• 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.
  • AVOID RYAN AIR – The price seems low at first but after you pay all the additional costs (including costs to check in) the price is more expensive than other airlines. Bad service, bad customer support. The worst airline we have ever experienced.
  • AirOne – has taken over all Alitalia flights. This is a very good low cost airline
  • Air New Zealand – good flights to and from New Zealand
  • Jetstar Airlines – Low cost Flights to and from Honolulu to Australia, New Zealand,Bali and Singapore
  • Virgin Australia Airlines
  • Quantas Airlines
  • 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.
  • AutoEurope – They are easy to work with and they offer a best price guarantee. If you book early you’ll get a better price.
  • Argus Car hire – auto rentals will give ou good prices on car rental in most places around the world.


  • Train Travel Australia
  • 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)
  • Discover Holiday Homes – Italian Lakes, France, Greece, Cyprus, UK, USA and a few others
  • 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