Traveling can be pretty expensive depending on your situation, where you go, and what your traveling style is like. There are several items you should keep in mind while planning your travel:
- What places do you want to visit?
- When do you want to visit that place?
- How do you plan on getting there?
- Where do you plan on living while there?
- How long do you plan on staying there?
- How many meals a day are you planning to eat?
With these points in mind, there are many great resources out there where you can do your research on looking for the best deals. I’ll list a few of my favorite sites that I use for flight deals, hotel deals, and travel reviews. If you have any great sites you want to recommend, feel free to comment on this post 🙂
One of my personal favorite websites is: Kayak.com. Kayak pulls in price data from multiple travel websites and compares the prices each site has and shows what the cheapest price is. I usually use Kayak when I am looking for the best flight deals.
For hotel deals, I like Hotwire.com. From my past experiences, Hotwire seems to have the best deals. If you’re not too picky on the exact location you’re staying at, Hotwire has a feature where you can select one of their blind recommendations at a super discounted rate. You only find out what the accommodations are after you book and pay for it. While it may sound like a risk, it really isn’t that big of a risk. Hotwire will tell you what the blind accommodation is rated. ex. 3 stars, 4 stars, etc. before hand.
For Travel Reviews, I use TripAdvisor.com. The reason I like Trip Advisor is because the reviews there are compiled by other fellow travelers. There are many reviews on hotel accommodations, attractions, and things-to-do at your intended travel destination. Trip Advisor is really great if you’re looking for ideas on what to do.