Planning Your Vacation Online

Posted by Nadine Segal • November 27, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Planning a Vacation Online

You have been working hard all year and you definitely deserve a break. Maybe you want to get away somewhere warm where you can lay on a tropical beach or maybe you are more interested in an action packed ski trip. Whatever kind of vacation you are dreaming of, you can plan your perfect trip online.

Making travel arrangements online can definitely save you a lot of money, but it can also be a lot of work. Using the right tools can save you a lot of time and still make sure you are getting the best deal possible. There are many great websites that can offer you reviews and insights from other tourists as well as locals to make sure you have the best stay possible.

Finding you Transportation for Less

If you want to compare prices with minimum effort you can use comparison sites like Kayak.com and Orbitz.com. Make sure to pay attention to whether or not the prices displayed include the taxes. Also note if the prices are per person for all passengers if you are looking for multiple tickets.

Finding the Perfect Accommodation

Finding the perfect accommodations is important, but what factors to consider really depend on what kind of vacation you are planning and what is important to you and your travel companions. If you plan on spending a lot of time in the hotel it may be worthwhile to invest a little more. You can look at hotel comparison sites like Hotels.com or Booking.com. You can also try Airbnb.com for renting an apartment for short term.

Finding the Best Restaurants for You

Large websites like TripAdvisor.com and Yelp.com often offer numerous reviews for restaurants, so you find the tastiest meal in town. A little bit of research before your trip save you from a meal that could spoil all your fun. These sites also offer feedback on if the meal was worth the price tag, which can help you decide what is worth the splurge.

Making Sure You See it All

Again personal taste takes a leading role here; what kind of vacation are you hoping for? You may want to go to the huge landmarks or you may prefer some activities, maybe you are already staying in a resort and don’t want to leave the beach your entire stay. Sites like Timeout.com can help you see what is happening in the city you are visiting. You may want to catch a concert or other performance while you are away, it is always worth a quick look as Ticketmaster.com. Searching online to see if you can buy tickets to attractions and museums in advance can also save you time waiting on a long line.

With a little bit of planning you can save a lot and still have a fabulous vacation. Remember Torch Browser is super-helpful when doing any sort of online research, especially when you take advantage of our Drag & Drop feature. Found something you like but want to look into it further?  Simply drag it into your favorite search engine. Want to ask your friends opinion? Drag it to your favorite social network.

Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I am interested in technology, music and the web. I write about the latest tech news focused on the internet and online tools.