AIRFARE

Momondo

Find airlines that offer the best deals. They also have a calendar view that lets you see which days are cheapest to fly and an option to select take me anywhere.  I like them because they also search budget and smaller airline sites as well, and gives you a wide array of choices.

 

Skyscanner

Similar to Momondo it allows you to  choose the cheapest place to visit by selecting take you anywhere. When I start a flight search, I often like to start with Skyscanner or Momondo and compare. 

 

 

Google Flights

Type in your airport and when you want to go, and Google will show you all the flights in the world leaving from that airport and the best prices to leave and return from. This is great for when you’re just looking for the cheapest place to visit.

Kayak

A good flight search engine for fares leaving from Canada or the United States.

 

 

ACCOMMODATION

AirBnB

A good accommodation alternative, this site connects you with homeowners who rent out their homes or apartments. You’ll get all the comforts of home, the chance to stay in a local, non-touristy location, and pay a fraction of the cost of a hotel room. (If you’re new to Airbnb, get $45 CAD off your first stay!)

 

Booking

Booking.com provides great resource and booking site for cheap hotels and other accommodation. I like it easy-to-use interface too.

 

Agoda

The best hotel accommodation site for Asia. If you want a good hotel or guesthouse in Asia, use this site.

 

RAIL TRANSPORTATION

RailEurope

If you are going to visit Europe and plan to take a lot of long train trips, get a rail pass. You will save money. I’ve used a rail pass on three trips and saved hundreds of dollars each time. The math just works out for long train trips.

The Man in Seat 61

This website is the ultimate guide to train travel anywhere in the world. It has the most comprehensive information on routes, times, prices, and train conditions. If you are planning a long train journey or an epic train trip, consult this site

 

Japan Rail Pass

If you are going to visit Japan and visiting not just Tokyo but plan to visit several cities, like Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima taking a lot of train trips, get a JR pass. You will save a lot of money as it is a lot cheaper than buying individual train tickets. It allows you to travel on Shinkansen (their high speed bullet train) and all access to the Japan Rail (JR) network nationwide

BLOGGING RESOURCES

SiteGround

SiteGround is my favorite hosting company and great for bloggers. Their prices are a slightly higher than some other hosting companies but their customer service is top notch and their servers stay on. They are the go to for many web-designers and are a super reliable hosting company and I highly recommend them.