Trip Planning

Travel-Trip Planning

Trip Planning

Plan your trip with recommendations from friends and travelersTrip.com Rated by Time magazine as 50 best websites in 2011. It connects users with friends and travelers to make plans and share travel ideas. Helping you to discover the best restaurants, hotel, shops and fun things around the world.

Reviews and advices for travel related products and services from userstripadvisor.com is a website providing information and reviews of hotels, flights, restaurants and travel related contents.

Plan your tours with suggestions from local expertsYourTour.com is a personal tour planner with suggested day by day itineraries from local experts. A map with suggested traveling routes and description of each activity provide convenience and take your guesswork out from scratch in planning.

Online conciergeUtrip.com is a virtual online concierge to help you plan day to day itinerary with suggestions based on your travel style.

Wealth of data for planning trips around the worldBootsnAll.com Travel planning tools and resources in one place. Good resource for planning hostel hopping between places and RTW trips for budget travels.

Exploring a city in a day or even in a half day12HRS.net provides 12hours itineraries of major cities around the world for travelers whose time is limited.

Multi-City trip make easyVamo.com helps you plan and book multi-stop trips.

The concierge for the world premier ticket eventsBeck & Score.com is an exclusive member only web site offering tailor made travel service to world premier events such as world cup……..etc.

Smithsonian toursSmithsonianJOURNEYS.org Smithsonian offers 200 tours worldwide, behind the scenes access.

Budge your tripBudget Your Trip.com provides travel expense guide line for cities and countries around the world to help travelers to plan and track their travel cost.


Travel Planner

Itinerary plannerPassported.com planning tools with travel guides for 42 cities make travel planning simple and easy.

Vacation builderinspirock.com a plug and play vacation builder makes trip planning simple and fun.

Get ideas for place to go and plan your tripstravelmuse.com an online travel planning website with city and country guides allows users to research and plan their trips on a single interface.


Travel Abroad Like Locals

Unique things to do with localsbubble-globe.co a marketplace for travelers looking for authentic experience with locals.

Unique travel experience with the localsshowaround.com connects travelers with locals who are ready to show them around.

Private tours by localstoursbylocals.com connects travelers and arrange tours with private local guides.

Exploring the world by culture exchangevayable.com aim to bridging the culture across the world. Vayable local insiders includes historians, writers, musicians, foodies, designers, tour guides, bankers, students and more.

Get travel advices and tips from travel agents in 170 countries worldwidelocalyte.com a travel platform connecting travelers and 70,000 travel agents across the world.

Ask a question and get answer from local people.nileguide.com provides recommendations from local perspective. You may find things that are not listed in tour books.

Neighborhood guides around the worldonthegrid.city views of city by local artists, stylists, photographers and more.

Compare the cost and budget your tripsflyingyak.com provides travelers with break down cost, overview, and info of over 1,000 cities across the global.


Travel Ideas

Theme park vacationThemego.com source for theme park reviews, top attractions, top restaurants and theme park vacation planning,

Tailor made trips offer unique experienceBlacktomato.com run by an award winning tour operator offers creative and cutting edge tours such as honeymoon around the world, 10 night trip cycling Himalayas, learn the way of Ninja in Japan etc.

Planning an African safari tour?Safaribookings.com the largest online marketplace with 939 specialized safari operators, covered 8 major safari countries and 138 parks & reserves. The ultimate place to research and book your safari tours.

The best of the best in Paris, London, New York...thepurplepassport.com provides unbiased info on what are hip and cool in the most exiting cities across the global.

Handpicked travel suggestions for family with kidsMinitime.com a travel web site that introduces kid friendly hotels and destinations. Travel suggestions are based on the age of your kids. Great travel planning resource for family with kids.

Sailing with chartered sailIntersailclub.com a planning and booking platform enable people who love the open sea to joint in for chartered sailing vacations.

Scenic drive around the countryMyscenicdrives.com a road trip planner features interactive maps, drive overviews, places of interest, side trips, weather forecast and directions. Great resources for road trip planning.

Educational travelRoadscholar.org a not for profit organization that provides educational tours in US and 150 other countries.

Festival around the worldEverfest.com a festival community connects festival goers and share contents about festival experiences.

Get inspired and tailor to your tasteZaptravel.com inspires travelers with special events, activities and deals. Plan trips tailor to your taste and travel budgets.

Get inspired for travel ideasTravelmuse.com an online travel planning web site provides travel ideas based on destination, travel theme and activities.

