This is a diverse selection of travel, hotel
and other resources we found to be most helpful
for independent filmmakers and film festival fans
traveling to our film festival on a budget.
We base our recommendations primarily on four things (among others):
2. Word of Mouth (our use of these services, things we've heard, etc.,)
3. Blogs (reviews, praise, etc.,)
4. Official Website information
We have provided the wikipedia links to some of the sites rather than the official websites so you can learn more before using the site.
We hope you find these services useful.
If you have a bad experience with any of these services after clicking the link on this page, please let us know.
Couchsurfing.org - It started out non-profit, and is still free of charge to sign up. Several volunteers in the Love Unlimited Team have used it with no problems, but be sure to read the wikipedia page found herefor couchsurfing before using this service because it has started to change into a for-profit corporation and there are a growing number of concerns about the transition.
HomeForExchange, found at the below link is a marketplace for non-commercial exchanging of houses, campers, rv's or even yachts. Offer your home for exchange and save on accommodation costs. Home exchange is an alternative for renting a holiday property and is gaining popularity rapidly. HomeForExchange is a member-only website, meaning that only members can get in touch with other members.
This is the Wikipedia entry excerpt for Cheapflights:
Cheapflights Media Ltd. is a private international online media company based in London and Boston that operates travel websites. Cheapflights Media's sites do not sell flights but publish deals online from hundreds of airlines, low cost airlines and travel operators that fly out of the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Canada. Each country has a dedicated website to help consumers, particularly with flexible schedules to find flight deals and relevant travel information.
Founded by travel journalist John Hatt, Cheapflights pioneered the travel Search Engine (TSE) concept in 1996.
Apart from daily publishing over a million flights deals for comparison by consumers each day, Cheapflights also includes additional travel information for consumers and news on low cost and major airlines on its websites through a news blog on each side of the Atlantic. It also has free weekly newsletters for air-travellers in the US and UK, which now have more than 3 million opt-in subscribers.
In 2010, Cheapflights Media beta-launched its next generation flights meta-search product zugu in the US, UK and in Germany to complement its original flight deals product. zugu enables users with set travel requirements to search for flights by travel date/time of day and destination and other useful functionality.