Finding reliable travel sites that are easy to use can be a difficult task. So much so, that many people I know would rather head to a professional, rather than booking their own trip. This often includes unnecessary added costs. However, using the right tools, booking a vacation on your own can be easier and cheaper than using a travel agent. That being said,there are seven Websites that I tend to rely on the most when it comes to planning and booking a trip.
Lonely Planet is my go-to source for any information concerning my future travels. It’s not only resourceful, but also reputable. The Website features great travel articles, including travel etiquette guides and updated travel news.
My favorite feature is “Where to Go When”, because you can pick a month and Lonely Planet will tell you where it’s best to go during that month and where you should avoid. This is extremely helpful if you know when you can travel, but are open to where you’ll wind up going.
No matter where I’m headed or planning an adventure to, Lonely Planet is my first stop for information I trust.
This is a must-visit site if you are planning a trip to Southeast Asia, as it focuses on Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The site has many features that can aid you in planning your trip overseas. It goes over many important tips for before you leave, including advice on what to pack for your trip based on where you are going and for how long. Furthermore, once you click on a destination, you can jump to different areas of that destination, or focus on information such as, visas, weather, border crossings, getting there, accommodations, and there’s even a link for beginners. Travel Fish could not make finding this information any easier.
The features I find the most helpful are the forum, free guides, and i-Phone apps. I relied heavily on this site while I spent three and a half weeks in Asia over the summer, and I felt prepared and informed my entire trip. If you plan on visiting any of the countries in Southeast Asia, I highly recommend a visit to Travel Fish.