travel resources & tips

After over decade travelling, I have been introduced to a treasure-trove of resources to make it cheaper, easier and more pleasurable.

Exercise a common-sense approach if you decide to use the websites below (i.e. be cautious if you book through a third-party site you don’t know, consider if a certain bank account is the right choice for you, etc).

Plane & holiday deals

 

Train & holiday deals

 

Bus

 

Boat

  • Find-a-crew helps you find a crew, or boat, for round-the-world travel

 

Car/Motorbike

 

Misc transport

 

Accommodation

 

Work exchange

 

Work

  • Remote work job board

 

Visas

  • Visalist lets you put in your passport and origin country to give you at-a-glance visa information
  • Passport Photo app to take passport photos (great for attaching to online visa applications)
  • Global Goose has listed 34 countries you can get a working holiday visa for as an Australian (most up until you’re 30)

 

Money

 

Communication

  • Google translate app (free) is amazing! You can do text, verbal or image translation, and now use it offline, too. 
  • Duolingo app (free) for brushing up on phrases and learning the basics of a new language

 

Destination guides

  • Atlas Obscura is my go-to for unusual things to do and see around the world

 

Other miscellaneous

 

TIPS AND GADGETS

Packing

Flying

Money

 

Thank you to all the travellers I’ve met across the years who have shared with me these resources. Particular thanks to Aidan Devitt and Kara Raeburn for contributing resources I missed to the page.