Ready to book a trip to anywhere? We have been traveling extensively for 20+ years and have come to rely on a few trusted travel brands and websites for booking our own accommodation, flights, rental cars, tours, and travel insurance.
We always start our travel research with these well known and trusted booking sites listed below.
Why book your accommodation with Booking.com?
We like that you can book a variety of accommodation types on the one website – hotels, apartments, resorts, motels, vacation homes, villas, lodges, cabins, even campsites – they’re more than just hotels and we love how simple their website is to use!
The best thing about booking via Booking.com is the free cancellation on most rooms and a best-price guarantee. You can book knowing you are getting a low rate, and have the freedom to cancel if your plans change!
We often stay in Airbnb properites, especially if our trip is longer then 2 nights and we are looking for more space and a home-away-from-home. Sometime our kids need their own bedroom, and we love having a kitchen to save on eating out 3 times per day!
If you are looking to live like a local, consider staying in an Airbnb. And they are not just about homes in the burbs, but have apartments in cities plus cabins, boats, vacation rentals or even just a room.
We always start our flights search with Skyscanner, it’s one of our favorite booking sites.
Skyscanner is a flight comparison site that is simple to use and fast. It searches millions of flights on over a thousand airlines, including budget carriers. Choose where you want to go, when you want to go, and get the very best price from thousands of sites, without having to look anywhere else.
Book Rental Cars
When searching for rental cars, we always start with RentalCars.com.
They are the world’s biggest car rental booking service (part of the Priceline Group) and in one quick search you can compare all the major brands like Hertz, Avis, Alamo, Europcar, Enterprise, Thrifty, and Dollar.
Find Tours & Attractions
Get Your Guide
The Get Your Guide tour company offers many local tours and attractions in destinations around the world. They have the lowest prices, guaranteed — no booking fees or hidden charges.
You can pre-book tickets and skip the line at top attractions and cancel up to 24 hours before.
Viator also offer amazing tours, attractions and tickets in destinations around the world. You can reserve now and pay later so you can book your spot but keep your options open!
Viator lets travelers plan in advance or book on-the-go to skip long lines and sold-out signs
Theme Park Tickets
Since 2000, Undercover Tourist has become the trusted name in attraction tickets providing authentic attraction tickets at discounted prices – their tickets are the Exact Same Tickets you receive from the theme parks!
They help you save time and money on your trip to Disneyland California, Walt Disney World Florida, Universal Orlando, Universal Hollywood, and many more attractions.
When you buy your tickets online there are no hidden fees with free shipping and tax included! Print your tickets at home and go straight to the front gate to save time!
Buy Travel Insurance
Allianz Travel Insurance
We always say “if you can’t afford travel insurance, then you can’t afford to travel”. Once you have booked your flights, it’s important to protect your investment by getting travel insurance?
Not having travel insurance is not worth the risk. It is designed to cover unexpected medical emergencies and events such as trip cancellation, your personal effects, lost, stolen or damaged luggage by an airline, and other related losses incurred while traveling.