Going local is the new trend: there is more in live than mass tourism to well known sights or luxurious long distance traveling. There is plenty more waiting for you to discover.
Below you'll find my recommended websites to search for best options/price to travel.
For selected European destinations/regions my tips follow here.
de.wingly.io platform for air flights in Europe in small private jets (hobby pilots Mitflugzentrale): realized 6000 flights in Europe in 2017 (30% in Germany), reached already 7100 flights for 2018.
reduced & favourable travel deals:
www.travelzoo.de for Travels from Germany
www.travelzoo.com for other areas, languages
too many low-cost airline portals or comparison portals.
https://upgradedpoints.com/ publishes a huge number of ways to save money on air travel; from tips/tricks for finding cheap airfare to the best ways to maximize credit card rewards and even fly for free.
find world-wide private accommodations:
www.wimdu.com (social travel site, >300 000 Adresses, 103 countries: rooms, appt, houses)
discounted prices for hotels, bed & breakfast (B&B):
www.tingo.com with room-rate tracker, by Tripadvisor
Nach der "slow food" Bewegung gibt es jetzt auch die bemerkenswerte "citta slow" Bewegung, die liebens- und lebenswerte Städtchen in verschiedenen Ländern anpreist auf ihrer noch rudimentären website www.cittaslow.net
"Municipalities which join the association are motivated by curios people of a recovered time, where man is still protagonist of the slow and healthy succession of seasons , respectful of citizens’ health , the authenticity of products and good food, rich of fascinating craft traditions of valuable works of art, squares, theaters, shops, cafés, restaurants, places of the spirit and unspoiled landscapes, characterized by spontaneity of religious rites, respect of traditions through the joy of a slow and quiet living."
Für Anders-Reisende auch zu empfehlen die aufkommenden "going local" websites:
www.spottedbylocals.com bietet für 43 europäische Städte Tipps von der lokalen Bevölkerung zu den besten Cafes, Restaurants, Museen und Sehenswürdigkeiten. Apps, PDF guide for 3 Eur each.
For Trails and hiking world-wide recommended http://de.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/home.do with
945.717 members marked 1.899.249 Outdoor-Trails on detailed maps with 3.068.448 Fotos
For dog owners recommended:
www.hotdogholidays.com (FRA/NED) - Europe
www.travelpets.com - USA &Canada, European chain hotels, import policies
www.chien-admis.be (FRA) - Europe