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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 20 years of travel, we have used plenty of great companies, but we've also found many terrible ones in the process. Below you will find a list of the resources we return to time and again.

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FLIGHTS

Skyscanner

Skyscanner

Skyscanner is always the second stop after Google Flights. If you’re flexible with your destination, their “Everywhere” search feature lets you look up the cheapest flight going anywhere in the world.

Kiwi

Kiwi

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

ACCOMMODATION

Booking.com

Booking.com

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.

Vrbo

Vrbo

Vrbo is the world’s leading marketplace for vacation rentals, with over 2 million paid listings of vacation rental homes in 190 countries. Vrbo offers an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, including more room to relax and added privacy, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. Vrbo offers vacation rentals ranging from simple apartments to luxury and unique options (even castles).

Agoda

Agoda

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.

Hostelworld

Hostelworld

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.

Momondo UK

Momondo UK

Momondo streamlines travel planning with its comprehensive search across multiple sites, ensuring users find the best deals on flights, hotels, and car rentals. Its user-friendly interface and powerful filters tailor searches to individual preferences, making trip organization both efficient and cost-effective.

ACTIVITIES & EXPERIENCES

GetYourGuide

GetYourGuide

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.

Go City

Go City

With Go City passes, travelers can visit bucket list attractions, enjoy top tours, and discover plenty of hidden gems — all of which are handpicked by local experts. Go City allows travelers to avoid multiple entry fees and paper tickets. With Go City, it's one price, one pass, and everything travelers need, right there on their phones.

Klook

Klook

Klook offers handpicked experiences and guaranteed best prices, ensuring value and quality in your travel bookings. With a user-friendly platform and trusted service, Klook simplifies your journey, making it more enjoyable and affordable.

Viator

Viator

Viator, a Tripadvisor company, is the world’s largest experiences marketplace, connecting travelers with tours and activities that they will remember for a lifetime. Viator offers more than 300,000 experiences throughout 200 countries, including wine tastings, walking tours, cooking classes, catamaran rides, tickets and passes to popular landmarks, as well as travel and transportation services, such as bus tours and day trips.

Manawa

Manawa

Manawa is the leading website for booking outdoor and adventure activities worldwide. From the most popular activities to the most unusual, Manawa offer an unrivalled catalogue of experiences, with more than 8,000 on offer.

GAdventures

GAdventures

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.

TRANSPORT

12Go

12Go

12Go connects the world door-to-door, from transfers to flights, under the same user-friendly ticket. We cover all destinations in Asia for leisure and business travelers to search, compare prices, and book their e-tickets for buses, ferries, trains, hotel-airport transfer and flight.

BookAway

BookAway

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

Direct Ferries

Direct Ferries

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.

Flixbus UK

Flixbus UK

Flixbus offers affordable, comfortable travel across Europe with an extensive network, ensuring quick connections and a seamless booking experience. It's an eco-friendly choice that provides flexibility and convenience for both spontaneous trips and planned itineraries.

VEHICLE RENTAL

DiscoverCars.com

DiscoverCars.com

DiscoverCars.com offers a seamless car rental experience with transparent pricing, free cancellation on most bookings, and a wide selection of vehicles. Enjoy competitive rates and excellent customer service, ensuring a hassle-free journey from booking to driving.

Paul Camper

Paul Camper

PaulCamper is the largest camper-sharing marketplace in Europe. It lists over 10,000 camping vehicles throughout Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom for you to enjoy. This is a proud community of outdoor lovers, aiming to bring everyone closer to nature.

Auto Europe

Auto Europe

Experience seamless travel with Auto Europe's car rentals, offering the best rates, over 20,000 pickup locations worldwide, and 24/7 customer support to ensure a smooth journey.

CELL & DATA

Airalo

Airalo

Airalo eSIMs offer seamless global connectivity and freedom from physical SIM limitations, enabling instant access to local networks in over 200 countries, eliminating roaming fees, and allowing easy top-ups—all without changing your primary number.

DrimSim

DrimSim

Drimsim is the first universal SIM card and free app for travelers. Drimsim is a real SIM card. It’s a plastic card with a chip, just like any other, which you can insert into your phone, tablet, or router. The difference is that it is not tied to an operator. Drimsim operates in 229 countries, provides stable communication, a fast Internet connection, and prices similar to those of local operators.

INSURANCE

SafetyWing

SafetyWing

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.

World Nomads

World Nomads

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.

DOCUMENTATION

iVisa

iVisa

iVisa endeavors to make traveling easy. Whether you need a visa, photo, passport, or any other travel document, they've uncomplicated the process so you can focus on what’s important.

FINANCE

Wise

Wise

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.

Revolut

Revolut

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.

N26

N26

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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