Global inspiration from Conde Nast Travelercntraveler.com tips for food, fashions, and top destinations.

Party location of your dreamsVenuereport.com offers a list of venues for parties and events in 615 cities in 63 countries.

View the world from bird’s eyeTravel by Drone.com a website with collection of video footages taken by drones all over the world. It is fun to see the places from an aerial view.

Discover trails around the worldTrailburning.com a platform for hikers, runners, cyclists and climbers to share their favorite trails around the world. The large pictures with GPS position show the sceneries of the path are inspiring.

Train travel around the worldseat61.com a complete train travel guide with detail information and tips for train travel around the world.

Discover activities and attractions in Asiaklook.com a tour guide that shows you where to go and what to do.


Special interest

Plan your golf trips around the worldgolfscape.com golfscape lets you plan and book golf games in the US and 47 countries.

Wine travel around the worldwinerist.com a wine travel encyclopedia, a travel guide to winemaking region globally. It features wine hotels, wineries, wine tours and special offers.

Unique adventure travel experiencesadrenaline–hunter.com an online platform offers extreme and outdoor sport activities around the world.

Adventure around the worldworthytravelers.com offers niche tours that provide unique experiences for adventure seekers.

Camping around the world in luxuryglamping.com a complete source for luxury outdoor accommodations from floating lodges in Cambodia to tree houses in Italy.

Bike rental or bike sharingspinlister.com a worldwide online service that lets you rent a bike or list one.

Bicycle tours around the worldbiketours.com represents 100 local bicycle tour operators in 70 countries with more than 400 tours.

Deals on lift ticketsliftopia offers discount of up to 80% off ski lift ticket at more than 120 resorts in the US and Canada.

Best of the best festivals around the worldfest300.com the fortune 500 list of the festivals around the world. It is a complete resource for festival goers with reviews, travelogues and directories

Tours for crafterscraftours.com connects crafters and craft instructors around the world and allow crafters to combine travel with their hobbies.

Travel like celebritiescelebrityhideaways.com a website shows where those rich and famous take their vacations, you will find special places and services that you might not know.

Spiritual and wellness retreats around the worldretreat.guru with a list of 6822 retreats around the world, Retreat Guru is an online global community for retreat teachers and students.


Tours

Handpicked tours and activitiesviator.com a leading provider for city tours, helicopter tours, day trips, show tickets and sightseeing day tours

Tours and activities in Paris, London and 17 US citiespeek.com serves as travel agent and tour guide for sightseeing, day trips, food and walking tours.

Private tours of Paris helps you discover the citywalkmysteps.com offers private small group tours with license local guides in eight languages.

Adventure travel worldwideadventurelink.com offers adventure activity tours such as moonlight kayak tour, Moreton island scuba dive tour, mountaintop zipline and more.

Unusual tours around the worldgonomad.com a travel resource and data base of unusual tours and unique trips to exotic destinations around the world and around US.

Bicycle tours around the worldbiketours.com represents 100 local bicycle tour operators in 70 countries with more than 400 tours

Expert guided tourscontexttravel provides small group tours that engage travelers with local experts for in depth experiences in history, culture and art

Tours for crafterscraftours.com connects crafters and craft instructor around the world and allow crafters to combine travel with their hobbies.

The trendiest places in townthrillist.com thrillist has specific information on what to do, what to eat and what to buy in major cities around the world.

Hidden gems, trending places and dealstripgems.com is an online place to allow travelers to store and share their favorite places around the world.

Find the best toursstridetravel.com a tour search engine allows you to discover and compare tours from more than 400 operators with user reviews of their services.

Free walking toursfreetoursbyfoot.com, freetour.com offer free walking tours in major cities around the world.


Deals

Travel smartsmartertravel.com an online resource for unbiased travel news, deals and timely travel advices.

Last minute travel dealslastminutetravel.com a provider of last minute travel deals on hotels, flights, rental cars and cruises.

Attraction pass save up to 55% in major US citiessmartdestinations.com offers city attraction pass that save up to 55% on combined admission price for top museums and attractions.

Travel dealstravelzoo.com a global internet media company employs more than 250 deal experts worldwide to search and evaluate deals from 2,000 travel, entertainment and local businesses.


Looking for a travel partner

Find a travel partner herecstn.org a network that connects partners for someone who travels alone. This is a not-for-profit international organization of individuals sharing tips on solo traveling and promoting hospitality.

Find an Earthwatch partnerearthwatch.org will hook you up with a roommate on research expeditions. Most members are paying volunteers who travel alone.

