Planning a trip?
Here are great sites that will help you plan your next adventure.
Travel Advisor: The best all encompassing site to help plan your travel. The best part is that the content is driven by travelers.
Lonely Planet: Nobody does it better than Lonely Planet. Taking along their guidebooks is a must but the website is helpful as well.
National Geographic: This site has a great section on travel and adventure. Gives great ideas and is visually driven.
12hr Travel Guide: If you’re like me, you only get a day or two in each city you visit. Use this site to make the most of them.
Booking a trip?
This can be a crazy endeavor but knowing the best sites to help book your trip is a great place to start.
Kayak: It’s one of the most popular travel booking sites for a reason. Hard to beat this one.
SkyScanner: This is my favorite sites for booking plane tickets around the globe, especially trips that do not originate from the States.
Hipmunk: This unique site looks at different factors like flight price, layover times and leg room to recommend the most enjoyable flight.
Hotels.com: My favorite site for booking hotels. Why you ask? For every 10 hotel stays, they give you a free night.
Hotwire: I love cheap plane tickets and love surprises and that’s why I love this website. By keeping some of the details of the booking secret, they can offer great deals
Airbandb: Without doubt my favorite way to book lodging. This site allows normal people to rent out their home to others. So much better than a hotel.
Other Great Travel Sites
There are loads of great websites out there that will give you the tools you need to be a more experienced traveler.
SeatGuru: This site gives you the seat maps of all major airlines on earth.
RailEurope: The best and most enjoyable way to travel through Europe is to travel on trains.
XE: A great site for up to date currency conversion.
Best Travel Apps
Apps on your smart phone or tablet can be a great way to book travel, stay organized or find travel information.
Triposo: This is a great app to learn about the place, language, culture and food of almost anywhere you want to travel.
CityMaps2Go: Through this app you can download maps of cities around the world for free.
Tripit: Booking travel? Have a bunch of confusing itineraries? This app will search your email and organize all your travel in one place.
Kayak: The same great booking site in app form.
Skyscanner: The same great booking site in app form.
Flightboard: Keep track of arriving and departing flights from almost any airport.
Travel Advisor: The same great travel site in app form.