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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 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.
Simple, comprehensive and intuitive comparison site. The Kayak Explore tool is another fun way to search for flights to anywhere by simply typing in your departure city.
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.
Japan Rail Pass
The Japan Rail Pass (also known as JR Pass) is a multi-use ticket which offers incredible value for money. It is valid for journeys on all JR national trains including Shinkansen bullet trains and Narita Express trains.
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
Become Location Independent
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.
How to Become a House-Sitter
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.
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.
Working on 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!
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)
This course is one of the best I’ve done for helping me manage a life on the road, organizing my projects, and working with team members. A digital nomad essential
10 Lessons on Building a Travel Blog
These are our biggest lessons learned after 10 years of successful travel blogging.Learn how we’ve built one of the biggest travel blogs in the world and what we’d do differently
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.
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.
Blog and be Legal
This is an excellent course to help bloggers protect themselves. Legal fees are expensive. This is a fantastic course to help you with the basics. It will save you money.
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.