Our Favourite Websites and Apps to Plan our Family Travels



Is a great guide to the world’s wondrous and curious places, hidden gems and forgotten landmarks.



Rome2rio is a comprehensive global trip planner that helps you get from A to B worldwide. You can enter any town, address or landmark as your destination and Rome2rio will instantly display flight, train, bus, ferry and driving options with estimated travel times and fares.


The site is run by  THE guru of global travel by train  and ferry


A travel search engine, great for looking up flights.

TIP: We often enter our departure airport (from) and in the destination field (to) we type: Everywhere. Then we choose our destination for a weekend away or a last-minute trip based on lowest prices available on that date, rather than location.


TripIt instantly organizes all your travel plans in one place. Simply forward travel confirmation emails to plans@tripit.com (or grant access to your emails and it pulls it directly into the App)  and TripIt will create a master itinerary for each of your trips. That way you find gaps, have all reservation numbers for car rentals, flights, hotels & co in one place and can share the details with family and friends ( which is handy for emergencies).



The World’s largest selection of incredible places to stay, including apartments, vacation homes, and family-run B&Bs to 5-star luxury resorts, tree houses and even igloos. .


A leading online accommodation booking website with properties ranging from international chains and all-inclusive resorts to local favourites and bed & breakfasts.

TIP:They have a great reward progam – Pay for 10 nights and get one night for free.


Airbnb is a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world.

we also follow travel bloggers and are members of Facebook Travel Groups, Which are a great resource for up-to-date travel information.

We get loads of information from other travel blogs. We find that while there is useful information on forums and the big travel websites, blogs offer more personalized information, and most blogs we follow are from other family travellers.  This makes it is easier to find information about how suitable a location attraction is for kids, or get recommendations for great playgrounds.

Children Travel Journal (pdf)  Create a great keepsake with your kids and see the world through their eyes. It is easy remembering the big moments of a trip but keeping a travel journal helps you remember details of your travels you might forget otherwise.  

Hopefully you have  found some new websites and apps for planning your next trip.  Which websites and apps do you use?

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