Travel Resources

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VISAS

As you will know from reading my site, work visas are normally acquired through each country’s government or immigration service.

If you are instead after a tourist visa, you can get them from the site I use myself – ivisa.com

Flights


WAY AWAY

Way Away are a relatively newer flight comparison site and they have a modern website for you to use. If you fly regularly you can join their frequent flyer program and even get cashback on flights you book!


DIRECT WITH AIRLINES

Even though SkyScanner is worth looking at to get an idea of times, I will always book the actual flight directly with the airlines. Of course, I can’t list every airline here but here is a directory for you to find them all.


SKYSCANNER

When I am looking for flights and itineraries. I always check a comparison site like Sky Scanner first. They have an easy-to-use site that shows you multiple flight paths, and airlines around the world.

Accommodation


bOOKING.COM

MIX OF PROPERTIES

Although I only stay in hotels if I am travelling with another person, when I do I often use Booking.com. They have the largest collection of properties worldwide.


hOSTELWORLD

HOSTELS

Most of the time when I am travelling solo I choose to stay in hostels. Hostelworld is my go-to when looking for a sociable and affordable place to stay.


Currency

WISE (Transferwise)

If you are moving abroad for a work visa or long term travels, you should consider using Wise for your international money transfers and travel bank card. They also have a great app!

Travel Insurance


SAFETY WING

Safety Wing is an insurance brand that help expats, digital nomads and those travelling long-term. They are trying to build a safe “online country” where people can connect


TRUE TRAVELLER

I found that this True Traveller was a great choice for coverage when heading to Canada on the IEC visa. They’re one of the only insurers that will allow policies up to 2 years.

e-SIM Airalo

If you have a modern mobile phone with eSIM compatibility, you can order an eSIM card for your travels easily and quickly. You don’t need to wait for delivery, can track everything directly in your account and activate it almost instantly.

Volunteering


WORLDPACKERS

This site has a wide collection of volunteer opportunities in almost every country around the world. These volunteer opportunities cover everything from tutoring, DIY help, farm stays and skill exchanges.


WORKAWAY

Work Away is one of my favourite platforms for volunteering worldwide. They have multiple types of placements for new volunteers including hostels, farm stay, language exchange and more. It’s a great platform


WWOOFING

This is one of the oldest volunteer programs for traveller’s and they have a fantastic reputation for focusing on farm stays and horticultural work as their main placement type, rather than a mixture like the other two platforms.

Tours & Activities


GET YOUR GUIDE

This is one of two companies I always personally check for tours, trips and activities in the destination. Anything from tickets, transfers, events and local things to do. Have a big collection but are normally only in large cities


KLOOK

This is a brand I specifically used throughout my trips through Asia. Although they offer tours around the world, in my experience they provide more tours through the Asian continent than the other two brands.


VIATOR

Another brand I always check for activities within my chosen destinations. Viator is a great brand for finding things to do in major, popular cities and is more likely to have activities in small, lesser-known destinations too.