Here you will find our favorite travel resources. All those made their proof with us!
Airbnb is a peer-to-peer online marketplace and homestay network that enables you to list or rent short-term lodging in residential properties, with the cost of such accommodation set by the property owner. The company receives percentage service fees from both guests and hosts in conjunction with every booking. We use airbnb in case we don’t find hotels in a certain area. We booked rooms via airbnb twice: in Iceland and in Greece. Our experience was very positive.
Interested in joining Airbnb? Then we would be pleased if you could use the following invitation link. In that case we will both get 35 EUR in travel credit.
Invitation link Airbnb
Booking.com is an online accommodation booking website with an easy search engine to use. Great selection of hotels and usually good prices. They don’t charge any booking fees or add any administration fees – and in many cases rooms can be cancelled free of charge. Booking.com is our first choice for booking non-chain hotels. Moreover we use the reviews on their platform (from real travelers) and the rating-system as a source to find the best hotels in the area.
- Genius travelers get an extra 10% off select properties around the world
- Thousands of properties offer perks like free airport shuttles, welcome drinks, and late check-out exclusively to Geniuses
- Geniuses have their own customer service line
Their travel reward program is called Booking.genius. Advantages are:
- Whenever we book a hotel room, our first option is one from Hilton Worldwide. With Hilton HHonors they also have a great guest loyalty program. Some key facts about this program:
- The program has more than 55 million members worldwide
- HHonors members enjoy the fastest track to elite status—and all the privileges that come with it
- Gold and diamond members get complimentary room upgrades, WiFi, bottled water, even breakfast
- Hilton HHonors offers members the ability to earn both points and airline miles for their stays
With over 700 hotels Premier Inn is the UK´s biggest and fastest growing hotel brand, offering quality accomodation at affordable prices. All of their spacious rooms offer a king-size Hypnos bed, en-suite bathroom, TV and free WiFi. Premier Inn became one of our favorite hotel company!
Sixt is an European multinational car rental company with about 2,000 locations in over 100 countries. It is the largest car rental company in Germany. Always our first choice for car hiring because of their premium cars and high-quality service.
EasyJet is a British low-cost airline carrier and has 24 bases across Europe. Always a good option for cheap flights.
Icelandair is a customer-oriented airline serving 42 gateways in Europe, the USA and Canada. On your journey across the Atlantic, you can also take advantage of the option to stop in Iceland for up to 7 nights at no additional airfare.
Lufthansa is the largest German Airline and, when combined with its subsidiaries, also the largest airline in Europe (both in terms of passengers carried and fleet size). Lufthansa’s primary hub is Frankfurt Airport, secondary hub Munich Airport. We love to travel with Lufthansa from Munich. We can also recommend their frequent-flyer program, called Miles & More.
Volotea is an European low-cost airline which we can absolutely recommend. We always book our flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg or to Munich via Volotea; the prices are usually much better than from other airlines. The flights are direct and we were never disappointed with their service.
If you would like to discover Volotea, please click on the following invitation link. Both of us will get a discount on our next flight.
Invitation link Volotea
Evernote is a great cross-platform, freemium app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving. The app allows you to create a “note” which can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten “ink” note. Notes can also have file attachments. Notebooks can be added to a stack while notes can be sorted into a notebook, tagged, annotated, edited, given comments, searched, and exported as part of a notebook.
We use Evernote for having our travel documents and travel notes with us all the time. The basic version is free, but restricted. For having offline notebooks on mobile you need at least Evernote Plus. This version also allows you to access notes from all your devices and to save emails in Evernote.
Interested in Evernote? Then we would be pleased if you could use the following invitation link. In that case both of us will get one month of Evernote Premium (all the features of Evernote Plus, and more) for free.
Invitation link Evernote
Absolutely must-app for your orientation and finding places. Even offline navigation is possible, for free. You also can mark places where you have been or where you would like to go. We love the satellite mode and street-view.
- momondo is a free global travel metasearch website that enables you to find and compare prices on flights, hotels, car rental and package holidays. momondo does not sell directly; instead it redirects you to the supplier to complete the booking process. We use momondo as a backup for Skyscanner.
Our professional navigation app for years now. We use Navigon for our trips in Europe and North America. You can download the map of each country separately, which allows you to save memory on your device. Not free, but for us worthwhile the money.
- Skyscanner is a global metasearch engine that enables you to find comparisons for flights, hotels and car rental. The service is free and directs you to the airline or travel suppliers website to complete the booking process. We use Skyscanner to find the cheapest airfares.
The hotel search engine of Trivago is really great and helps you to find the ideal hotel for the best price. We use this hotel search to cross-check the prices we have found via booking.com.
DB Bahn (Germany)
Deutsche Bahn AG is a German railway company and DB Bahn is the group that manages passenger travel within Germany. DB Bahn offers the following train categories:
- ICE (Intercity-Express) for high-speed rail services between major cities and regions
- IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains connecting regions with each other
- RE (Regional-Express) serves regions and connects cities
- RB (Regionalbahn) stops at all stations and is the most basic train service
- S (S-Bahn) are rapid transit and most of the lines stop at all stations
- Fernverkehr (long distance trains)
Nahverkehr (local trains)
Hilton HHonors: http://hhonors3.hilton.com
Premier Inn: http://www.premierinn.com
Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps
DB Bahn (Germany): https://www.bahn.com