Our travel guides aim to give you the best and most up to date information on the major travel destinations around the world.
Here you will find budget tips, money-saving advice, recommendations on places to stay, things to see and do, and where to eat. It doesn’t matter what type of vacation you are going on – cruise, backpacking trip, island getaway, two-week holiday, round-the-world-trip, or a family vacation.
These destination guides will give you all the information you need for your trip so you can travel better, longer, and cheaper. I know how bad it is to get outdated information in print guidebooks. I’ve been the victim of it too many times. I update this section twice a year to keep the content fresh!
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Regional Travel Guides
General Travel Tips and Resources
Travel is more than just getting up and going. It’s about being knowledgeable so you can travel better, cheaper, and longer. So besides the destination guides above, below you will find links to articles I’ve written that deal with planning your trip and other general advice so your total vacation is as amazing as it can be. These articles are relevant to any trip – no matter how long it is!
- How to Find Cheap Flights
- How to Find Cheap Flights
- How to Find Cheap Places to Stay
- How to Choose a Backpack
- How to Get an RTW Ticket
- 17 Steps for Planning a Trip
- My Ultimate Packing Guide
- How to Buy Travel Insurance
- 11 Tips for New Travelers
- My Favorite Hostels
- Solo Female Travel Tips
- How to Pick a Travel Credit Card
- 14 Travel Scams to Avoid
- 15 Ways to Work Overseas
- 8 Budget Vacation Ideas
- COVID Travel Resources
- How to Make Trips More Interesting
- Stay in Europe More Than 90 Days
My Budget City Guides
Book Your Trip Now!
Below are my favorite companies to use when I travel. They are always my starting point when I need to book a flight, hotel, tour, train, or meeting people!
- Skyscanner – Skyscanner is my favorite flight search engine. They search small websites and budget airlines that larger search sites tend to miss. They are hands down the number one place to start.
- Momondo – This is my other favorite flight search engine because they search such a wide variety of sites and airlines. I never book a flight without checking here too.
- Hostelworld – This is the best hostel accommodation site out there with the largest inventory, best search interface, and widest availability.
- Booking.com – The best all around booking site that constantly provides the cheapest and lowest rates. They have the widest selection of budget accommodation. In all my tests, they’ve always had the cheapest rates out of all the booking websites.
- Couchsurfing – This website allows you to stay on people’s couches or spare rooms for free. It’s a great way to save money while meeting locals who can tell you the ins and outs of their city. The site also lists events you can attend to meet people (even if you’re not staying with someone).
- Intrepid Travel – If you want to do group tours, go with Intrepid. They offer good small group tours that use local operators and leave a small environmental footprint. And, as a reader of this site, you’ll get exclusive discounts with them too!
- Grassroots Volunteering – For volunteering, Grassroots Volunteering compiles a list of good local volunteer organizations that keep the money within the community.
- Get Your Guide – Get Your Guide is a huge online marketplace for tours and excursions. They have tons of tour options available in cities all around the world, including everything from cooking classes, walking tours, street art lessons, and more!
- SafetyWing – Safety Wing offers convenient and affordable plans tailored to digital nomads and long-term travelers. They have cheap monthly plans, great customer service, and an easy-to-use claims process that makes it perfect for those on the road.
For companies, check out my travel resources section that includes even more of my favorite travel companies that will save you money, help better your travels, and offer great customer service!