World Hotels
Top (and most affordable) Hotels

in most attractive destinations around the world

The links for individual hotels are to the hotel's official webpage, not travelsite pages
Travelers normally get the best rates by booking directly with a Hotel.
(Please note that not all hotel websites are secure (a secure site's web address begins with https rather than just http
DON'T TRUST YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION - especially credit card information - TO AN UNSECURE SITE!
or to hotel Wi-Fi during holiday travel).
Here's an article From PC World Magazine which explains how to keep your info safe.

For ATM Machines - See this helpful article from PC Magazine
- Is That ATM Safe? 8 Tips to Protect Your Debit or Credit Card


Use the travelsites Expedia.com, Hotels.com or TripAdvisor for reviews and ratings.
Yelp.com for additional Restaurant Reviews

The and The Condé Nast
feature the best accomodations and destinations

Where applicable, a link for Michelin Restaurants is provided.

(Note: All Hotel & Map links will open a new tab or a new window.
If you click any of the city name links a Google map of that city will appear.)

FYI: On Google Maps pages the side panel contains lots of great information about any place,
be it a city, or an establishment. Especially don't miss the great photos uploaded by travelers!


Best-of Lists
Including a listing of major travel sites

Watch out for EXTRA COSTS
20 Hidden Fees You Had No Idea You Were Paying - From Readers Digest

Is Your Vacation Rental a Scam? Look For These 3 Red Flags

13 mistakes to avoid at all-inclusive resorts

It's an excellent idea to comparison shop for
guest reviews of All Inclusive Resorts or Hotels before booking.
Discover how travelers have enjoyed their stays at any establishment.
Use TripAdvisor, Expedia.com or Hotels.com for this.
Note: Some expensive, name-brand hotels and resorts have less than desirable guest ratings.

See my other pages:

Go to the Home Page

Roman Catholic Shrines and Pilgrimage sites
For Catholics and those seeking information about Catholicism

Go to G & G Computer Repair Home Page

Cocktail Recipes & Best Spirits
Recipes from Esquire Magazine, Liquor.com, SpruceEats, and others.
Along with my selections of Best Spirits!

For a good laugh see my page of Cajun Jokes




Best-of Lists
Travel Insurance and Travel Credit Cards
Traveling Internationally? Here’s what you need to know about the Mobile Passport app CBP MPC

Best language Learning Apps
For your PC, tablet, or Smart Phone
Rosetta Stone
Babbel
Or try Duolingo for free


Major Travel Sites
and tools
  • Air BnB - Acts as a broker and charges a commission for short-term homestays and other alternative accommodations.
  • Booking.com - Specializes in accommodations, hotels, motels, etc. plus any and all other alternative accommodations - owned by Priceline.
  • Expedia - Long standing travel service (two decades), end-to-end travel search and booking service primarily for leisure travelers. Low airfares, hotel prices, car rentals, cruises, and vacation packages
  • Google Flights - Price flights, scan destinations by time and price, and find dates for cheaper flights
  • Flighty Excellent new flight tracking app for iOS devices.
  • Hipmunk - Hotel availability and alternative accommodations.
  • Hotels.com - Hotel search and reservations, especially for international travelers going to less popular destinations.
  • Hopper - Hotels, flights, and cars app on iOS and Android.
  • Kayak - Hotels, car rentals, deals, and vacation packages - owned by Priceline
  • Orbitz - Low airfares, hotel prices, car rentals, cruises, and vacation packages.
  • Priceline.com - Name your own price for a flight, hotel stay, or car rental.
  • SeatGuru - Lets you find the exact aircraft of your upcoming flights and acceptable seats to reserve ahead of time - owned by TripAdvisor.
  • TripAdvisor - Has a huge bank of user reviews and honest feedback - for travel and accommodation advice.
  • TripIt! - Finds email confirmations for travel plans and collates them into complete itineraries using mobile apps.

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