Travel Tips

Need some help planning the logistics of your upcoming trip? We’re here to help!

We’ve created countless guides to everything from our favourite travel gear, top transportation options, accommodation choices, travel insurance and even resources to help backpackers and long-term travellers!

So if you’re searching for some top travel tips from seasoned travellers, you’ve come to the right place.

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Accommodation


Finding accommodation can be seriously overwhelming when you get to planning your trip, especially when there are so many options.

If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to booking accommodation for your trip, we are here to help. With so many booking sites out there, it can be hard to know which one is best. That’s why we’re trying to take the guesswork out for you.

If you’re interested in staying in your own apartment or saving some cash by staying in a private room in a local’s home, then Airbnb is our preferred choice.

If you’re looking for the best price on a hotel, B&B or anything in between, then Booking.com is an excellent option. We also use HotelsCombined as it aggregates prices across a number of different booking platforms.

If you’re travelling on a budget or just want the social atmosphere of a hostel, then booking through Hostelworld is our preferred choice.

And if you’re wondering the difference between some of the top booking sites, check out our guide to Airbnb vs Booking.com to see which is the best platform for your travel style.

Transport


How you’re going to get around a destination is one of the most paramount things to figure out before leaving on your trip. Whether you want to rent a car or rely solely on public transport, one thing is certain — it’s always better to book in advance to ensure your holiday goes as smoothly as possible.

If you want to hire a car, we recommend booking through Rentalcars.com, which aggregates prices across all make car rental companies to ensure that you get the absolute best price on your car hire.

For taking the bus or train around Europe, then Omio is the perfect place to book your tickets. Again, here is where you will find the best prices across a number of different routes and companies.

If you’re interested in going on any kind of organised tour, then you can’t go wrong with booking through GetYourGuide or Viator. The former generally has more options available in Europe while the latter is better for tours in the United States.

Finally, if you want to hit the open road in a campervan or RV, then consider booking through Outdoorsy, which is essentially an Airbnb for motorhomes and a great way to get a feel for the ever-more-popular van life.

If you more detailed information on some of these companies, check out the articles below.

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Travel Insurance


Travel insurance is an essential thing to ensure you have before leaving on your trip, but there are so many different options to choose from. For shorter trips with great travel coverage and affordable prices, we like to use WorldNomads.

However, if you’re looking for affordable travel medical insurance that is perfect for longer-term travellers, then we use SafetyWing.

If you want to find out more about either of these insurance companies and the types of plans and coverage they offer, browse the articles below.

Backpacking Europe


Though we don’t live that lifestyle anymore, we started our journey as backpackers and have acquired a wealth of knowledge about how to best go backpacking through Europe.

We have written a number of guides covering everything from the best routes to take, what to budget for your trip, and even what you need to pack. If you’re planning a backpacking Europe trip, then have a look through or detailed guides.

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Long-Term Travel


If you’re planning on travelling for a few months or more, we also have guides to help make that kind of life easier.

Whether you want to volunteer with different hosts abroad or are trying your hand at the digital nomad lifestyle, these articles below will help you out.