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Resources

Recommendations & Useful Links

On this page, you will find links to websites and tools that I find useful for planning my travels. I have also shared a few of my favourite recommendations for tours, accommodation and products that I would happily recommend to a friend or indeed anyone reading my website.

Sometimes booking a trip can be quite overwhelming there are so many things to remember. This is another way I can share my favourites with fellow travellers to help you on your journey.

And lastly, I’ve included a few Travel Bloggers resources with some discounts and special offers. Along with a few of my fellow travel bloggers who give me ideas and inspiration.

 

Accommodation

HostelWorld – A great source for finding cheap hostels. Includes facilities, reviews and maps which are always useful!

Booking.com – A wide range of accommodation options around the world from hostels, hotels, apartments and villas.

Airbnb – Try staying in one of the thousands of homes around the world. (For friends and family reading I have a £25 voucher so drop me an email for the link)



Booking.com

For more detailed accommodation recommendations where to stay click here:

Campsites

Hostels & Bunkhouses

Hotels, Guesthouses & Apartments

 

Flights

Skyscanner – So useful for checking out the many airlines that fly to your destination. And of course the best prices!*

 

Tours

Northern Lights Photo Tour (my photo above) Sweden – Lightsoverlapland.com

GAdventures – I am a big fan of GAdventures and I have booked many trips with them (East Africa, Tour du Mont Blanc, Inca Trail, Amazon & Galápagos Islands).

Intrepid Travel – Booked (Annapurna Circuit Trek), Nepal really impressed how important responsible travel is for them. Even given our own cotton bags on our trip.

 

Photography

Jessops Cameras – I am a regular at my local shop in Nottingham in the UK.

Jessops Photos – For all your printing needs. They do some great photo books which make a lovely souvenir for all your travel photos.

I also buy a lot of my extra Camera equipment from Amazon.com (including my tripod, camera clicker and memory cards)

UK Transport

East Midlands Trains (UK) – Perfect for booking train tickets in advance to save your pennies. Plus no booking fee!

National Express (UK) – Coach trips all over the UK. Great as they run directly from the main airports too

Travel Insurance

InsuranceWith – Offers travel insurance for those who have a medical condition. You never know what life is going to throw at you. But this company still take care of you on your travels.

Useful Travel products

Sigg Hot and Cold – This is the perfect hiking flask, great for taking hot drinks out on those cold hikes. It’s also fantastic for travelling to colder countries too to save money during day trips as you already have a drink with you. I used a lot on my Iceland trip and was very glad for a drink to keep me warm 🙂

 

Other useful Travel sites

Fit for Travel – Health advice and tips. They also recommend vaccinations you should consider. Search under Destinations to find tips and advice for where you are travelling.

Foreign Travel Advice  – Latest travel advice for each country. Includes safety and security tips, plus visa requirements, travel warnings and health.

Pinterest  – Loads of great ideas and inspiration for your next destination. You can follow me at Becky the Traveller

Trip Advisor – Just gives you peace of mind for where you are booking. Plus loads of great ideas when you’re travelling

 

My Favourite Travel Apps

Skyscanner*

Travel blogger resources

Tailwind – This is a scheduling tool for Pinterest, it creates new pins for everything you schedule. Click this link to try the free option and if you decide to sign up is will also give you $15 off (I receive $15 so helps me out too!)

BoardBooster – Another Pinterest scheduling tool. I use along with Tailwind as it re-pins, therefore helps my new pins gain traction! You can click this link and try for free. And then if you want to sign up the lowest program is $5 per month for 500 pins.

Missing Lettr – This is another scheduling tool for all your blog posts. You can click this link to try the free option or if you like you can sign up for the paid for option (this is what I use now). This link will give you 1 month for the price of 6 months – Woo hoo!

Free option – 1 site, 2 campaigns per month and 1 social

Paid option ($15 per month) – 2 sites, 4 campaigns per week and 4 socials

 

Moo business cards – I absolutely love my Moo business cards and with this link, you can get 20% off your first order (I receive a voucher as a thank you too!)

 

Travel BlogS

Kelly from Girl with the Passport is currently a nanny, in New York, who aspires to be a full-time traveller and wanderer. She loves to write about her travel and hopes that she can inspire others to follow their passions. And dare to live the life that they have always wanted to live.

GoWonder is a digital community for female travellers. Explore their site before you explore the world! You can also connect with over 50,000 female travellers on their Facebook community.

Brian from Hawaiian Brian is from the tropical paradise of Columbus, Ohio. He is a full-time accountant and world traveller for only 3 weeks per year. He has explored some of the world’s most amazing sights. His blog is an invaluable resource for planning your next freaking awesome vacation!

Nathan from The Travel Blog is on an open-ended trip as far as his budget will take him. His pockets aren’t very deep, so he’s seeking out those budget travel opportunities. And sharing his experiences and budget tips along the way.

 

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