Planning a trip without access to the correct travel resources can often seem daunting. How can you find the best flights and the best hotels, or how can you find out if you need to get 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 to recommend 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.
The world’s biggest accommodation provider offers properties around the globe with options to cancel bookings within 24 hours at many hotels.
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.
Airlines and Ground Transport
My go-to airline for flights to Europe.
They are reasonably priced, reliable, and do what they say on the tin!!
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 look for the best flight deal I can get.
Compare Cheap Flights, Hotels and Cars all through Skyscanner.
Search out the best place to sit on the plane before you travel. Are you a window person or prefer the aisle seat so no climbing over fellow passengers when you need to use the facilities?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Travel Tours and Experiences
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.
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.
Planning has never been easier than shopping on Amazon. Everything you could need for your trip can be found on Amazon.
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. Find out everything you need in my post – How to Shop Tax-Free in Europe.
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.
Google Translate allows you to do it all — translate into 103 languages by typing and accessing nearly 60 languages offline.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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