If you are planning on travelling soon then you are in the right place! I have put together a little list of my favourite travel websites and travel blogs. The list includes accommodation websites, booking and guide websites and some blogs that I regularly like to check out.
Travel websites to bookmark:
Airbnb connects you with homeowners who rent out their homes or apartments. You’ll get all the comforts of home, the chance to stay in a local, non-touristy part of where you are going, and often pay a fraction of the cost of a hotel room. (Note that if you’re new to Airbnb, get $50 AUD off your first trip here!)
Skyscanner searches a lot of different airlines, including many of the budget airlines that larger sites may miss. It’s a great way to price compare.
Roadtrippers helps people discover the world around them in an entirely new way by streamlining discovery, planning, booking and navigation into an engaging and intuitive process. The web and mobile applications are free to use.
This is a great one for foodies. EatWith allows you to eat home cooked meal with locals. Locals post listings for dinner parties and meals that you can sign up for. There is a fee but this is a great way to try something different, pick a local’s brain and meet new people over a great meal.
This one is a must to check out, I really like their Lonely Planet guides as well as their emphasis on budget travel.
Booking.com is a great resource for booking cheap hotels and other accommodation. It has an eays to use interface, a wide selection of places to book and no money down policy. I hear they are also especially good for listing in developing countries.
Travel blogs to bookmark:
Little Grey Box is a A fun & relatable travel blog. Aussies Pheobe and Matt are the pair behind the blog, they create practical, fun and engaging written content whilst travelling the world. My favourite posts by them are Must try food in Singapore, Must try cheap-eats in New York and 12 Absolutely essential tips for anyone moving to London.
I really love this travel website, it has so much useful and honest information. Matt is a New York Times best-selling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day and founder of Nomadic Matt. Each month over 1,000,000 people use his advice to travel better, cheaper, and longer. Find posts like How to find a cheap hotel room: Sites to use and sites to avoid and also find really helpful guides such as this France Travel Guide.
Fresh Off the Grid was founded by Megan McDuffie and Michael van Vliet in 2015. It features an assortment of easy-to-prepare recipes, helpful how-to guides, a curated gear shop, and an abundance of outdoor inspiration. Whether you’re a car camper, backpacker, vanlifer, boater, or cabin dweller, Fresh Off the Grid is your place for discovering a better way to eat in the great outdoors. Find posts like How to Find Free Camping in the US & Canada and How to Make Campfire Mulled Wine.
Liz is the Young Adventuress, she describes herself as a normal girl living her biggest, messiest dreams. Her blog is a no-filter space filled with her stories and misadventures about her travels over the years with some musings about life thrown in for good measure. Check out the amazing photos she captures in this post: 10 reasons not to miss Central Otago, New Zealand.
This one is a travel blog for people that like travel stories and pretty pictures. Brooke is a 24 year old with restless feet and a desire to see the whole world, one country at a time! I love this post: 50 ways I saved (a lot) of money to travel the world.
This blog was created in 2013 by Kyla and Jill. They sold everything they owned to hit the road in a fixed up old trailer and they haven’t looked back since. Their road journal and photography is really great! Find posts like You can’t go home again and On the road again.
The Blonde Abroad is an award-winning solo female travel & lifestyle blog featuring travel tips, fashion, festivals and photography from around the world.
Happy researching (and travelling!) x