Our Travel Resources

Want to travel more? Keen to learn how you can book the most affordable flights, accommodation, tours and travel insurance? After travelling the world for more than 20 years, we’ve created this travel resources page to share our expert travel knowledge with you.

We even wrote a post about it – Our ultimate travel tips.

We’ve spent countless hours trying to figure out how to travel longer, cheaper and better. This is a collection of the best travel resources when it comes to transportation, accommodation, travel insurance, travel gear and more.

All of these items are products that we personally use and recommend to others. Choosing the best travel resources from the beginning will save you time and money. Trust us, if you use these travel resources below, you will be able to travel much further than you ever imagined.

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Accommodation

Booking.com is an easy to use search engine. It offers the best selection of accommodation available all over the world. We find they offer the lowest prices and no fees. Our Tip: Search by price and filter by best reviews.

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Airbnb is one of our favourite ways to travel. Not only do you get the experience of living like a local in a real house or apartment, but you also save heaps of money.

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Hotels Combined is a hotel metasearch. It aggregates more than 2 million deals from hundreds of travel sites and hotel chains. The site operates in over 42 languages and handles 130 different currencies. We like that this website is very user-friendly, and we often nab some amazing deals around the world.

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Agoda is a great search engine for searching hotels, holiday rentals, and airport transfers. Basically, they’re a one-stop-shop. We like their huge range of fantastic hotels and villas, particularly in Asian countries.

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Flights

Skyscanner is the one we use to book most of our travels around the world. It allows you to search for the cheapest flights over entire months and lets you see the cheapest destinations you can fly to. Our favourite thing about Skyscanner is that it has “everywhere” as a destination option.

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We also use Expedia to book some of our flights. This search engine lets book flights, vacation packages, hotels, cars, cruises and activities too. The search features from the homepage prompt you for the most important information first. Then you can filter the results for the best hotels, flights and rental cars based on your preferences.

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Travel Insurance

World Nomads are a reliable and popular choice of Travel Insurance Providers out there. It’s flexible, even allowing you to purchase insurance after you’ve started your trip (not typical of most insurance companies), or extend any time if you decide to travel longer. It provides generous coverage, particularly for adventure activities and sports. From our own personal experience, they actually payout for legitimate insurance claims when things go wrong.

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SafetyWing Travel Insurance is created by travellers, for travellers. These guys offer Travel Medical Insurance that covers people from all over the world, while outside their home country – The best part is that COVID-19 coverage is included in their very affordable plans. 

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Day Tours & Activities

Viator is one of our favourite sites for booking food tours, day tours and attraction tickets. It’s so easy to just browse the tours on Viator, pay online, and immediately receive your tour voucher. You can choose to print it or simply save it as a display on your smartphone.

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Get Your Guide has a fantastic user-friendly website that has some unique and unmissable things to do in many destinations. Browse and book activities all over the world. We love the fact that in case plans change, you can cancel most bookings for free up to 24 hours before they start. Their customer service is excellent and available 24/7 in multiple languages.

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Eatwith is the world’s largest community for authentic culinary experiences with locals, available in over 130 countries. They connect people who are seeking unique and immersive experiences with hand-selected local hosts, in private homes and exclusive venues. With Eatwith, you’re invited to pull up a seat at dinner party in an elegant Paris home, enjoy an Italian feast with a Roman family or take a cooking class in Tokyo and so much more!

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Travel Gear We love

We love our portable espresso maker! It travels with us around the world. We can pump out a great espresso with a rich crema and all from anywhere, at any time. We pick up ground coffee beans along the way to make sure we never miss one of the things we love the most.

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Osprey Farpoint 40L Backpack. This is hands down, the best backpack we’ve ever travelled with. Osprey bags are built for life, they’re super durable, affordable and have great features for the modern-day traveller. Gotta love that this one is a carry-on size too.

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We love our Birkenstock Sandals. They’re so comfortable for everyday wear, they’re light and durable too. These are always in our backpacks…or on our feet.

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Our Frank Green Cup is one of our favourite travel items, we never leave home without them. The ideal vessel to match our travel espresso machine, but perfect for a hot cup of tea too. They don’t spill or smash either, the best travel companion! This company was founded in our home city of Melbourne, Australia and we love that they create reusable and sustainable cups. 

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Our Belkin PowerBank is AMAZING! It has 3 ports to charge our electronics simultaneously, and since we bought it, we never find ourselves out of battery. For the price, this power bank offers so much value. 

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Shopping for new clothes isn’t something we love to do, so Ozmosis is great for us. When we do need to shop for new items, we go straight to this website and order them online. Ozmosis sells a bunch of our favourite clothing brands, so it’s quick, easy and the price is right. Also, they always have fantastic online sales!

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Awesome Group Tour Companies

Intrepid Travel is our favourite small group tour company. They offer different trips to all corners of the globe, plus they have several different ways to travel. Choose from Basic, Original or Comfort style with these guys. What we love most is that they are firm believers in responsible travel, they use local guides and their tours are affordable.

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GAdventures are another awesome small group tour company that offer some incredible trips and they care about sustainable tourism too. These guys have many returning clients, which speaks volumes about the value of their tours around the world.

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TourRadaris a booking engine that allows you to filter and search for the best group tour in the destination you’re travelling to. It openly tells you which company will operate the tour, the age group, itinerary details etc. When people book a tour through TourRadar, they can also download an app that allows them to instant message other people that will be on their tour. TourRadar is the way forward when it comes to choosing the right group tour for you.

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