TRAVEL RESOURCES

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 utilising 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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ACCOMMODATION + FLIGHTS

CAMPERVAN + CAMPING

PACKING + CAMERA ESSENTIALS

Samsonite Rewind soft suitcase - 113L

This is our personal favourite over the Antler hardcase as it has lots of pockets and feels more compact to travel with

Antler Juno Hardcase 

We started using Antler luggage when our JEEP hardcases packed up. We love our Antler case, we use one hard case and one soft Samsonite case, both have lots of pockets and sections which we also use in conjunction with our packing cubes (packing cube info below)

Kapten and Son - Helsinki "all black" backpack

We both have two of their backpacks each as we love them so much!

James loves his Aarhus all black backpack with the Wndrd packing cube that fits

perfectly into.

Kapten & Son - Umea "all black"

I (Alex) use the Umea all black backpack which fits our vlogging camera, water etc.

Kapten & Son - Lohja "Rust red"

I (Alex) also have the small Lohja in rust red backpack which is perfect for an evening out as well as a day trip on our travels.

Airplane neck pillows

We both have our memory foam pillows and they are so comfortable!

Especially good for long haul flights and any longer train or bus journeys.

Packing cubes

We were never, ever a packing cube fan and did not buy into buy them until we were given 2 free ones from DJI event! We started using them for smaller bits like bikinis and underwear, and now we are both totally sold on them!

They are so good for keeping items together, and easy repacking from place to place, These cheap and cheerful ones from Amazon, they are serious value for money! 

Reusable water bottle

We’re big on using a reusable water bottle whenever we are able to, we have tried a few different ones and think the Frank Green options 
are the best we have found. They come in lots of different sizing including smaller coffee sized ones, we have the bigger water
ones for days out and they’re great. S'well bottles are another great option, they keep water cold and hot for 24 +hours and love taking these on days out too. We have tried some and they have leaked which isn’t ideal when travelling with camera gear!

Panasonic Lumix GH5 Camera


We love the Panasonic Lumix GH5, it's amazing for both photo and video
and can use Olympus lenses with the Panasonic body.

Olympus Lens

Olympus Lens

Olympus Lens

DJI Mavic Pro Drone

We love the DJI Mavic Pro, it has obstacle avoidance and the photo quality is fantastic. We opted for the Combo kit which gives you everything you need as a starter kit (batteries, remote, etc) We purchased ours back in 2017 but since then DJI have released further models, so this will be at a good price.

DJI Mavic Pro 2

There is the upgraded version now that DJI have released called the DJI Mavic 2 Pro which has some additional features. 

GoPro Hero 8 (Underwater photo + Video)

You can't go wrong with the Go Pro Hero 8 for underwater shots.
We started years ago with our Go Pro 4, and have since owned the Go Pro 5, 6, 7, and now 8! Always guaranteed to capture those underwater moments for both photo and video.

DJI Osmo Pocket

The Osmo pocket is a handy piece of equipment that we recently purchased and has been great for both cinematic and vlogging photo and video. It is tiny is in size and is DJI's most compact 3-axis gimbal stabilizer, it fits easily into your pocket and so very convenient for travel!

Wandrd Camera Cube

We love the Wandrd Camera cube, lots of compartments, and also has velcro that you can move about to change the inside shapes. There is also outside zips for things like SD cards etc, they perfectly fit with the Aarhus Kapten backpack too (see above)

Canon M50 Camera for Vlogging

This is our go to vlogging camera, it's more lightweight than the Panasonic GH5 which can be pretty heavy to hold for longer periods of filming, we have found the Canon M50 to keep great focus with movement, it's compact and sleek and we are still able to change lenses. We swapped the standard lense for the XX for a wider angle view.

Manfrotto Be Free Tripod

We are currently using the Manfrotto Be Free tripod which has an easy clasp to use and is sturdy.

Manfrotto Tripod

As a beginner we used a standard and cheaper tripod such as this Manfrotto tripod, it is ideal for travel and comes with a carry case. Just be sure to check the payload and ensure it can carry the weight of your camera.

Joby Gorillapod - Canon M50 tripod

This is the tripod we use for our vlogging camera (Canon M50), so that we don't have to try and hold the camera the whole time. It can wrap around
objects for a different point of view and is the best $60 we have spent!

 

 ACCOMMODATION + FLIGHTS

 

Booking.com

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.

Agoda

We sometimes use Agoda if we are travelling through Asia and can’t find anything on Booking.com.

AIRBNB

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!

Homeaway

This is similar to airbnb and has other options if you are struggling to find anything through airbnb.

Trusted Housesitters

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!

Skyscanner

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

Imoova

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.

Campermate

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

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.

 
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