When I started travelling, I felt like I was drowning in resources and online tools. There’s SO MUCH out there, it’s hard to know where to start.
That’s where my fantabulous-super-awesome-resource-list comes in.
Looking for cheap flights?
Google flights: the most comprehensive and up-to-date flight comparison tool I’ve ever used.
You can pop in how long you intend to travel to a destination, and it’ll suggest the cheapest flights based on your inputs.
If you’re also not sure where you want to go, you can input your current location and google flights will suggest trips for you!
Looking for hotels?
TripAdvisor: an oldie but a goodie, there is no better hotel or hostel comparison tool out there.
Hostelling International: As a solo traveller, it’s hard to keep your costs down, especially when it comes to accommodation.
Hostelling International is a chain of hostels I’ve stayed at when travelling solo, and have found their locations filled with friendly staff, clean bathrooms and hearty breakfasts. If you’re travelling a lot, it’s worth signing up for a membership.
Currently I’m a HI USA member, which for $28 per year, waives the $3/night fee that you’d need to pay to stay at their hostels if you weren’t a member AND they also give you a 3 nights for the price of 2 voucher to use at a select list of HI USA locations (including NYC where even a hostel bed can cost you $50 USD per night!)