These are the sites that make travelling a breeze – whether it is for booking accommodation on the road or to plan our next destination, these are our go to travel resources. We’ll update the list as we go, but if there is anything you think is missing, let us know! We won’t add anything unless we use it and love it. Anything country specific will probably have its own page or article.
Skyscanner is the main site we use when looking for flights. It has various filtering options to narrow down the search results. My favourite thing to do is to choose our local airport then select “Everywhere” – this will show loads of options of places you can fly to from your home airport – awesome for some last-minute inspiration.
Booking.com is one of the easiest sites to use when looking for accommodation around the world. You can find dorm rooms, guest houses, luxury hotels and huts on the beach. A lot of bookings on this site don’t require a deposit and can be cancelled with short notice, making it easy to change plans as you travel.
Airbnb is one of the most well-known accommodation sites. Originally created so anyone could rent out a room, it has fast become a go to site for a lot for a lot of travellers. You can still find plenty of rooms to let in homes, but you can also find loads of whole empty properties to let as well.
You can also find and book experiences offered by locals!
Hostel World boasts having over 35,000 properties in 170 countries on their site. You can expect instant confirmations and 24/7 customer service if required I like checking out Hostel World for the copious reviews.
Need to know something about train travel in your destination? Unless it is in the remotest part of the world, you are likely to find your answers here. Mark Smith (the man in Seat 61) has compiled masses of information on train (and ferry) travel all over the world.