Traveling around the world can be one of the most memorable experiences ever. You get the chance to see a new place, meet new people, taste new food and even establish a relationship with the local and the travelers. If this is your first time traveling, you should educate yourself with tons of information on how you can ensure your traveling experience will be the best. Below is a list of seven great sites to know about while traveling :
This is the website where you get to research, observe and secure cheap flights and hotels for yourself. With hundreds of travel sites on Kayak.com, you get the chance to explore some of the best-priced travel deals, tours and rental places and cars around the world.(Image by Daphne Abernathy)
Kayak.com mostly provides the information on the cheapest flights, accommodations and travel deals on the internet. However, if you are looking for a place where you can read personal and authentic reviews from travelers regarding a place you would like to visit, you should go to TripAdvisor.com.com. The reviews are unbiased and the information on the directory can be trusted.
For those who spend most of the time traveling in another country, Couchsurfing.org is like a shopping mall where you get to select a new friend or even a group of friends to hang out with there. Apart from that, you can even request for a stay at their homes for a duration of time. You can go for a meal or even share an activity with these new friends of yours.
On this website, you will get the chance to discover unique and amazing accommodations in about 190 countries. Sometimes, the ones you can’t find on the typical, standard websaites like TripAdvisor can be found on Airbnb. Most of the hosts are local people instead of business owners and they are more than happy to let you rent their places and even guide your around their cities.
This website is actually not travel-related. It is an online classified site where thousands of jobs, personals, housings, services, gigs and resumes are being promoted on here. However, some of the best travel deals and accommodation usually can be found on Craiglist easily. Apart from that you can also find or sell used or cheap travel stuffs here.(Image by David Hilowitz)
Just like Craiglist, OLX.CO.TZ is the site where you can go buying and selling stuff online while traveling especially if you are traveling across Africa, particularly in Tanzania. With hundreds, if not thousands, of classified ads for services, events, jobs, real estate and community, you can always find something that you are looking for.
With an annual fee of USD60, TrustedHouseSitters.com is considered as the most well-known and largest website on the internet. Most of the houses are in the United Kingdom and in the European continent, but you can also find those in North America and Australia. This is a great way to travel and live in a new place without even paying for the rent!
When reviewing and researching for available listings on the websites listed above for flights, accommodations or even travel gears, always select carefully according to your budget, needs and location.
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