Planning a trip is exciting and a lot of fun, but it can also get pretty overwhelming. Where to go? What activities are there? Which Hotel should I pick? How much will all of this cost? Is it really worth going to that viewpoint or is just famous for being famous?
There are plenty of blog-spots and forums out there trying to answer these questions, but many are confusing, outdated or not really relevant to your questions. Here we have compiled a list of a few a few websites that can make planning your trip a lot easier!
Airbnb is a wonderful website that provides alternatives to booking hotels. Locals put they’re a room, an apartment or entire houses up on the website and you can rent them for absolutely reasonable prices. The website allows you to chat with your potential host before head out there, providing you a platform to avoid ugly surprises. With over 1.5 million listings in 34,000 cities in 190 countries, you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for.
Alright, you don’t want to hire a travel agency, but you also don’t really want to be hassled with the details. Fancyhands is a website that for a monthly or annual fee, you can submit email requests, phone, text or call a 24-hour cyber team that will confirm the hotel bookings, find dinner suggests, deal with flights and potential delays and all the other little details.
Skyscanner is an essential part of every travelers prep-work. It scans and lets you compare different airfares, prices, dates and even best months for a particular destination. If you know you want to travel, but are not entirely sure where to it allows you to search per country or even with no specifications in order to have a look at what is cheapest. You can set alarms for a particular journey, and Skyscanner will send you an email when the price has dropped. A fantastic website we urge you to use!
Many people hate it, even more, love it. Either way, TripAdvisor had to be on this list. It provides opinions and ratings from other travelers, a list per city or area of activities, suggested sightseeing and hotels. It can be a little confusing but if you are looking for insights and other’s experiences this is the sight for you. Even if you do not base your entire trip on it, it is definitely worth checking out.
The Lonely Planet is not only one of the best guidebooks, but also provides a fantastic online platform for countless destinations. It shows you information about the cities you consider visiting, activities, hotels, festivals and cultural experiences. Always top level and up to date, the lonely planet has always and will always be one of our favorites.