There are so many ways to travel nowadays. You can backpack, couch surf or buy a 5-star luxury package. We have compiled a list of seven sites, apart from the almighty TripAdvisor, that any Debonoire can use to plan their next trip or inspire their next travel destination. Wherever in the world you are looking to travel, this list has you covered. From language to adventure to food and culture, our list has something to meet every traveler’s needs.
1. SleepOut.com SleepOut.com provides a secure accommodation marketplace connecting travellers looking for a cool place to stay, with Hosts and their empty beds. It mainly operates in Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands and the Middle East. On SleepOut you will find an amazing variety of unique accommodation options. Whether it’s a beach hut, mud castle, tented camp, tree house or hotel room you’re looking for, SleepOut caters to every budget with accommodation in even the most remote tourist destinations. SleepOut is expanding rapidly and will be doing a ‘Zanzibar to Lagos Africa Tour’ this summer. Major stops along the tour include Dar es Salaam, Lusaka, Harare, Johannesburg, Durban and Lagos. Throughout the 3-month tour, the team aims to meet SleepOut accommodation hosts and travelers while verifying hundreds of the coolest and most unique accommodation in Africa.
2. Travel Noire Travel Noire is a blogging platform featuring cultivated insights from a global community of black travelers. They hand select the most amazing individuals from the African diaspora, who reside all over the globe, to share their love of culture and exploration —in the hopes that you will hop out of your neighborhood and across one (or a few) of the seven seas. The best part of travel noire is their Instagram. Travelers from all over the world post images of their trips, so be sure to check that out for inspiration.
3. Let’s Go For over 50 years, Let’s Go has created student travel content series, written entirely for students by students. Every year, researchers hit the road for off-the-beaten-path exploration—from New York to Naples, Bangkok to Buenos Aires, Melbourne to Mexico. This site is great for travelers on a budget.
4. Legal Nomads This one is for the foodies! Jodi Ettenberg’s Legal Nomads is a place where she keeps an account of her six years living and eating her way around the world. It has also morphed into a bigger site, housing resources for world travel, tips for eating street food, and hand-drawn typographic maps of delicious meals. More than anything, it is about connecting with others through food and learning on her travels.
5. Jetsetter Jetsetter is a community of travelers that provides members with insider access, expert knowledge and exclusive deals on great vacations all over the world. Jetsetter curates travel experiences, which means they only recommend places they’ve been, loved and would go to again. Jetsetter has great deals on luxury vacations and you can get you up to 40% off your trip in their flash sales.
6. Lonely Planet There’s a whole world of amazing sights, hotels, travel companies and gear manufacturers out there, but Lonely Planet tells you which ones experienced travelers think are best. It’s a great resource for travel advice.
7. G Adventures G Adventures was launched with the belief that travelers have a desire to experience authentic adventures in a responsible and sustainable manner. They offer Yolo, Comfort, Active, Local Living and Family vacation packages to name a few.
Stroke your wanderlust as you explore these sites and plan your next trip.
Here’s a little Travel Africa Quiz. Comment below with your score and the next place you want to visit.