How To Decide Where To Travel

Here are some of the resources that I have found useful for determining where to travel, how to get there, how to get around and discovering things to do. I usually make my decisions based on...

Cost of Travel Index - This website compares countries by a price/cost index so that a traveler can easily determine where their funds will stretch the furthest.

Flight Comparison - This well known website searches and compares pricing for airfares, hotels and transportation. It does not always capture regional budget airlines, but it is a good starting point. For regional budget airlines I recommend checking out Southwest and JetBlue in the US, Ryan in Europe, AsiaAir in Asia and Lan in Latin America.

Visa Requirements - This website keeps up to date info on visa requirements for various countries. It's always a good idea to double check with official country consulate offices before you show up at the border, but this website is a good place to start an evaluation of requirements and costs.

Passport Photos - This website helps you convert your own selfie into a legal passport photo. You need to take the photo in front of a white neutral background, resize the photo  accordingly, then you can have it printed at any photo store for a fraction of the cost of official passport photos.

Travel Insurance - This website helps you search and buy travel insurance.

Motorcyclist Insurance - HUBB Health Insurance, HUBB Motorcycle Insurance These websites help motorcyclists search and buy health and motorcycle insurance.

Budget Accommodation - and These websites help you find budget accommodation. Hostelworld is mostly for hostels. Airbnb is mostly for home stays. For booking quality hotels and hostels in Asia I have found useful and in Latin America helpful.

Free Things To Do - This website list a number of free things to do in various cities around the world. My friend started this website and I wrote the section for Austin, Texas.

Free Walking Tours - This website helps you identify free walking tours in cities around the world. I've found these types of tours to be a great way to familiarize myself with a city, then I like to revisit areas to explore on my own.

If you know of other great resources, I'd love to hear your suggestions.

Enjoy your travels!


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