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Travel Resources to Help Plan Your Trip

Planning a trip without access to the correct travel resources can often seem daunting. How can you find the best flights and hotels, or how can you find out if you need a travel visa?

This travel resources page includes the best travel websites to help you plan your world adventures. I have used all these travel companies myself, so I am confident in recommending them to you.

Whether planning for a weekend break or a long-haul trip around the world, these travel resources will make your journey smooth.

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Accommodation

Booking.com

The world’s biggest accommodation provider offers properties around the globe with options to cancel bookings within 24 hours at many hotels.

Visit Booking.com

Rural Retreats

The UK’s best provider of beautiful cottages and unique properties. Stay in an 18th-century cottage in the Cotswolds, or how about a shepherd’s hut on the Yorkshire Moors? First-class accommodation in prime locations around the British Isles.

Visit the Rural Retreats Website

Airlines and Ground Transport

Google Flights

Google Flights lets you see the cheapest destination by entering your departure airport. It’s a good search engine for routes, connections, and pricing.

I always use Google Flights and then go to Skyscanner to find the best flight deal.

Visit Google Flights

Skyscanner

Compare Cheap Flights, Hotels and Cars all through Skyscanner.

Visit Skyscanner Website

SeatGuru

Search out the best place to sit on the plane before you travel. Are you a window person, or do you prefer the aisle seat so you won’t have to climb over fellow passengers when you need to use the facilities?

Visit SeatGuru Website

Trainline

This is a super helpful website to use to plan train travel. I always use it to travel around the UK, and it can also be used in Europe.

Visit Trainline Website

DiscoverCars

As a global leader in vehicle hire, DiscoverCars.com offers a choice of trusted rental companies with competitive pricing and multi-point pick-up and drop-off locations worldwide.

Visit DiscoverCars

My Daytrip.com

One of my absolute favourites. My Daytrip.com transports you from A to B with the unique feature of being able to choose where you want to stop along the way and for how long. You can create your itinerary, and never again will you have to pass fabulous landmarks wishing you could stop and see them.

They operate worldwide. I used them to move around Malaysia and thought their service was fantastic.

You can read about MyDaytrip.com in this post: Getting Around Malaysia: The Best Sightseeing Road Transfers with Daytrip.

Welcome Pickups

One of the best, most trustworthy and most convenient 5-star airport taxi companies for your airport transfer based on user reviews across various platforms such as Google, Tripadvisor and Trustpilot. Welcome Pickups offers a great experience and safety to its travellers. 

– Local English-speaking drivers 

– Flat, pre-paid fee 

– Flight monitoring for delays 

– 24/7 Customer support

Book Your Welcome Pick-Up

Insurance

Insurance, Insurance, Insurance, have I said it enough? Never risk travelling without travel insurance; it just isn’t worth it. You never know when the worst will happen, and you need to know that you will receive the best care possible on your travels.

Coverwise Insurance

Visit Coverwise Website

Money Cards

A global pre-paid currency card that you can top up on the move. Use it in the same way as a debit card and at ATMs worldwide. I have used this card in Europe, Asia and Australia, and it has been one of my best travel resources in assisting me in getting various currencies by using the Caxton app.

WISE

You can read my review of the Wise Travel Card to decide whether it is right for your needs.

Caxton

Visit Caxton 

Travel Tours and Experiences

GetYourGuide

Your one-stop online tour guide specialist. Pre-book skip-the-queue tickets, book on a food tour or join a ghost hunt; the list is endless.

Visit GetYourGuide 

Travel Shopping

Amazon

Planning has never been easier than shopping on Amazon. There, you can find everything you need for your trip.

But better still, check out my packing guide of must-have travel products for your trip.

Tax-Free Shopping in Europe

Don’t miss out on savings when you shop in the EU. My post, How to Shop Tax-Free in Europe, has everything you need.

Travel Apps

Google Maps

Google Maps has helped me out of a few sticky situations, and the best part is that it’s free! It’s the best mapping software out there, and the beauty of it is that you can download areas for offline use, which is invaluable when you are in an area with no signal.

Visit Google Maps

Google Translate

Google Translate allows you to do it all — translate into 103 languages by typing and accessing nearly 60 languages offline.

Visit the Google Translate app

Google Find My Device

You would be doing yourself an injustice if you didn’t have this installed on your phone. Not only will it identify where your phone is if it gets lost, but it can also be used by another person, family or friend to track where you are in the world.

Visit Google Find My Device

XE Currency Converter

The XE Currency Converter app quickly provides live, up-to-the-minute currency rates and allows you to store and view them even offline. You’ll never need to wonder again if you’re getting a good deal in another country.

Visit XE app

RometoRio

I find myself using this all over the place, even in my home city of London! Just plot the start and finish of your journey, and RometoRio will tell you the best way to travel to your destination by plane, train, bus, ferry or car.

Visit RometoRio

Calm

Believe it or not, travelling can be stressful, and time differences can severely disrupt sleep patterns. The world’s best sleep and meditation app can help you find your inner zen and calm your anxiety.

Visit Calm

Looking for Travel Inspiration?

Discover fabulous destinations around the world with my ultimate travel guides.

Visit Where Angie Wanders Destinations