A Directory of Travel Resources We Like
There are a ton of travel resources out there to plan your next family vacation with the kids. Below is a list of travel blogs, sites, apps as well as other non-travel family related resources that we follow or use. If our family vacation destinations doesn’t cover the city you are interested in visiting, we hope this travel resources list will help fill in the gaps and assist you in finding what you are looking for on your family travels. This list will be updated as we find new travel sites and apps. If you know of any great travel resources that we don’t know about, feel free to contact us and make a suggestion.
Travel Sites We Like
Kayak.com Explore – Kayak is a well known travel website that allows you to compare hundreds of travel sites at one time. Their lesser known explore tool is one of our favorite tools for finding flight pricing based on your departure city and budget. once you plug in your information, the world map is then populated with flight pricing and you can click each one for details and booking info.
Costcotravel.com – If you are a Costco member and are planning a family vacation in one of the vacation destinations that they offer deals on, it is a great site for getting a good deal.
FlipKey – A vacation rental listing site that powers the vacation rental experience on TripAdvisor. Browse from over 300,000 vacation homes located in cities throughout the world and get guest reviews and photos from TripAdvisor on each property. With its huge selection of properties, ability to filter by price, bedrooms, amenities and its tie in with TripAdvisor reviews, FlipKey makes it easy to find a great vacation rental for you and the family.
Seatguru.com – This site allows you to view the seats for a particular flight including reviews for specific seats and where the bathrooms are located. Find a good seat for you and the kids and avoid getting caught in a cramped seat by the bathroom.
Airbnb.com – If you are looking to skip the hotels and want to get a vacation rental, Airbnb offers listings of people renting out their homes, apartments and room in 34,000 cities.
Family Travel Blogs We Like
Lajollamom.com – La Jolla Mom is a San Diego mom blogger who is a lifestyle and luxury travel writer.
Have Baby Will Travel – A travel blog for busy parents to help families travel with babies, toddlers, and young children.
Trekaroo – Traveling with kids blog with reviews, tips and giveaways.
Motherofalltrips.com – A mother of two that blogs about her family’s trips to interesting places as well as family travel tips.
Travel Blogs We Like
Nomadic Samuel – The cool travel blog of Nomadic Samuel which has great photo essays (our favorite part of the site), travel advice, video blog posts and amusing stories.
Expert Vagabond – The blog of adventure and travel addict Matthew with great stories and wonderful pictures of his travels.
Everything Everywhere – The travel blog of Gary Arndt who sold his house in 2007 and has traveled the world ever since.
As We Travel – A comprehensive travel blog with travel advice, city guides and cool HD travel videos.
The Road to Anywhere – The travel blog of Dean Wickham who chronicles his adventurous travels with stories, photos and travel tips.
Nomadic-habit.com – Another cool travel blog of a couple, Rick and Mari, traveling the world and writing, photographing and videotaping their experiences. We really dig their photos which are stylish and tell a story on their own.
The Longest Way Home – The travel blog (journal) of Dave who writes mini guides and more for each country he has visited. He also has a nice categorized directory of travel blogs.
Eye & Pen – We love this travel blog for its amazing photography and the many blog topics that Brandon writes about.
Travel Apps We Like
Disney World App | Apple or Android | – This app is a must if you are going to any of the Disney World Resort theme parks. The app tells you the ride and dining wait times for all four Disney parks. No more walking across a park to find out the line is an hour long.
Postagram Postcards | Apple or Android | – So this app allows you to take a picture, add a personal message and then it will send your recipient an actual printed glossy photo (which is removable) postcard delivered in the mail. Each postcard you send costs 99¢ after you get a couple free for signing up (as of this post). It sure beats spending a buck for a postcard, buying a stamp, writing the message and finding a mailbox. I would rather get a picture my friend or family member took than a traditional postcard.