Travel Resources and Tools

The Best Online Travel Resources and Tools

We’ve compiled a list of great online travel resources for all kinds of adventures. These websites, tools, and apps are mostly free (or have free versions). We try to keep this list up-to-date, so feel free to reach out if you have any proposed additions or modifications!

PLANNING YOUR TRIP

  • VisaHQ – check visa requirements for any destination
  • Weather Underground detailed weather information and reports
  • Wikitravelanother great travel guide!
  • TripAdvisorread reviews of hotels, flights and vacation rentals

GETTING THERE (AND AROUND)

  • Google Flights – arguably the best tool for booking flights
  • Loco2 – buy train tickets for UK and across Europe

FINDING ACCOMMODATION

  • Couchsurfing – free accomodation options (buyer beware!)
  • Hostelzfind and book hostels all over the world
  • Airbnb – stay at someone’s apartment
  • Booking.com – great site for booking hotels
  • YourNewBase – monthly furnished rental listings (great for nomads)

TOOLS & PRODUCTIVITY

  • Dropboxstore document scans and camera uploads online, for free
  • Duolingo – learn languages for free

FINANCING YOUR TRAVELS

  • WWOOFvolunteer on a farm, get food & accommodation in return
  • Working Holiday Visatemporary visa scheme for those under 30/35
  • Upworkfind freelance gigs online
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