TO BOOK HOTEL STAYS AROUND THE WORLD
I love using booking platforms (like booking.com) to search for multiple different hotels in one place. That way I can compare prices, set different filters, look at ratings, and more.
REUSABLE WATER BOTTLES WHILE TRAVELING
I can’t travel without having a reusable water bottle on hand (especially in countries that charge for water or are heavy on plastic use). My Corkcicle has saved me more than once, not only because I always have water handy, but it also keeps my water cold for hours on end!
FOR CAR RENTALS AROUND THE WORLD
I use Discover Cars to compare prices of rental cars across multiple rental companies. I also love that Discover Cars is reliable, and found in almost every country and city around the world. I’ve rented from there on more than one occasion and truly have no complaints.
FOR MULTIPLE BOOKINGS IN ONE PLACE
I love using Expedia to search for hotels, car rentals, experiences, and more! I love that the website is clean and organized and that I can easily book multiple facets of travel in one place. I mostly stick to Expedia for hotel stays, but have been branching out and using them for more and more bookings!
FOR CHEAP FLIGHTS FROM THE UNITED STATES
Going has found me hundreds of cheap flights throughout my years of traveling the world. I’ve literally saved hundreds of dollars by signing up for their premium membership (although the free version isn’t too shabby either). I highly recommend paying for the premium or elite membership through Scott’s Cheap Flights. The price of the annual fee will save you hundreds of dollars on travel.
FOR FREE LOUNGE ACCESS IN AIRPORTS ACROSS THE WORLD
If you’re an avid international traveler, Priority Pass is for you. Priority Pass gets you into certain airport lounges where you can get unlimited foods and drinks. This has saved me tons of money when I’ve traveled, as I spend a lot of times in airports and airport food and drinks are very expensive.
Plus, depending what airport you’re at, some lounges have places to sleep, showers, and all lounges have wifi and toilets. I don’t recommend purchasing this pass if you don’t travel internationally at least 2-3 times/year, as you simply won’t get your moneys worth. (Also, keep in mind that if you’re planning on opening a Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card you don’t need to purchase a priority pass because that is one of the perks of the credit card – a free priority pass).
TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR TRIP PROTECTION
I’ve made many mistakes when traveling, and traveling without travel insurance has been a big one! When I travel, I now use SafetyWing to insure my trip and give me peace of mind in case anything were to go wrong.
FOR FINDING & COMPARING FLIGHTS AROUND THE WORLD
I use Skyscanner to find flights and compare flight prices. One of my favorite Skyscanner features is the ability to search “everywhere” to find the most affordable destinations! Using this feature has taken me to countries I wouldn’t have ever thought of visiting!
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