Part of the joy of traveling is the satisfaction from planning your own trip. Through this process you will naturally gain insight into your destination's history and culture that will enrich your travel experience.
Want to visit Central America in December or January? You're not alone. An important aspect to consider when planning any trip is to determine when the high and low seasons are so you can avoid the crowds and inflated prices. For instance, you'll find prices for airlines and accommodations much more pocket-friendly in October for places in Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean. Likewise, May is the perfect time for a trip to Europe.
Here are some of our favorite sites to help you plan your next trip.
Find the best month to explore cities from around the world during your preferred climate.
Discover, compare, and reserve a variety of tours and other activities at destinations around the globe.
No guidebook can be definitive, but LP comes close. They also offer budget-friendly "shoestring" travel guides that cover entire continents.
Our second (but certainly not least favorite) preferred travel guide. Famed for its historical context and narrative.
Pick your destination, get tips from other travelers to help plan your day, then link your new city guide to a mobile device for offline reference.
Search the CDC's country-specific list to learn about vaccines and other important information to stay healthy while you travel.
A leader in customer reviews helping to you to research the best hotel, restaurants, and things to do.
Looking for a unique tour? Get the insider perspective from locals who create hand-crafted "experiences."
Search and book from a range of well-priced tours and attractions. Read traveler reviews and get live support.
It always pays to travel safely. World Nomads offers flexible travel insurance to keep you safe and informed.
As a member you can create a map of your upcoming trip, build itineraries and get answers from other members.
Explore destinations by city or interests such as adventure, winter travel or even UNESCO World Heritage sites.
A travel photoblog focusing on amazing and often unheard of locations around the world.
Expeditions, road trips, foodie guides and family-friendly vacation destinations from around the world.
An online magazine home to interesting and award-winning travel stories from authors on the move.
Match your ideal destination by adjusting tuners with your preferred level of relaxation, price and remoteness.