I’ve been thinking for a while now how to let you all know not only about my trips but also how I pull together all the information when planning an adventure along with the booking sites I use, and thus this Resources page was born!
The first thing I do after booking a trip is order a Lonely Planet or Rough Guide book to help my research kick start – they also look nice on the bookshelf after said trip!
In addition Go Wonder is a great community for Female travellers with a friendly group on Facebook too. Members have so much knowledge and often questions and queries are answered within a matter of minutes.
Travel bloggers are a great resource also, often with top tips and information that comes in super useful, a couple of my favourites are:
Booking.com* and Hotels.com along with hotel comparison site Trivago are my first port of call but I will also look at hotel websites directly and in addition compare them with an apartment on Airbnb before booking. I pretty much always check Trip Advisor for reviews too before paying any money.
*If you want to book on Booking.com use this link and you’ll get £15 off 🙂 https://www.booking.com/s/21_8/53804f01
Occasionally I will also book a package consisting of both flights and accommodation, obviously only if it works out cheaper than booking separately, in this instance I’d head over to Expedia.
I mostly using flight comparison sites but before booking will double check prices by looking direct at airlines just incase they have a sneaky deal on. Skyscanner and Momondo are my go-to sites.
For city breaks try the local tourist information websites and if all else fails Google can work wonders if the search criteria is exact!