Booking.com is our first choice for searching accommodation. They have over 1 million properties including hotels, apartments, and hostels worldwide. You get free cancellation on most rooms and a best price guarantee!
Airbnb is a preferred provider for home and apartment rentals, a great way to live like a local. You can book the entire property or just spare bedrooms. We’ve got a $50AUD credit for you on your first stay.
Great for last minute deals. Hotwire obtains deep discounts from its suppliers to help you book unsold hotel rooms. If you care less about a specific hotel brand and just want to save money, check them out.
Skyscanner is a great flight search comparison website that allows you to search millions of flights all at once. When you find your best deal, book directly through the airline (no middle man or extra fees).
Another great comparison website for flights that can save you time and hopefully some money. Momondo is a global search site that checks the leading travel sites including the low-cost airlines.
Turn your 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 can save you time by comparing all the major brands with one click including Hertz, Avis, Alamo, Thrifty, Enterprise, Dollar, and Europcar.
With Rail Europe you can access fares, schedules, maps, and rail passes for over 50 different train companies across all European train networks and book with the #1 worldwide distributor of train tickets.
We love using the Uber app instead of taxis. Easy to request a ride on your phone, track the car, rate the driver, and they automatically charge your credit card on file. Oh, and free mints and water!
Insurance + Protection
World Nomads is a trusted insurer we have used many times during our travels. 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.
Whether you are traveling for leisure or business, traveling domestic or international, or you need an annual plan, millions of travelers trust Allianz Global Assistance. Tell them about your trip, and they’ll find you the right plan.
NordVPN’s super-safe advanced VPN service will give you safe browsing on the internet, complete privacy, plus access to websites no matter where you are surfing the web in the world. Perfect way to stay connected, even in China!
Travel Ebooks + Guides
Looking to escape the cubicle and travel the world for as long as you want? Here’s a one-stop guide to help you create a lifestyle based on your definition of nomadic entrepreneurship by following your passion.
Dalene and Pete have had 14 jobs in 9 countries and have saved over $50,000 in the cost of accommodations as a result. Their ebook gives all the secrets behind their house-sitting success and how you can do it too.
Work On Board Cruise Ships
This is for people who are interested in traveling all over the world whilst watching their bank balance grow. We haven’t worked on a cruise ship ourselves, but have used a similar working holiday strategy many times!
Our guide books of choice. We’ve been using Lonely Planet books since the 1990’s. But we use them as they are intended to be used “as a guide” and don’t just stick to everything LP says.
Getting Out of Auto
We loved this book when first getting started with photography. Beth gives incredible value, drawing on her experience as a professional photographer to help you get out of auto mode and shoot in manual mode.
Digital Photography School
Digital Photography School is one of the biggest websites in the world when it comes to photography and teaching you how to take better travel photos. One of their ebooks we recommend is Transcending Travel.
We personally use the Adobe Lightroom software for all our photo editing needs. We also find Lightroom a great tool for resizing and organizing all our photos in one fast, intuitive application.
Top 4 Blogging Mistakes (& how to avoid them)
Learn how to be a top blogger in this free course sharing the top 4 blogging mistakes that cost time & money and limits your growth & income. Our success, and income, would have accelerated if we avoided these 4 CRUICIAL mistakes.
How to Start a Travel Blog
Interested in starting or growing your own blog? Use our 11-step-plan on how to start a travel blog which contains insights and tips from one of the world’s most successful travel bloggers (that’s us)
How to be a Top Travel Blogger
Want to “live the dream” and become a top travel blogger and get paid to travel the world? Who doesn’t, right?! Here’s our blogging resource page with all the ways we can help you.
How to move from Blog to Business
In this pre-recorded webinar you can watch from the comfort of home, 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.
Affiliate Marketing Course
One of our top blogging tips is learn how to make money via affiliate marketing. We have personally done this course, it’s the best out there. Michelle went from $0 to over $50,000 per month in affiliate income.
Travel Blog Success
A comprehensive course for those interested in travel blogging. This course especially helped us with learning more about monetization strategies. The private forums and facebook group are particularly helpful for getting your questions answered.
With over 4 million followers, Pinterest is a major part of our business. We use Tailwind for our marketing efforts. It allows us to schedule multiple pins, know the best time to pin, find the best pins and much more.
We use Planoly for Instagram scheduling and planning. You can schedule content & draft captions days, weeks, or months in advance. Arrange the look of your Instagram feed with their DRAG & DROP feature. Discover, curate, & repost user-generated content.
Have you met Edgar? We use this tool to schedule our social media updates on Facebook and Twitter and to promote our evergreen content. It makes our life easier and has increased traffic to our blog – win/win.
Online Business Tools + Support
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Unless you are tech savvy and have lots of time, getting technical assistance is essential the more you grow. Chris from RTWlabs.com is the man for the job. We love having him take care of all our blog maintenance.
The ultimate solution for your all-in-one premium theme design. Not only can you design your own blog look with Optimize Press, but you can easily create landing pages, sales pages, marketing pages, and membership sites.
What can we say – you are looking at a great example of Kaleidoscope Design Studio’s work right here with our website design. If you are looking for a functional and beautiful designed site, talk with Amanda Fuller
According to our tech guy Chris and from reading raving reviews online, SiteGround is the best shared server hosting company around. It’s known for being safer, faster, and with incredible customer service – all crucial for online business
Ontraport is what we currently use for all our email marketing needs including growing our email list, sending out our weekly e-newsletter, and automating all our business. Ontraport is for advanced business owners.
ConvertKit has been designed with the professional blogger in mind. It’s quickly gaining a reputation online as the easiest, most efficient and versatile email marketing system for intermediate to advanced bloggers.
Xero is an amazing online accounting software that’s easy to use that helps to keep your accounts synced and well managed. We use Xero to balance our books and send out all our invoices.
Thinking of hosting your own webinars? Webinar Jam is the system we use to host our webinars. It’s the cheapest system there is that integrates with both YouTube and Google Hangouts and has no attendee limits.