When booking travel, no one site covers everything. Flights, lodging, transportation and other details require multiple sites to make sure you have a great trip and an awesome vacation.

Airline Flights: www.Kayak.com – This site takes your dates and other details and enters it into all of the major airline sites and then lists the results based on price. Very easy to use and very useful. Free.

Airline Seats: www.seatguru.com – Once you’ve booked your flights, you want to check out SeatGuru to see if your seats have extra leg room or possibly don’t recline. Plane maps, seating charts and detailed notes are very useful. I actually accessed this site from my phone, at the gate, and determined that my seat didn’t recline. What a life saver. Free.

Lodging/Timeshares: www.redweek.com – Redweek is a matchmaking service that connects you with timeshare owners who are looking to rent their properties. If you like staying at timeshare resorts, RedWeek offers great properties  from around the world. Once you connect with the owner, you deal direct. You may even negotiate for a better price. $14.99/year.

Lodging/Hotel Research: www.TripAdvisor.com – Reviews by travelers of hotels, motels, timeshares and locales all over the world. An extensive collection of detailed reviews,property maps, and candid traveler photos. Free.

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  1. Tony Spinola on July 11, 2007 6:00 pm

    There is a great tool for people who travel abroad and have food allergies. You can get a pdf of a table that has the food name in one language and the translation in more than 20 languages. You can find it at http://www.food-info.net/allergy.htm

  2. Liz on July 12, 2007 12:58 am

    Love this information!! For major travel virgins like us … these tools are so easy to use!!

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