This page is full of juicy travel goodness, this is kind of like my Bible. You will find lots of useful travel resources, websites, equipment and everything else I recommend for travelling. It’s your one stop shop without the shopping… because it’s free! Unless you want to pay me, then lets talk!!
EQUIPMENT i use
There are some amazing add-ons that you can purchase to make your Go-Pros experience the best it can be. I found an awesome kit online (not official GoPro by the way). My favourite accessories are the floatie (so our GoPro doesn’t sink if it gets dropped in the water) and the clip on (clips to anything!).
I travelled with a HUGE and heavy Toshiba laptop for the last few years. Off the back of that experience (see what I did there?), I decided it was time to upgrade to a lighter laptop as soon as I travel so much. I know most other travel bloggers travel with a MacBook, but for me, at the moment I didn’t want to spend that amount of money. This laptop is perfect for anyone who is travelling and is fast enough and does everything I need to do as a travel blogger too.
I have now upgraded my rusty selfie pole to what I call ‘expert selfie pole status’. This is incredible for travel bloggers and for solo travellers because not only is it a sturdy selfie pole but also a tripod. Yup, that’s right. This is how you can get your fantastic pictures without a huge pole crashing the picture.
I love travel cubes because it’s just so much easier than searching for an item of clothing that could be scattered anywhere throughout your bag. This way I separate my clothing like tops, shorts, pants, underwear and jerseys
My favourite brand, hands down, is Kathmandu. Their gear lasts and is practical for travellers. I use my vacuum bag to keep clothes I may not need or bulky jumpers. As I usually travel to multiple countries at a time I usually pack winter and summer items so this is great to pack my bulky winter clothes
This backpack is perfect for being who only want to travel with hand luggage. I have never had a problem with bringing just this bag as carry-on luggage. It has compartments, so it makes it super easy to find everything.
I highly recommend the MA650 headphones whilst travelling as they have a battery lasting up to 12 hours as well as having a 3-year warranty. This is one of my top travel products now.
The laundry travel kit pouch is perfect for backpackers who want to do their own laundry whilst on their travels. The pouch contains a breathable laundry bag, a washing line, a flexible universal plug and 20 sheets of laundry paper soap. I found this kit extremely handy whilst backpacking through South-East Asia.
When I travel I always make sure I have a fully charged battery pack with me. You can get different capacity ones. My one charges my phone between 2-3 times. I highly recommend getting a bigger one, so you can charge your device more than twice.
how to find cheap flights
how to find cheap accommodation
Hostelworld is a great site for finding accommodation. From low-budget to the more expensive hostels it's a great site to do a little research! Hostels are a great place to stay if you're trying to save some money. Not only that but it's a great place to meet like-minded travellers. Read my post on 'How to make friends in a hostel'!
Trusted House Sitters is a site where you can stay for free in other people's home, and in return you look after their house and/or pets! It's a great plan if you want to stay somewhere for a week and get to know where you are and not wanting to pay the price for a hotel or hostel. The bonus of having a house to yourself is that you will have your own living space and a bedroom to yourself which is perfect for late night dancing in your pyjamas!
GuestToGuest is an awesome, awesome site. The whole concept is you earn points that can buy you a nights’ accommodation anywhere in the world. You can earn points by simply making a profile, hosting someone in your home, or referring your friends to the site! It's all free to use and you get to meet great people. You can use your points to get a room or even rent a whole house!
Couchsurfing is taking the travel community by storm. It's a great site where you can meet and stay with random people on their couches! Of course with things like this you do have to be careful and do a little research about the people you are going to stay with, but the site is a great concept.
Agoda is a website where you can book all your hotels that are situated around the world. They offer huge discounts and awesome deals. I use them any time I need a hotel in Asia. They offer budget hotels to beautiful luxurious ones, check them out ASAP!
tours around the world
With Contiki, you are always guaranteed a good time. Contiki is a bit more of a publicly recognized tour company but I can't compare the three tour groups because they are all really good and are run by awesome people!
I have been on two travel talk tours and LOVED them. They are so informative and so much fun but the best part? They are incredibly affordable compared to all the other tours out there. Great for budget travellers!
Topdeck is a great tour group for 18-30 somethings that have tours all around the world. What I loved about Topdeck is that they are full of awesome information, you generally have a great time and learn a tonne of stuff. The advantages of joining a tour group are here.
I have been on two tours with Eating Europe - one in London and the other in Prague. It was AMAZING! They also do tours in Italy, Amsterdam and Paris. It's a great way to get to know a place through food!
RANDOM BITS AND BOBS
My current new favourite app is the HerePin app. You can connect with travellers in your area which means you never have to travel alone again. It’s easy to use and a great way to meet up with travellers to do stuff with whilst on your travels or just to have someone to go for a drink with!
Check out ‘How Much Is It’ to get an insider about how much airport parking costs around the world.
If you don’t feel like going through the hassle of airport parking then choose Blanklane for all your airport transportation needs. They offer a worldwide service along with a complimentary wait time of 60 minutes, so you don’t have to worry if you’re running a little late!
Want to look stylish while travelling the world? Make sure you check out LYST for all your fashion needs.
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