THE BEST TRAVEL RESOURCES TO PLAN A TRIP
Here you can find the best travel resources to plan your next adventures. From the specific travel articles to the places where you can find the cheapest flights, the best accommodation, great experiences and many ways of travelling on a budget. I use them all myself and they helped me to travel more and visit 60+ countries independently and so can you!
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WHERE AND HOW TO BOOK CHEAP FLIGHTS
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Booking the best and the cheapest flight very often depends on where and when you book it. The price differences between airline websites and flight portals can sometimes be huge. Below you can find a list of my favourite flight comparison tools. Go and find that amazing flight yourself!
Few simple tips to book cheap flights:
- Compare the flight prices on several websites. You can find super-useful links below.
- Be flexible with dates. The tools below have useful features for finding the cheapest flights in the year or comparing the prices throughout the whole month.
- Be flexible with the airports. Sometimes the nearby airports have much better deals and help you to avoid several expensive flight changes just in exchange for a short bus or car trip to the next city.
- Clear your cookies/use a different browser. Prices might go up the more you look at them, so make sure you clean your cookies before booking.
- Use the best website for comparing the flight prices. My favourite websites for booking the cheapest flights are below:
Kiwi.com has a great functionality of looking for flights based on the radius around the location and showing prices on the map. It’s so useful, especially when you don’t have a set plan and you want to find the cheapest flight in a specific area. Check the latest deals.
Momondo is a good flight comparison website, that also checks small flight operators and makes sure you find the lowest airfare. I always check it! I’ve used it for my 300 EUR flight to Madagascar. Check latest deals.
Expedia is one of the largest online travel companies. It can help you to find those flight + hotel deal combos. I use it quite often to compare the prices and make sure I found the cheapest. Check latest deals.
HOTELS & ACCOMMODATION
Find the best accommodation and the cheapest hotels using the links below:
Booking.com is one of my favourite accommodation booking websites, they have a wide selection of rooms for all budgets, including cheap hostels, and allow FREE cancellation if your plans change – Check latest deals.
VRBO (also known as Homeaway)- vacation rental portal, similar to Airbnb, but it has been longer on the market. It is gaining more popularity in Europe and USA and offers great deals on apartments in many countries around the world. Check the deals here.
TRAVEL BY LAND
Rentalcars – road trips are one of the best ways of discovering a new destination. Rentalcars is a car rental search engine, that will let you find the best car rental deals around the world. Check for the best car rentals here.
Eurail (for non-European citizens) – helps you to travel across Europe by train with ease. You can get various train passes, whether it’s one or multiple countries at once – easy peasy!
Interrail (for European citizens) – helps you to travel across Europe by train with ease. You can get various train passes, whether it’s one or multiple countries at once – easy peasy!
HAVE THE BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCES
Viator (a TripAdvisor company) – fancy to try experiences with local people and organized tours? Viator will help you with that! From traditional tours to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, they have something for everyone.
Get your Guide – a great tour company, that can organize everything from short city excursions to longer adventurous trips in many different countries.
I never go travelling without travel insurance, and you shouldn’t either. I currently have a Polish one, but a very good alternative for other nationalities is the World Nomads travel insurance. You can also buy it when you are already on the road!
TRAVEL ON A BUDGET
Trusted Housesitters – the world’s first house and pet sitting website, which is connecting home and pet owners with trustworthy sitters who care for pets for free in exchange for accommodation. I haven’t tried it yet, but the idea sounds great. If you are a pet lover, you can take care of pets and travel!
HouseSit Match – water the plants, feed the cat and stay in the house for free.
Couchsurfing – portal, that allows exchanging free accommodation between travellers. Great way to meet locals, make new friends and find out more about the culture. I’ve been using it since 2010, and although I’ve heard it changed its policies recently, I think it’s still a good platform to use.
Home exchange – travel anywhere, live like a local, swap your house with someone else and stay for free.
WWOOF– Get food and accommodation in exchange for voluntary work in organic farms.
Blablacar – share the ride with others, save on petrol or travel cheaper with this great carpooling option.
SiteGround – want to get your own blog? The hosting provider is an important first step. SiteGround, recommended by so many bloggers from the blogging community, has plans starting from just £2.75/month (so a price of a cup of coffee). I use them too! Check prices.
USEFUL TRAVEL TIPS
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