planning your trip

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What's the Plan?

Resources for booking, scheduling and meeting other explorers

Routehappy: A booking site that filters flight options by your "happiness factors," like nicer planes, roomier seats, Wi-Fi and in-flight entertainment.

Hostelworld: Budget-friendly room rentals (often with shared bathrooms and common areas) in 180 countries, with prices starting under $5 per night. (Budapest, here we come!)

Geosure: An app that provides up-to-date crime statistics, from theft to women's safety for the area you're visiting.

Eat. Pray. Move: A roundup of relaxing retreats around the world—from Dubrownik, Croatia, to Goa, India—many of which donate 10 percent of their profits to charity.