Musings: 5 Travel Sites I Swear By

If you are undecided where to go next, and you would like some inspiration and idea on your budget, you will need to do your research. To avoid disappointment, you’ll need to take advantage of the modern technology and travel search engines, so you can save money and budget better. To find out whether your shortlisted destinations are affordable, and offer the type of accommodation and activities you are looking for, it is important to check both professional reviews and user-generated content as well. Below is a list of websites you should visit before you book.

 

1. TripAdvisor

 

Your first web destination should be TripAdvisor. The site offers destination reviews, as well as hotel and restaurant ratings. There are several articles written by professional travel writers that are great for finding out more about the country and making your final decision. You can even check the availability of apartments and hotels, as well as the things to do around the city, so you don’t end up spending your holiday in the hotel room.

2. Skyscanner

If you don’t yet have a travel bucket list, it might be a good idea to check out Skyscanner and search for “everywhere”. You can set your budget, and check the map, in case you don’t know where the flights take you, and what is there nearby to discover. A great way of choosing a destination for your budget is selecting the dates and the duration you are willing to travel. If you’re not keen on flight transfers, you can search for direct services only.  

3. Kayak

An innovative travel website, giving you information on all destinations, and you can compare the prices of flights, hotels, car rentals, and attraction bookings. In case you have a strict budget, and have already selected your travel dates, it is recommended that you visit Kayak. If you are wondering whether it is the right time to book your flights, you can even check if they are likely to go up or down in the next few days.

4. Lonely Planet

For those looking for a meaningful vacation and would like to arrive prepared, Lonely Planet offers comprehensive guides. You can learn more about the culture, the best hotels, attractions, the cost of transfer, and much more. You can arrive fully prepared if you read the guides offered by travel experts on Lonely Planet.

5. Long Term Apartment Rental Sites

If you have more than one week to explore a city or a destination, you might also want to check long-term rental sites. Visit https://www.glamourapartments.com/real-estate/long-term-rentals to plan your long-term visit to Paris, and make the most out of your trip and experience on a budget. You can check transport links, ratings, and compare prices at the same time.

Whether you are on a tight budget or are looking for a unique destination, you will need to do your online research before you hit the “book” button. Thanks to the advanced search engines available on the internet, your work has just got easier.

Char xo

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