• Which – Good good search engine for great prices
  • BravoFly is good search engine for great prices; mostly on inter-European travel
  • Easy Jet is a low cost airline in Europe; comfortable and very inexpensive if you buy in advance
  • Cheapo Air offers the same flight on the major carriers but for less money
  • Star Alliance offers a really good and relatively inexpensive around the world fare. It’s a secret they don’ like to advertise.
  • Cathay Pacific Airlines is a Oneworld Alliance partner
  • JetStar – low cost flights from Honolulu Hawaii to many places in Asia. If you are traveling from Australia to from Asian Countries use the Jetstar Australia Site
  • Fly China – Find the best price from multiple airlines to China and many other Asian destinations
  • – Flights from the US to many places in Asia on major airlines. Good prices but you’ll have to call the airlines for upgrades
  • Air Asia – low cost flights throughout Asian Countries and Australia
  • Spring Airlines – Flights within China
  • Seat Guru – type in your airline and flight number and they will tell you the flight configuration. Great site for choosing your seats

Car Rental

  • Tiger Car Rental offers very good car rental rates in Europe using major carriers like get a new car Budget and Avis. Pay in advance.
  • Argus Car hire – auto rentals will give ou good prices on car rental in most places around the world.


  • Thailand by train
  • The Rail Dude – This is a small German company that does a great job in train travel throughout Europe
  • The Man in seat 61 – Mark Smith has traveled around the world by train and boat and keeps a really good and informative blog. If you’re into train travel, you’ve got to look at this site.

Apartment Rentals

  • VRBO is the motherlode of apartment rentals all over the world
  • Home Away is another good site (the parent company to VRBO)
  • AirBnb – rooms and apartments worldwide


Trip Insurance

Touring Information

Restaurants and Food

Mobile Hot Spot Internet Rentals

  • Cellhire International – phones, phone cards, sim rentals and mobile hotspot rentals
  • TEP Wireless rental – rates for one country or multiple countries for very good rates
  • Cellular Abroad – good rates for MiFi rentals for good rates per country. It’s been a bit difficult to have them configure the mobile hotspot for multiple countries
  • XCOM Global – mobile hotspots for around $15/day

On line Magazines and Travel sites