If you like to travel you probably spend a good amount of time on-line doing some research on everything from your destination, flights, transportation, restaurants, etc. I do and I have some favorite travel sites to share. I’d love to know what travel websites and apps you enjoy too.
Here are the travel sites that I use on a regular basis.
Head on over to Trip Advisor to read reviews and recommendations from other travelers and to research your destination.
Kayak is great for reviewing flight schedules and prices. What I love about this site is that you get to book your flight directly through the airline. I learned my lesson once having booked through a third-party. My flight was cancelled and because I did not book my flight directly through the airline, the airline wouldn’t help me after standing in line for a long time. I had to contact the third-party to re-book.
If you ever need to book a last-minute hotel room, this is your site! Hotel Tonight will let you know what rooms are available. You may be able to snag a nice hotel at a discount due to a cancellation. This is a great travel site for road trips when you don’t know how far you will be driving before calling it a night.
Yelp is the queen of review sites for restaurants, hotels, and just about any business you can think of. You can use the app from your phone.
I have written about Open Table in the past. It’s my favorite way of making dinner reservations whether I am in a new city or my own home town. It’s easy to use and tells me at a glance what is available for the number in my party and the time frame I want to dine out. This is especially useful for last-minute dinner reservations. You can use the app from your phone. It saves you from calling all over town to see if there are any “open tables“.
I have found Costco Travel to be very competitive and have saved quite a bit on car rentals and trip insurance. I only buy trip insurance when it’s an expensive trip such as an overseas vacation.
I haven’t booked any trips through Costco as I usually book directly through the airline and the hotel; however, I do know people who have raved about their savings on vacation packages through Costco.
Bed Bug Registry
Sad but true to have to recommend the Bedbug Registry. I have used it for many trips to check on hotels to see if there have been any Bedbug complaints.
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Your Favorite Travel Sites
What are your favorite travel sites? Please share in the comments below.