Where to begin?

You've decided to plan a trip, yay! But now you have a thousand decisions to make... booo!

Where are you going to go? When are the cheapest flights? Where are you going to stay? What should you even pack?

...the list goes on!

Planning a trip is overwhelming, to say the least. That's why I'm here! Let me help you by sharing the resources I personally use when planning my trips.

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Flights and Transportation

Featured article: Top 10 Tips to Find The Best Flight Deals

Skyscanner is the ultimate search engine allowing you to find and compare hundreds of airline, hotel, car rental and travel agency websites to bring you the best deals.

Cheapflights.com have teamed up with a wide selection of airlines and travel providers to help you get the best-priced flight. Search by a specific travel date or if you don't have one, they can help you find the cheapest time to fly.

Outdoorsy is the place to go for RV rental or if you want to make a side hustle out of your own RV! With Outdoorsy you can get:
  • Up to 1 million dollars of insurance on approved bookings
  • 24/7 rental roadside assistance
  • A reliable customer support team

And heaps more!

Search, Compare and Save Using the World's Biggest Car Rental Service. Free Cancellation. Book Now, Pay Later. Includes Free Amendments.

  • 24hr Phone support
  • Additional coverage
  • Additional driver
  • One-way hire
  • Unlimited mileage.

Accommodation

Booking.com connects travelers with the world’s largest selection of accommodation. Everything from apartments, vacation homes, and family-run B&Bs, to 5-star luxury resorts, tree houses, and even igloos. The Booking.com website offers over 28,849,500 total reported listings, and cover 137,663 destinations in 228 countries and territories worldwide.

Every day, more than 1,550,000 room nights are reserved on their platform. So whether traveling for business or leisure, you can instantly book your ideal accommodation quickly and easily with Booking.com – without booking fees and backed by their promise to price match.

Airbnb is an online booking system which connects home owners wanting to rent their homes or a room with travelers who are looking for accommodation.

Click on the AirBnB logo to get $$ off your first stay!

After signing up, you will receive $55 AUD off of your first trip of $110 AUD or more.

(This deal may not be around forever, please let me know if there are any changes!)

 

Workaway.info is a site set up to promote fair exchange, volunteering and work opportunities between budget travellers, language learners or culture seekers who can stay with families, individuals or organizations that are looking for help with a range of varied and interesting activities.

Trip Planning

TripAdvisor is the world's most trusted travel site, letting travellers discover true reviews of accommodation, activities, restaurants and so much more. With over 661 million reviews on approximately 7.7 million companies, they make it easy to make travel decisions.

Roadtrippers is the best U.S.A road trip planner I've come across. They allow you to enter the places you want to visit then they order the destinations for you. They also have options to see points of interest, accommodation, food & drink and so many more things you want to know about along the way!

Lonely Planet is the place to get travel guides to help you plan then take with you on your trip. I always have one with me on my travels!

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance for independent travellers and intrepid families. You'd rather not think about all of the things that might go wrong on your trip, but these things can and do happen.

World Nomads travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers, to cover your trip essentials. Even if you run out of travel insurance or leave without it, World Nomads can cover you.

  • Buy cover while traveling

  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance

  • Cover for 250+ Adventure Activities

  • Donate to local communities

Finances

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TransferWise is the only way I send money to other bank accounts which aren't in the same currency as mine. I used it when buying a car in Canada, to splitting large purchases made with friends. Once it's set up it's easy to use, I recommend watching their instructional video as it took me a while to grasp the concept.

Pretty much, it works by Transferwise making two local transfers instead of one international transfer, avoiding the large fees you would normally get charged by banks.

For example, I may want to pay my Canadian friend CAD$50 as we went halves in some accommodation in Canada. So I transfer money from my Australian account in Australian Dollars to Transferwise's Australian account, then they transfer the equivalent amount using the real exchange rate from their Canadian account to my friend's Canadian bank account in Canadian Dollars. When you make a transfer they will charge a fee which is a fraction of the cost to any other international transfer methods. They show you what the fee will be upfront so you don't need to worry about hidden costs.

This is also a great tool for digital nomads who work in multiple countries as you can create your own personal bank account in Euros, British Pounds, Australian Dollars, Japanese Yen, Canadian Dollars, United States Dollars, and so many more.

Click on the logo to get a free first transfer!

Travel Blogging

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Nomadic Matt's course on everything travel blogging. Learn from the traveller who turned his small blog into a six-figure travel website reaching over a million people a month!

Travel Gear

(Coming soon)