This page provides my favorite resources for all things travel. From flights to hotels, to tours, language resources, and more – everything you need for any type of trip can be found below. Click the links provided to find out more!
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Skyscanner compares flights to get you the best price possible. What I like about them is that they even include Southwest and JetBlue in their results, two airlines that are sometimes overlooked by flight search engines.
Momundo is a great platform for finding cheap airfare. This site boasts that it searches more smaller booking sites than nearly any other flight search engine so you get the best deals possible!
Google Flights takes the power of the google search engine – which is massive! – and combines that with your flight search. The platform makes it easy to compare costs across airlines and provides recommendations on the most efficient + cost effective routes.
Booking.com is the site that I use the most when booking hotels. It is supported by a powerful search engine, having thousands of options available – you can find lodging to fit every budget here! Additionally, you can find a variety of lodging types, such as apartments and boutique hotels too. .
Airbnb is my favorite site for booking apartments or rooms for a more local or authentic experience when traveling. I have met some great people during my travels and much more about the local culture as a result. If you want to learn more about airbnb, check out my post on Airbnb here.
VRBO is a similar concept to Airbnb, but solely offers standalone homes to stay in (vs. a more standard bed and breakfast experience). A good backup option if you can’t find an Airbnb to stay in.
Agoda is a resource at is similar to Booking.com. It doesn’t have the same quantity of options available, but occasionally has cheaper options, so it’s good to use for price comparison before booking your stay.
Hostelworld is great for booking lodging at hostels and boutique hotels. I’ve never been much of a hostel-stayer myself, but I have used this site often to get great deals on (very small) boutique hotels. The uniqueness of the available properties is something I just love about this site!
RailNinja provides an efficient way to book train tickets in destinations across the globe. The unique thing about their service is that they offer optimized train routes and great customer service.
Booking.com can also be used to book rental cars, if you plan to do a road trip on your travels.
Uber is a very well-known car service that makes getting around very easy. This service has expanded to many international locations, and is a great option for places that are less connected by public transportation.
If you are new to Uber, you can use my link to get your first ride for free!
GetYourGuide is my absolute favorite way to book tours! It is a resource that links you to local tours so that you can see all of the options available to you. Best part is that you can can cancel any booking within 24 hours before the event for a full refund. They also have excellent customer services. Check out my post on GetYourGuide for more information.
Viator is my second choice for booking tours. I don’t use them as often as their customer service is not as great, but sometimes they do have better prices or options not available on GetYourGuide.
Travel Gear & Additional Resources
Away Luggage is my favorite luggage brand. They offer hard body suitcases in a variety of sizes that come with a portable charger and a number of other cool features. For more on my experience with Away, check out this post!
Nordace backpacks are simply awesome! They can be used alone or as an accompaniment to your roller suitcase. I recently started using their Sienna Smart Backpack, and I LOVE it!
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World Nomads is a travel insurance option that provides coverage for the duration of your trip. With this you will receive protection for your luggage, theft, emergency health situations, and more!
iTalki is the perfect solution if you want to practice improving your language skills with a native speaker before your trip. You can practice using language exchange for free or get more formal instruction from teachers or tutors. I have found this service very helpful when visiting locations where English is not widely spoken (like Cuba).
LingoPie offers a really cool way to improve your language listening skills – through videos! You can choose the video based on your current level in the language. In addition you can elect to have subtitles pop up and save words that you want to work on. It’s a great tool to add to your language learning repertoire.