After 40+ years of international travel, I know how important it is to pick and use trustworthy travel resources (and what happens when you cut corners).
From great travel tools to the right planning and packing essentials and the best hotel and airline deals, my tried and trusted travel resources help me organise and save money on my trips – as a solo traveller, as a couple and in groups.
I recommend these travel resources to help you plan and book your perfect adventure:
All The Best Travel Tools
Travel Resources – Finding Flights
Skyscanner – My go-to search engine for flights, as you can check and compare prices for most airlines quickly. Trusted by over 100 million visitors per month, Skyscanner finds the cheapest flights and makes it easy to understand the trade-off between speed and cost, too – perfect for those long-haul flights!
Kiwi.com – One of the best travel resources for trips to remote places or multi-location trips, as you don’t have to book each leg separately.
Travel Resources – Booking Your Accommodation
Booking.com – My #1 website for accommodation. I love the perks, customer service and flexibility to change or cancel bookings. I also love that they have accommodation options for all budgets!
VRBO – I much prefer VRBO to Airbnb – all the lovely accommodation options without those nasty extra fees!
Travel Resources – Car Rental
Rentalcars.com – Rentalcars.com connects you to all the biggest brands in car hire, giving you superb flexibility and the best deals for your trip.
Travel Resources – Travel Insurance
World Nomads – World Nomads is among the best travel insurance companies. They operate globally, with superb customer service, and it’s easy to build the coverage you need for your trip with them.
Travel Resources – Tours and Local Experiences
Viator – An online booking platform for tours, experiences, and activities. Check Viator for the extensive selection of activities within the United States and Canada. It’s one of the best travel tools out there!
Get Your Guide – My #1 place to book travel experiences and activities online. You’ll discover a huge variety of guided tours, boat rides, foodie tours, skip-the-line tickets, city guides, and group tours – both large and small.
TripAdvisor – One of the most popular travel and trip planning websites globally. I never book hotels or restaurants without checking the customer reviews on TripAdvisor first!