Where lone-travelers meet- Post your destination and find a suitable travel partner at – travelersmeet.com and lonelyplanet.com

Tours and vacation travel for women traveling alonewomen-traveling.com provides small group travel services for single women or women traveling alone.

Educational travel for solo travelersroadscholar.org a not for profit organization that provides educational tours in US and 150 other countries for single and older adults.

Need a cruising roommate?singlescruise.com offers free roommate matching service for cruises and other onboard programs for those looking to save money by taking advantage of double-occupancy cabin rate.


Road Trippers

Inspiration, maps and advice for your road tripsroadtripamerica.com

Road trip planner and guidesroadtrippers.com

Interstate exit guide, the road trip stop finderiexitapp.com

Find the cheap gas station near yougasbuddy.com


Car Rentals

Worldwide car rentalrentalcars.com offers car rental services in more than 6,000 locations worldwide at discount prices.

Compare and get the cheapest ratevroomvroomvroom.com worldwide car rental services allows you compare price from all suppliers and pick the cheapest rate.

Car rental dealscarrentals.com compares rates from all names and find rental that fits your budget.

Rent the car you wantturo.com a nationwide car sharing marketplace which allows private car owners to rent out their vehicles.

Rent car by the hour from the people around yougetaround.com platform for social car sharing, to rent a car or to rent out yours.


RV Rental

Local RV rentalrvshare.com a community driven RV rental marketplace comprised of independent dealers and private owners.


Boat Rental

Boat rental around the worldgetmyboat.com a market place for boat rentals and charters in 143 countries.


Transportation

Travel by bus and train in U.S. and Canadawanderu.com helps travelers find and book bus and train ticket for travel in North America.

One stop shop for train and bus in Europe and North Americawanderu.com allows you to compare and book bus and train in Europe and North America.

Door to door transportationrome2rio.com a global trip planner connecting you from your home to the door of destination with info of local transportation of bus, train, ferry and flight.

Travel Europe by railraileurope.com a one stop shop for European rail travel with maps, schedules and fares for over 50 different train companies across Europe. – eurail, Eurail sells global pass that allow you to travel up to 24 European countries by train.

Megabusmegabus.com a bus company operating throughout Europe and northern America.

Greyhoundgreyhound.com the largest intercity bus provider with 3,800 destinations in US and Canada.

Boltbusboltbus.com a low cost and limit stop intercity bus carrier in northeast and west coast in United State.

Ride on demanduber.com a transportation network connects drivers with someone looking for a ride.

Alternative to taxi and buslyft.com a transportation network match drivers and passengers.

Charter a rail car. You can charter a rail car from $3,500-$5,000 a day for family gathering or corporate events, which includes crew and food.


Airport Transfer

Transportation from airport to city centerairportrs.com displays transportation options and costs for getting from airport to city center in 40 major cities around the world.

Navigating the airporttravelnerd.com makes airport navigation easy by providing airport maps, ground transportation information about more than 70 major airports throughout the world.


Connected Abroad

Stay connected while you are on the goboingo.com provides global wi-fi services at more than 1 million hotspots worldwide, including airports, hotels, cafés and more.

Global wi-fi hot pot rentalxcomglobal.com an international wi-fi hot pot rental offers portable internet access in over 175 counties.

International cell phones and SIM cardscellularabroad.com offers affordable cell phone and internet services for travelers aboard.


Budget Travelers

Travel on a budgetpriceoftravel.com Price of Travel provides pricing guide for more than 100 cities around the world, great source for budget travelers.

Attraction pass save up to 55% in major US citiessmartdestinations.com offers city attraction pass that save up to 55% on combined admission price for top museums and attractions.

Culture exchange through traveliceoinc.org a non-profit community based travel organization promoting study tours.


Travel with Pets

Plan a pet friendly tripvacationpetfriendly.com a pet friendly travel guide offers 25,000 plus pet friendly hotels in America with listing of pet events, pet shops, pet sitters, veterinarians, pet friendly airlines, parks, beaches, and restaurants.


Door to Door Luggage Shipping

Ship luggage internationallyluggageforward.com Luggage Forward specialize in door to door luggage and sport equipment shipping services to more than 200 counties worldwide.


Outdoor adventure in US and aboard

Meet new friends and great people in outdoor adventuresgociety.com a social network to connect adventurers and fun seekers with the same interest.


