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 ladies or lads getaway, while others are useful for while you’re away or on-the-go.

Travel resources

Flights

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Kayak logo

I use Kayak as a first point of call to search for 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 to go somewhere.

Hopper

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.   

Hopper prediction iOS
Hopper push notification

Accommodation

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Booking.com logo

Booking.com 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.

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Airbnb logo

I’ve started using Airbnb for a couple of my recent trips.  It’s become my choice for stays especially in New York as I’m looking for more of a home away from home stay.

Transportation

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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 tUK airports.

Rome2rio logo

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.

Citymapper

With maps across a number 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 home town!

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.

Travel extras

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Surfshark

The use of a VPN is great while on holiday, especially for me as a blogger.  There’s 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.

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*You’ll know that some websites have multiple uses for example flights, hotel, activities however, I’ve highlighted what I use each one for specifically.

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