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We receive tons of emails asking which websites we recommend for booking hotels, flights, and tours. Meanwhile, other readers are curious about things like which camera we use, how to start a blog, and where we shop for our travel gear.

So in response to your questions, we created these recommendations pages. Now all of our favorite companies, products, and services are in one convenient place! Read on for our best travel-related recommendations!

(Or click here for all of our best recommendations within the realms of travel, blogging, lifestyle, fashion, and photography!)

*Please note, this page contains affiliate links to products we love and use frequently. When you make a purchase through any of these links, we will receive a commission, at no extra cost to you. These commissions help to keep Travel Alphas up and running, and we thank you for your support!Travel Recommendations

Booking.com is our absolute favorite place to book accommodations.

From hotels and vacation rentals, to B&Bs and luxury tents, Booking.com has over 1 million properties listed on its website, all at the lowest prices possible.

In addition, the website features over 11 million verified traveler reviews, to help you choose the best possible accommodation for your vacation!

TripAdvisor is the website we use to book most of our excursions, no matter where we are in the world. Some of our favorite excursions ever have been this Cinque Terre Trek and this Best of Tuscany Tour, both of which we booked through TripAdvisor!

And of course, TripAdvisor is also a great resource for reading traveler reviews about destinations, tour companies, hotels, and more.

Airbnb is our favorite place to book vacation rentals — whether it’s a giant beach house in Costa Rica or a flat in Madrid.

If you’re a first-time Airbnb user, click this link, and you’ll receive $35 off your first stay!


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VRBO is also a great resource for booking vacation rentals around the world!

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If you like low airfares, then Airfarewatchdog is the resource for you.

All you have to do is sign up for low fare alerts, and Airfarewatchdog’s Expert Fare Analysts will email you reports of the best fares, departing from your airports of choice! For that reason, Airfarewatchdog is probably our favorite travel resource of all time.

Hotwire is another booking website we use frequently. Hotwire allows users to choose a hotel’s general area, star rating, amenities, and ultra-low nightly rate.

But what’s the catch? Well, the hotel’s exact name and location aren’t revealed until the booking is complete, allowing you to save a ton on your hotel accommodation!

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When we’re flying to our next destination, we love to bring along a Lonely Planet guidebook.

While we don’t ever follow these guidebooks’ recommendations page by page, we love reading them for a little travel inspiration and excitement — and sometimes, they let us know about things to do, see, and eat that we haven’t heard of before!

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Out of all the things you need as a traveler, durable, lightweight luggage is one of the most important. Without a doubt, Samsonite delivers on that.

We’ve been using Samsonite luggage for years, and that’s because their products last.

The initial investment in great luggage might seem intimidating, but after you roll your Samsonite around the world with you a few times, you’ll see that it’s worth it!

*Please note, this page contains affiliate links to products we love and use frequently. When you make a purchase through any of these links, we will receive a commission, at no extra cost to you. These commissions help to keep Travel Alphas up and running, and we thank you for your support!


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