Four useful sites to help your upcoming travels
When it comes to holidays and travel, it’s never as simple as flight, accommodation, and transfer, in fact that barely scratches the surface. There are several other extras you need to look into and incorporate into your travel plans, in order to make sure everything goes smoothly and according to plan, and to enhance your experience and make life easier.
Here’s a few ideas and sites you should look into, to help you on your next travel jaunt.
I shouldn’t have to lecture anyone on the importance of booking adequate travel insurance prior to a journey. There is never an excuse to travel without it, and in the event of a problem, you’ll be pleased you took just a little time out of your day to cover your journey and time away. Be sure to declare any pre-existing medical conditions at the time of arranging your cover, and select the right type of cover for your needs. Peace of mind can’t be bought in the general run of things, but this is as close as you’re going to get!
If you want the cheapest flight deal you’re going to find, then this is the site to go to. Checking countless airlines, selected and nearby dates, different airports, routes, direct, indirect, and split bookings, Skyscanner will get you the cheapest airfare around. A good tip is not to check too often if you’re looking for a particular date, as constant checking will transfer as interest, and the price might go up. Be patient, watch without being too over the top, and book when it’s as low as you think it’ll go. This is like the world’s airlines in one place, give or take a few!
Fancy seeing a bit more of the country you’re visiting but not sure how to go about it? This site will give you all the details you need, including bus timetables and costs, trains, how long to drive, best air routes etc. You don’t even have to stick to one country, as you can easily plan a far-reaching road trip with this handy one-stop site!
Currency exchange rates aren’t the most thrilling of subjects, but unfortunately they’re necessary for us to get the best rate for our money. If you’re not sure which currency you need, this site will tell you, and it will give you real-time, up to date exchange rate conversations within seconds. No need to find the rate and do your own calculations in your hand, this site will do it for you, so you know what to expect and can find the best for your money whilst out and about.
Travel is fun and it is exciting, but if you don’t have your wits about you and know a few tricks to get the most for your money, you could end up paying out much more than you need to. These sites will help you avoid common traveller pitfalls, and return home smiling.