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In order to travel more and get value for your money you need good travel resources. This page lists the products and services we personally use to find travel deals and run our business.
Booking.com is our first choice for searching accommodation. They have over 800,000 hotels, apartments and hostels worldwide. You get free cancellation on most rooms and a best price guarantee.
Airbnb is our preferred provider for home and apartment rentals. It’s a great way to live like a local. We’ve got a $27AUD credit for you on your first stay.
Skyscanner is a great flight search comparison site that searches millions of flights. Once you find your best deal, book directly through the airline (no extra fees).
Expedia is one of the world’s biggest online travel brands and a site we always check when searching flights. In fact we recently got the best deal on our flights in Australia using Expedia.
Download the Skyscanner App. It’s an all in one flights, hotel and car hire search engine app, which makes it easier for you to find the best travel deals for Europe.
Abroaders – turn frequent flyer points to airfares
Abroaders turns frequent flyer points into flights at a fraction of the cost of buying a ticket. Before you buy a flight, send Abroaders your travel plans for free and see if you have enough points.
RentalCars.com is the world’s biggest car rental booking service that compares all the major brands like Hertz, Avis, Alamo, Enterprise, Dollar and Europcar.
Lonely Planet are our guide books of choice. We’ve been using them since the 1990’s. But use them as they are intended to be used “as a guide” and don’t just stick to everything LP says.
The Ultimate Guide to Become Location Independent
A one-stop guide to help you create a lifestyle of nomadic entrepreneurship by following your passion.
How to become a house-sitter and see the world
Dalene and Pete have had 14 jobs in 9 countries, and saved over $50,000 in the cost of accommodations as a result. Their ebook gives all the secrets behind their house-sitting success.
How to Work on a Cruise Ship
How to Work on a Cruise Ship – for people interested in traveling all over the world whilst watching their bank balance grow. We haven’t worked on a cruise ship, but have used the working holiday strategy many times!
World Nomads is a trusted insurer we have used many times in our backpacking days. They cover residents of over 150 countries and policies can bought online 24/7, from anywhere in the world, even if you’re already traveling.
Virtual Private Network – NordVPN
NordVPN’s super-safe advanced VPN service will give you safe browsing, complete privacy, plus access to websites no matter where you are in the world. Perfect way to stay connected in China!
Our current DSLR is a Canon 700D (Rebel T5i).
All our photos featured within blog posts are shot using Canon lenses, either the 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, the 50mm f/1.4 USM or the 60mm f/2.8 Macro.
The ASUS Vivobook 15.6-Inch HD Touchscreen Core i7
MacBook Air 13 inch
MacBook Air 13 inch
Samsung Galaxy S6
We love the Samsung Galaxy 6. The camera is amazing and functionality and feel is great. We do not like iphones and this is the best Android phone out there.
Getting out of Auto
Getting out of Auto – I love this book from Beers and Beans. Beth gives incredible value, drawing on her experience as a professional photographer to help you get out of auto and shoot in manual mode.
Digital Photography School
Digital Photography School – An incredible amount of resources from the great Darren Rowse such as “Transcending Travel“. And I particularly loved How to take gorgeous photos of your children by Rachel Devine.
Photo Editing – We use Lightroom 5.
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing
Learn how to make money with your travel blog through affiliate marketing. Our friend Michelle’s course, Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing, is the best out there. Learn how she went from $0 to over $50,000 a month in affiliate income. That’s freedom.
How to start a travel blog
An 11-step plan on how to start a travel blog with insights and tips from one of the world’s most successful travel bloggers (that’s us 😉 )
How to move from blog to business
In this two-hour pre-recorded webinar, you’ll learn what these six evolving and interacting areas of business are, with concrete examples from one of the world’s most successful travel bloggers.
How to be a top travel blogger
Want to be a top travel blogger and get paid to travel the world? Here’s our resource page with ways we can help
31 days to build a better blog
31 days to build a better blog – by Darren Rowse from Problogger. Darren is one of the biggest bloggers in the world. I want to learn from someone who has over one million subscribers.
Travel Blog Success Course
Travel Blog Success Course – a comprehensive course on travel blogging. This course especially helped me with learning more about monetization. The private forums and facebook group are extremely helpful for getting your questions answered. Read my review: Travel Blog Success Course
Bloggers guide to online marketing
Bloggers guide to online marketing – This ebook is key for anyone wishing to sell their own products and market online. Filled with a ton of info and handy resources and templates to save you the time.
Chris – Site Meltdown Avenger
Unless you are tech savvy and have a lot of time, getting technical assistance is essential the more you grow. Chris Richardson from RTWlabs.com is the man for the job. I love having him now take care of all our blog maintenance.
Ontraport is the email marketing software system we use. It’s extremely powerful and is for those who want to build a business with multiple streams of income and communication. Not for beginners.
Optimizepress: Premium themes
Optimizepress is the ultimate solution for all-in-one premium theme design. Not only can you design your own blog look, but easily create landing, sales, and marketing pages, and membership sites.
ConvertKit email marketing
ConvertKit has been designed with the professional blogger in mind. It’s quickly gaining a reputation as the easiest, most efficient and versatile email marketing system.
Siteground web hosting
According to our tech guy and raving reviews, SiteGround is the best shared server hosting company around. It’s known for being safer, faster, with incredible customer service.
Webinar Jam is the system we use to host webinars. It’s the cheapest system there is that integrates with YouTube and Google Hangouts and has no attendee limits.
Xero is an amazing online accounting software to use and keep your accounts syn and well managed. We use it to balance the books and send our invoices.