Do you need to plan your travel? There are so many things to think about when you are planning a trip on your own. We are here to help. We develop a page that lists all the information you need to plan your trip in a smart and convenient way. From flights, hotels to insurance and guides, we list out the products and services we not only recommend but also use.

BOOKING FLIGHTS

CheapOair

We don’t know if there is a flight site that consistently has better prices than CheapOair. We have booked many flights over the years using their site. They also have a very simple, but effective search feature for ‘multiple’ city flights which we use all the time for our major trips.

BookingBuddy

BookingBuddy is one of our favorite price comparison sites- especially for finding cheap flights. When we want to book a flight it’s where we usually start because you can usually compare 8 flight sites simultaneously, which not only has saved us time but also some serious cash over the years.

Expedia

Expedia is one of the most popular travel sites in the world. Pretty much everyone has heard of Expedia. We use it if we want to bundle our flights with a hotel or resort. They have excellent packages available, so if you’re looking for a weekend getaway or a honeymoon they will have what you’re looking for.

Etihad

Etihad is arguably our favorite airline. We have flown with them numerous times over the last 4 years.  Our review in a nutshell is that they have impressive multilingual cabin crews, awesome in-flight entertainment and some of the best service standards in the industry. We also love laying over in Abu Dhabi with the ideal weather.  This results in smooth landings and fewer delays. Unless there is a sand storm of course!

BOOKING ACCOMMODATION

Agoda

We use Agoda for over 95% of our accommodation bookings in Asia. They simply offer the widest selection and the best prices in the region. They recently partnered with various flight rewards programs, which means that our online reservations have been helping us load up on air miles. Our readers consistently book rooms in Asia with Agoda.

Booking.com

This by far our favourite accommodation site for our travels in developed countries. Like Agoda, we have been booking rooms on booking.com for over 10 years. Excellent customer service, great prices and the best cancellation policies in the accommodation industry are just a few of the reasons why we use their site all the time. This is also the most popular accommodation site for our European and North American readers.

Hotelscombined.com

If your goal is finding the cheapest room, then this is the place to quickly compare accommodation prices from the world’s best sites. It wins awards annually at the world travel awards for being the best price comparison site. If we are on a budget-conscious trip this is the site we use. We saved over $100 USD over a 7- night stay using this site before.

CAR RENTAL

Rentalcars.com

We only use one rental car booking site – Rentalcars.com. It’s the largest rental car site in the world and it quickly compares the cheapest cars available in your desired class and location. Individually going to all the different car rental sites can literally take hours. Be practical – save cash and time by using a comparison site.

TRAVEL GUIDEBOOK

Lonely Planet

We have been using Lonely Planet destination guides for over 10 years. They are the only guide that we use.  Their books are lightweight, affordable and we like their emphasis on cost-cutting travel strategies. Recently, we have been leaning towards using their downloadable e-guides which reduce our luggage weight on every flight

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