Booking your own travel can often be confusing and sometimes very stressful and hence why I have dedicated a whole website to help your plan and book a trip without having to rely on a travel agent or someone else to do it for you; meaning you get to keep a little extra $4 in your pocket.
Below are some travel companies and brands I have personally used and recommend.
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Once I have decided om going on a holiday, I just onto 1 if not both of these websites, these 2 companies are my favorite when looking for upcoming flights. They both pick up on a lot of airlines and they give you plenty of options. Flight centre has the ability to narrow down your search such as looking for flights with only 1 stop or looking for the cheapest flight or quickest flight.
My next stop is Skyscanner to triple check that I’m able to get the best deal. My favourite thing about Skyscanner is you have the ability to choose an entire country (eg: China or France etc).It also lets you search within a full month or the whole year so you are able to find the cheapest flights.
Flights.com offers a number of flights at extremely affordable rates. With airfare offered to hundreds of destinations and deals on hotels and cars, it makes planning your trip as easy as 1, 2, 3. They even offer No Booking Fees on Single-Carrier Flights saving you even more money.
Booking.com is personal favourite of mine, when it comes to booking hotels and other accommodations. Its super simple to use and their cancellation policy is clearly outlined when making a booking, which is important these days. Booking.com has there biggest selection of accommodation worldwide and is a highly trusted brand.
Rentalcars.com is a cheap car rental company, where you can find the best rental prices on luxury, economy, and family rental cars with FREE amendments in over 60,000 locations worldwide.
Card access while travelling
Avoid hidden fees in the exchange rate while withdrawing from millions of ATMs abroad, paying in restaurants and shops, and buying your accommodation and flights using the Wise Card. You can hold up to 50+ currencies at once, and convert them in real time with the free Wise app.
I love both Viator and Get Your Guide (GYG). They each have fairly similar tours, however, Viator tends to have exclusive tours and at times GYG offers cheaper tours. bookings tours of either of these website are super easy. GYG customer service is fantastic and their cancellation policy is easy to understand. I booked this awesome South Iceland tour through Viator and I book a lot of trips and tours that I feature on social media with GYG.
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Covermore is an Australia based company, offering reasonable priced travel insurance. You can choose between 2 types of cover and the price is dependant on your excess, They offer 24/7 support and assistance.
My Equipment/Travel tech
For years I have lugged around several books when travelling because its something to do on a plan or a nice way to relax at the beach, not only were my books were destroyed by the end of my travels, they would also add extra unnecessary weight to my bag (and back!). So I decided to go digital! I have recently upgraded from the Kindle 2 to the Kindle Paperlight and the difference is significant. The Kindle Paperwhite is a lot lighter and a lot smarter than my previous model, it also has an inbuilt light which makes reading in the dark easier, but don’t worry it still has the “Kindle screen” which makes reader in the sun very easy, there Is no glare. I also purchased a case to ensure it was protected in my bag.
Whenever I’m travelling I always seem to chew through my iPhone battery, whether it is taking photos, checking emails or posting on social media and no matter how much I “try” to reduce how much of my battery I go through I still seem to have a flat battery within hours of the start of my tours (or days out). So a battery pack is a MUST have!
This travel surge protector is also a universal converter with 2 power plugs! Belkin has provided every an attachment for the USA, UK, Europe, Asian countries, Australia (all of the major power plug adaptors).
An External hard drive is a MUST have when travelling because if your laptop is lost, stolen or breaks down you will end up loosing all of your precious photos, stories and other important documents.
My Canon was my first ever DSLR camera, it has worked out really well for me, given I’m not a “professional photographer”, its easy to easy and with a bit more practice and instruction I’m sure ill get better (and so can you!).