Plan A Trip 101

So, you’re thinking of planning a last minute Palm Springs getaway with the GF’s?

Or maybe you are looking for a big house to rent for Coachella? Whatever the destination, you will have to start the hunt to find the best flight or hotel deal. Here are my go-to travel websites & apps to make your trip planning as smooth as your Brazilian 😉

Skyscanner– This website, which you can also download as an app, is my favorite for comparing airline prices. Their at-a-glance flight fare calendar makes it easy breezy to decide on travel dates based on the cheapest fares for each month. Just used this to book my flight to Nashville!

*TIP* When browsing any airline website, make sure to set your browser to private browsing mode. This prevents websites from saving cookies which save the destinations you’ve been searching. They use these cookies to slowly increase the price of fares displayed, the more you search for a flight. Another way to avoid this flight fare inflation is by clearing your search history, cache, and cookies after you do a flight search.

AirBnb – Save money and rent unique places from local hosts all over the globe. Most recently, I have used Airbnb for my trips to San Francisco, Hawaii and Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.


Hopper – This app helps predict when a flight price will go up or down. Perfect to help solve your ‘book now or wait’ dilemma! They also have a blog filled with helpful travel tips.


All Trails – Get your hike on with easy to search trails, maps, pictures and hiker reviews.


Rei – Check out their travel section for trip essentials, expert advice and vacation ideas.

Helpful blog posts for all of your travel Q's.

Gas Buddy – Road trippin’? Find cheap gas near you!


Happy hunting!


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  1. Roxanne wrote:

    I love this post! I’m always stumped as to where to go that’s worth taking the time and how to plan effectively. I look forward to planning a day of fun in LA, and my next B&B trip!

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
    • tashahunkins wrote:

      Thank you and happy planning!

      Posted 3.12.16 Reply
  2. Aline wrote:

    Look at you go Natasha! Lovely 😉

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
    • tashahunkins wrote:

      Thank you for the love and support Aline! <3

      Posted 3.12.16 Reply