There are plenty of travel sites allowing you to book flights, hotel rooms and cruises. However, some of the best travel websites let you do far more than that, and can really help you to get to know your destination before you go and to get the most out of it when you arrive. You can find websites that let you sleep in a stranger’s spare room, sample recipes from your destination, or arrange a volunteer guide to show you around. If you hate to travel alone, various websites let you find other single travelers to connect with. Other websites help you to navigate public transport, find offbeat restaurants, quirky shops or little known museums around the world. If you want to read about your destination before arriving there, various websites suggest novels set in that place; it’s a great way to really understand your destination.