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The Little Book of Travel Wisdom

Great Travel Websites


Auto Europe
Good for air travel, accommodations, and car rentals in Europe.

airlinemeals.net
Preview first- and business-class dining menus and see pictures of actual airline meals. More than 300 airlines are represented, from Aer Lingus to Yangon Airways.

Cruise Mates
 Provides information for experienced and aspiring cruisers.

Expedia
All-inclusive booking site.

GasBuddy.com
Locates the best gas prices at service stations throughout the United States and Canada.
 
go-today.com
Good for last-minute travel deals.

Hostelling International USA
Book an inexpensive bed or a private room from Hostelling International—choose from affiliates in 60 countries and more than 5,000 hotels.

LimousineLine.com
Real-time auction system that allows users to bid on the price they would like to pay for a specific service as well as the type of car.

LongTermParking.com
By using this website, which offers coupons for discounts on parking at (or near) 47 U.S. airports and several U.K. locations, travelers can save up to 70 percent.

Points.com
Allows consumers to exchange points and miles from one participating loyalty program to another to achieve the rewards they want faster than ever before. To date, the Points Exchange has attracted close to 40 partners, including American Airlines, InterContinental Hotels, Amtrak, Delta SkyMiles, and Fairmont
Hotel Shark
Publishes unvarnished guest opinions of hotels.

Quikbook
Offers savings of up to 60 percent on various hotels, including Sonesta and Loews properties.

Rentalo
Provides quick access to 120,000 vacation rentals worldwide.

Side Step
This he free program downloads to your Web browser and searches for cheap fares on more than 585 airlines.

Site 59
Finds unsold airline seats, hotel rooms, and rental cars and bundles them into reduced-rate vacation packages for last-minute travelers.

TicketsTo.com
Lets travelers to major European cities purchase passes (often at discounted prices) for museums, sightseeing tours, and ground transportation before beginning their vacations. The tickets are received within 48 hours.

Virtual Tourist
 Get insider destination advice from fellow travelers—450,000 members from 220 countries—who have just been there.

Where to Stay
 Searches hotels, villas, and vacation packages in the Caribbean, Mexico, Bermuda, and Hawaii.

WebFlyer
Details the pros and cons of different frequent-flier programs.

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