TRAVEL RESOURCES

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I've been travelling and living abroad for more than 6 years​ which means I've tried using almost every resource out there. I believe the list of travel resources that I've listed below includes the best resources out there. I know how confusing it can be at the beginning, but I'm sure that these resources are really going to help you move and live abroad. Choose a topic below and start finding the best travel deals out there.

These resources are continually updated to ensure that only the best information is available to help organise your next international trip.


ACCOMMODATION


AirBnB

This is the best accommodation alternative if you want to rent a house/apartment. The great thing about AirBnB is that all of the payment is done online so you don't have to worry about getting ripped off. For many places there are more than 50% discounts for stays longer than a month. (If you're new to AirBnB, get $50 off your first stay)

Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing allows travellers to stay on people's couches or spare rooms for free. This is a great way to save money and meet locals. Most of my favourite experiences abroad have been from spending time with the locals because you don't get stuck in the tourist traps and are able to learn the true culture of the city.

Hostelworld

This is the largest website for booking hostels online and is extremely easy to use. I use them for all of my hostel bookings because their secure, easy to use interface has the largest inventory of any hostel booking website. Because so many travellers use this website, most of the hostels have hundreds of reviews meaning it's easier to find a hostel you like. 

AllTheRooms.com

If you don't want to search through multiple websites to find the best listings and cheapest prices, you need to use All The Rooms. By having accommodation listings from AirBnB, Booking.com, Couchsurfing, Hostelworld and many more all in one place, you're able to save a lot of time.

Agoda

If you're going to be travelling in Asia, Agoda is the best website for to book guesthouses and hotels. They offer great rates and have many options to choose from. Make sure you get the best rates booking accommodation in Asia by using Agoda.

Booking.com

Booking.com is one of the biggest accommodation bookings out there meaning you can use this website when searching for accommodation in most countries. Their no money down policy gives you extra peace of mind when booking online.

Trusted Housesitters

One of the greatest ways to save money on accommodation is housesitting. Trusted Housesitters is the biggest and best housesitting website which means there are many listings around the world to choose from.

Homestay.com

Staying in a Homestay with a host family enables you to find cheap accommodation, learn about the local culture and practice your language skills. Homestay.com is the best website out there if you're looking for a host family.


BLOGGING


Bluehost

Finding the right hosting company for your blog is extremely important because that's what runs your whole website. Blue Host is perfect for anyone starting out. Their support team is second to none meaning that whenever you have questions, there is someone there to help you 24/7.

Thrive Themes

This is the all in one theme that you can use to create your whole website. Rather than having to buy landing page software, lead generation and a theme, thrive themes is an all-in-one product that you can run your whole website with. I personally love it and highly recommend thrive themes.

Active Campaign

There are so many different email marketing companies out there that it's hard to know where to start. Active Campaign is the best company out there in terms of price to capability. Their marketing automation capabilities are amazing meaning you can run marketing campaigns on automation and "make money while you sleep".

Superstar Blogging

Starting a blog is difficult because there is so much bad information out there. Nomadic Matt (the biggest personal travel blogger in the world) has created a blogging course to help you create, promote and monetise your blog. I used this course when starting out and found it extremely helpful.

Grammarly

Blogging involves a lot of writing which means that you're going to make a lot of spelling mistakes. With Grammarly, you no longer have to worry because this software is able to correct all of your grammatical and spelling errors. You can start today for free!

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TRANSPORTATION


Skyscanner

Skyscanner is my favourite flight search engine. By searching multiple dates and multiple destinations at once you're able to find the cheapest flights around the web. Skyscanner includes many budget airlines that other sites miss. Be flexible with your dates and destinations and you will find great deals.

Google Flights

If you know where you're departing from, Google Flights allows you to see the prices of different destinations all around the world. This is great to use if you're not sure where you want to go but are just looking for a good deal. They also suggest different dates for cheaper flights.

