There are soooo many booking platforms and services out there. It can be really confusing knowing which ones will save you money versus rip you off.
I’ve done the research for you through my own travels, and some resources have most definitely come out on top!
These are all the travel resources I personally use, through every stage of the travel booking process (I’ve even included my fave blogging tools at the bottom).
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After travel planning, the first things I always book are my flights. Rumor is that eight weeks prior to departure is the cheapest time to book – I’ve found this is generally true.
After you book flights, buy your travel insurance – it’s a must-have that will save you in case of canceled flights, lost luggage, sickness, and so much more. It’s important to do this now because some insurance policies won’t cover you if you’ve already left on your trip.
My next step is usually to book accommodation. Hotels can sometimes be an expensive option, but I still love them! That’s why I use these three booking platforms to find the best prices.
I’m a huge fan of non-traditional accommodation. Here are the places I always search for creative (or cheaper) accommodation
If your trip has multiple destinations, it’s important to consider how you’ll actually get from one place to the next! Of course, this will depend on where you’re traveling, but here are some of the reliable resources I trust.
At this point (if you haven’t already) you should start looking into what you’ll actually do at your destination. Be sure to book tours or events ahead of time, as these often sell out and timings might determine your itinerary.
Saving, spending, transferring, splitting, and multiple currencies… managing your money before and during travel can be really overwhelming! These are some of the tools I personally use to manage my travel money.
GLUTEN FREE TRAVEL
Gluten free travel takes a little extra planning, and these tools help with that. You can also visit my gluten free travel shop or my gluten free travel page for more information and resources.
Navigation + Staying Connected
I have zero sense of direction, so, as I’ve learned over the years, having navigation tools and apps is really important! One game changer for me was investing in a portable wifi device, but there are also some great offline map options.
You’re almost ready to leave on your trip! The last step is to pack your bags (the night before, if you’re like me – whoops!).
That sums up the resources I use for travel booking, but what if you’re like me and travel so much you turn into a travel blogger? Here are some of my favorite travel blogging tools I recommend investing in!
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