Travel websites and resources are incredibly useful to have on hand, whether you’re a frequent traveler or not. Here’s some of the best travel websites I’m always browsing through before booking flights, accommodation or find useful during my travels.
Kayak.com: Possibly my favourite travel website, Kayak works the same as skyscanner and acts as a global search engine allowing people to come up with the best fare results. It’s free to use and does not directly sell tickets, instead it shows you the best prices and links them to the seller. Many times I’ve actually found it to be cheaper than skyscanner.
Skyscanner.com: Skyscanner is a global search engine that enables people to find comparisons for flights, hotels and car hire. Essentially it works the same as Kayak, but it’s good to use a combination of the two websites to find the cheapest fares.
Airbnb.com: Airbnb is a website for people to list, find, and rent lodging. It’s a fantastic and more affordable alternative to hotels because you’re able to really experience what it’s like living where you’re traveling. There’s also many cool and unique rentals like treehouses and Parisian lofts. One of the best travel websites in my opinion.
SeatGuru.com: They do what airlines won’t do: They describe your seat. Basically all you have to do is type in your airline and flight number, and it gives you a map and description of your seat. They do this for more than 60 airlines, pointing out how close the nearest restroom is to your seat, as well as the power outlets. Super useful!
Rome2rio.com: Ever wanted to know what is the best way to get from point A to point B? That’s where Rome2rio comes in. This travel website acts as a global journey planner, and it discovers how to get anywhere by plane, train, bus, ferry and automobile. Search to and from any city, town, landmark, attraction or address across the globe. It will tell you the best way to get there.
Hipmunk.com: If you’re traveling around the U.S, Hipmunk is a website you should know about. Rather than just do flight searches, Hipmunk has an Agony scale pointing out a flight schedule’s shortcomings. There’s even “heat maps” that include neighbourhoods with popular dining, shopping etc.
Travelfish.org: Travelfish is a wonderful website for independent travelers and backpackers heading to Southeast Asia. This encompasses Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. The website provides travel intelligence to help travelers find more interesting destinations, to get off the beaten track and discover little-known places to stay.
Roadtrippers.com: The ultimate road trip planner to help you discover extraordinary places, book hotels, and share itineraries all from the map. It’s great if you’re looking for “off the beaten path” places to visit. All you have to do is route A to B and it will include fuel cost estimation plus places to explore within a set distance from your route!
Travellr.com: Similar to a forum, Travellr is a Question and Answer (Q&A) site for travellers to get answers from locals who know. It works by recommending questions in real-time to other members who are nearby and likely to know about the topic of interest.
Inyourpocket.com: Discover and browse free city guides to Europe’s top capital cities and weekend break destinations. It’s brilliant for winkling out weird, unique or just plain wonderful places in European cities, especially Eastern Europe.
Do you have any useful travel websites? Share them in the comments!