If you like to travel or if you want to start traveling, here is a list of useful websites and apps for fun and cheap travel every traveler should know. You know, just in case. 🙂
- skyscanner.com — Cheap airline ticket search engine.
- skiplagged.com — So good at finding cheap flights, they get sued by major airlines.
- flights.google.com — A smart flight search engine.
- seatguru.com — Find the perfect seat on any plane.
- sleepinginairports.net — Find the best and worst airports for napping during long layovers
- booking.com — Over 800 thousand properties and 20 million rooms at your fingertips.
- tripadvisor.com — Read reviews, compare prices, and find the best hotels.
- freecampsites.net — Enjoy nature at no cost.
- couchsurfing.org — Travel the world and crash in a local’s house.
- stay4free.com — Stay in someone’s home while they stay in yours.
- mindmyhouse.com — House sit for strangers and get a bed in exchange.
- hostelworld.com — Find cheap hostels across the world.
- airbnb.com — Rent unique places to stay from local hosts in 190+ countries.
- allstays.com — Find rooms, campgrounds, and truck stops.
- wikivoyage.org — A free worldwide travel guide that anyone can edit.
- lonelyplanet.com — Guides for every destination and activity on the planet.
- roughguides.com — Destination guides for places across the world.
- yelp.com — Find reviews for the best food, shopping, events, and more anywhere in the United States.
- nerdydaytrips.com — Find nerdy experiences across the globe.
- atlasobscura.com — The definitive guide to the world’s curious and wondrous places.
- cruisesheet.com — Search and find cruises.
- musicfestivalnation.com — Find the best music festivals in the United States.
- tripit.com — All your travel plans in one place.
- go-today.com — Book travel packages.
- loco2.com — Travel Europe by train.
- rome2rio.com — Discover how to get anywhere by plane, train, bus, ferry and automobile.
- seat61.com — Travel by train or ferry worldwide.
- uber.com — Tap your phone, get a ride.
- roadtripamerica.com — Routes, planning, and inspiration for your North American road trip.
- roadtripusa.com — Eleven essential road trip routes.
- roadtrippers.com — Discover America’s best lodging and attractions. Plan your route.
- myscenicdrives.com — Find scenic drives across the United States.
- roadsideamerica.com — An online guide to offbeat tourist attractions.
- flavortownusa.com — Find locations of food stops featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.
- Roadtrip Calculator — Estimate the real costs of your road trip including rental, fuel, and accommodation.
- viamichelin.com — Find the best routes according to your specifications.
- gasbuddy.com — Find cheap gas near your area.
Hiking and Outdoors
- mountainproject.com — Find boulders and rocks to climb.
- alltrails.com — Find trails to hike.
- summitpost.org — A collaborative content community focused on climbing, mountaineering, hiking, and other outdoor activities.
- hammockforums.net — Discuss the world of hammock camping.
- freecampsites.net — Find free places to camp.
- carcamping.org — A complete guide to car camping.
- hipcamp.com — The most comprehensive guide to camping
on private and public lands.
- ultimatecampgrounds.com — The largest list of U.S. and Canada campgrounds.
- naturalatlas.com — A topo map and resource about the outdoors.
- meetup.com — Meet and do things with people who share your interests.
- backpackr.org — Get connected with like-minded travelers. Meet-up with other backpacker travelling to the same destination as you.
- flyertalk.com — Forum on frequent flyer programs.
- bucketlistly.com — A travel bucket list community that helps you unlock achievements in real life.