If you are new to traveling or trying to save money and looking for excellent resources for your next trip, then you have reached the right place. This page has the products and resources I use to plan my trips.
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Check out some of my important tips for first-time travelers below.
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Skyscanner.com has a big reputation is helping millions of people find the most affordable flights, which is why this is a great resource for travelers! There are some booking sites that I would be aware of so do your research before booking with some of the first travel sites that Skyscanner redirects you to.
Google is one of the best places to look up flight deals. I mean with Google being one of the biggest search engines out there, they know the best deals.
Momondo has a lot of great features and is easy to use! If I cannot find deals on Skyscanner, this is my second choice for picking flights! It
Booking.com is my favorite resource for finding great hotel or hostels. The reviews are fairly trustworthy and I absolutely love that they offer a free cancellation on most bookings! Just be sure to read some of the details. This app and website make it easy to filter specific details (ie. A/C, Queen Size Beds, etc.) for your needs in your travel accommodations.
Travel insurance is important and is something that I recommend to all travelers to get. Some of you may say, well my credit card will protect me from any purchase or homeowners/renters insurance will cover lost or stolen items. However, the thing with credit cards and those insurances is that they do not protect you from medical expenses abroad. It is important to have travel insurance to protect yourself whether it’s from an injury or illness. Below are the insurances I recommend you look at and see which are best for you.
Allianz Travel Insurance
Okay so, I have listed two travel insurance options. But seriously it depends on the type of traveler you are! So what I love about Allianz is they have an annual plan which is great for travelers who travel often! They have different plans and options that are very affordable. They also provide single trip plans as well.
So I have listed World Nomad because this travel insurance is perfect and affordable for those single trips a year or for those you don’t travel as frequently and don’t need an annual travel insurance plan. They are known for excellent customer service and competitive prices. Be sure to check them out!
I do most of my traveling planning through travel bloggers that can be found on Pinterest. Thankfully you can search for almost any subject related to travel or the place you are visiting and you can find a related post on it.
I don’t really use Instagram for travel planning, I use it more to get some inspiration for the style photos I want to get from my trip. Instagram is such an inspiration filled with so many amazing photographers. It’s a great resource to get the perfect photo at your destination.
If you can’t find everything you are looking for on Pinterest, you definitely should be able to find it on Google. You can easily search for some of the best topics and find some great places to visit.
When it comes to traveling, it better to be prepared for anything. Check out the list of my favorite 20 must-have travel apps to have on hand. It is important to keep in mind when looking for travel apps that work for you that they are able to be used offline. You may not be able to afford to have international data abroad or you may not have signal in certain areas you are traveling to.