Planning a trip

I am just planning my trip (hopefully) in the US. It’s not so easy searching for sites that can help you in your quest but I have been looking around and have found a few interesting Web sites that might help to make it a little bit easier and here are some of them:

Wanderu who inform you that their site is the simplest way to book bus and train travel. This site provides links that allow you to book your trip with your chosen company and so on.

bustripping compares multiple bus companies side-by-side to help you find the best ticket. Once you find a ticket you want, you get redirected to that chosen operators site.

The Main in Seat 61 an interesting and detailed beginners guide to traveling USA from coast to coast.

airbnb is a site for people to list, find, and rent lodging. An alternative to a hotel and where hosts list their properties – which can be anything from single rooms, a suite of rooms, apartments and more. The prices will vary depending on location and the hosts decide how much to charge per night, week or month. It may not be for everybody but it’s just an alternative to hotel accommodation  etc. You can book on the site and several payments are accepted such as credit cards, PayPal and some debit cards. You don’t get charged until the host confirms the reservation. There is also an additional guest service fee of between 6-12% (the bad news). Airbnb primarily serves the more budget- minded travelers (like me!).

HouseTrip another holiday and rental website offering you both value for money and flexibility. Similar to airbnb, there are lots of possible accommodation types to choose from. I have used this service only once and had no problems whatsoever, but you might want to do a little research before committing yourself to booking any properties.

 

At this time I am not sure where I want to go but I am thinking about Boston or somewhere else in New England area, Montana, Washington, Oregon. I am limited to a budget so I have to plan carefully but not too much of a budget so that it hampers it in any way. I will update this post again soon as I am still looking for good travel sites.

 

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