I have started to my own travel arrangements again after leaving MTV. Here are some of the best sites to use:


Best travel search engine.

Reviews say your first step in researching the best air, hotel and car-rental prices should be a visit to SideStep. While sites such as Travelocity and Expedia search only their own databases, SideStep searches airline Web sites and other travel sites, including some international travel sites, to come up with its list of best fares. SideStep has an online search tool, but more robust features are available if you download its small software utility (Windows only), which lets you compare results on a split screen with those from Expedia and Travelocity. SideStep does not charge a booking fee. If you’re looking for air/hotel deals, however, Orbitz, Travelocity and Expedia are much more comprehensive.



New search engine.

Kayak doesn’t have as many features at SideStep, but it’s easy to use. One interesting feature is a tool that lets you see the lowest airfares from any airport — helpful if you’re looking for a budget-minded vacation destination. Like SideStep, Kayak also searches some international travel sites, so you can find flights within Europe or Asia, but Mobissimo.com (below) has a larger database of foreign suppliers. There is no user fee.




Search engine for international travel.

Mobissimo has the largest network of international suppliers. It’s a good place to start if you need a flight that doesn’t originate in the U.S. One drawback is that some international partners do not accept U.S. credit cards. The site also offers mobiblog, which includes airfare and hotel deals as well as travel tips. There is no user fee.




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