Best Travel Planning Sites To Use

When I go on my adventures, I always make sure I go to these reliable sites to accommodate me. I’m pretty sure there are so many awesome sites on the web that can help you with a simple search on Google. But if you’re feeling lost or unsure what you need for your future adventures and if you want to find the best deal you might possibly get, refer to these below!

1. Expedia.com and Booking.com

Expedia.com is a travel website where you can find airline tickets to book, hotel reservations, car rentals, cruises, vacation packages, and so much more. It can help you cater to your needs and find you the lowest price. They will continue to notify/send you deals or vacation packages through email. Booking.com works pretty similar.

Also, if you decide you do book from them, make sure you sign up for OneKey (it’s free!), which is a rewards system that will add points to your membership each time that you book with them — the rewards can be free hotels and other deals. OneKey is connected to Hotels.com and VRBO too, so if you book from those sites too using your OneKey account, they all count towards your reward points.

2. Airbnb.com

This website was first introduced to me by my sister, who’s been an exceptional pioneer of traveling. I almost always tell my friends about this site because it can be a good way to help you save. Instead of spending your hard earned bucks on a pricey hotel, you can just go here to rent someone else’s place! These places could also be bed and breakfasts (hence, where the site got its name). Booking a place on here can also give you the experience more of a local than a tourist, since most of them are actual rental places. Airbnb.com also features experiences you can look after around a place to help you plan an experience you want to do.

3. Uber.com and Lyft.com

You probably heard of these already. Yes, they’re both in competition but I honestly use both. As for which one I like more, I would say Lyft. These apps are great car ride services (basically like cabs/taxis) and can take you anywhere you have to when you’re limited on transportation. They may not be used everywhere in each country: you can find a list of what city uses Uber by looking here and you can find a list of what city uses Lyft by looking here. I have some friends who do this as a job and I assure you, you may most likely meet some interesting people to be your drivers.

4. Yelp.com

If you’re planning to go to a place or looking for a place to go to, Yelp.com can help. You can search places here (restaurants and nightlife) and read reviews on them and there are some pictures that will most likely be there, uploaded by other people, that you can refer to. Just an important note, some places’ information may not be up to date or they may lack newer reviews, so this site doesn’t help every place. In fact, some places are probably listed there but won’t have any reviews on there. If that’s the case, make sure you’re the first one to give that place a review!

5. Groupon.com

One of the best sites because this site will really help you save. Once again, this is a site that one of my sisters introduced me to. It’s a site that will display online coupons for you to use on things and places and they will advertise exceptional deals. Definitely look on this to find cheaper travel tickets or to save cheaper for a product, experience, or service you always wanted to try.

6. TripAdvisor.com

This is a good site like Expedia as well. On TripAdvisor, you can find vacation rentals, restaurants, flights, and experiences to do. TripAdvisor also can help you save when you book for something. You can also use the site to look up reviews of places (they’re exceptional and more updated at this!).

7. Pinterest.com

You’re probably wondering why Pinterest? Pinterest isn’t just about uploading pictures and sharing them with the world. It’s a platform where people share their ideas! You can actually search up great tips on travel (usually they’re linked to an article). If you search a specific city or country or any place, there will be pictures that are guiding you to tips regarding that place like what to do there and what you should do and etc.

8. Wanderlog.com and TripIt.com

Wanderlog and TripIt are both sites where you can download them as an app and plug in the locations you find highly interested in at a location and then lay them out into an itinerary. A few of my favorite features here is the ability to be able to forward your reservation or booking emails that can get imported into your itinerary and then finding out the distance among places.

9. Rome2Rio.com

Rome2Rio is a site that can be used to plan your transportations and routes, whether you’re planning to use a plane, train, bus, ferry, or car.

10. RoadTrippers.com

RoadTrippers is where you can plan out your maps of what routes you can drive to, from one location to another. Some features RoadTrippers has: provide traffic updates, exclusive discounts, the ability to create custom maps, offline maps, and trip collaborations.

11. Hopper.com and SkyScanner.com

Hopper.com and SkyScanner.com work similarly in the way you can use these to search through the best possible deals and to give you the ability to track them down too. With SkyScanner, you can use this to also compare flight fares and travel costs from other places, and then when you find what you like, you would then be able to book from the providers.

12. From1Girlto1World.com

Hahaha, yep… my own site. That’s because you can find ideas of where to go using my blog or you can use my eye-opening advice on life and travel. I created this to motivate people to adventure out there but by being smart at the same time about it.

Like I said, there are so many sites to use as great resources that can cater to your adventure needs. There are hundreds of travel blogs, besides mine, that can also give you useful advice.  With some simple Google searches of your desired travel location, you may come across blog sites (or official tourism board sites) that cover those destinations with ideas.


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