Travel Resources

As a frequent traveling family and a travel agent, I know the best places to look for accommodations, how to find the best-priced flights, where to find the best tours, and more!

I’m excited to share some of these travel resources with you here! I personally use and recommend all of these!

My Favorite Flight Search Engines

Skyscanner – I love using the Skyscanner App to see where I can fly for the cheapest price. This app is great for those that do not have a specific destination in mind, but just want to fly somewhere! Just search by “Explore Everywhere.”

My Favorite Accommodation Resources– My go-to for booking hotels or bed and breakfast-type accommodations. I’ve always had an excellent experience with– is another great resource for booking hotels online.

VRBO– VRBO is an excellent choice for vacation rentals when you want something that’s more than just a hotel room.

Where I Purchase Tours & Tickets

Viator – Viator is always my go-to for purchasing tours or tickets for traveling. They have a huge selection of tours to choose from. I’ve always loved every tour I have ever taken with Viator.

Get Your Guide– Get Your Guide is another great resource for tours and tickets. They offer some of the same great tours as Viator but just not as many.

My Favorite Transportation Resources

Discover Cars – I love using Discover Cars to find the best-priced rental car. Here you put in your dates and it tells you the prices of all of the big-name rental car companies such as Enterprise, Avis & Hertz.

Trainline – I LOVE the Trainline app for purchasing rail tickets in Europe. It’s very simple and easy to use versus other apps and websites that sell rail in Europe.

Rome2Rio – I absolutely love the Rome2Rio app! Download this app now! This app will tell you all the different ways to get around wherever you are in the world and the approximate price for each method.

Travel Agent Services

Kim Swanson, Magical Moments Vacations – Feeling overwhelmed or just want to hand over all the planning to an expert? Contact me at

I’m an independent travel agent with Magical Moments Vacations, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.

Planning vacations is my passion! I can help you plan and book any destination in the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Cruises, and beyond!

My Favorite Travel Gear

Portable Charger – A portable charger is a must while traveling. I always take my Anker Portable Charger with me whenever we travel. We are usually gone from our hotel for extended amounts of time with no place to charge and this portable charger is a necessity.

Venture Pal 40L Lightweight Packable Backpack – I highly recommend the Venture Pal 40L Lightweight Packable Backpack. I personally own this and always take it with me wherever we travel. It’s super lightweight, very affordable, packable, and holds everything you need. I have used it hiking, at Disney World, and on day trips throughout Italy.

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