Below is a list of websites I use when I plan my vacations. Please comment and let me know if there are other websites that you refer to when planning a trip. Thanks!
www.airbnb.com – Rent a whole house, bedroom or a couch from an individual and live like a local! This website has a great map search feature. Use this link to get a $30 discount off your first booking!
www.kayak.com – Great overall hotel search that has a nice map search feature.
www.priceline.com – If you’re not too picky on a location you can bid on a hotel to get rooms at a deep discount.
www.kayak.com – Great all-around flight search tool that searches most major carriers at one time.
www.skyscanner.com – I love this website and the app for getting creative with flights. For example, you can search the cheapest flight to your destination from all airports in the United States.
www.southwest.com – Southwest flights aren’t listed on Kayak and sometimes they offer direct flights at a good price.
www.onthefly.com – Great tool to search for flight deals if your dates are flexible.
www.airfarewatchdog.com – Set up a price alert for a particular flight.
www.flightaware.com – Use this website when your flight is delayed. It tells you the status of your flight before everyone else at your gate knows.
www.vacationstogo.com – Great advance search feature that lists most cruise lines all over the world and also lists last minute cruise deals.
www.cruise.com – Great advance search feature that lists most cruise lines all over the world.
www.cruisecritic.com – Search reviews on specific cruises.
www.fodors.com – This site has a lot of information about most major cities, but I mostly use it for its basic sample itineraries.
www.frommers.com – This site also has a lot of information about most major cities, but I mostly use it for its basic sample itineraries.
www.tripadvisor.com – Ranks the top things to do in a city.
www.ricksteves.com – Great all around advice on European destinations. Also check out his TV programming and books.
www.groupon.com – Offers good deals on activities and food.
www.turo.com – Rent a car from an individual. It’s kind of like Airbnb for cars. Use this link to get a $25 discount off your first booking!
www.kayak.com – Searches all the major rental car sites at once.
www.priceline.com – Bid on a rental car to get one at a discount.
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