Resources

In this page I have listed my favourite website that can be used for successful travel planning. Before doing any bookings, consider the following things: 

 

  1. Price. Although there is a high competition within the booking sites, price differs. Always check several competitor sites before booking.
  2. Flexibility. When you book your accommodation/airline tickets, make sure that modifications are permitted. Cheap airline tickets are usually non-refundable (except airport taxes). Hotel reservations are usually refundable/changeable up to 1 day before check-in date. 

Below is the list of resources that I use for my personal travel planning, as well as links to some other good travel blogs. Note that some of the links are referral links, meaning, at no extra cost for you, I will earn small commissions from your booking that will help to reduce the costs of running this blog.

Accommodation

Booking.com Book a room in a hotel or guesthouse. The benefit of Booking.com is that in 99% cases you can pay at the hotel, and your booking in most cases  is refundable.
Airbnb With Airbnb you can book a room or apartment directly from the property owners. Our readers will get a 25 USD welcome bonus  (bonus will apply automatically when you click the link).

Searching flights

Skyscanner.com Skyscanner is the airline fares comparison website. They also compare prices of hotels and car hire to get you the best deals.
Azair Azair is probably the best site to find low-cost airline tickets. You can also search for connecting flights using this site.  
Travelfree Travel free is a blog with a frequent update about airline promotions and extremely cheap error fares. 

Travel insurance

Travel Nomad insurance Travel Nomad insurance is a highly recommended insurance among travel professionals.

Car rental

Rental Cars Rental Cars is the world’s NR1 car rental service and has the widest choice of cars for rent.

Guide books

Lonely Planet Travel books Lonely Planet travel books are considered the best travel books due to it’s organisation, light weight and tips for budget travel.

Travel blogs

Nomadic Samuel Nomadic Samuel is a top travel blog featuring destination guides, travel photos, travel videos, quirky stories, teaching ESL tips, advice and travel vlogs