Resources for Travellers
Useful resources for independent travellers. A list of websites that we recommended – because we use them ourselves – to plan and book our travel.
These days, we prefer to be a bit more organised with our hotels and guesthouses and tend to book in advance. These are the sites we use…
The site that we use the most for booking our accommodation. They offer a lot of apartments that can be booked for very short stays.
We’ve booked a few apartments via HomeAway over the years and have been pleased with the accommodation. The booking process is similar to Airbnb and the site is easy to navigate.
We don’t actually use Airbnb that much as we rarely rent a place for longer than a week at a time. But, it’s a popular option and is a good place to look for apartments. If you haven’t yet signed up for Airbnb, you can get up to £25 off your first booking with this invitation.
Although we are more commonly found navigating a destination by public transport, lately we have rented a car when it means it’s the only way we can get to some of the more obscure places we hunt down!
Holiday Autos compare a lot of car hire companies in the area to help you find the best deal. The site is each to use and we like the fact that you are able to cancel up to 24 hours before pick-up so it makes planning a trip really easy.
Although we find ourselves researching our trips online these days, there are times when we refer to a good old-fashioned travel guide. Oh, except it’s usually the digital version of it!
Old habits die hard! Lonely Planet is the first guidebook that we both travelled with and we still have a soft spot for an LP. They usually have a special offer on too!