The Ultimate Travel Resource Guide
I've spent a considerable amount of time collecting my favorite travel tools for you guys! Here is every one of my resources in one place. From getting cheap flights, to good rental cars, and proper wifi, you'll find it all!
This is my personal go-to. This site allows you to search and track flights worldwide and get notified by email when the prices change. Checkout my three-step guide to planning a trip abroad.
Skyscanner is a popular flight booking site that allows you to search all flights, everywhere. You can also choose an entire country as opposed to a city to find the cheapest options. Filter for flexible dates and times.
SeatGuru.com is a website that features aircraft seat maps, seat reviews, and a color-coded system to identify superior and substandard airline seats.
Cars, Trains, Buses
This is a European travel aid, find bus, train and flight tickets around Europe in one place. They even have an app!
Rome2rio searches any city, town, landmark, attraction or address across the globe with thousands of multi-modal routes to easily get you from A to B.
This site offers the best rental car prices around the globe, and has a great 24-hour cancellation feature in case you run into travel delays.
This is one of my favorite sites in the world. I have stayed at over 100 AirBnBs. These are home rentals that private citizens have put on the market. You can find great deals and wonderful, unique homes.
This is a travel agency headquartered in Amsterdam. They have access to 120,000+ hotels and have great features that allow you to find the best prices.
If you want to stay in hostels, this is a must! Hostel world has great review features where you can see how recent travelers felt, and they have the greatest variety, especially around Europe.
This is a new feature by AirBnB, and it is wonderful! Locals sign up to give you a tour, or experience in their city. I’ve done walking tours, photos shoots, and beer baths. See all my experiences here.
Tripadvisor, Inc. is an American online travel company that operates a website and mobile app with user-generated content, a comparison shopping website, and offers online hotel reservations as well as bookings for transportation, lodging, travel experiences, and restaurants.
I am an avid google reviewer. Any place listed on google will have google reviews, and this is a great place to consider a hotel, restaurant or business abroad.
Other Helpful Sites
The Points Guy is an American travel website and blog that produces news and stories on travel, means of accumulating and using airline points and miles, politics and credit cards, in particular credit card reviews.
This site specializes in overland travel. If you want to know how to get around a certain country, Seat61 will tell you.
I love using Pinterest to plan my travel! This is a great place to go for travel inspiration and city guides.
This is a great direct flight tool. The idea is being able to explore destination opportunities through non-stop flights from a specific airport. It's a tool to set up your business meeting or weekend holiday based on your time schedule and your closest airport.
Reading is my favorite relaxing activity while traveling. I have a nook that I load with a few books before I leave. The charge lasts weeks, and it is so convenient.
Don’t forget your portable charger! The worst thing ever is running out of juice, while your driving through the middle of a foreign country. These are cheap and worth every penny.
Have a real camera has made travel extra enjoyable for me. I have a great starter camera I bought last year in Prague. And I am obsessed.
Having one of these babies is so clutch. This converter works everywhere in the world.
VPNs and Digital
Getting a DropBox is a great idea. It is an online hard drive that gives you protection while you’re on the move. I constantly upload photos just in case my camera gets stolen.
If has wifi hotspots all over the world, and in flight.
When you connect to public or Wi-Fi networks in places like airports and cafés, hotels, anyone on this same network can potentially steal your data! Use a VPN like this one to stay protected.
Get unlimited WiFi in over 130+ countries around the world for as little as $9 a day or $99 per month! This is a great option if you’re border-hopping.
Everyone knows about using Skype for video calls home for free — but it’s also very useful for cheap calls anywhere in the world. I just found this out, but it’s great for making calls home from abroad.
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