I always do quite a lot of research before planning a trip. I visit different travel websites, look for good deals, places to stay, things to do when I arrive at my destination. All of this can be time-consuming. I created this list of travel websites to serve you as a helpful guide when planning your next trip. These sites have saved me time and money so I hope they work for you too.
TRAVEL WEBSITES YOU NEED TO KNOW:
This website was recommended to me by a friend, and I’m so glad I found out about it. Skyscanner is a search engine that will compare flight, hotel prices, and you can customize your search by adding filters such as price or flight duration to help you find the best deal for the dates you’re looking at.
Rome2Rio is a fantastic website that lets you find how to get from where you are to your destination the cheapest way possible. It will provide you with information on things to do at your destination and place to stay. Rome2Rio will even estimate how much it will cost you to get to your destination, including going in a car, bus, or plane.
If you’re up for an adventure, Home Stay is the way to go. The concept is similar to Airbnb allowing you to stay at a local’s home. The difference being that with Home Stay, the host does not leave the residence and instead is part of the experience of traveling abroad. You get the chance to speak and see your hosts before your stay by talking with them first online.
When you’re looking for a luxury experience, Black Tomato offers tailor-made travel around the world. The website lets you look for a vacation based on the experience you’re looking for such as a honeymoon, family travel or even safaris.
Home Away is another great travel website to book vacation rentals, at first glance, it appears to be very similar to Airbnb, but Home Away gives you more options for vacation rentals. You simply put in your destination, desired dates and number of guests traveling with you and Home Away will provide a variety of homes you can stay in. There are lots of filters like picking the type of property you want, location type (you can choose to stay in a yacht, farmhouse or a castle), features such as a fireplace, pets considered or children-friendly. They also have a second version of the website that offers only luxury vacation rentals if you want to spoil yourself.
This site is fantastic because it provides you with a detailed guide of what to do in a city when you have a limited amount of time. How to get the best out of your trip in 12 hours. The photography on this website is just one of the reasons you should be using it when planning your next vacation.
Trover is a travel inspiration site filled with gorgeous photos of different locations. Other travelers take all the images, and they have exact location including a map of where exactly that picture was taken.
Secret Escapes offers new limited-time travel deals every week, and each sale lasts up to 10 days on the site before it expires.
Not sure if you know, but Google can also check flights with various airlines and find the lowest airfares. After you select your dates and airline, Google will re-direct you to the website so you can purchase your ticket.
Momondo is a travel search website that offers affordable flights, hotels and rental cars options. It’s very similar to Kayak if you’ve used this one before. However, I’m always able to find better deals on Momondo.
Skipplagged is another great website for booking flights and hotels. How it works: Instead of booking a flight from point A to point B, you can find a cheaper alternative if you fly from point A to point C (less popular city) and then finally point B (your final destination).
This website offers special pricing for students. You can look for flights, hotels, tours. You can even book a group travel trip.
What are your favorite travel websites when planning a trip?