After 3+ years of continuous travel, we know how to save money and time. These are our favourite travel resources including the best sites to book accommodation and flights, the best travel insurance and what gear to have on the road. Enjoy.
Booking.com is our first choice for booking accommodation worldwide. There are over 1 million trusted reviews and include properties like hotels, hostels, guesthouses & apartments. The best part is a lot of the hotels offer free cancellation until just a few days before your scheduled date. Click here to get $15 off your first booking.
Airbnb is our prefered method of accommodation when we’re looking for homes or a private room. By renting homes, you can often experience a more local approach to a city. In some cities, renting a private room can often be cheaper than hotel rooms. Click here to receive $40 off your first booking.
Agoda is another popular accommodation platform that is used widely, especially in Asia. Agoda offers some regional deals you won’t find on any other platform.
In the early days, all we stayed in were hostels, therefore Hostel World was our go-to booking site. It’s easy to use, has 1000’s of trusted reviews from fellow backpackers and you’ll find hostels for as low as $5 a night.
If you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel. It’s that simple. Here are our top 2 choices.
World Nomads has had our back for the duration of our travels with easy to use claim forms & quick responses from the customer service team. Their policies cover everything from medical to lost baggage and flight cancellations/delays. Always be sure to read the fine print on your policy!
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Travel Insurance for Frequent Travelers
1Cover is prefered insurance for long periods of time away. They offer a “frequent traveller” program for a year that allows you to be covered for the entire year for a fraction of the cost of individual policies.
Nord VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a personal, private service that encrypts your internet traffic and protects your online identity. You can choose from 5000+ servers in over 60 countries allowing you access to certain websites no matter where you are in the world and snag cheaper flights.
Transferwise is an online money transfer service that allows you to send and receive money internationally without the hefty fees that the banks charge. It’s safe, it’s secure and it bypasses pricey international payments by using two local transfers instead of one international transaction. Transactions can also be cleared in 24 hours as opposed to a few days. Click here for a free online money transfer.
Priority Pass is the world’s largest airport lounge program with over 1200 lounges located worldwide. Sit back in one of the lounges and enjoy the free food and drink (alcohol included), showers, wifi & respite from the chaos of airports. If you spend a lot of time in airports, it’s 100% worth the yearly membership. You may also want to check with your credit card company as this is how we receive ours. You are also allowed one guest per card. Getting to the airport so early has never been so fun!
iVisa.com makes getting your visas easy! You simply fill out an online application, pay their fee and you get your visa in your email, without the hassle of dealing with an embassy.
Momondo is our prefered search engine when booking flights & car rentals. They consistently have the cheapest prices with over 700 different providers. They also have a feature that gives you ‘flight forecasts’ ie. whether you should book now or wait. Their website is very user-friendly and provides numerous travel articles to inspire you to find your dream destination.
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Skyscanner has made looking for flights easy! Not only does it allow you to book flights with no hidden fees, but you can also compare the cheapest days or even months to travel as well as add flight alerts to stay up to date with any flight cost changes.
Google Flights is another powerful flight search engine especially if you’re unsure where to go! By selecting your home city or the city you’re currently in, you can easily see prices to anywhere in the world. Although this site does provide you with many different airlines (mainly the major airlines), take note that it doesn’t always give the cheapest fares and the price often changes when you click through to the direct airline’s website.
Uber is a worldwide taxi service that offers cheaper fares than regular taxis. By using the app you can request a taxi in seconds, track your driver and pay via the app. No need to carry cash! They also offer food UBER eats. We’ve found UBER to be very reliable and extremely available worldwide. Sign up to receive $20 off your first ride.
- Backpacks – Osprey Aura AG 65 (Womens) + Osprey Packs Porter 46 (Unisex Carry-On)
- Phone – iPhone XR
- Camera – Sony Alpha A5100
- Drone – DJI Mavic Pro (there is a newer model now, Mavic Pro 2)
- Waterproof Camera – Olympus Tough
- Laptops ASUS 13″ & Macbook Pro 13″
- Water Bottles – FUNtainer by Thermos
See our full list here: “How to Pack for A World Trip“
- Travel Cot – Baby Bjorn
- Baby Carrier – Ergo 360
- Traver Stroller – Baby Jogger City Tour 2
- Nappy Bag – DadGear Backpack
- Sleep Sacks – Ergo Pouch
- Silicone Bibs – Tommee Tippee
- White Noise Machine – Dreamegg
- Insulated Food Jar – Thermos Foogo
- Thermometer – iProvèn TMT-215
See our full list of baby travel items.
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