Travel Resources

Our recommendations for booking your own airfare, accommodation, activities, and other resources

Airfare

WayAway is a flight aggregator providing travelers with the best rates on airline tickets and a WayAway Plus membership plan gives you cashback on flights, rental cars, and hotels.

>> Find a Flight

>> Get 10% Off WayAway Plus

Skyscanner is a flight aggregator with the biggest reach and it searches websites and airlines around the globe so you always know you are getting the best deal.

>> Find a Flight

Exito Travel

We have partnered with an air consolidator for flights. Get a free quote and let our air experts tailor your flights to your personal preferences. 

>> Get a Free Flight Quote

Going

Going (formerly Scott’s Cheap Flights) delivers deals straight to your inbox. When you choose your airport(s), they will send you alerts when deals pop up. Follow one or multiple airports to depart from.

>> Get Alerts

Accommodation

As one of the world’s largest travel marketplaces for both established brands and entrepreneurs of all sizes, Booking.com has the widest selection of accommodation and we like its no-money-down policy.

>> Find a Hotel

Planning a visit to Asia? This site should be your primary resource for booking hotels and guesthouses. It has the most robust inventory and offers the best rates in 200+ countries/territories.

>> Find a Hotel

VRBO is short for Vacation Rentals by Owner, and its website does exactly what it sounds like. Here, you can book an array of rental properties such as condos, cabins, lake rentals, beach houses, and more.

>> Book a Vacation Home

Now you can book trips with travel agency discounts. SuperTravel is a platform that uses AI to connect price-conscious travelers to the best promotions on hotels. It provides great deals over SMS and WhatsApp. 

>> Get deals on hotels

Activities & Experiences

viator

Viator has the largest selection of experiences in destinations all over the world. It’s the go-to website for sightseeing tours, things to do, and day trips. It makes it easy to find and book your next adventure.

>> Find Something to Do

GetYourGuide is a platform that helps travelers discover the best things to do, including niche offerings they wouldn’t find anywhere else. 

>> Find a Local Guide

GoCity Pass

With Go City passes, travelers can visit bucket list attractions, enjoy top tours, and discover plenty of hidden gems — all of which are handpicked by local experts. Go City allows travelers to avoid multiple entry fees and paper tickets by having all of their tickets and passes right in the app on their phone.

>> Get a Pass

Eatwith is the world’s largest community for unique culinary experiences led by one-of-a-kind hosts, in over 130 countries. With cooking classes and workshops, Eatwith connects guests with friendly, hand-selected hosts for unique, immersive experiences from the comfort of their own home.

>> Find a Culinary Experience

tiqets

Directly bookable and instantly available mobile tickets for attractions around the world. Tiqets works with thousands of renowned museums, thrilling attractions,  and hidden gems to offer unforgettable travel experiences.

>> Find Tickets

Service for booking audio excursions and tours on 35+ countries. Travelers can take audio excursions created by professional tour guides and local experts.

>> Find an Audio Excursion

Ticket Network is the go to place for sports, concerts, and theater tickets around the world.  TicketNetwork is an online exchange where sellers list tickets to sports, theater, and concert events around the world.

>> Find Tickets

Big Bus Tours is the largest operator of open-top sightseeing bus tours. The service currently operates in over 20 cities, across four continents. The tours incorporate all the top sights of each city and travelers can hop on and hop off at landmarks to explore at their own pace. 

>> Find a Tour

Transportation

Rentalcars.com

Encourages travelers to feel free while finding the right car in over 60,000 locations across 160 countries. Rentalcars.com offers 24/7 customer service and their website is available in 43 languages.

>> Find a Car

Rail Europe is the leading distributor of European rail products. The company provides access to an extensive array of rail products from over 50 European train companies.  

>> Find a Train

inDrive City to City

InDrive City to City performs long-distance trips with fellow travelers. Similar to Uber, but the passenger specifies the route and date of the trip and the car is search by direction and date. The passenger then chooses the best offer from the drivers by price, car brand and departure time.  They work in 650+ cities and 47+ countries.

>> Find a Ride

KiwiTaxi offers international airport transfers and private car tours in 100 countries with various vehicle classes and English-speaking drivers. 

>> Find a Taxi

get transfer

Booking Service for transfers and car rentals with a personal driver at the best prices.

>> Find a Transfer

Busbud is an online bus booking platform that has compiled the world’s larges selection of bus tickets. Wherever you’re traveling, you can easily compare bus tickets from different companies and book the best option for your next trip.

>> Find a Bus

SeaRadar is a professional concierge service specializing in yacht rentals worldwide. Sailing is one of the greatest ways to explore our planet, and despite common beliefs it can be more affordable than you think. On SeaRadar’s website, anyone can rent a yacht just like they book a hotel or airplane tickets.

>> Find a Yacht

bikesbooking.com

Booking service for motorcycles, scooters, quads, and bicycles around the world. BikesBooking compares the prices of 950 rental companies from over 40 countries and 50,000 vehicles are available for booking in more than 2,000 locations around the world.

>> Find a Bike

Thinking about a road trip in Europe? PaulCamper is the largest camper-sharing marketplace in Europe. It lists over 10,000 camping vehicles throughout Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom for you to enjoy.

>> Find a Camper

outdoorsy

Outdoorsy is a peer-to-peer marketplace to connect RV owners with other campers like them who want to experience RVing without ownership. You can list your RV for others to rent or find one to rent for a road trip.

>> Find an RV
>> List an RV

jucy rentals

Since 2001, JUCY has been giving travellers the green light to have the time of their lives! Any good road trip starts with any one of their budget-friendly vehicles, and they are best known for their range of 2-4 berth innovative green and purple campervans. They are a household name across Australia and New Zealand.

