I love traveling, and I wish I did more of it.
When I plan to travel I do a lot of research. I like to know what I should see, what I should do, what I should eat, and where I should stay. I don’t always stick to the list of items I’ve collected, but it’s nice to have the option. The other benefit of my research is that I now have a list of resources I can share out into the world. This list of resources also includes things I haven’t done, but look cool to try out.
I present to you, Kate Pond’s List of Travel Resources and Ideas™️! (This is not a comprehensive list, but it’s a start.)
Scottscheapflights.com — For those of us who like to find cheap international flights, especially out of the U.S. A good friend of mine has received a number of good deals here. She did pay for a membership but said it was totally worth it.
Skyscanner.com- For those of us who like to find cheap flights domestically.
Theflightdeal.com — Another flight deals site a friend just told me she got some good deals through.
Thepointsguy.com — For reviews, tips, and tricks for mileage plan miles, and a generally overwhelming number of articles on various things regarding travel.
Seatguru.com — For finding a great seat on the plane.
U.S. TSA (Transportation Security Administration)
Global Entry — For getting through security faster whether flying domestic or international. I’ve had this site bookmarked for a while, and I need to go through the process of applying. I hear that it’s awesome to have.
Mobilepassport.us — For getting back into the U.S. with less hassle.
Places to Stay
Airbnb.com — For cheaper-than-hotel stays, in most cases.
Turnkeyvr.com — For those folks that don’t like to book through AirBnB, like my mother-in-law.
Other forms of Travel
Vacationstogo.com — For cheap cruises.
Eurail.com — For trains in Europe. I’ve been a huge fan of the Eurorail Pass for years.
To-Do & Where to Eat
I just google the location for things to do or I’ll ask my communities.
One of my personal favorite travel communities is Girlslovetravel.com
All of the Above
Travelandleisure.com — For general tips or to make you wish you were traveling right now. My Girls Love Travel community is good for that as well.