Recommended Travel Resources
We have been on the road for close to 8 years now and have learned a thing or two about how valuable good travel resources can be. In order to help make your travel planning a little easier we put together this page of our favourite travel resources.
Everyone on these companies we use personally to plan our travels or run our business.
This travel resource page is constantly being updated to bring you the best ways for you to plan your next adventure.
If you have any questions or think we should add something please feel free to email us.
What we like about Trip Advisor is that we can look at all the reviews and then book our accommodation.
It also aggregates for the best price so you don't have to search high and low for the best deal.
TripAdvisor is where we go when we want to compare prices with multiple accommodation providers.
Airbnb is the main search engine we use when we are looking for home or apartment rentals.
It can sometimes be cheaper than hotels and it is the best way to stay in areas that offer a more local feel.
We have found ourselves using Airbnb more and more these days.
Is the first place we check for flights. You can search by country or even ‘anywhere’ which makes it really flexible.
They compare millions of flights (including budget airlines which get missed on other sites) to get you the best deal.
Once you have found your deal through Skyscanner book directly with no extra fees..
Another website we use when searching for flights. It’s a great website as it searches a lot of different online travel agencies.
They can find airlines that offer the best deals and we love their calendar view, as it lets you see which days are cheapest to fly.
Before we book any flights we always check through Momondo in case they have a better rate.
This is one we have just started using recently.
What I love about Google Flights is it will give you notifications when flights are going up and it will also suggest which flight is the best bang for your buck so you don't have crazy layovers or there is a non-stop flight available.
You should always check Google Flights before booking.
GoAhead Tours has tours and travel experts on all seven continents.
Their group tours are a good blend of guided tours and enough time to travel independently.
GoAhead has been operating for 50 years and offers 150 tours with offices all over the world.
It has been our "go to" country and city guidebook since 2000.
Offering print and digital guides, mobile apps, ebooks, phrase books, even gift and food books!
Lonely Planet don't leave home without it.
We order all our photography needs from B&H photo regularly.
They offer great cross border shipping and the best prices.
What we love is being able to prepay the duty at a better price than the post office.
SmugMug is where we store all our photos.
It's a great place to organize your photos online, display your photography portfolio and sell your photos. It is easy to use and customizable.
SmugMug has everything a professional and amateur photographer needs online when you are looking for a portfolio and get 15% off when signing up today.
Lightroom is software that I have been using for years. Lightroom is great for beginner and advanced users and is so versatile.
It is both an editing and cataloging software all in one allowing you to sort your photos and edit them.
Right now you can get Lightroom and Photoshop for one low monthly price of $9.95!
Email marketing is your greatest connection to your readers.
Newsletter subscribers are your most loyal followers.
We use Constant Contact to send out our monthly newsletters and weekly email blasts.
It's reliable and offers a lot of choice for design and creating targeted lists.
For all your day trip and city guide needs, we use Get Your Guide. It has the world's largest collection of things to do with more than 30,000 activities in 7500 destinations.
It is a leading travel platform for booking tours, attractions, excursions & activities
Get Your Guide offers reliable day tours with the best price guarantee.
Medjet offers global medical transport, travel security and crisis response memberships.
Memberships start as low as $99, and if you are injured and hospitalized more than 150 miles (241 km) from home, Medjet will arrange bedside-to-bedside transport for you to the hospital of your choice.
Visit Medjet for more details
International Data Roaming can be expensive but KnowRoaming makes it simple.
Save 85% on international voice and data roaming with their one time sim sticker application. They make it easy with free onboarding, training and support.