Looking for Flights?

Flight Search Engines

Google Flights

Google Flights is my go to when I want to search flights and timings, etc. It’s a great way to find flights for your upcoming trip. You can search for flights by destination and date, and you can also compare prices between different airlines. Google Flights also offers a price alert feature, which will notify you when the price of a flight you’re interested in drops below a certain amount.


is where you can compare and book flights, using pretty much every airline you can think of. What I love about Skyscanner is the multicity feature where you can search flights going across a multitude of destinations. If you’re flexible with your timings and dates, you’ll be able to find fantastic deals using Skyscanner.

Where to stay

My Go-To Accommodation Platforms

When it comes to finding a place to stay while on vacation, is one of the best resources available and where I go 90% of the time to book accommodation. The website offers a wide range of hotel accommodation options, from budget-friendly to luxurious, and makes it easy to compare prices and read reviews from other travelers. 


Vrbo is another vacation rental site which is similar to Airbnb. One major difference is that they offer only entire properties and not rooms or house sharing. It’s often seen as an ethical alternative to Airbnb and their customer service is way better, with direct support rather than just online robot chatting. The offer the usual apartment accommodations, as well as funky tree houses and luxury chalets.

Pro Tip:

Watch out for the free room upgrades offer on certain hotels!

Booking an Excursion?

Here’s Where I like to book My Tours!


is a resource for finding and booking travel activities. Whether you’re looking for a city tour, tickets to a show, or a day trip out of town, Viator has something for you. They have an extensive selection of tours and activities, and their customer service team is available 24/7 to help with any questions or concerns. This is the most popular option for booking trips in the US.

Get Your Guide

If you’re looking for a comprehensive resource to help plan your next vacation, Get Your Guide is the website for you! With an extensive catalog of activities and attractions to choose from in destinations all over the world, Get Your Guide makes it easy to find what you’re looking for and book ahead. GYG is the most popular option for booking trips in Europe or Asia.

insure your trip

Travel Insurance Recommendations


If you’re looking for insurance with essential medical and travel coverage at low premiums, SafetyWing is the way to go.  This company also offers free coverage for one to two children, which can be a great deal if you’re a travelling parent.

World Nomads

If you need a more comprehensive plan, World Nomads is your ideal choice. Its policy covers various medical and travel conditions. It also covers a wide range of sports and activities. The company offers reliable protection for gear, equipment, and travel documents as well. 

From experience:

Never leave the country without travel insurance – while it’s not often you’ll need it, it’s when you need it that you’ll regret not having it!

How to get around

Transportation Recommendations

Renting a car in a foreign country can often be the best way of exploring, especially if you like to take it at your own pace. Rental Cars is my go to for renting cars abroad and they offer some great deals so you can spend more on the road.

Rail Europe

Another great way to explore is by train, especially in Europe and Asia. I use Rail Europe to book all my train tickets when travelling.

Don’t forget car insurance!

To avoid paying high insurance costs when renting a car abroad, at a great deal before you go.