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Welcome to our travel resources section, a curated list of the best tools and booking sites to help you travel the world. Over the past 16 years of travel we have used plenty of great componaies but we've also found many terible ones in the process. Below you will find a list of the resoources we retun to time and again.

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ACCOMMODATION

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Holiday Swap offers a secure platform for global home swapping and hosting, available at just $10 per month per person or through a subscription plan. Our innovative chat feature makes Holiday Swap the world's first truly global social media app for like-minded travellers and explorers.

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If you are travelling in South-East Asia, we have found Agoda to be most useful. They have established direct relationships for more hotels, hostels and guest houses than any other booking site in this part of the world and is by far our most used option when travelling in Asia.

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If you are booking more traditional accommodations, i.e. hotels, hostels or holiday apartments, Booking.com should be your first stop. We use them all the time for ‘home-stay’ options in South East Asia as they have by far the best inventory worldwide, and hotels listed on the site are not allowed to sell rooms at a lower price elsewhere.

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Hostelworld is the number one resource for researching and booking hostels all over the world. They have a database of seemingly every hostel in existence with accurate ratings and reviews from real users, with a very easy booking system to boot. 

FINDING FLIGHTS

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Use Momondo to find out when the best time to fly is. They offer a matrix that highlights an entire month, meaning you can compare prices and, if you’re flexible with dates, find the lowest price possible.

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While most online tools will only show itineraries where all flights are on the same carrier or at least partner airlines, Kiwi doesn’t limit its search in that way. 

FINANCE

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Wise is the BEST way to transfer money overseas and between currencies. The new Border-less Account is a game-changer - one account to send money, receive money, and spend around the world up to 8x cheaper than banks. 

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With free inter-currency transfers for up to £5000 per month and a free debit card for spending and cash withdrawals (first £200 per month fee free) in over 150 currencies, Revolut could potentially save you a fortune in fees while travelling. 

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Apart from the free basic account which offers great benefits such as free ATM withdrawals in the EU, zero-fee swiping worldwide and TransferWise integration, the paid N26 plan offers free worldwide ATM withdrawal as well as travel insurance. This might just be the ultimate account for travellers.

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WorldNomads provides travel insurance for travelers in over 100 countries.

Please note: As an affiliate, we receive a fee when you get a quote from World Nomads using this link. We do not represent World Nomads. This is information only and not a recommendation to buy travel insurance.

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Excellent value travel / medical insurance for long-term travellers and nomads. Specifically being able to get cover on a month to month basis makes SafetyWing well worth considering. 

TRAVEL & TOURS

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Direct Ferries is a multi platform service offering a quick and easy way to compare and book ferry crossings to any ferry port in Europe and Africa as well as many ports across the globe. Direct Ferries provides the widest choice of ferry tickets with all the major ferry companies.

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No matter where your travels take you, GetYourGuide offers the best way to connect with your destination. Make memories all over the globe with our locally-vetted, expertly-curated experiences. From must-see iconic attractions to unexpected under-the-radar gems, we have something for everyone.

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As the leader in small group travel for over 30 years, GAdventures knows how to do it right: flexible itineraries, freedom to roam, safety, peace of mind, and locally based guides.

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Find discounted attraction tickets, tours with unique experiences, and more! Join local day tours to visit spectacular sights and go on delicious food trips 

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Bookaway is an online ground transportation booking platform that takes the stress out of travel so you can enjoy the ride.

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As the leading marketplace for travel experiences, we believe that making memories is what travel is all about. And with 300,000+ experiences to explore—everything from simple tours to extreme adventures (and all the niche, interesting stuff in between)—making memories that will last a lifetime has never been easier.

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