This post was most recently updated on August 29th, 2017
Here are some of my favorite sites and various travel resources:
iVisa.com: Everything you should know about Visas — just enter your country and the country you are traveling to, and learn exactly what your Visa needs are.
comparetravelinsurance.com.au: A fun, comprehensive guide to travel insurance
tripadvisor.com: Customer reviews for hotels/attractions, lists of sites to see, forums
budgettravel.com: Great travel stories, package deals, and lots of travel tips
skyscanner.com: Compares millions of flights to find the cheapest deal; if you don’t know where you want to go, Skyscanner will tell you the cheapest places to go at any given time
momondo.com Another great site for finding the cheapest flights without using cookies. Very helpful because it also includes train fares.
airfarewatchdog.com: Subscribe free and get updated fare sales from your favorite airports
kayak.com: Type in destination/dates and you’ll get a comparison of most airlines’ fares
google flights: Get best flights available in real time for a specific location or a general area
seatguru.com: Lets you know when it’s worth it to purchase premium seats
rivercrusing.com: A favorite of Pauline Frommer’s for booking river cruises
CroisiEurope.travel: Another great resource for booking river cruises. You get the best deals at the last minute or when you book in advance for low season.
ricksteves.com: Rick’s travel tips and forums are invaluable; guidebooks, too
hotelscombined.com: Pauline Frommer’s first choice for booking hotels at the best price
booking.com: Hotel rooms worldwide, reliable reviews, free cancellations, free breakfasts are often included!
groupon.com: Find deals on lodging, admissions, and dining in most major US cities
Life with Almonds My daughter’s life experiences and inspiration she finds in simple things
Wasatch Contemporary Dance Company Talented modern dance company in Provo, UT, owned and directed by my daughter
A Hole in My Shoe: Lyn and Steve are based in Perth, Western Australia — fascinating stories of their travels all over the world; they didn’t start traveling till they were 50!
Small Town Washington: Lara’s blog about small towns in the state of Washington is one of my favorites because I grew up there. Plus she is an amazing writer, and her photos are just beautiful!