Lao Tzu once said, “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving,” but a lot has changed in the 1,400 years since he walked the earth.
Today, between work, children, bills, and much more, we all have a great number of commitments to honor, so when it comes to vacationing, we’re always looking to 1) get where we’re going as quickly and inexpensively as possible, and 2) make sure the process is straightforward and hassle-free. Enter travel and vacation websites.
But the reality is that, while nearly all travel and vacation websites claim to offer the best deals, not all of them are created equal. And in some instances, they might actually ruin the vacation you’ve been looking forward to for so long.
Instead of allowing this to happen to you, we here at HighYa have reviewed some of the most popular travel and vacation websites you’re likely to encounter during your research, and have provided in-depth, no nonsense, actionable information you can immediately put to use.
Be on the lookout for: Deals that seem too food to be true, poor customer service, strict limitations (e.g. blackout dates), and prices that change quickly.
Nicolas Vandenberghe: Turo is a great idea. I've rented with them several times and have loved the opportunity to drive different types of cars. However, I just had the worst customer experience with them. I rented a...
Hiroaki Hosono: I booked a flight through those people. I had a confirmation that said: "Your Flight to ABC has been booked Successfully!"
Then, when I went to the airport, I found out it was canceled...
TB Parker: I rented a car that was hit in a parking lot. That's when the drama began. We paid out of pocket $500 to appease them as we waited for insurance to subrogate (look it up). Bottom line, Turo...
Guido Krombacher: Turo support is a mess.
The damage was visible in the before photos already, I still got charged USD 500. I'm waiting to get refunded for two months. Terrible and disrespectful service.