>> Find a Camper

Travel Insurance

World Nomads Travel Insurance

Offers flexible and comprehensive coverage designed for adventurous travelers. With 24/7 emergency assistance and coverage for medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and a range of adventure activities, it is our #1 choice for travel insurance providers.

>> Visit Site

SafetyWing Travel Insurance provides reliable coverage for digital nomads, remote workers, and long-term travelers. With affordable monthly plans, it includes medical coverage, emergency evacuation, trip interruption, and more.

>> Visit Site

Insure My Trip Travel Insurance

InsureMyTrip offers comprehensive travel insurance options tailored to your specific needs and budget. With a wide range of coverage including trip cancellation, medical emergencies, baggage loss, and more, travelers can explore with confidence knowing they’re protected. This is our #1 choice for travelers over age 70.

>> Visit Site

Medjet provides unparalleled peace of mind for travelers with its air medical transport and repatriation services. With annual and short-term membership options, travelers can access emergency medical evacuation and repatriation to their home country in case of illness or injury abroad. We recommend adding this in addition to regular travel insurance for our Bucketlist Treks.

>> Visit Site

Other Travel Related Things

Priority Pass has been prividing frequent travelers with independent airport lounge access worldwide since 1992. They have the largest network of lounges than any other platform.

>> Find a Lounge

Need more Hilton Honors Points? Just sign in to your account and buy them. Hilton Honors program partners with points to sell Honors points to its members, whether you need more to book a hotel room, or are stocking up for future trips. 

>> Buy More Points

Drimsim is the first universal SIM card and app for travelers that is operational in 229 countries and provides stable communication, a fast internet connection, and prices similar to those of local operators. It allows for roaming-free travel.  

>> Get Your Card

Are your pets keeping you from traveling? Trusted Housesitters is a review-based platform (think Airbnb for pet sitting) that connects you with caring sitters who will take care of your pets and your place while you’re away and they won’t even charge you!

>> Find a Pet Sitter

Store your baggage in 10000+ worldwide locations. Bounce is the BEST luggage storage app for finding a locker and storing your luggage, giving you freedom to explore.

>> Find Luggage Storage

AirHelp has helped more than 10 million passengers understand their rights and receive up to $600 in compensation for delayed or canceled flights. All you need to do is submit your flight details. If eligible, AirHelp will handle the claim process on your behalf.

>> Get AirHelp

Traveling international soon? Learn some basic phrases of the language for the country you’ll be visiting. With Babbel’s immersive lessons, you’ll be speaking like a local in no time!

>> Learn a New Language

The world’s first eSIM store that solves the pain of high roaming bills by giving travelers access to eSIMs. Stay connected, wherever you travel, at affordable rates.

>> Find an eSIM

Finally there is luggage shipping for the price of checking a bag. Ship your luggage, skis, boards, golf clubs, and travel light! Good only for travel in the USA.

>> Ship your luggage

The sister company of Lugless, but for worldwide travel to lighten your load. Ship your luggage, sports gear, bikes, and bags, to more than 200 countries worldwide.

>> Ship your luggage

 

TRAVEL REPORTS

Most Governments maintain websites dedicated to providing their citizens with the most up-to-date travel information. The websites below publish online travel reports containing the most recent news as well as background information on every country.

PASSPORT & VISAS

U.S. citizens will require a passport, valid for at least six months from the date of departure, for our international tours. Trips to certain countries may require a visa as well. See the Passport and Visa Requirements section of the detailed itinerary document for your tour to determine the exact requirements. If you need a visa, please contact the country’s consulate office nearest to you.

Be sure to check the expiration date and physical condition of your passport and verify the travel document requirements with the consulates of the countries you are planning to visit during your trip.

As of January 31, 2008, a valid passport is required for all U.S. citizens (including infants and children) traveling by air, land or sea to and from Canada, Mexico, Central, and South America, Bermuda and the Caribbean (excluding Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

International guests who plan to take one of our trips in the U.S. will need a passport and visitors from certain countries may need a visa as well. Please discuss this with us at the time of booking.

Here are some helpful websites:

IMMUNIZATIONS AND TRAVEL HEALTH ISSUES

It’s important that you receive the most accurate and up-to-date travel health information for the region you will be visiting. The only one qualified to provide you with this advice is your family physician or a specialist from a Travel Health clinic.

We’ve provided links to a number of websites that contain excellent background information related to travel health issues. Nevertheless, these websites are no substitute for a personal consultation with a qualified medical professional.

WEATHER FORECASTS

  • The Weather Channel for 10-day forecasts and historical temperature and precipitation averages for cities around the world.
  • AccuWeather for extended forecasts for cities around the world.

SUN AND MOONRISE/SET TABLES

WORLD CLOCK AND TIME ZONES

  • World Clock for the current local time for cities around the world

CURRENCY

  • Currency Conversion to convert the value of one currency into another for most of the world’s major currencies

ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS

MAPS

  • Google Maps to view maps of countries and places around the world online
  • Hard Copy Maps to purchase hard copy maps for countries around the world

TRAVEL GUIDEBOOKS

  • Moon Travel Guides offers more than 250 travel guidebooks to both U.S. and international destinations with expert travel advice, maps, and trip ideas.
  • Lonely Planet offers practical information, recommendations, best-value tips, maps, language guidance, and health and safety advice.
  • Fodor’s is a good source for hotel and restaurant ideas.
  • Frommer’s is another good source for hotels, trip ideas, etc.
  • Rough Guides are good general guidebooks for information about countries all around the world.

GENERAL COUNTRY INFORMATION

  • The World Factbook for information about a country’s geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, and more.