Nearly all my hotels bookings have been with Hotels.com for the last 7 years because of specific benefits I use like:
- Earn a Free night every 10th night booked (I’ve earned 12 free nights!)
- Member only Deals & Special Rates
- Search one of the largest hotel databases in the world. Hotels.com lists: Large chains, smaller boutique, hostels and apartment options
- Free & easy cancelation options available on most bookings according to the rate you choose
- Best Rate Guarantee and price match for a refund
- Hotels.com has a great App to keep your bookings organized
- Customer service by email or phone
- Pay in your own currency of foreign currency
- Pay at time of booking or at the time of check in
- Rewards membership is free and has tiered upgrades to silver and gold for frequent bookers (like me) for even more benefits
In most blog posts I will highlight a hotel that I stayed at and include a short review. I only review hotels that I absolutely love and can’t wait to stay at again. I would love to be one of those people you hear about who live at a hotel, many hotels, all over the world. I am an affiliate of Hotels.com because I love being a member and want to share this resource with you. I do earn a small commission on any completed bookings. If you do, feel free to tag me on Instagram, I would love to learn about a new hotel you loved too. #girlwelltraveled
See why it’s a great tool to help you find amazing places to stay, Hotels.com
Finding the best deals on flights can be daunting, but fear not as there are lots of resources to help you save money and time.
➢ I always start with a Google Flights search.
Cross-check with at least 1-2 other sites. Try these other favorites to be sure you get the best price.
Book early: Book International Flights 7-10 months out & Domestic Flights 1-3 months out.
Price alerts: Try Google flights “track prices” toggle, they will email you as prices change. So, when your flight falls to $309, SFO➾CDG (Paris), you will be sure it’s an amazing deal.
➢ Airlines you fly for their latest sales: For domestic I love Alaska- Maui R/t for $200. For International, WOW Air-Reykjavik R/t for $250. I’m a sucker for a sale.
➢ Website services Scott’s Cheap Flights who will email you cheap international flight deals and mistake fares. A valuable tool to chase down an amazing deal.
PACKING RIGHT & LIGHT
I always start by checking the dimensions and weight limits of each flight. Airlines and flight routes have different parameters, check each leg of your flight if separate flights are book for one trip. Note: European suitcase sizing is different than US standard sizing, this is most relevant for carry on luggage. Sometimes they weigh each bag, and sometimes they don’t, but always assume they will.
Using light weight packing bags, like these made by Eagle Creek, are a very handy way of organizing and keeping garments clean, safe and somewhat wrinkle free. They make different sizes and also a toiletry bag. Also, they double as a pillow for those long flights in coach.
These reusable GoToob Tubes by Human Gear are better for the environment, allow you to take your favorite products with you and avoid spills.
Having the right power connector: Perhaps the most important thing after your passport and ATM card. Apple Makes this World Travel Adapter Kit that should keep you covered.