For permanent nomads such as ourselves any website that offers innovative travel ideas, quirky accommodation alternatives or ways to save money is always of great interest.
Below are some innovative travel websites we love that offer inspiring solutions for savvy travellers.
CARPOOLING APP – BLABLACAR
If you’re anything like me you will despise paying over the odds for transport. When flying into an unfamiliar country taking a taxi to your accommodation is often preferable to navigating foreign public transport however this comes with a high price tag.
BlaBlaCar is a simple concept that connects travellers with car owners all over the world. Simply create a profile, enter your itinerary and stipulate your requirements for a co-rider.
VISIT // BlaBlaCar
BUDGET BUSTING WEBSITE SLEEPING IN AIRPORTS
It’s a pet hate of mine and something that thousands of travellers suffer each year. Flight delays and cancellations can often leave you stranded at an airport at the most unsocial of hours.
Sleeping In Airports is a website dedicated to providing information on the best spots to bed down for the night in airports all over the world. They provide advice on what items to carry with you to ensure a comfortable snooze and tips for savvy travellers looking to save a few bucks on accommodation.
Have you ever considered sleeping in an airport the night before an early morning flight? It could save you a small fortune if practised regularly.
When delayed in LAX I found some info on a great sneaky spot to kip for a few hours.
VISIT // Sleeping In Airports
PACK FOR A PURPOSE
Stream line your luggage perhaps you’ll have space to pack a gift for someone in need.
Pack For A Purpose gives travellers the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the areas they visit. Contacting projects all over the world that would benefit from supplies brought in from overseas Pack For A Purpose details the needs of a wealth of areas all over the world on their website and invites travellers to select an item to pack in their suitcase and deliver to someone in need.
We think this innovative idea is a great way to give back to the communities you visit while abroad.
VISIT // Pack For A Purpose
DISCOVER YOUR PERFECT PACKAGE HOLIDAY
Sometimes you just need to escape your 9 to 5 and not have to worry about a thing once you check in for your flight. If this is what you’re looking for LoveHolidays is the place to start.
VISIT // Loveholidays
THE FLY OR DRIVE CALCULATOR
If you’re wondering whether to fly or drive on your next trip BeFrugal.com have a solution that will break down the cost associated with each. Using their calculator you can determine the cheapest way to get from A to B and ponder no longer.
A great tool for savvy travellers with unrestricted time restraints.
VISIT // Fly Or Drive
MEET TRAVEL MATES AT GLOBETROOPER
If you want to travel but don’t have a buddy get yourself to Globetrooper.
Dedicated to connecting like minded travellers the site provides the opportunity to join a current itinerary or build your own and see who else is game. It appears to be a great way to connect with people who enjoy a similar style of travel and converse to plan your ultimate itinerary.
The website is intuitive and eye catching and after just 5 minutes of searching we’ve found six different itineraries that we’d consider joining ourselves.
VISIT // Globetrooper
GET THE BEST DEAL ON CAR RENTAL AT AUTO SLASH
Auto slash searches the web for the best car rental price for you at no cost. It locates the best coupons and discounts as well as tracking any change in the rental price right up until the pickup date ensuring you the best deal.
Save yourself the hassle of having to search online for discount codes and let Auto Slash find you the best deal.
We hate paying rental charges but this idea is pretty savvy and we’ll be checking out Auto Slash if we ever need a short term rental.
VISIT // Auto Slash
MEET LIKE-MINDED FLYERS AT AIRTRODUCTIONS
A quirky idea that allows airline passengers to connect with like minded people while in the air or in departures. Although the website appears dated and we’re unsure if the service is still functioning we think the idea is wacky enough to highlight in our post.
If you’re looking for fun, a business connection or even a date it might be worth investigating further. Paying $5 to find a travel buddy for a long haul flight seems like a reasonably good deal to us!
VISIT // AirTroductions
And finally just for giggles ….
THE TRAVEL HOROSCOPE
If your stuck for travel inspiration why not let the stars decide your fate. Travel Horoscope harnesses the ancient discipline of astrology to help you through the often overwhelming process of deciding where to visit. Let the stars guide you on your quest for adventure.
VISIT // Travel Horoscope
So there you have it, our favourite travel websites providing innovative solutions to travel problems.
Which is your favourite site? Do you have any quirky suggestions or innovative sites we’ve missed? Share them below, we’d love to hear from you.