Are You Planning a Holiday?
You are going to find all the resources you need to DIY your next holiday. If you aren’t sure of something, let me help you. Leave a comment at the end of this page.
First, you need to find the least expensive flight. We recommend to use a meta search engine. This software scans for you all the flight companies for you. It is going to give you the best price to your destination. It may not be the quickest route but as I advise in my post how to travel for free you can use any layover time to visit another city for free. Try this site, you may be surprised by the prices.
Hotels - Accommodation
Below are my three best companies for accommodation. The first one is Booking.com which is the best website to compare accommodation around the world. Most of the hotels or rooms are payable at the property which means you can cancel and if you aren’t too close to the date you lose nothing. It saved me a lot of money when my flight to San Francisco was cancelled. The second is the best site if you love pets. Trusted Housesitters is a website where you can have FREE accommodation in exchange of taking care of a pet. You can read my article about how to travel for free for more information about house-sitting. The last one is Belvilla. This site is for travellers who want to have the freedom of being in a luxurious villa. These villas are ideal for families and you can cook, relax after a day trip.
Maybe you want the best deal on the web, or you plan your holidays at the last minute. For the best hotels availability at the best price, you need to check Late Rooms website. Late Rooms is going to find you a great deal. You have nothing to lose by trying, so click on the box below.
If you need to rent a car for your trip, I advise you to stay with well known rental companies, especially in Mexico where there are plenty of scams. If you travel in Europe, the best one is Europcar. I have used them many times and have never had any complaints.
All in One
You can sometimes get a better deal if you book everything at the same place, so it’s worth checking. The best one for us is Ebookers.com
Travelling by train is the best way to see the wonders of Europe, and with Rail Europe you can see 28 countries and 15,000 cities and towns in Europe with the widest selection of train tickets and rail passes.
If you are planning a trip in Asia, you should check 12Go.Asia the best for ground transportation.
12Go.Asia is one of the largest online travel agencies in Southeast Asia, which offers online booking of ground and water transport services.
They sell tickets for 7000 routes between 3000 stations in 7 Asian countries: Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei. Myanmar, Indonesia and Philippines.
With 12Go Asia you can exclusively purchase Thai Railways tickets online.
They have already helped more than 250,000 travellers from around the world to get from point A to point B: with no worries, lines, over payments and with a high quality service guarantee.
Do you want to skip the line, or buy a city pass to save money? Here are the ones I have used. Go city is where you can buy a package for the best activities in the city and you will save a lot of money by using it.
For in depth guide tours with a local or just being able to skip the queue, I use Getyourguide. Click on the banner below to find your city.
The Ticket Factory and Attractiotix are two other places where you can buy reasonably priced attraction tickets.
One Stop Shops - Book your Full Package Holiday at a Very Competitive Price.
If you don’t want to do the research for yourself and if you prefer to have a full package holiday, take a close look at Icelolly. Ideal for city breaks or longer vacations.
Travel Gear Review
Do you need a new backpack for 2019? Are you stuck for original gift ideas? Are you looking to read travel gear reviews. Check below for the latest articles.
Don’t underestimate the importance of travel insurance. When our recent trip to San Francisco was cancelled, we were so relieved and happy to be able to reclaim our money for unused hotels, tickets, etc. Check out the box below for good deals. Look out for the special insurance designed for backpackers!
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