Our number one flight booking engine site is Momondo mainly because it’s a very user-friendly platform.
Skyscanner is our other go-to site fo comparing and booking flighs. (Click here for the Skyscanner UK site.)
Google Flights often comes in handy when looking for flights. We love the option to put in up to five airports for both the departure and arrival. It also shows the prices around your preferred departure date on a calendar.
Our Clan’s branded comparison site: Compare hotel rates of the main players such as Booking.com, Expedia & Hotel.com.
Splendia: An exquisite selection of boutique & luxury hotels. Best price guarantee.
Hotelscombined: This is our favorite hotel booking engines because we find to be very user-friendly.
TripAdvisor: Before booking any hotel, this is our go-to source of reviews. It’s also super-handy to do a first price-check.
Preferred Hotels: Truly one of our favorite collections. Check out our review of the Palazzo di Varginana Resort & Spa via this link and our review of the Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach via this link.
Fairmont: The most stunning hotels around the world. Check-out our review of the Fairmont Bab al Bahr via this link.
Hilton Hotels & Resorts: One our favorite hotel chains, mainly because of the superb loyalty program Hilton honors but also because there’s just always a hotel in the area you’re looking into. I couldn’t count the number of nights we’ve spent at hotels that are part of the Hilton group. Enough to earn us Diamond status in their loyalty program, that’s a fact.
Anantara Hotels: A chain of remarkable hotels where 1001 nights dreams come true. Traditionally, the chain offered hotels in Asia and the Middle East but since 2017, the first Anantara in Europe is a fact
Because we’re such hotel geeks, we’ve actually never booked an Airbnb (referral code in link) until recently, for our Hawaii trip. But we might get used to it, at least when we travel for multiple weeks.
You use comparison sites for flight booking and hotel booking, but do you use one to compare deals on rental cards too? AutoEurope is a site we use frequently for that purpose and, contrary to its name, it does allow you to book rental car deals worldwide.
Tours & Activities
What’s a trip without excursions? As a loyal reader of this blog, you know that we love exploring the destinations we visit to the fullest. We tend to figure out a lot on our own but still, some sights require a more organized approach. That’s where GetYourGuide comes in handy.
Viator is another resource we use to book organized local experiences. Whether you’re looking for excursions, local guides or admission to attractions, you’ll find it here.
Remember our article on how to keep your online identity safe while traveling? Nord VPN is one of the solutions we suggested.
Private Internet Access is the other one. We can’t stress enough how important it is to protect your online information, especially on the road. These services will help you do that.
Google Maps app for iOS and Android: Indispensable. Just download them before your trip and you’ll never get lost.
Lonely Planet Guides for iOS and Android: Awesome city maps to navigate your way through unknown streets.
DayPass app for iOS and Android: Is that luxury hotel just out of reach? Or do you rather stay in more modest accommodation for most of your trip but plan on splurging once or twice? This app allows you to access the hotel pool, beach club, cabana or gym of that luxury hotel across the street for a fraction of the nightly room rate.