What: Last-minute hotel deals in London, as low as $89 a night.
Why: Although hotel rates have fallen 12 per cent this year in London, it remains expensive. Any deal can help.
How: Book last-minute. The definition of last-minute? Some deals expire in a week, some in three months.
What: Gives weekly deals on airfares, hotels, vacation packages. Features a destination of the week.
Why: Can present some bargains because the staff of Travel Zoo verifies whether something actually is a deal and boils down the top 20 deals of the week. However, know that suppliers pay Travel Zoo to post their items.
How: Go on the site and add yourself to their weekly ‘Top 20’ e-mail list.
What: Site of the nonprofit Hostelling International organisation, which represents 4,000 hostels in 90 countries around the world.
Why: Hostels aren’t just for teenagers. Anyone can check them out for an affordable journey.
How: Search for hostels, check reviews, compare prices and book reservations.
Visa ATM Locator http://visa.via.infonow.net/locator/global/
What: ATM locator for Visa around the world.
Why: Find out if a bank linked to your own has an ATM at your
destination to save on ATM fees. Also find out if there even is a Visa ATM in some remote city.
How: Click on the country, add the city, and it shows you a list.
Best Trip Choices
What: Great site that lets you determine what travel personality you have, then match it with the best destinations for you.
Why: Basically, it’s just a lot of fun. Are you a wild Venturer? A gung-ho Centric? Take the quiz and find out.
How: Click on ‘Plog Travel Personality Quiz’. The site also has good links to other travel sites.