Websites You Should Be Using When Planning A Trip

January 5, 2018

When my two girlfriends and I were planning our month-long trip around Europe, we came across so many websites that had some useful information, but wasn’t completely reliable. We struggled in the beginning trying to find sites that seemed like they knew what they were talking about, especially since we would be traveling by ourselves without the use of a group or organization. Neither of us have planned anything like this before, and if you are planning a trip, you might find this difficult as well.

Here are some websites we used that ended up being our crutches when searching for how to plan our trip.

Google Flights

I cannot tell you how awesome this website was in finding us the cheapest flights to fly into Europe. Because the three of us were on a tight budget, we were able to pick a time frame, and find the cheapest flights into Europe. We didn’t care where we started, as long as it was on our bucket list of countries to travel to. We ended up finding flights into Europe, starting in Dublin. The cheapest flight out that we found was from France.

The Savvy Backpacker

If you haven’t found this website yet, I highly recommend it. It really gave us an idea on where to set our budgets and how to plan a trip accordingly. It gives you tips and tricks on traveling with a backpack, as well as convenient websites that will help you even further. There are so many reasons this sight saved us and we couldn’t be more thankful! We really liked the sections on pre-trip planning and itineraries.

Hostel World

The title is pretty self-explanatory, but this was extremely helpful when looking for hostels. I will say, cheaper is not better! We learned this the hard way and ended up paying more because of it. Really take a good look at the reviews and how many people actually commented on their experiences. If the comments don’t seem legitimate, they probably aren’t.


  • tiazim

    January 5, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    If you are a person like me, who doesnt travel so much this is a very useful post and it really does point you into the right direction. thank you for sharing!

  • Monika

    January 8, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Have you used SkyScanner? Is Google flights better than that? Need to check 🙂 thanks for the tip!

    1. Nicole

      January 8, 2018 at 9:11 pm

      I haven’t! Since google flights worked so well we didn’t need to find any other websites! I’ll definitely look at that next time though!

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