Throughout the years of our travels we have accumulated a wealth of resources that help with making our adventures as affordable, comfortable and stress free as possible.
We would love to share our findings with you to help with your next adventure!
Our top picks for flight searches:
Skyscanner.com – Compare prices on flights with Skyscanner
Another great flight search app that is best if your dates are flexible. This shows a bar graph that indicates the prices for the same flight on different days. You can filter your preference for minimal stops, lowest fares or near by airports. This also gives you an option to receive fare notifications.
CheapOair.com – A broad range of flight options. Easy, user friendly app that catagorizes multiple airlines by cheapest, shortest, alternative dates and stops. Their pricing updates frequently and has the option to receive fare notifications. Their fees are minimal compared to most other budget flight search apps.
Momondo.com – We have had great luck with finding really low fares for over seas trips. They also have minimal fees when booking and is very user friendly.
Our top picks for accommodation searches:
Booking.com – This app is great for most any hotel, motel, B&B or guest house search. Most of their listings offer free cancelation and you often don’t need to pay anything until your check in. You can obtain all the knowledge you need by a quick scroll down their listings for photos, location, amenities and detailed categorised reviews for cleanliness, location, friendliness, etc. They also keep all your past and future bookings for easy reference.
AirBnB – A great source for your unique stay. They offer many budget options from renting a room in a local’s house to whole apartment or house rentals. They have recently expanded their options to out of the box locations like yurts, tree houses or even teepees!
HotelTonight – This is a great option if you are in a bind and are looking for a last minute reservation or if you are a thrill seeker and are willing to wait until the day you need accommodation to find that good deal. The hotels sell their unreserved rooms and HotelTonight will offer them at extremely discounted price. This worked out for us great in big cities like NYC.
Skyscanner.com– Great deals for hotels, apartments and hostels with Skyscanner.
Along with their great search for flights, this is another great source for a wide selection of hotels, motels, B&Bs.
HomeAway.com– Rent the perfect vacation home.
A fantastic app for renting a whole property, house or apartment. This is especially great if you would like to rent for long term or take a vacation that you want to feel like home. Great for groups or families and gives you an easy way to search and communicate with home owners that rent their house.
Helpful Travel Apps We LOVE!
Products We LOVE!
Amazon.com, as many know, is a great resource for a world of products. Quick delivery and even the opportunity to pick up at an “Amazon Locker” is key. Especially if you are on the road and don’t have an address to safely ship to. Their customer service is fantastic if you are displeased with the product.
DSLR Camera: If you are looking for a camera that offers a bit more than your smart phone… though they are catching up, we recommend a Canon DSLR. Not too bulky and very intuitive.
Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera Kit