Going on vacation can sometimes be a lot more stressful than it sounds. Deciding on where you want to go is just the first step and even that can be difficult if you want to go to Egypt and your travel companion wants to go to Cambodia.
Afterwards, you have to figure out how to get there, where you’re going to stay, what attractions there are to see, and so much more. It’s even more complicated if you’re traveling with your family or a group of people of different ages or with different interests.
Of course, the internet is full of information, but searching for each aspect can prove to be tiring and time-consuming. Take, for example, booking a hotel – you can choose from websites such as Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, TripAdvisor, and endless other sites that all provide the same information.
So how do you know which one is the best? How do you know which one other travelers are using and recommend? You go to www.travelsites.com.
TravelSites is a website that lists an array of categorized travel resources in order of rank and review. Everything you could need when planning your vacation can be found neatly organized on one page.
It was started by David Jones, a travel enthusiast who found himself lost in the world wide web as he tried to plan holidays for himself and his family. After a while, he realized how much of his time was being wasted tracking down the information he needed for each trip.
He figured that since he’s already put so much effort into sourcing all of these websites over the past few years, he’d share the work so that future travelers can make use of it easily… and even better, it’s completely free for everyone.
When you go to TravelSites you’ll see a page with over 40 categories, and under each category, you’ll find a list of websites which will help you with what you need in order of how popular they are with other travelers such as yourself.
Categories go beyond the usual Hotel Booking Sites or Cheap Flight Sites to also include websites for last-minute travel, renting cars, scheduling activities, buying travel insurance, learning the local language, traveling with pets, or even sources that allow you to work while you’re traveling.
Some of the categories are things you may never have even considered. Like under Helpful Travel Sites you’ll find websites that show you seat maps of different aircrafts so you can pick a comfortable one. You’ll find Sleeping in Airports under the same category; they have reviews on airports all over the world and tell you what facilities each of them has.
Another convenient link is ExpressVPN which you’ll find under Useful Travel Software. You might not even have known that certain destinations such as China, Russia, or the United Arab Emirates may block you from using certain apps, websites, or services. Having a pre-installed VPN can help you bypass these regulations so that you can continue to use your phone without interruptions.
All of the lists were carefully put together by David himself. He considered several things such as quality, value, and efficiency when listing and ranking resources. David visited every single website himself to also observe how functional the service truly was and how much value it would offer to travelers.
Afterwards, he would rank each of the websites based on how well it did in all four factors – which is how you see the lists today: with number one being the most useful to travelers in each particular category. Knowing that we live in a world that is constantly changing, TravelSites ensures that all information is up to date by allowing people who’ve used the facility to vote and affect its ranking.
If the quality of one of the top-voted resources on TravelSites starts to slip, you’ll see the website move down the list so that information is constantly up to date.
Furthermore, David has also reviewed many of the sources found on www.travelsites.com. If you click on the little magnifying glass to the right of a link, it will take you to a page with a traveler review. The lists of pros and cons provide a summarized look at what you can expect when using that website.
An example of a source review on TravelSites.
TravelSites has proven to be so helpful to travelers all over the world. You can use it from anywhere in the world and find resources for whatever corner of the planet you’re planning to visit. Amelia Diaz from Greenbelt, Maryland talks about her experience:
“I used TravelSites A LOT when planning my last trip to Phoenix, Arizona but one category that I used the most was ‘Food Near Me’. Just a few months prior I’d made a lifestyle change and decided to consume a keto diet. I had been doing so well up to the trip and wanted to continue eating keto-friendly meals while I was in Phoenix. There were 10 different resources listed under that category, but I only had to use two or three to find restaurants that I would enjoy while letting me meet my dietary restrictions. It was such a lifesaver being able to access TravelSites directly from my smartphone whenever I was on the go and feeling hungry.”
Even if you’re not planning a trip, TravelSites has tons of users who visit the site just to access David’s list of fascinating travel books, interesting travel forums, stunning Instagram travel pages, YouTube travel channels, and encouraging travel blogs which are full of adventurous, funny, and sometimes risky real-life experiences.
These websites can capture your interest and maybe even motivate you to pack your bags and head out on the open road, which is something else Jones attempts to do with TravelSites – inspire people of all ages and lifestyles to explore the world and take in all of the rich history, art, and culture that surrounds us.