13 International Travel Resources You Should Know About

Below are several resources that are useful when traveling or planning a trip.

  1.  Booking
    1. Flights
    2. Lodging
    3. Travel Guides / Trip Planners
  2. Local Info
    1. Travel Documents
    2. Travel Health Notices
    3. Country Statistics
    4. Country Customs and Etiquette Guides
    5. Weather
    6. Navigation
    7. Attractions & Activities
  3. Communication and Networking
    1. Phone Service
    2. Internet
    3. Connecting W/ People



      1. Flights
        • Google Flights Find cheap flights in seconds, explore destinations on a map, and sign up for fare alerts on Google Flights.
        • Vayama 
          Flight Deals Found Effortlessly In Minutes. Compare, Book & Save with Vayama™! 800+ Airlines · Save & Travel More Often · 5000+ Destinations · Easy to Book 24/7
        • Kayak KAYAK searches hundreds of other travel sites at once to find the information you need to make the right decisions on flights, hotels & rental cars.
        • Sky Scanner Skyscanner’s flight search will help you find cheap flights and airline tickets to your favorite travel destinations. Book direct with no fees at Skyscanner.
      2. Lodging
        1. Hotels & Hostels
          • Hotels.com Search & compare hundreds of thousands hotels to find the right room using real guest reviews. Earn free nights & get our Best Price Guarantee
          • Hotel Tonight Amazing last-minute deals at top-rated hotels. Book Tonight, Tomorrow or 7 Days Out.
          • Hotwire Save up to 60% on hotels and rent cars from $11.95/day. Book last minute flights for up to 43% off.Hotwire helps you find deals to meet your travel needs.
          • Priceline Deep Discounts on Hotels, Flights and Rental Cars
          • Hostel World 1000s of Unbiased, Real Reviews. Seach, Compare and Pick the Best Hostel for You 3.5 Million Guest Reviews · No Booking Fees · Private Rooms · Bed And Breakfasts
          • Hostels.com . We offer the most comprehensive selection of hostels on the internet with over 35000 hostels in 180 countries.
          • Booking.com  Big savings on hotels in 85000 destinations worldwide. Browse hotel reviews and find the guaranteed best price on hotels for all budgets.
        2. House Rentals
          • Air BnB Rent unique accommodations from local hosts in 191+ countries. Feel at home anywhere you go in the world with Airbnb.
          • VRBO VRBO is Vacation Rentals by Owner – Book over 1 million listings across our family of brands. Perfect for Family Vacations, Reunions & Group Travel.
        3. Couchsurfing Stay with locals and make new friends. Couchsurfers share their homes, cities and lives in profound in meaningful ways, making travel anywhere in the world a truly social experience.
      3. Transportation
        • Rome 2 Rio Discover how to get anywhere by searching plane, train, bus, car and ferry routes.
        • Seat 61 Extensive Resource for Train Travel
      4. Travel Guides / Trip Planners
        • Trip Advisor World’s Largest Travel Site. 200 million+ unbiased traveler reviews. Search 200+ sites to find the best hotel prices.
        • Lonely Planet Plan and book your perfect trip with expert advice, travel tips, destination information and inspiration from Lonely Planet.
        • Tripit organizes your travel plans in one place. Finds alternative flights. Sends real-time alerts. Snags the best seat. We have something for every traveler.

Local Info

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        1. Required Documents
        2. Travel Health Notices
        3. Country Statistics
        4. Culture Customs, and Etiquette
          • Commisceo Global International guide to the culture, customs, social and business etiquette from countries around the world
        5. Weather
        6. Navigation
          • Google Maps
          • Yelp User Reviews and Recommendations of Top Restaurants, Shopping, Nightlife, Entertainment, Services and More
          • Waze Waze is the world’s largest community based traffic and navigation app. Join other drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road info.
          • Inrix  As the leading traffic intelligence provider for over ten years, INRIX delivers smart technology, data and analytics to help improve urban mobility.
        7. Attractions
          • Trip Advisor Traveler Reviews & Photos, Price Comparison, Online Reservations
          • Lonely Planet Plan and book your perfect trip with expert advice, travel tips, destination information and inspiration
          • Viator Book Tours & Activities from Viator Travel With An Insider. 24/7 Live Support · Verified Reviews & Photos · Low Price Guarantee

Communication / Networking

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        1. Phone  
          • Most phone carriers offer international phone plans that you can implement while traveling.  However my advice is to get an unlocked phone such as an I-phone 6, and buy a local sim card.
          • Whats App WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia
          • Skype stay in touch with family and friends for free. Get international calling, free online calls and Skype for Business on desktop and mobile.
          • Facebook Messenger Messenger is just like texting, but you don’t have to pay for every message (it works with your data plan). … Sign in with Facebook to get started. Sign In.
          • FaceTime FaceTime for Mac makes it possible to talk, smile, and laugh with anyone on an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Mac with a built-in FaceTime camera.
          • Viber An instant messaging and VoIP app for various mobile operating systems. Users can also exchange images, video and audio media messages.
        2. Internet
        3. Connecting w/People
          • Meet-Up Find Meetups and meet people in your local community who share your interests.
          • Couchsurfing Hangouts Hangouts allows you to easily find nearby Couchsurfers, and make plans to meet up.
          • YotMe is opening doors to private parties, events and outings around the world and inspiring hosts to throw great events. As part of the YotMe community, a party with the same old crew just became a party for friends, new and old to meet and mingle.