Great Travel Websites

Accommodation

Airbnb – People with a spare room (or apartment) put up their space for rent. Great way to save money from staying in a hotel, to meet locals and other travellers

Roomorama – Short term rental marketplace (similar to Airbnb)

HostelBookers Or HostelWorld – The two most convenient ways of booking a Hostel. Comes with reviews, photos, descriptions, prices for thousands upon thousands of hostels across the world

CouchSurfing – Sleep on someones couch for free – perhaps the best way to save money on accommodation – and meet new people whilst travelling

Sleepinginairports – Got an early morning flight and not worth paying for accommodation that night? Find out how comfortable it will be to just sleep in the airport

Wwoofing – Work on an organic farm and get your accommodation for free, and if your lucky maybe some other perks (thousands of opportunities around the world)
Mindmyhouse – House-sit for people whilst they are away from home. Just remember to feed the cat

Flights

Rome2Rio.comFind the cheapest flights from anywhere to anywhere

Boardingarea.com – For the Carry-On Size Limits across 68 airlines (it is mostly, 22″ x 14″ x 9″ – to save you looking)

Personal Health & Security

Travel Warnings – Is it safe to visit there? Find out with travel warnings for US Citizens developed by the US Government (similar websites for Australian and UK Citizens)

CanIDrinkTheWater.org – Information on how safe it is to drink the tap water for every country on the planet

Communication

TimeAndDate.com – Time and date converter, for working out when to call home.

Destination Guides

WikiTravel – Like Wikipedia.org but designed as a travel guide. Comprehensive and free

Virtual Tourist – Massive directory of what to see, what to eat and how to stay safe for an incredible number of cities and towns around the entire world

What Are They Saying? (Languages)

Speakfromday1 – At last count this guys speaks 8 languages fluently, 7 learnt since he become an adult. Learn from him.

Duolingo – Learn a language online for free

Currency

Xe.com – Currency exchange website

Work and Travel

Escapethecity – Job site for people that want to to ‘do something different‘. Lists jobs relating to above average exciting careers, innovative start-ups & epic adventures

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