With 10+ years working in various roles in the travel industry, I have learned the value of having a solid collection of travel resources. Whether it’s finding the best flight deals, choosing the right vehicle for a road trip at the right price, finding the best value accommodation, or booking that special activity that can take a trip from good to great.

Here are our goto resources that have helped us to put together some awesome trips over the years.

Best All-around Booking Resources

Trip – this highly-rated site offers booking of flights, hotels, cars, trains, attractions and more. All at very competitive prices.

Flight Search Engines

Skyscanner – One of the most popular flight finders in the world. Has some handy features like the ability to search the cheapest dates during a whole month, or search flights from a single airport to “everywhere”.

Google Flights – Similar to Skyscanner and easy to find as it always pops up first when searching flights through Google.

Accommodation Search Engines

Booking.com – arguably the most popular accommodation search platform on the internet. Has access to millions of hotels, apartments and vacation rentals.

VRBO – similar to Airbnb but with a better reputation. Has listings of over 2 million vacation rentals around the world.

Car rental Search Engines

DiscoverCars – An award-winning website that enables you to find, compare, and book vehicles almost anywhere in the world.

Activities Search Engines

Get Your Guide – Find and book the best things to do on your trip (including some options that are exclusive to Get Your Guide)

Klook – A head-to-head competitor with GYG but we always check both sites as the prices and offerings can vary between websites.

Tour Search Engines

Tourradar – Offers over 50,000 multi-day tours from more than 2500 operators, with some spectacular sale prices throughout the year.