Booking.com has proven itself to be one of our most-used booking platforms during our travels. From small guesthouses to larger hotel chains - you will find prety much everything here. Although sometimes not necessarily the best choice for specific locations we still consider it to be one of the best global booking platforms out there.
We have had the opportunity to have done quite some traveling in our lives and had lots of time to figure out which travel resources provide us with the best value for money. The list of resources and suggested companies you will find below are actual services that we make use of when we are out on the road and that have proven to be useful for us. Some may work out more than others for you but we believe that all of them can be very helpful at some point during your travels.
With over 30.000 properties spread across the world, Hostelworld has the largest collection of budget accommodation hostels you can find on the net. A very good platform for group or single travelers as you can find the best rates here for a shared room.
A platform that connects home and pet owners who travel themselves to people who will take care of their homes and pets during that time. A remarkable idea and a great way to find free accommodation in return for taking care of a place and their pets. For a fee of USD 60 / year you can house sit in over 150 countries. You will have to stay flexible and be responsible for someone's house and pets but will be rewarded with a free stay and some great local experiences that you won't find in a hotel or hostel.
A great platform for staying at local people's places across the globe. We made use of this for short and long-term rentals and are absolutely satisfied. A nice way to directly get in contact with people and immediately feel part of the place you are staying. We have made great experiences here and can absolutely recommend this platform.
Flights - Search Engines & Airlines
Probably one of the best platforms for finding cheap flights out there. I believe we have booked most of our flights with skyscanner as they always seem to have the best options available. A great, intuitive website that will make your bookings easy. Activate a price alert to always stay ahead and get the best offers for your flight searches.
Also a very useful site to find great flight offers. A great backup for skyscanner even though we partially found even better deals here. Flights are categorized as 'cheapest', 'fastest' and 'best' and makes it easy to choose which criteria is most important for you.
There are occasions when airline pricing systems accidentally produce error fares which can allow you to get incredibly cheap offers. Secret flying is such a platform that reports and offers these deals.
This is low-cost airline from the Philippines that offers great flight deals across all of Asia and even to Australia. A useful resource to have if you decide to fly between countries in the region. We used this airline for our trips to and from the Philippines as well as to other countries around Southeast Asia.
An airline that positively surprised us during our travels around Southeast Asia. Nok Air is a budget airline fromThailand and offers various flights across Asia. We found the offers to be great and were very excited to make use of onboard and in-flight wifi during our flights! Another useful resource for your flights in Asia.
Another great low-cost carrier offering amazing deals, particularly between Europe and the USA. You can choose a basic fare at very competitive prices. Great service, high-quality planes and definitely a great option when flying between US and Europe.
Travel Gear & Planning
loveholidays.com is one of the fastest growing travel agencies in the UK. They offer a great range of cheap and package holidays to both short and long haul destinations. Their offerings include everything from all-inclusive getaways to exotic beach breaks. They target all sorts of travelers from couples, family or larger groups. Definitely a great resource if you're planning for a fantastic holiday getaway!
Forward all your travel details to this app and it will create a nice itinerary for you. Organize, edit and share your travel itineraries and make the most out of your travel plans. A great travel app, making your life easier on the road.
This IOS app allows you to read your favorite city blog articles and use these to navigate your wy around using GPS. You can discover each town exactly the way it is written in the article - no more need for guides.
Fast and very detailed offline maps for every country and city you will travel to. Download the map of the place you will go to and use this useful app to navigate through the city without internet connection. Great app that we used a lot of times.
Skyroam is a great gadget to have if you want to be independent in terms of internet coverage. Its a mobile hotspot which enables you to have internet across the world in over 60 countries. You can chose to either rent or buy the device and charge it with day-passes. Proven to be very useful in our latest trips!