From time to time we come across new and better information about Travel that we want to share with you. Remember to check out our previous postings first: http://cheapiosity.blogspot.com/2008/03/welcome-to-our-cheapiosity-blog.html and
While the information is still good, the internet is always changing and so are websites. Here’s more good stuff. Remember this info is good as of the original date of this posting:
Dohop.com This site is strictly for booking flights outside the USA and between cities outside the USA (i.e, Paris to London). It includes the budget airlines (like RyanAir and EasyJet in Europe).
Priceline.com The granddaddy discounter helps hotels, car-rental agencies, and airlines unload all sorts of inventory at well below published prices. We realize Priceline may not be for the faint of heart, but if you’re flexible, it can save you mucho bucks. You can also book the old-fashioned way on Priceline, and their system is no better or worse than Expedia, Orbitz, etc.
TripAdvisor.com This user-hotel-review site is the top way to hunt for hotels. Sometimes the user reviews can be all over the place, but the site can be very helpful. We recently helped a friend find accommodations in Shanghai, and the site proved to be very useful, and he was ultimately pleased with his selection. Kayak-owned TravelPost is another review site, but it’s new and doesn’t have nearly the amount of reviews. We’ll be watching it for the future.
Kayak.com We always check this site for airfares, hotels, and car rentals. Very often they offer the cheapest rates. We also like the way they operate; once you find what you like, they hook you up directly with the website. When doing your research, always include Kayak in your search options. Team CHEAPIOSITY does.
Venere.com spotlights independently owned properties overseas, many of which never show up on American travel sites. Any booking site can point you to large, widely known hotels. But you might prefer to stay in a charming inn or a small property on your next trip, especially if you're traveling to Europe. Venere also offers other kinds of alternative lodging, such as apartments, pensions, and farmhouses.