Travel resources

Looking for useful websites to help you plan your solo adventure?  Here you’ll find a few of my favourite travel go-to websites, apps and resources  that I use to help me  plan my trip.  Each one has their own uses.  

Some will help kick-start your plans, whether you’re going on a solo travel adventure, a family holiday or a lady or lads getaway, while others are useful for while you’re away or on-the-go.

Travel resources


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Kayak logo

I use Kayak as a first point of call to search for my flights.  You can easily search for one-way, return or multi-city flights in both the app and online.  Kayak offers search options for hotels and car hire which is handy.

Skyscanner logo

Skyscanner is really good for searching, comparing and booking flights as well as a few extra things like airport transportation.  The search ‘Everywhere’ feature is great and really useful if you have no set plans but want somewhere to go.


Hopper is a cool website that helps you check flights you’re interested in and get price prediction information.

 You can check deals and offers and it’s it’s a mobile-only travel app for on-the-go.   

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Blue divider - thin logo is the first place I go to if I’m looking for somewhere to stay.  The website is easy to navigate and the app is good for looking for accommodation on-the-go.  It’s available in over 40 languages.

Hostelworld logo

Hostelworld is a great place to start your search for a hostel stay.  You have a range of options from male, female or mixed dorms to private rooms (yes, you can even choose a private room in a hostel).

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I’ve started using Airbnb for a couple of my recent trips.  It’s become my choice for longer stays, especially while in New York.  When I need a full house experience, it provides a home away from home stay.


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National Express logo

If I want a more affordable mode of transportation, I always head to National Express for coach journeys.  It’s a cost-effective way to travel – I especially use it for getting to UK airports.

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Rome2rio is great for cross-checking routes to and from your destinations or activity locations.  It searches key transport modes and I find it useful to check if a particular route and transport is available.


With maps across several of cities, I use Citymapper to help get me from A to B.  It has a handy iOS app (also om Android) that goes with me everywhere.  I use it in my hometown!

I use the Hellenic Train website to help me book my trains across Greece.  With a language option for English (unless you know a bit of Greek) it’s fairly easy to use once you get used to it.

Travel planning and activities

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Inspirock logo

If you’re looking for help to plan your trip, use Inspirock.  It’s a great site for sorting our and picking new activities and things to do at your chosen destination.  You can use the calendar feature to plan your entire time and even the tie it takes between each location.

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Expedia logo

Expedia has been a website I check on for flights but have mostly used their Things to do.  You can see a range of activities with reviews but also earn points by joining Expedia Rewards.

Wanderlog logo

Try Wanderlog to help you map out your travel plans. It can help with deciding on the best routes for your chosen cities or activities, give directions as well as the ability to share any itineraries with friends or family.

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Expedia logo

Expedia has been a website I check on for flights but have mostly used their Things to do.  You can see a range of activities with reviews but also earn points by joining Expedia Rewards.

Travel money

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If you’re looking for an easy way to spend money in any currency while abroad, check out Wise.  With its multi-currency account and debit card, you can spend and top up money while on-the-go.

Travel extras

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The use of a VPN is great while on holiday, especially for me as a blogger.  There are times when I need to access my server for travel photos if I’m writing a piece.  It’s also useful for accessing websites back home that you wouldn’t have access to.

NOTE: Some websites have multiple uses, you can search for flights, hotel and activities however, in those cases, I’ve highlighted what I use each one for specifically.

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