- Skyscanner.com – cheap flights. The highlight of the this site is the ability to type in a city of origin and then type “Everywhere” as your destination.
- Kayak.com – backup to Skyscanner, not as flexible but still useful.
- Airbnb – local accommodations for cheap, sometimes with the owners, sometimes solo.
- HomeAway – vacation rentals; often condos / apts cheaper than hotel rooms.
- Whatsonwhen – listing of events and festivals all over the world
- Couchsurfing – an interesting phenomenon in the land of free accommodations. Ask me about my experience.
- XE currency converter – necessary albeit typically depressing.
- Booking.com - an excellent place for checking hotel reviews
- Hotels.com – stay 10 nights, get one free!
- Wordreference.com – online dictionary aka life-saver.
- ToolsforEducators – worksheet generator, great for crosswords and word searches
- ESLprintables – immense collaborative site for sharing worksheets and templates. Account creation necessary.
- Chronicle of Higher Ed – up to date news from the higher education arena.