Travel isn’t always easily affordable. Flights can be costly, accommodation rates are always on the high side if you choose an area that’s central, and those day trip packages just add up! For the few years we’ve been traveling as a couple we make sure to be on the lookout for deals and more affordable travel options. Researching and comparing prices is one way to travel smart.
We’ve come up with a list of travel resources we frequently utilise. We will constantly update this blog post to help you get started on your next adventure!
For flights, hotels, car rentals, and package deals
When it comes to booking tour packages, Expedia is our go-to website. An all-around travel search engine, you can also book car rentals, cruises, and hotels. Keep an eye out on last-minute deals, season sales, and coupons that can guarantee a discount on your next adventure! Use this link for an all-in-one UK, US, and International search.
For your trip planning
Providing customer reviews of travel-related content (hotels, restaurants, attractions), TripAdvisor helps us with planning our journeys. It can be a waste of travel time to visit museums or eat at restaurants that are poorly rated or not at all recommended. With TripAdvisor, we’re able to hit the hot spots in any city! As regular contributors, you can check out our reviews here.
For trains and European Rail
Living in London means we conveniently travel by train most of the time. Voyages-SNCF is our go-to website when it comes to booking trains across France and Europe! Book your tickets for high speed trains including Eurostar at low fares - we once booked a roundtrip to Brussels for only £58!
Expedia just recently launched it's rail services! A new addition to Expedia's online booking options, it will be the first time that that a worldwide full-service travel agency brings to the public a train component in addition to its many other transportation options. Congratulations, Expedia!
For hotels and accommodation
For part-time lodging either for just a room or an entire house, an AirBnB can be more homey than a hotel room! We’ve had beautiful experiences staying at an AirbnB in Barcelona, Wales, and The Lakes - just make sure to read reviews first and contact your host before booking. Receive £30 off on your first AirBnB booking through this link.