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Let’s face it, travelling can often require a bit (sometimes a lot!) of planning. As someone who has travelled a lot, I’m often asked who I use when researching and booking my adventures.

Below is a list of companies I have used and am happy to recommend. Some of the links below (those coloured black) contain affiliate links. That means that if you book something using them, I will earn a small commission but you will not pay anything extra. 

If you are inspired by my blog then please consider using my affiliate links when booking your next trip. Thank you for supporting my blog and my future travels. 

Flights

Researching flights is often one of the first and most time consuming parts of planning any trip. Here are my go to companies for checking flight pricing and timetables – note that it can also be worth checking directly with the relevant airline:

Some of these companies are also a resource for planning package trips (e.g. flights, hotels and rental vehicles).

Accommodation

Deciding where to stay can also be time consuming and confusing. Here are the companies I always look to, both for pricing and customer reviews, when booking accommodation:

Data Plans

No one wants to rack up huge roaming charges from their home provider when overseas! Looking for free Wi-Fi whilst trying to enjoy your destination can be inconvenient and changing SIM cards on arrival a pain. You should therefore consider an eSIM and data package. My go to company is:

  • Airalothey have data packages for 200+ countries and regions and installation, activation and use are all very easy

Train Travel

Not all journeys involve planes! These are companies I have used:

  • Trainline – my go to for UK train tickets but they also sell UK railcards and European train tickets
  • Eurostar – for European destinations
  • Amtrak – for journeys within the USA

Tours

Booking a tour, whether for just a few hours or a few weeks, on your own or with a group, is often the most efficient and effective way of enjoying your chosen destination. These are my go to companies:

  • Big Bus Tours – when walking feels like too much, choose a sightseeing bus tour!
  • Get Your Guide – a ton of options to choose from, including ones that allow you to skip the, oftentimes long, line at attractions
  • Intrepid Travel – group travel options all over the world
  • Tripadvisor.com – a great resource for finding things to do
  • Viator – an extensive range of experiences, activities and attractions to choose from
  • Go City – a pass covering many bucket list activities in 30 destinations

Airport Lounge Access

If you have a long lay over or you just fancy a bit more quiet, accessing an airport lounge can be just the ticket. For various membership options, check:

Airport Transfers

Sometimes it’s easier to have a transfer booked than to use public transport or local taxis. These are companies I have used or recommend when arriving at a destination late in the evening:

Car Rental

Renting a car is one of the best options if you’re looking for extra freedom and flexibility when travelling. For available options and prices check out:

Bus Travel

Buses are often cheaper than other forms of transport and networks today are far and wide. Looking for options, check out:

Cruises

If you’re looking to book a cruise, then for cruise options, reviews and deals, check out: