Travel Resources to Help Plan Your Trip

Planning a trip without access to the correct travel resources can often seem like a daunting task. How can you find the best flights, the best hotels, or how can you get a travel visa?

My travel resources page includes the best travel websites to help you as much as possible to plan your own adventures around the world. I have used all of these travel companies for myself, so can personally recommend them to you.

Where Angie Wanders travel resources page contains affiliate links to some of these websites, meaning I may earn a small commission on any services booked (at no additional cost to you). Should you wish to read my disclaimer, you can find it here.

Whether you are planning for a weekend break or a trip around the world, these travel resources will make your journey a smooth one.

Click on the blue links below, and you will be directed to the relevant website.

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Accommodation

Booking.com

I should have shares in Booking.com the number of times I have booked through them! With the largest selection of accommodation online, you can be assured that you will find exactly what you want within your budget.

Visit Booking.com Website

Airbnb

Looking for a space of your own? From log cabins to chic city apartments, there is something for everyone. I’ve used Airbnb in the UK, Australia and everywhere in between!

If you’ve never used Airbnb before, I encourage you to sign up with this referral link. When you make your first booking (it doesn’t have to be right away), you’ll get a great discount on the price of your stay.

Visit Airbnb Website

Rural Retreats

The UK’s best provider for 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 Rural Retreats Website

TripAdvisor

Want the low down on what to really expect from your accommodation? Please don’t rely solely on the properties own description of itself; instead, read reviews from travellers who have stayed there and then make up your own mind before you book!

Hotels can now also be booked directly through TripAdvisor at great prices.

Visit TripAdvisor Website

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Airlines and Ground Transport

Easyjet

The budget airline that flies you to your destination without any fuss. Easyjet is definitely the best budget airline if flying from the UK to Europe.

Visit Easyjet Website

And now they have introduced EasyJet Holidays with full ABTA cover, great destinations and super competitive pricing.

Visit EasyJet Holiday Website

Google Flights

Google Flights lets you see where the cheapest destination is by simply entering your departure airport. It’s a good search engine to use for a sense of routes, connections, and pricing. I always use Google flights and then go on to Skyscanner to look for the best flight deal I can get.

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 no climbing over fellow passengers when you need to use the facilities!

Visit SeatGuru Website

Europcar

As a global leader in vehicle hire, this worldwide company caters for hirers in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia to name just a few countries within their portfolio. They also offer competitive pricing and multi-point pick up and drop off locations.

I have used Europcar in Australia and numerous countries around Europe and found them to be excellent.

Visit Europcar Website

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Travel Visas, Insurance and Money Cards

Travel Visas

IVISA (nothing to do with credit cards!)

When you need a visa, IVisa can prepare one for you online without any need for you to go to an embassy; a great time saver and worth every penny.

Visit IVISA Website

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

World Nomads Insurance

Visit World Nomads 

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 around the world. 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.

Caxton

Visit Caxton 

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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 

Airbnb Experiences

Airbnb Experiences are itineraries and activities designed by locals. There are some exciting, off-beat things to choose from.

Visit Airbnb Experiences

Tiquets

With more than 3,000 partners worldwide, Tiqets has a ticket for everyone. From museums to rollercoasters and ancient ruins to boat trips. With Tiqets, you choose your way to culture.

Visit Tiquets 

Urban Adventures

A global community of foodies, history buffs, street art fanatics, beer connoisseurs, wine lovers and active adventurers. Real, local tour guides for real authentic adventures.

Visit Urban Adventures

Cookly

Experience food cultures around the world by joining one of these amazing cooking classes.

Visit Cookly 

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Travel Shopping

Amazon

Planning has never been easier than shopping on Amazon. Everything you could need for your trip can be found on this site.

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

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Travel Apps

Google Maps

Google Maps has got me out of a few sticky situations, and the best bit is it’s free!. It’s the best mapping software out there, and the beauty of it is that you get to 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 access nearly 60 languages offline.

Visit 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 can also be used by another person, family or friend to keep track of where you are in the world.

Visit Google Find my Device

Whatsapp

WhatsApp is a great messaging service for travellers abroad as it uses an internet connection to avoid SMS fees.

Visit Whatsapp 

XE Currency Converter

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

Visit XE app

Uber

Love them or hate them Uber does what it says — and if you’re in a country where you don’t speak the language, aren’t familiar with the currency and, don’t know where you’re going, having an app on your phone to hail a ride is the perfect travel companion.

Visit Uber

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

The Fork

One of the most useful resources for making restaurant reservations in Europe and Australia. Just search for a restaurant and book online, sometimes triggering a great discount off at participating restaurants.

Visit The Fork

Calm

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

Visit Calm

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Travel Inspiration

Discover inspiration for destinations around the world with my ultimate travel guides and “the best things to do and see itineraries”.

Visit Where Angie Wanders Destinations