Recommended Travel Resources
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These are the travel tools and resources we discovered and have used in our many years of traveling around the world.

  • Agoda – Deep discounts on 1,525,000+ properties, worldwide.
  • Airbnb – Vacation Rentals, Homes, Experiences & Places.
  • – Big savings on hotels in 96000 destinations worldwide.
  • Hostelbookers – Hostels and Cheap Hotels in over 3500 travel destinations
  • Hostelworld – Stay in a hostel and meet the real world, not the tourist brochure.
  • Late$ – Huge discounts on last minute hotels with latestays.
  • Vacasa – Private vacation homes with professional management.
  • VRBO – Vacation Home Rental Site

Travel Insurance
  • SquareMouth – compare 112 travel insurance policies with 46,000 reviews.

  • Hopper – Know when to fly and buy. Score the lowest fares.
  • Google Flights – helps you compare and track airfares on hundreds of airlines to help you find the best flight deals.
  • Google Maps – Uses satellite imagery, street maps, street views, real-time traffic conditions, and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle, or public transportation.
  • Momondo – cheapest flights from thousands of airlines and travel sites.
  • Rome2Rio – Discover how to get anywhere by plane, train, bus, ferry and automobile.
  • The Man in Seat Sixty-One – Train & ferry information for Europe & worldwide.

Travel Clubs with Home Hosting

Travel Gear

Tours & Travel Agencies
These are travel agent and tours that impress us, even if we haven’t used them yet.

This page references products and services we recommend. Most of the resources we have used in our travels; some, we personally know the owners; or have heard rave reviews from fellow travelers. We may receive compensation when you click these links in the form of affiliate referral programs at no additional cost to you. We appreciate you using these links to help support this website and Wild Spirit Travel.

If you have a question, comment, or personal testimonial on any of these products or services, post it to the Wild Spirit Traveler Facebook group.

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