Travel Resources

Here is a list of great local and international websites to help you prepare for your next adventure:

(City guide, events)
BlogTO (great neigbourhood guides, event listings)
Torontoist (news, daily and weekend events)
She Does The City

International Accommodations

Couchsurfing (you must try it! amazing!)


Kayak (excellent, user-friendly flight search)
Sky Scanner (multi-site flight search, usually cheaper than Kayak)
AirFareWatchDog (lots of deals posted that aren’t normally advertised)
ITA Software by Google (great for checking out the best times to fly)
Canadian Affair (Canada to UK flights and vice versa)

Ground Transportation

Eurail (European train system)
Cruz Del Sur (safe South American bus company)
Megabus (USA and Canada)
Via Rail (Canada)

General Travel
Lonely Planet
National Geographic

Travel Insurance

World Nomads (travel insurance provider)


Lonely Planet – ThornTree (quick, fast advice; great community)
Travellerspoint Forum


IVHQ (volunteer abroad program that connects you with organizations around the world)
Maximo Nivel (great Spanish lessons, too)

2 Responses to “Travel Resources”

  1. Annie at 5:10 AM #

    Thanks for sending me here, Melissa! I would love to hear some of your traveling stories IRL…maybe over a beer some day. 🙂

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