There was a time whenever we wanted to take a trip we had to go to a travel agent and let someone else schedule our vacation. However, things have changed and now the entire planning is on our shoulders. That’s not a bad thing because when you do the planning – you own it!
Travel sites like Kayak and Travelocity allow you to book your flight, hotel and transportation from a wide range of choices. As you check these sites and compare prices and schedules, be sure to visit Southwest Air and JetBlue since their flights only show up on their websites.
Want to book a hotel? Go to Hotels Cheap to find some better than great deals. They guarantee the lowest online rate possible so they are worth checking out. Last Minute Travel is a great place to find an amazing deal on luxury hotels.
Before you book a hotel, go to Trip Advisor and read what others have to say about their stay. Many people are happy to record their experiences when they stay at hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts and other lodgings. Their advice may help you discover a new destination! Make time to read this site and learn about places to visit, restaurants to enjoy or avoid and other sage advice from recent travelers.
Lonely Planet has something for everyone including a blog, magazine and newsletter. Their forums discuss local issues that can benefit outsiders and tourists. The website is appealing, inviting and informative.
Looking for an affordable airfare in Europe? Check out Flycheapo. This website offers information about 45 low fare carriers but once you track down the information, you’ll have to visit the airline’s site and book your flight. Fare compare is an international airfare website that researches destinations according you’re your spending limit and time-frame. Over 500 airlines are searched to find the information. It’s all about you …
Are you waiting for a flight to arrive? If so, track their progress in the air (Flight Aware) to determine when they’ll arrive.
Wondering about the weather? Check out weather.com and enter the city and select current or weekend weather or plan ahead and go to 5-day or 10-day forecast.
- Trip Advisor
- Fare Compare
- Lonely Planet
- Travelers lose as airlines, online sites square off (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- How to Travel on a Budget (mint.com)
- Kayak partners with Bing: drinks kool-aid (liveside.net)
- Kayak simplifies airfare shopping (knoxnews.com)
3 thoughts on “Internet Goodie #5 – Travel Tips”
I don’t travel much except for work, and that’s taken care by the organizers of the conferences or meetings…so I’m spoilt that way! I do know friends that do travel now do so online.
I’ve “progressed” a little by checking in online, so yay to me!
Checking in online is such a great time saver. You only have to check in your bags or just head to the security line (if you have carry-on) and by pass the Check In counter. I also like to check the flight tracker when someone is arriving to see their location in the air as their flight brings them closer to me.
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