Knowing where to find the right information is key. Here are some of the sites we’ve found useful so far. We’ll keep updating this list as we go.
Airbnb – (if you click this link you receive credit on your booking, as do we) this is our first port of call when booking. Most of our stays have been with Airbnb because staying in people’s homes is excellent with kids, as it feels more homely, and prices are much better than hotels. We’ve also found some of the best out of the way places, like Porrua where we stayed for €22 per night for all four of us.
HomeAway – (affiliate link) book some incredible homes for a very reasonable price. We’ve found some very good deals on this website.
Hostel World – great for finding hostels. Can be filtered to only include hostels with family rooms. So far I’ve found the cheapest Paris accommodation here.
Nomador – For housesitting
Sabbatical Homes – house sitting, exchange or rental for travelling academics, but non-academic users can subscribe too for an increased price.
<a href="http://Avis ES Home” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Avis – (affiliate link) car hire, good discounts for cars in Spain and Portugal.
Go Euro – compares flights, trains and buses in Europe all in the one search. This one struggles a bit with trains but is good for flights and buses, and opens accommodation options in a separate tab.
Logi Travel – compares flights, trains, buses, skiing holidays, packages and offers all in the one search. This one gave us the best search results for trains in Spain.
Kayak – compares flights. We also booked a car through them and it was by far the cheapest option we found and the car was nicer and bigger than we expected.
Trainline – the best one we’ve found so far for train travel. It is the easiest one to search and purchase tickets within Spain as the Renfe website can be particularly difficult, especially with foreign debit or credit cards.
Lonely Planet – (affiliate link) these guides are so useful, and you can now buy them in e-chapters. We like that you can buy just the Asturias chapter, or just the Catalunya chapter if you are travelling in a specific area of Spain.
Travelex – (affiliate link) buy currency, travel credit cards, order currency online.
Please note: we only have affiliations where stated. The others are all companies we have found and used ourselves.