Travel resources

Preparing a trip often requires a lot of preparation. Along with travel tips and inspirational travel blogs to read, you need convenient travel resources! We have put together a list of the products and services that we use to plan our travels and find the best deals. We hope these travel resources will be as useful to you as it has proven to us.

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Photo op a coastline and sea in Greece, with some hills in the background
Coastline of Greece

Research for flights

When it comes to booking flights. You can compare prices on different platforms, for instance Skyscanner and Momondo. Skyscanner offers a price-tracking system, sending an e-mail alert as soon as a flight you are watching changes in price. We use Momondo alongside Skyscanner to check for the best prices.

Transportation

If you are looking for a rental car, you should consider both Hertz and SunnyCars. Those companies have always been our choice for reserving rental cars for both business and leisure travel. Their easy check-in and return systems, reliable vehicles and good customer service are the reasons why we refer them to others.

Omio is an easy service for booking cheap train travel. While many countries require you to use their own websites, Omio helps you book your train tickets worldwide.

If you are travelling in Europe or in the US by bus, we would recommend Flixbus. They offer chap and comfortable overnight buses.

Uber is a ride sharing service that can be used as an alternative to taxis. Uber can be safer and cheaper than local taxis services.

Accommodation

When it comes to booking accommodation there are several options. We often use Booking.com when planning a trip to book hotels and other accommodations. They offer free cancellation on most bookings, they often have the lowest rates and they offer a large hotel selection worldwide.

HostelWorld is mostly aimed at budget travellers to find hostels and budget guesthouses, but you can also find some good b&b’s or guesthouses. Prices are generally a little bit lower than on Booking.

Activities and day trips

Here are some options when it comes to booking day trips and tours. We use Viator to book tours and activities across the world. You can find trips from one hour to a few days long, make sure to read the reviews before you book anything to find the best quality tours. Get Your Guide offers the same type of service as Viator.

Travel books

Lonely Planet makes our favourite travel guides. The books but also the PDFs are always a useful travel resource. You can also buy single chapters (PDF) from most guidebooks, which is convenient if you’re only visiting one city or region in a country. You can only buy the PDFs direct from Lonely Planet.

Travel gear

When it comes to purchasing travel gear and necessities we recommend Amazon. With a large assortiment, unbeatable prices and convenient shipping options Amazon is our preferred travel resource.

Travel insurance

Whether you plan to travel for a short period or on the long-term, make sure to buy travel insurance before you leave. A travel insurance will cover you in case of illness, accident, lost luggage, flight cancellation, etc.

Travel visas

You might need visas for your upcoming destination. You can order an online visa if you need one.