Trying to plan a vacation can be tough. It can feel complicated and frustrating. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here is an up-to-date list of travel resources I recommend to help you plan your dream vacation.

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I believe that tours can be a great way to travel. Day tours can show you places you can’t get to on your own, and food tours can introduce you to the cuisine of the city you’re visiting. If you’re traveling solo and want to meet other travelers, or you’re new to travel and want someone else to take the reigns, a longer organized tour could be for you. And sometimes tours are a great way to experience something you couldn’t recreate on your own.

Viator – Just about any tour, transfer, or city pass you could imagine for almost any destination is listed on this site. If you’re looking for an activity, this is the place to go. They have mostly day tours, but there are lots of overnight and multi-day tours available as well.

Love food

Take Walks – One of my favorite tour companies, Take Walks offers fantastic and interesting tours of the big sights, plus some great food tours. Mostly in Europe but also a few in the USA. I took several of their tours in Italy before they expanded into other countries, and I highly recommend them.

Eating Europe – This is a wonderful food tour company in Europe with locations in several major cities. I’ve taken their tours in London, Rome, Prague, and Amsterdam, and they now also offer tours in Paris and Florence.

Intrepid – Small group travel for all ages and all over the world. Their tours fall into 1 of 15 different themes, like food or cycling or wildlife or family. Travel with an emphasis on the local culture.

G Adventures – Small group travel for all ages and all over the world. Their tours are listed with 1 of 7 specific travel styles to suit your needs. This helps you know if the tour is family friendly or suited for the roughing it type. Travel with an emphasis on sustainability.

Contiki – Group tours for the 18-35 age group.

Tinggly – All about experiences. From zipline tours to volcano hikes, this is a great place to book exciting adventures.