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Trip Planning

Travel Planning Guide & Resources

A lot of people take travel planning as a hassle. They wish they could just buy a plane ticket and not worry about anything else. It’s true that quite a few people do that (and I have) but to tell the truth, planning an upcoming trip is one of my favorite activities.

I love studying maps, creating potential itineraries, getting essential knowledge about the country, deciding what I will be visiting… From the comfort of my home, I am projecting myself in my adventure and it’s thrilling!

By scrolling down the page or using the menu below, you will be able to read my general trip planning tips, check out what services I like to use to book my trips and find inspiration from some ready-made itineraries.

Some Favorite Travel Resources

I am sharing here some travel-related services I love using, like flights & hotel booking, local transportation, and more!

Kayak

There are many flight booking websites around these days, but Kayak is my favorite. I often find good deals there and I love their +/- 3 day search option to really have an overview of the best prices.

Booking

Booking.com has long been my go-to website for booking accommodation. It is really convenient to use, and it is very easy to cancel a booking if your travel plans change. I also appreciate the small discounts to reward you for using them regularly.

Airbnb

In the past years, I have started using Airbnb accommodations on a couple occasions and was pleased with the experience, so I think it’s definitely worth considering it as an alternative to traditional hotels and hostels.

12GoAsia

I came across 12Go.Asia when I was backpacking in South-East Asia and quickly got used to using it to book bus, train and ferry tickets in the main countries of South East Asia. If you are travelling in the region, this site can come in handy!

RentalCars

When I am preparing a road trip, I always go to RentalCars to find a good car to rent for a good price. Everything is intuitive, just show the confirmation when you pick up the car and it’s all good! In addition, if you need to cancel your booking it’s easy get a refund (it happened to me before).

Rome2Rio

Rome2Rio is a very useful (and well made) website when you are not too sure of what transportation options you have to go from a city to another, and I have used it a few times during my trips.

TripAdvisor

No need to present TripAdvisor, a goldmine of information when it comes to deciding where to go and what to visit, and read traveler reviews.

NordVPN

Not really related to travel booking, but If you want to protect your privacy online and access country-restricted content, NordVPN is one of the best VPN services out there and the one I have been using for more than 4 years now.

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Travel Articles

Don’t really know what to do, what to think and how to prepare your next independent trip? We’ve all been there. In the past 15 years planning trip after trip, I have gained quite a bit of experience that I want to share with you, whether you are traveling alone or not.

In the articles below you will find tips related to travel planning and travel in general. I share some hacks I use to travel better, describe how I go about preparing my trips and talk about staying safe on the road as well. To make things easier, articles are organized by topics and categories.

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Travel Tips

Destinations

Aspen landscape