Here is a list of helpful websites I use for trip planning.

Loads and flight schedules

Flightconnections.com – Graphical depiction of all non-stop routes from a selected airport.

Stafftraveler.com – Crowdsourced load information for other airlines.

FlightView for iPhone and Android – Free app for real-time flight tracking and route lookups.

Hotels

Tripadvisor.com – Search engine can sort hotels by price or Tripadvisor rating, which tends to be accurate.

Booking.com – Many options with free cancellation so I can book hotels in multiple locations and cancel unused rooms depending on which flight I get cleared for.

Airbnb.com – Alternative to traditional lodging. I usually compare average prices between hotels and Airbnb rentals. $27 off your first booking through this link!

Other

Rove.me – Search engine recommending top experiences and places to visit.

Priceoftravel.com – Backpacker index helps compare prices for lodging, activities, and food in cities across the world.

flyZED.info – Lookup essential information including check-in procedures and pass rider dress code for every airline.