Flights & Transportation
Skyscanner is my go-to website/app that I use to find cheap flights. I love their everywhere search function – perfect not only for finding the cheapest flights, but also to get inspiration for new destinations! Another feature that I really like is the “organize by month” function which shows you all the fares for every day of the month so that you can plan accordingly.
Flixbus might be my favorite way of budget travel in Europe. Especially at the moment, as I am studying abroad in the Netherlands, I travel by bus all the time. They have an extensive route network & great sales all the time. Flixbus is one of the few companies I don’t mind getting the newsletter from as this makes sure that I don’t miss out on any deals! At the moment,Flixbus offers an Interflix Voucher which allows you to travel to 5 cities for only 99€!
BlaBlacar is a ridesharing website that I often use as an alternative to busses. All you have to do is create a profile, request a seat, wait for approval and off you go! Member profiles include reviews by previous passengers, social network verification and a BlaBla measurement – the driver’s willingness to chat during the ride 🙂
This is probably the most comprehensive website on train travel worldwide. You can find all kinds of information on routes, prices and times.
My go-to website/app for booking accommodation as I stay in hostels most of the time. Hostelworld by far has the largest inventory and the I love that it is super easy to filter the search results according to your preferences!
Booking.com is another great resources for booking accommodation. They offer something for every budget, from hostels & guesthouses to luxury hotels.
An amazing website for finding accommodation in Asia! Agoda has great rates & a very large inventory.
Airbnb is another great option. The website allows you to connect with locals that rent out their spaces. Airbnb is much cheaper than hotels in many places and you can find options for all budgets.
While I’ve never done couchsurfing myself, I’m adding it to the list as many of my friends are absolutely loving it! Couchsurfing connects travelers who offer their couches/spare rooms to host each other. Even if you’re not looking for a couch to crash on, it’s a great site to meet locals as they list events & people in a certain area too.