Planning just got WAY easier!
It’s a new year, which means it’s time to start organising your next life-changing trip. But with so many options to choose from and so little time to plan, you’re going to need some assistance.
Behold the 2017 update of 12 of our favourite travel sites and associated apps, popular with travel bloggers and backpackers alike, these handpicked byThey will take care of every part of the process, from finding the cheapest flight to planning your day-to-day activities, along with needs you didn’t even know you had. Check ’em out:
You’ll get (happily) lost in this mesmerizing map, which lays out attractions by city. Click on each one for a description and a list of tours you can book on the spot.
Travel bloggers rave about this visually pleasing search engine, which sorts flights by price, travel time and bang for your buck, using all the toggling options you could ever want to find the best deal.
Getting flakey friends to commit to group trips can be tough. But they won’t be able to resist the pull of WeTravel, which lets you make a beautiful landing page for your trip with all the details. Send your link to potential travel buddies, then collect a deposit online to confirm that they’re coming along for the fun.
This nifty airplane location tracker is most helpful for planning your trip to the airport: Search your flight number to see real-time delays, gate swaps and changes to your estimated arrival time. You can also track a friend’s flight before picking them up, or check a flight’s on-time record to avoid booking those with frequent delays.