Travel

Blanchester Public Library neither endorses nor guarantees the content or availability of external links. (These are the most helpful sites in each category as determined by USA Today.)

Accomodations

  • Airbnb.com Lists hosts in more than 250 U.S. cities and 60 countries who rent space in their homes.
  • Betterbidding.com Helps travelers get the best deals on Hotwire and Priceline.
  • Forestcamping.com Posts reviews of campgrounds in more than 150 U.S. national forests.
  • Hotwire.com Provides discounts off published hotel rates but doesn't reveal the name or specific address until you pay.
  • Priceline.com Best known for its discounts on hotels whose identities and exact locations are revealed after you make a non-refundable purchase.
  • VRBO.com Vacation Rentals by Owner focuses on U.S. properties.

Airfares

  • Airfarewatchdog.com Promotes unadvertised, time-sensitive deals, including web-only fares.
  • Kayak.com Helps fliers find the cheapest, most convenient itineraries.
  • Southwest.com The only place to purchase tickets for the discount airline.
  • TripAdvisor Flights One-stop shop for finding best flights online
  • Yapta.com Your Amazing Personal Travel Assistant tracks airfares for specific itineraries, alerting you when prices drop.

Deals

  • BudgetTravel.com Online version of Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel magazine features up-to-the-minute deals.
  • Lastminute.com Travelocity's last-minute site lists air/hotel and air/car packages priced up to 70 percent off.
  • TravelZoo Deal experts find and publicize best vacation bargains

Dining

  • Roadfood.com Highlights great regional food from across the U.S.; most of the meals cost under $10 per person.
  • Restaurant.com Sells discounted gift certificates good at 8,500 restaurants in 248 U.S. cities.

Getting Around 

  • CarRentalExpress.com Provides savings of up to 30 percent over major chains.
  • GasBuddy.com The gas price site now includes a trip planner to help you find the cheapest stations along your route.
  • Google Transit Provides point-to-point trip planning, displaying public transit stops and locations in 60 U.S. cities and 10 foreign countries.