Fall Color in West Coast

californiafallcolor.com tracks and provides update reports with real time photos for more than 50 foliage spots around California.

monocounty.org where you can find information, maps and tips on fall color spots along Hwy 395 in Eastern Sierra.


Wine Road in Sonoma California

Wine Roadwineroad.com provides information for 186 wineries and 56 lodging in Sonoma County, California.


Health Advisory for International Travel

Information and tips for staying healthy aboardCDC.gov Center for Disease Control and Prevention has up to date information about disease and health news around the world.

International Association for Medical Assistance to TravelersIAMAT.org provides up to date travel health advise and directory of local doctors and clinics.


For Students Traveling Abroad

Students Abroadtravel.state.gov a government website provides practical information for students traveling abroad.

Discount travel for students a world's largest travel services company for students and youths.


Special Diet on the Road

Gluten free travelersglutenfreetravelsite.com with user submitted dinning and travel reviews, this site gives you access to restaurants, hotels and cruises that can accommodate gluten free diets.


Travel Insurance

Make the right choice of your travel insurancesquaremouth.com voted best travel insurance review and comparison web site help you to pick the best deal with zero complain guarantee.

Travel insurance reviewtravelinsurancereview.net resource for travel insurance guides and how to compare and find the best travel insurance.

Compare and find the bestinsuremytrip.com compare plans from 25 companies and find the one that fits your situation.


My Time Zone

The world time zone maptimeanddate.com it features world time zone map, world clock, worldwide weather, and holidays worldwide.


APPS

Mobile Applications

Weather radarweatherguideapp.com get local weather condition, forecast and storm development all over the country.

All in one travel organizertripit.com, – travel.tripcase.com are trouble free apps to keep all of your travel plans in one place. Simply forward your email confirmation of booking to the app platform and it will manage your itinerary.

Plan and organize your tripget.google.com/trips/ it maps out a day trip with suggestion for things to see and do.

Track your favorite places to eat, shop and travelwannago.com lets travelers build and organize their GoList by city with recommendations from locales.

Public Restroom findersitorsquat.com Sit-or-Squat helps you to find the nearest public restroom when you are on the go.

Book taxi on your phonegocurb.com book a ride to your location on your phone.

Easy ride sharing on your fingertipstripda.com connects drivers and passengers for long distance travel.

Street maps and GPSgoogle.com/maps street maps, turn by turn driving direction, street view.

Database for more than 28,000 destinations around the worldtriposo.com lets you download maps, city guides and recommendations and use them offline.

Find nearby restaurant, hotel and shopsyelp.com to find nearby restaurants, hotels, shops and local business with user review.

Find nearby restaurants and see real time table availableopentable.com to find nearby restaurant, make reservation and get directions.

First aidredcross.org American Red Cross first aid app give you instant access to information you need to know to handle most comment emergency including bleeding, hypothermia, meningitis and more.

Universal voice translatorsayhitranslate.com interprets 32 languages in voice. Cost $2.99 for iphone, ipad, ipod touch.

Connects you for quality care around the worldmpassport.com lists medical providers and pharmacies in cities across the global as well as lets you make appointments.

Live translation to help to facilitate emergency communicationverbalizeit.com provides human power translation service, powered by a global community of 23000 translators speaking over 150 languages.

Stay safeplay.google.com empowers you against acts of violence and helps you summon aid and send out alerts to family and friends.

Apps for iPhone & iPad Only

Personal safety App protects you for unforeseen situationiwitness.com is a personal safety smartphone app that captures and safeguards video and connects to local emergency services with 146 countries. Cost $2.99 per month.

Fund your road trip by carrying cargosroadie.com a neighbor to neighbor shipping network allows shippers to find someone going the same directions.

Keep your friends and family updated with your travel journaljourniapp.com an APP allows you to make a travel journal with photos, notes and locations where you have been to keep friends and family in the loop.

Find the cheapest gas nearby gasguru and gasbuddy.


Tips

Check your passport before you go, some countries require your passport has six months remaining before expiration or has certain number of blank pages. Check entry/exit requirements of foreign countries at State Department web site, travel.state.gov

If you plan to drive abroad, you should be aware that many countries do not accept U.S. driver license, but most honor the international driving permit (IDP). An IDP is an official translation of a U.S. driver license with 11 languages and is available at any local AAA office.

Safe guard your identity while you are away home. Do not use public Wi-Fi hotspots, these will give chance for the thieves to hack into and steal information on your device. Create and use hotspot on your mobile phone.

You pay fees on both end with traveler’s check, cheaper by using credit card.

To top