A secret in the airline industry, Skyscanner is a comprehensive flight search engine that includes budget airlines that other search engines miss. Skyscanner allows you to search for prices across a full month to maximize cheap flights on unpopular travel days. This is one of Guidester’s favorite airline resources.

 Vayama is a great flight search engine, especially for international travel. Vayama is great for popular, well-traveled destinations. You can often find flights for hundreds of dollars cheaper on Vayama than other search engines.
 Expedia is a popular large search engine for flights as well as hotels and rental cars. They have some great package deals that are worth looking into if you want an all-inclusive easy booking experience.


 HotelsCombined provides travelers with great hotel options at great prices. They take information from the top travel websites and bring everything to you in one quick and easy search.
 With properties ranging from international chains and all-inclusive resorts, to local favorites and B&Bs, has an easy-to-use interface with an awesome rewards program. They’re user-friendly website makes your accommodation search a breeze.
 Hotwire is a leading discount travel site known for low prices. They also offer deep discounts on last minute, local, weekend, and leisure deals in popular destinations all over the world.
 An awesome accommodation alternative for those looking for a more local experience. AirBNB connects homeowners who rent out their homes/apartments to travelers. AirBNB accommodations are often a fraction of the price of a hotel with all the comforts of home! If you sign-up for AirBNB using the link here, you’ll get $20 off your first stay!
 This is the best site out there for booking hostels. Hostelworld has a great search interface for hostels around the globe. We especially love how each hostel is rated separately on value for money, security, location, staff, atmosphere, cleanliness and facilities.

Ground Transportation

Auto Europe is Europe’s leading car rental company with unbeatable car rental rates for renting a car in Europe. They also offer chauffeur and airport transfer services.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is an internationally recognized and trusted brand with car rental locations worldwide.
If you plan on hitting multiple destinations on your European vacation, a bit of planning can go a long way. Train travel is a popular means of transportation in Europe and Rail Europe provides rail passes for those looking to save time and money.
Mozio connects travelers with local airport shuttle services for a delightful experience.

Travel Insurance

World Nomads provides travel insurance with the traveler in mind. They offer medical and evacuation coverage and cover a large range of adventure activities for the young at heart.
Travel Guard is one of North America’s leading travel insurance companies. They offer comprehensive travel insurance plans including trip cancellation, delay, baggage loss and more.

Tours & Groups

Intrepid offers great small group tours across every continent. If you’re looking for a responsible travel with a dash of adventure, check out their multi-day tours.
CruiseDirect is a leading online cruise travel company dedicated to providing customers with access to great deals on cruises. All cruises have a price guarantee and great package options
Walks LLC is a sightseeing tours and activity company operating tours in popular destinations worldwide. Theyspecialize in tours in Italy and New York. They have some awesome food tours, especially in Italy!
Context Travel is a great tour company that offers expert tour guides in food, culture, and history throughout the world, but especially in Europe.
A great travel company for students and those under 26. They offer discounted airfare and travel passes. Check out STA Travel for youth adventures.