Momondo

While Skyscanner is my favourite flight search engine, I will always do a price compare on Momondo. This website often finds cheaper flights on low-cost carriers. By searching in the calendar view, you're able to see which dates are the cheapest similar to the date you entered.

Rome 2 Rio

If you know where you want to go but don't know how to get there, you need to use Rome 2 Rio. Just enter your destination and this website will show you the best way to get from point A to point B on bus, train, plane and boat.

Eurail

Eurail is the best way to book your train tickets in Europe. If you think you're going to be using the train often to travel to many countries, you can buy a multi country ticket which gives you a significant discount to get from place to place.

The Man In Seat 61

This is the ultimate resource when it comes to train travel around the world. It has information on different routes including price, distance, time and train conditions. If you're going to be travelling by train anywhere, this is the best resource out there.

Bla Bla Car

Many types of transportation can be expensive if you don't plan ahead. Bla Bla Car solves this problem as it is a car pooling service that allows you to share a ride with someone who has a spare seat in their car. Prices can be a lot cheaper than other means of transport.

BusBud

BusBud is the best website out there when it comes to booking long-distance bus trips. With a growing number of schedules and bus tickets on several continents, this is the best way to book bus tickets online.


TRAVEL PLANNING


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World Nomads

Having travel insurance is extremely important when travelling overseas. I always buy my travel insurance from World Nomads because they have extensive coverage, allow you to buy insurance when you're already overseas, and allow you to extend your policy wherever you are.

Tripit App

If you're going to be going on a long trip, taking many flights and staying in many different places, then you need to download TripIt. This app allows you to store all of the information for flights and accommodation so you don't have to worry about it. All you have to do is open the app and read the details of your next flight or accommodation.

Trail Wallet

Once I started using Trail Wallet to track my spending I found that I was able to save a lot of money. This easy to use app allows you to easily track your spending in different categories to see where you're overspending. Input your daily budget for a trip and know when you can afford to do something and when you can't.

Nomad List

Nomad List is the best website online when it comes to finding cheap destinations around the world. Anytime I'm looking to visit a new city, I check Nomad List to see how much it's going to cost, best things to do and see, and I connect with other people who have already visited the city for advice.

GPS My City

If you're like me and can't afford expensive tours, this app is perfect. It has self-guided tours of different cities all around the world which means that you can be taken on walking tours around cities from your smartphone. This easy to use app includes many free self guided tours in several continents.

Trover

If you want to stay away from the tourist traps when overseas and prefer the hidden gems, you need to download Trover. This free app gives you things to do nearby that other travellers have recommended on the app. I love this app and use it anytime I'm bored and want to explore.


WORK ABROAD


Go Abroad Job Board

Whether you're looking for a teaching job, farm work, hospitality job, work in the mountains or any other type of work, the Go Abroad job board has it all. This job board is perfect as you can filter results based on country and type of job. I recommend that everyone check out this job board.

I-to-I TEFL Course

Teaching English abroad is one of the best ways to earn money while living overseas. Having a TEFL qualification means that it's easier to find a job and you'll earn more money. I-to-I courses can be taken completely online, is widely recognised, and is cheaper than their competition.

Au Pair World

If you're thinking of working as an Au Pair then I recommend using Au Pair World. They have over 2 million customers meaning their large database of jobs makes it easy to find amazing, well paying opportunities all around the world.

HelpX

Help X has a broad variety of different jobs available for travellers. Some of the jobs include farm stays, homestays, ranches, lodges, B&Bs, backpackers hostels and even sailing boats who invite volunteer helpers to stay with them short-term in exchange for food and accommodation.

Work Away

A few hours of work per day for free accommodation and food are the type of jobs listed on Work Away. These jobs normally last from a few days to a few months and are perfect for travellers that only plan on staying in one place for a short amount of time.

Fiverr

No matter what type of online work you're looking for Fiverr has it all. If you don't know where to start, I recommend looking at writing SEO articles for money. While they don't pay a lot, they are easy and quick to do. Fiverr is also great if you're looking for any work done on your blog or website.


TRAVEL GEAR


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