Look at you, savvy traveler, coming to check out all of our travel resources… I don’t blame you, I’ve done all the research so you don’t have to! Here you’ll find our tips on packing (including what to pack in the links below), photography gear, lessons we’ve learned throughout our travels, and the financial resources we’ve used to help afford our travels. I’ve also included all of my favorite spots to plan and book your trip, helping you to find cheap flights and accommodation. I never recommend a company I don’t trust and use myself, and these companies are some of the best out there. So, go on, scroll down and take a look at our best travel resources.
One of my favorite deals is a FREE $25 CREDIT towards your next stay at Airbnb!
Agoda is my go-to booking site for hotels in Asia. They have the best selection, the best rates and the most selection. If you’re booking hotels or guesthouses, you won’t need to look any further.
Hostelworld is first stop when I’m looking for a hostel. With locations in any city in the world, they have an extensive list and an incredibly easy booking process!
Hotels.com is one of my favorite resources for finding hotels outside of Asia. Low prices, great selection, and an easy to use interface!
Expedia is likely one of the most trusted travel booking sites in the world. We always check here for deals on hotels and last minute bookings.
Expedia (again) is likely one of the most trusted travel booking sites in the world. We always check here to compare airfare rates.
Yapta is one of the first sites I use to start my flight research. My favorite thing about this site is that you can save flights and track their price and Yapta will send you an alert whenever the price drops.
Skyscanner searches other flight aggregators and websites all at once. The beauty of this tool is that if you don’t have a destination in mind, you can literally find the cheapest flight available on your dates to anywhere in the world.
Intrepid offers small group adventure tours all over the world, and are committed to responsible and sustainable tourism, something I can really get on board with!
Tripit is phenomenal for keeping all of your travel plans in one easy and accessible app. It was a lifesaver when I needed access to my plans at immigration in Indonesia without the internet.
World Nomads Insurance – these guys are great, and travel insurance is a MUST. They cover you for trip delays, and (more importantly) if anything terrible should happen medically.
SmugMug – I originally started using SmugMug as a way to backup my photos online. I quickly realized it’s pretty awesome for editing them as well. It comes built in with PicMonkey, and photos are easy to embed, share or download, even from your phone. AND there are no storage limits. Downside is that it’s not free, but you can get 20% off by using this link.
Travel Blog Success – If you are interested in starting a travel blog, Travel Blog Success is a fantastic resource. From how to start, to creating great content and even a super supportive Facebook group, they have you covered. I am an active member and use the advice and/or lessons daily!
Bluehost – If you are going to start a blog, it’s best to start out self-hosted from the beginning. I use bluehost on this site, and have been super happy with them. They host over 2 million websites, and there has to be a reason for that!
First and foremost, check out our simple and easy Guide to Ethical Travel that includes 4 easy to remember steps toward traveling responsibly.
Right Tourism is the best resource to check if your travel plans involve anything animal related. You can search by country and region and read articles about whether it’s safe and humane for the animal to participate in that activity. Seriously, check them out!
GlobeDrop works to connect travelers to social organizations/charities around the world. Here’s how it works: you search for charities by location, find out what they need and organize a donation and that you can drop off yourself when you are in that area. This helps you stay off the beaten path and volunteer for a place where you can truly help. They have medical centers, orphanages, animal shelters and schools they work with, so you can truly find what works for you.
Grass roots volunteering specializes in connecting travelers with volunteer opportunities as well as supporting small local businesses.
There you have it – a compilation of all of our travel resources right on one page.
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