New Travel Sites For Those Coveted Tips on How to Get There and What to Do


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A complete hotel search engine website,, which searches over 230,000 hotel properties. This same site also searches for airline and car rental prices.

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New Travel Sites For Those Coveted Tips on How to Get There and What to Do

  1. 1. ==== ====The Traveling Clown - Save on online travel, international travel, airlines and car share searchingtravel ====To me, theres something special about searching to discover bits of secret travel and sightseeingtips about exotic places from all over the Internet and then anticipating a great vacation that willbenefit from all of them. When I research the area of the world I plan on traveling to, Ill frequentlyfind little hidden treasures, secret restaurants, ignored little tourist gems and little-advertised localevents that no one else knows about, and of course, Ill find some of the best fares to everywhere.Ive come by quite a few useful travel resources over my years trotting the globe; some of themare new, and some of them have seen many travel seasons. Information being power and all, hereis my list of the best travel sites that Ive ever had the pleasure of using.Lets start with the places that will give you an edge in the race for the cheapest air tickets.Everyone knows about the mass-market ones like Kayak, Expedia, and Bing Travel (Microsoftsrelaunched travel service thats supposed to so creative, they call themselves a travel decisionengine (as opposed to a travel search engine). But how about some of the new upstarts (or shouldI say startups?) that have come up over the past year or two - the ones that claim all manner ofinnovative discount searches? There are just so many of them - Dohop, SideStep, Mobissimo andVayama are some of the more interesting new names in this business.In my opinion, these travel sites deserve at least one visit at least for the kind of psychedelicnames theyve managed to come up with. On a recent trip that I made from New York to London, Idecided to try all of these. Still, for me, the travel giant Bing and the upstart Dohop both did betterthan any of the other ones. On these two sites I could hit Buy on a round trip to London at $771;not every one of the others though, if I had hits Buy, I would have taken a hit for an extra $100.There is another booking site called cFares thats picqued my fancy recently. The first and themost intriguing part to this travel site is the fact that they try to keep the rif-raff out by making youpony up the cash for a $50-a-year membership before they let you do anything on it. When I triedlooking for the same flight on cFares, it saved me a further $70 on the fare. So the moral of thestory is, travel sites for low fares, as great as they are, are not perfect. They dont all win all of thetime. The best I know how to snag cheap flights now is to take the advice of Dohop and cFares,and always pick Thursdays and Wednesdays to fly - lots of fares are predictably cheaper thesetwo days of the week.So these travel sites can help you buy a ticket, and book a hotel room; and everyone knows aboutSeatExpert and SeatGuru as the people to go for the best seat on the flight youre taking; but isthere such a thing for hotels though? That should be much more useful - you spend a lot moretime in the hotel. As it happens, there is.It is called TripKick and its a really neat idea; it has analarming amount of information on which particular rooms in a hotel of your choice have a biggerbathroom, a better view, and so on. For my London trip, told me to take room number 218 at ahotel on Oxford Circus, for a great view out on a park. The only problem with TripKick though, is
  2. 2. that it only covers expensive hotels, and not the budget ones.But enough of the mundane in travel sites; how about ideas and how to enjoy your destinationonce you get there? For anyone traveling to Japan, I found AitaiJapan, a great well-informed tipsurce for the entertaining in the obscure. It is a great site that aims to bring a touch of local flavorto your travels; anytime you visit Japan, you could get in touch with this site to find a localvolunteer who will be happy to walk around town with you and show you around. Its so muchbetter than being part of a travel group - with a tour guide who gives you the same old spieleveryday. Its a wonderful feeling to just show up in Japan and find a new friend waiting for you -and every volunteer speaks English too. The best part is, they refuse to accept anything for theservice.For some wonderful from-the-heart recommendations for places to go to anywhere in the world,youll need to try out AtlasObscura. As the name suggests, the site tries to give you ideas forplaces to go to that are exotic, wonderful, and just off the wall. The great thing is, it covers thewhole world; and if you are traveling, it wouldnt matter where, this is the website you need to lookup - if it is the only one you ever did.Read more about author in:stationary exercise bikes []dog shock collarArticle Source: ====The Traveling Clown - Save on online travel, international travel, airlines and car share searchingtravel ====