This is a list of some of of the most useful travel websites and travel products. Some of these links are affiliate links, which means that if you buy a product after clicking on these links, I may earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you) which helps pay for the running of this site.
Favorite Credit Card for Earning Points and Miles
Chase Sapphire Preferred – This is my favorite credit card for earning points and miles. I like that I can earn 2X points on travel and dining, there are no foreign transaction fees and that I earn Ultimate Rewards points that can be transferred to a variety of airlines and hotels. Right now, there is a signup bonus of 55,000 points (50,000 Ultimate Rewards after spending $4,000 in 3 months + 5,000 Ultimate Rewards for adding an authorized user). Bonus is usually 45,000 points so this is a higher than usual bonus.
Websites for Finding Cheap Airfare
AirfareWatchdog (US) – A good way to find airfare deals is to sign up for their email newsletter and email alerts. Email alerts will let you know whenever there is a low fare on routes you pick.
ITA Matrix – If you have a destination in mind but your travel dates are flexible, do a calendar search to find dates with the cheapest flights on that route.
Skyscanner – If your travel dates are firm but you are open to various destinations, use the Everywhere search feature that lets you look for cheap flights to everywhere from your departure airport or country.
Hotel Booking Websites
Agoda – My favorite website to book hotels around the world. Their prices are unbeatable. Agoda often has large discounts compare to other booking sites. Sometimes I find hotels on Agoda when they are not available on other hotel booking sites. I use Agoda often and highly recommend them!
HotelsCombined.com – Another great hotel booking website.
TripAdvisor – I am a big fan of Tripadvisor’s reviews and use TripAdvisor to research hotels. To avoid fake reviews, I ignore really great reviews, really bad reviews and reviews from people with only one review.
Best Travel Gear
My Carry On Bag Essentials Packing List – A printable list of my carry on bag essentials for long flights.
After extensive research these are the best noise cancelling headphones I have found.
I bring these with me when I travel. Cannot live without them.
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