How to Plan a Trip: Travel Resources You Should Have
I’ve learned about how valuable a good travel resource can be (sometimes the hard way). So, I put together this page of my favorite 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 or come back for planning your next adventure!
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Book Your Flights
Awesome flight search engine. 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
Good tool to add to your flight research. It shows you a calendar where you can preview prices and save time.
I like that you can compare multiple prices with Tripadvisor, giving you the best results from different websites.
It’s the best tool to find stopovers or long layovers, so you can escape for a day or more to a destination in-between flights. It makes the process really easy and cheap.
Another awesome flight search engine. Works wonders to find the cheapest or most convenient airfare.
Booking.com is a trusted company with a huge variety of accommodations, from the cheapest hostels to luxury villas. I like that the interface is very user-friendly and you can read reviews from previous guests.
Tripadvisor looks for the best prices and have many options everywhere in the world. It’s great that there are so many reviews you can check out before deciding to book.
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.
This is a great alternative for accommodation. You can stay in 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.
This app is great for saving some serious money. Basically, you swap for accommodations with like-minded people who are willing to let you stay in their home while they stay in yours). 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 on each day.
Pinterest is great for travel planning. I find it better than google to easily find activities you can do in your next destination.
If you don’t want to spend time building all of your itinerary, you can choose to leave it to the experts. Get Your Guide is great for finding different kinds of tours everywhere.
Book Your Transportation
This site will show you all the options you have to get from one point to another. Includes public transportation and how much each option costs. It can help you figure out your route saving lots of time.
Well, you probably know this one. 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 great option for beginners to get used to a DSLR, the size and weight are perfect for traveling and has a great value for the price.
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 favorite 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 super important to host you 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 favorite company for buying domain names. It’s cheap and safe. Offers Whois privacy protection and many other features at an affordable price.
If you have a travel blog or social channels, you’ll probably want to monetize them once you have a significative audience. Webluential connects you with brands and creates your media kit to pitch to companies.
If you are traveling 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 an amazing tool for learning languages for free and their catalogue is pretty extensive.
Have you tried any of these tools? Do you have more recommendations? Let us know in the comments!
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