Best Travel Tools for Trip Planning
How do you pick the best travel tools for trip planning when there a sea of options online? Read on for my recommendations on where to start, based on years of self-guided travel planning.
I have spent hours comparing one flight deal to another, sizing up hotel accommodations, and looking for the best tours on the cheap.
I do this because enjoy orchestrating my own unique travel experiences.
That might mean arriving in a favorite city, renting a car to check out some of the lesser known areas, spending a night in an agriturismo or room at a bed-and-breakfast, taking the rail to another city, and a mix of guided and self-directed tours.
The more varied and off-beat, the more interesting!
However, here’s the truth.
Sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming.
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Unless you buy a package deal or work with a travel agent that does all the travel planning work for you, there is a seemingly endless combination of possible travel itineraries and options.
So, the experienced traveler has her go-to list of best travel tools.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Here are the air, accommodation, activities and other travel resources I look to first when planning a trip.
I hope they offer you a good starting point as you plan your vacation or getaway!
I’ll be adding more travel resources as I feel confident in recommending them to you, so be sure to bookmark this post for future reference.
When is the Best Time to Travel?
In addition to using these money-saving travel tools, I get the best fares and rates by planning my travel during the shoulder season.
If you’d like to know more about that, get my FREE Guide to the Shoulder Season.
What are Your Favorite Travel Planning Tools?
Do you have a favorite travel planning resource?
Please post it in the comments below!
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