We have traveled to more than 30 countries so far, and this sums up to some pretty good experience on how to travel better, spending less but not living in a cheap uncomfortable way unless really necessary. This section includes travel resources for services and companies we use for many things.
HotelsCombined: Compare all the top travel sites in just one search to find the best hotel deals – awarded the world’s best hotel price comparison site.
Booking.com: Big savings on hotels in 120000 destinations worldwide. Browse hotel reviews and find the guaranteed best price on hotels for all budgets.
Hostelworld: Hostelworld is the most prominent website and service to find and book a hostel worldwide.
Airbnb: Find adventures nearby or in faraway places and access unique, affordable homes, experiences, and places worldwide. We do!
Couchsurfing: Couchsurfing is a vibrant travel community of over 14 million locals and travelers. Find accommodations, meet up with nearby locals and travelers, discover the best things to do, or find travel advice.
Momondo: Find the cheapest flights with Momondo. They find and compare fares from more than 1000 airlines and travel sites, giving you the best rates.
Skyscanner: Skyscanner’s free flight search tool will help you find cheap flights and flight deals with popular airlines such as American, Delta, Southwest, Frontier, Allegiant Air, Volaris, and United Airlines.
Google Flights: Find cheap flights and airline tickets. Google Flights helps you compare and track airfares on hundreds of airlines to help you find the best flight deals.
Airfarewatchdog: Airfare deals, cheap flights, & money-saving tips from experts. Track prices with fare watcher alerts! The system sends you alerts when it finds something.
The Man in Seat Sixty-One: How to travel by train all over the world. This site explains how to travel comfortably & affordably by train or ferry where you might think the air was now the only option.
Rome 2 Rio: You can enter any town, address, or landmark as your destination, and Rome2rio will instantly display flight, train, bus, ferry, and driving options with estimated travel times and fares.
RailEurope: #1 distributor for European train tickets & rail passes. They provide unparalleled access to an extensive array of rail products from over 50 European train companies.
Ferries In Greece: (Only for Greece) If you travel to Greece you will need this service, especially if you land in Athens first. Find ferry tickets, routes, timetables, information about ferry companies.
FerryHopper: Find all direct and indirect ferry connections between the islands of Greece, Italy & Turkey.
Ferryscanner: An additional online search and booking engine that helps people find affordable ferry tickets to exciting destinations worldwide.
PARKFELLOWS: Compare parking options with reliable parking providers. Enjoy your vacation knowing your car is in safe hands.
GetYourGuide: Find, compare, and book sightseeing tours, attractions, excursions, things to do, and fun activities from around the world. Save money and book directly from local suppliers.
Viator: Tours, things to do, sightseeing tours, day trips, and more from Viator. Find and book city tours, helicopter tours, day trips, show tickets, sightseeing day tours & popular activities worldwide.
Intrepid – Urban Adventures: Excellent small groups with real in-depth knowledge of local things to do per location. We have tried them, and they really know their “thing.”
World Nomads Travel Insurance: World Nomads travel insurance has been designed by travelers to cover their trip essentials. Even if you run out of travel insurance or leave without it, World Nomads can cover you.
Hiking Gear Planet: Find hiking shoes, boots, pants, backpacks, pols, GPS, deals/discounts from multiple well-known shops in one place. HGP updates its content every day with price comparison tools too.
REI: From backpacking to cycling to staying in shape and more, outfit your outdoor activities with the latest gear, clothing, and footwear.
Amazon: Unquestionably, Amazon is not a website not to cross-check when looking for many things; gear especially. You can get great prices for many items, especially when shipping is in your country.
Blogging Business Resources
WPX Hosting: Lightning fast hosting with Cloud service, totally management by top awarded support. Their Elite package is one of the best value for money we have encountered all these years. Their support rocks big time. We host our blog with them.
Liquidweb: Lots and lots of hosting options for all kinds of servers, a bit more expensive in basic shared packages than Bluehost. Excellent support and very knowledgeable.
Bluehost: One of the largest and most trusted web hosting services powering millions of websites. Suitable if you are starting your blog now and want to start lean. Good support.
Udemy: If you want training for thousands of topics, from technical to creative, then Udemy is the affordable solution for that. The site issues tons of offers and discounts for their topics.
Lonely Planet Guidebooks: Handy and lightweight printed books to carry around your trip. Get yours, and have it as a reference to plan your trip along with our posts. The books can be directly bought via Amazon so that you can click the Lonely Planet Guidebooks link above.
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