Travel Resources

 

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I’m often asked how I have been able to travel for so long. Well …. my answer is that I use a number of travel resources to find cheap flights, great accommodation deals and useful travel gear. Here are my favourite travel resources to help you prepare for your holiday, working holiday and travel and work adventures.

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 Where will You Sleep tonight? Find Accommodation

 

| Booking.com

We all need somewhere to sleep, and this makes accommodation one of the biggest items we need to pay for while travelling. To get the best deals on accommodation I always turn to Booking.com. They are a large platform with a huge range of accommodation options available in most countries around the world. From hostels to hotels to guest houses, even a few palaces and camping options. You will definitely find something on this booking platform that will suit your needs and your budget. And I really like the fact that you cancel your booking up until a few days before your arrival without cost. Get pricing and check availability of accommodation here.

 

| HostelWorld

HostelWorld is aimed at budget travellers who are happy to share a room and facilities. Staying in a hostel is great when you are a single travellers as you will meet other like-minded single travellers doing what you are doing – holidaying, on a working holiday or travelling and working their way around the world.

READ MORE: What to look for when booking a hostel

 

| Trusted Housesitters

 

If looking to free or cheap accommodation consider house sitting. When you are a house sitter you look after someone else home for an agreed period of time. You may be required to look after any pets, water plants and put the bins out. Register with Trusted HouseSitters and find free accommodation around the world. It will save you heaps of money.

READ MORE: House Sitting – How to Save Loads of Money on Accommodation by House sitting

 

Find a Cheap & Flexible Flight 

 

| Skyscanner

I always start my search for a cheap and flexible airfare with Skyscanner. If I don’ find what I’m looking for, which is rare, I turn to individual airline websites. But I do suggest your first stop should be Skyscanner.

 

Get on the Rails with a Train Pass

 

| Eurail / Interrail

One of the best ways to travel Europe is by train. This is because Europe has an extensive railway system in place with many local, domestic and inter-country trains available. Plus, there are different train passes you can purchase to help you travel through one or more European countries. Definitely travelling by train in Europe on a Eurail or Interrail Pass is the way to go.

READ MORE: Review Eurail / Interrail

 

| JapanRail Pass

 

Japan is a popular place to visit. One of the best ways to see what Japan has to offer is to travel by train. It is such a popular and convenient way to travel there is the JapanRail Pass to utilise. I used a JapanRail Pass while I was in Japan and found it so easy to use. And the trains were very comfortable and took me to all the places on my Japan bucket list. Check out JapanRail passes here.

READ MORE: Tips for Travelling Japan by train and using the JapanRail Pass

 

Book a Bus Ticket

 

| Busbud

 

When I need a bus ticket I turn to Busbud. Busbud has helped me get a great bus fare a few times. Now I know travelling by bus isn’t for everyone, particularly if you don’t want to share your seat with a chicken – yes, it can happen in some countries. This is because some countries don’t have the train insfrastructure like some other countries and therefore, people rely on buses for transport. But travelling by bus is a great option. You can purchase a ticket to get you from A to B or a bus pass. If you want to find and compare cheap bus tickets check out Busbud.

 

Book a Tour

 

| Contiki

Many nervous first-time travellers go on a tour. One tour company I have travelled with, more than once, is Contiki. Included in the price is the transport, accommodation, most meals and entrance fees to sites. They are aimed at 18-35 year olds and are a lot of fun. Visit the Contiki website for tours.

 

| Get Your Guide

I love Get Your Guide. It is an online platform where you can book tours and buy tickets to major sites that allow you to jump the queue! That’s because you will have a ticket and won’t need to line up. Check out the tours and tickets on Get Your Guide here.

 

Work Abroad or Work Online

 

| Work Online through Fiverr

Fiverr is an online platform where you can set up your profile account and offer your services. I work through Fiverr and have recently changed my services to include creating travel itineraries. But there are plenty of things you can offer – content creation, social media management, VA services and website design to name a few.  Check out Fiverr here.

READ MORE: How to make money on Fiverr

 

| WWOOF

WWOOF stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms and is a great way to work and travel abroad. It is an exchange program where you exchange working on an organic farm for food and accommodation and life with your hostel. Each country that participates in WWOOF now has their own site (usually with links to others) where you can join and become a WWOOFer. Once joined, you have access to hosts who you can contact for a WWOOFing experience.

 

Travel Insurance – Don’t leave home without it

 

| World Nomads

Accidents, sickness and mishaps happen – ensure you have adequate travel insurance. Whether you are travelling short term, for a long period of time or working and travelling around the world never leave home without travel insurance. It is one of the most important things to think about before you leave to travel. Choosing the right insurance policy is essential. You should ensure what you are covered for before purchasing to ensure it is the right cover for you. World Nomads offer great coverage.

READ MORE: Travel Insurance – Why You Need It

 

| Safety Wing

Safety Wing offers both health and travel insurance for digital nomads, expats and long-term travellers. So if you are a long-term traveller then Safety Wing Insurance may be the right insurance for you.

READ MORE: Safety Wing Review – Insurance for Digital Nomads, Expats and Long Term Travellers

 

Look after your Money

 

| Wise

Keep check of your money with Wise. It allows you to transfer to and from other accounts.

 

Travel Guides

 

| Live Work and Play Travel Guide

 

Kickstart all your adventures with the latest information from a Live Work and Play Travel Guide.

 

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I hope my favourite travel resources help you too.

Happy Travels

 

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