We've planned many trips over the years and have come to trust and rely on certain companies for travel products, arrangements and services. The travel resources below are ones we have personally used and believe in.
HotelsCombined is a popular hotel comparison booking site. When you plug in the name of the hotel you're interested in, it searches sites like Booking.com, Agoda (popular in Asia) and Expedia to find the best rates for your dates.
Booking.com is an easy site to use and the one we often end up using (after checking HotelsCombined). The site has a huge selection of hotels and resorts around the world, and it doesn't charge any booking fees.
We like that many properties offer free cancellation and don't require payment in advance. (You can often pay less, however, for non-refundable prepayment.)
If we need travel gear, but don't have time to go shopping (or can't find what we need in local stores), we buy it online from Amazon and have it shipped to our door.
These are some of our favorite travel accesories.