TRAVEL + CAMERA
We have been travelling for the past 4 years, and we can honestly say we’ve learned the value of finding travel resources. This includes everything from packing essentials, to finding the apps to use on the road, the camera gear we travel with, and utilizing third party sites to find the best flight and accommodation deals!
We use these resources on the daily, and would not recommend anything that we have not tried and tested ourselves, that has actually saved us money or we have found really useful.
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PACKING + CAMERA ESSENTIALS
ACCOMMODATION + FLIGHTS
We book the majority of our hotels through booking.com site, it’s the easiest to use and has really useful reviews. Once you use it a number of times, you also building discounts, as an example, every time we now book with booking.com we also get 10-15% off our entire stay as we have booked with them so many times!
You can find hotel details here using this link if you would like to browse what’s available.
We sometimes use Agoda if we are travelling through Asia and can’t find anything on Booking.com.
Airbnb is our go to if we would somewhere with a kitchen as well, we find it really useful and a money saver to have a kitchen as we tend to save money by cooking, rather than eating out all of the time. Use our link for $76 off your first stay!
This is similar to airbnb and has other options if you are struggling to find anything through airbnb.
We use trusted housesitters sometimes, it has been going since 2010 and connects home and pet owners with pet sitters who will go and look after their home and pets for free, in exchange for a place to stay. This can sometimes be a short stay like a few days, to a longer term stay, sometimes for months!
We are obsessed with skyscanner! We use this EVERY SINGLE TIME we search for flights. There are other sites such as Momondo, and kayak, but we have always found skyscanner to give the best and cheapest options. We love the 'inspire me' function which allows you to type in 'Everywhere' if you would like to see the cheapest flights to any Country.
CAMPERVAN + CAMPING
This site offers a relocation holiday which is the most affordable way to see Australia, New Zealand and USA and Canada. Some of the major campervan and car rental companies need help to relocate their vehicles from different cities around the Country each day. You can see a whole list of available campervans and cars then need moving and book them for the duration allowed. It usually costs $1 per day! We did this from South Australia to Western Australia and had the most incredible road trip.
One of the most useful and helpful tools we have ever used when road tripping around New Zealand. We relied on this app every day to tell us where the closest petrol station was, where we can pick up groceries, best camping spots, which ones are paid and which are free. It has a whole load of other services as well like where to fill up water, points of interest etc.
Camplify has done really well in Australia, and is now starting up in the UK. It connects people who would like to hire a campervan, caravan, motorhome or trailer with current owners. It is kind of like an airbnb but for RV and motorhomes.