Best Travel Websites and Apps
Snag a Deal on a Room: Priceline
Click Factor: This 13-year-old website’s name-your-rate feature is still the best place to get a deal on rooms around the globe. Just enter your travel dates, price, and credit card information, then pick the neighborhoods and quality levels you want. If your price is accepted, your reservation is made. If it isn’t, there’s no charge, and you can bid again. It works the same way for car rentals and airfare.
T+L Tip: You have to add or remove filters each time you place a bid within 24 hours, so start broad and then narrow down. You can hone your bidding strategy at BetterBidding.com.
Drawback: Unlike other travel-booking sites, it doesn’t let you accrue any miles or points.
(Android, iPhone, iPad)