1. Travel Planning and Inspiration:

  • Lonely Planet (lonelyplanet.com): Offers travel guides, tips, and inspiration for various destinations.
  • TripAdvisor (tripadvisor.com): Provides user reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants, and attractions worldwide.
  • Google Maps (google.com/maps): Helps you find directions, local businesses, and attractions in various cities.
  • Travel Blogs: Many travel enthusiasts share their experiences and tips through personal blogs. Examples include Kongo Travel (kongotravel.com)

2. Flight and Accommodation Booking:

  • Tripadvisor (tripadvisor.com): Compares flight prices from various airlines to help you find the best deals.
  • CheapOair(cheapoair.com) : Allow you to book flights, hotels, and vacation packages.
  • Airbnb (airbnb.com): Offers unique accommodation options, such as staying in local homes and apartments.
  • Google Flights (google.com/flights): Helps you find and compare flight prices and track price changes.

3. Travel Insurance and Safety:

  • World Nomads (worldnomads.com): Provides travel insurance with coverage for medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and more.
  • U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories (travel.state.gov/content/travel.html): Offers country-specific travel information, including safety and security alerts.
  • Travel Forums: Websites like Reddit (reddit.com/r/travel) have active communities where travelers share advice and safety tips.

4. Local Experiences and Activities:

  • Viator (viator.com): Offers tours, activities, and experiences in various destinations.
  • Meetup (meetup.com): Helps you find and build local communities with shared interests, including travel groups in specific cities.

5. Language and Communication:

  • Google Translate (translate.google.com): Translates text and speech into different languages.
  • Duolingo (duolingo.com): Provides free language learning resources for travelers wanting to learn basics of a new language.

6. Currency Conversion:

  • XE Currency Converter (xe.com/currencyconverter): Helps you calculate currency exchange rates and perform conversions.

7. Travel Deals and Discounts: