Postcards & Passports

Other Sites

Here are some of my favorite sites and various travel resources:

(Updated regularly)

Favorite 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!

homeaway.com, vrbo.com, airbnb.com: Unique vacation rentals worldwide

groupon.com: Find deals on lodging, admissions, and dining in most major US cities

Favorite Blogs:

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 blog: 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!