‘skills’ of others around you. So, the best option is to bring a tripod with you and have total control of how your photos will come up.
I use this software to edit all of my photos. My favourite thing is that you can save all your editing setups as ‘presets’, which you can use whenever you want to create a consistent look across your pics.
Travel Blogging Resources
It’s essential to host your travel site with a trusted host that is available 24/7. I’ve tried a few other hosts with other websites I own, and Siteground has the best customer service by far.
Definitely my favourite company for buying domain names. It’s cheap and safe. Offers Whois privacy protection and many other features at an affordable price.
If you are travelling for a month or more in a specific country, probably you’ll need to learn more than ‘hi’ and ‘thanks’ in the local language. Duolingo is a fantastic tool for learning languages for free, and its catalogue is pretty extensive.
This is a convenient service that allows you to store your luggage securely at local shops and cafes while you explore a city. Especially useful if you have a long layover or early check-out so you can enjoy your day without having to worry about carrying heavy bags.
Have you tried any of these tools? Do you have more recommendations? Let us know in the comments!
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