Travel resources

Hello there!  Are you looking for resources to help you plan your travel? If so, you have come to the right place.  Below I share my favourite resources, which I hope will both inspire you to travel and help you plan your trips.

Please get in touch if you have any questions or if you would like to share your favourite resources. I’d love to hear from you!

Happy travels!

Getting there

I can get slightly obsessive about finding the perfect flight at the perfect time for the perfect price. This holy trinity is difficult to find but the search can often be fun 🙂

This is where I do splash the cash. For flight times in excess of eight hours I look for good value business class flights (or try to bag an air miles flight).  For shorter flights, the class of travel is less important.

Here’s my go to on-line resources for air and train travel.

Flying

  • To explore flight routings, schedules and fares go to Google Flights. Or try ITA Matrix Flights, which is particularly useful for more complex routes including ex EU flights.
  • Seeking out the best business class fares? Check out the excellent Turning Left for Less
  • Want to know who offers the best premium economy product? Try this article The Telegraph, March 31, 2017
  • Want to select the best seat in your ticket category? Go to Seat Guru.
  • Do you know your rights when a flight is overbooked?  Check out The Independent, April 19, 2017
  • Want to know how safe your airline is? All you need to know is here

Rail travel

  • The king of rail travel resources is The Man in Seat 61. Mark Smith’s excellent website is an incredibly comprehensive guide to global rail travel.
  • For booking european rail tickets and passes go to Rail Europe. It also lets you plan routes and check timetables.

Getting from A to B

  • Rome to Rio is a great resource for exploring travel options, including taxis and fares, between two points. It is also available as an app.

Staying there

I did like a nice bed for the night. Although not a deal-breaker, really good or really bad accommodation can impact on your travel experience.

Here are my favorite accommodation booking sites.

 

  • Booking.com is a clear, easy to use search engine. It offers a wide selection of hotels and apartments, often with refundable rates and special deals for returning customers.
  • To view reviews of accommodation, amongst other things, go to Trip Advisor. If you plug in your destination and travel dates it will bring up a list of options, along with review ratings and prices sourced from booking engines and the hotel.

 

 

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