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Every successful traveler has a toolkit. It usually contains a set of websites or apps that help them find the best flights/car rentals/accommodation/travel insurance/tours/etc. It will also include things that you can’t travel without… things that make traveling easier… help you meet more people…have more interesting adventures…and discover more. Here are some of my favorites…just for you.
I just discovered Kiwi and I already love them. They make finding the best price even easier.
Start your flight search here. It gives you an idea of how much the going rate for a fare is.
This is one of the places I consistently find cheap flights to the UK and Europe.
Helps me find accommodation all over the world. Most traditional Bed and Breakfasts and discount hotels are listed here.
A great way to stay in gorgeous places for free. All you have to do is care for pets (and maybe water a plant or two)...which I think can be a bonus.
An alternative to AirBnB. You can find long-term accommodation here. I have found some really great places to stay.
Is Europe's largest and most trusted RV rental marketplace. Some of the most beautiful places in Wales have really nice campgrounds, and this would be a great alternative to staying in a hotel.
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Is good for people who take multiple trips per year. They offer unlimited trips with a multi-trip annual insurance plan without having to apply each time. Also offers different plans with a variety of pricing and coverage combinations.
Travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families. For the things that can happen that you don't want to think about.
Has all your transport options in one place including trains, coaches, flights, ferries, and airport transfers. They charge little to no markup and they make the booking process very user-friendly.
Offers a wide range of shared and private vehicles including airport taxis, shuttles, minibusses, luxury limousines, wheelchair accessible vehicles, electric cars, and more at affordable prices.
A rental car consolidator that's been around since 1954. Offers the best rates and has a best price guarantee. I have used them and it was a great experience.
Is an online comparison booking platform for bike, motorcycle, and scooter rentals. A great way to rent a motorcycle or bike for touring around the UK. Also has a price match guarantee.
Even though the UK has a really good bus/train system, it's best when you can hire your own car. I've used Europcar many times (in many countries) and have had a good experience every time.
You can save up to 70% on parking at airports near you. They also have a "Hotel & Parking Package" if you have an early or late flight.
TOURS AND ACTIVITIES
Local tours and attractions bookable from wherever you are. Has different offerings than Get Your Guide and AirBnB Experiences. Includes temporary, exclusive, hidden-gem, and even free things and hints and tips from locals.
You can find, compare, and book sightseeing tours, attractions, excursions, things to do, and fun activities any time you want. They offer locally vetted, expert-curated experiences to make sure you don't miss out.
Tripadvisor is great for finding reviews of hotels, restaurants, pubs, tours, and other things. You can also book through them, which is nice.
Some fun things to do while you're in Wales provided by local folk. Book them before you travel, or, as you're traveling.
You have access to over 1300 airport lounges worldwide and a choice of three annual memberships to suit your traveling needs. You also get in-airport dining, retail, and spa discounts. If you find yourself "stuck" waiting for flights, at least you will be comfortable and feel taken care of.
Minimalist, rugged, and accessible travel gear that is responsibly sourced for a lifetime of adventures.