Here you will find just some of the resources and tools we use on our travels.

Airfare

Skyscanner and Momondo

These are both great flight search engines which will look at the prices of lots of different carriers to ensure that you get the best deal. They also give you the option to choose multiple stops to bring the price down further and even allow you to see the cheapest day of the month to fly.

AirAsia

The budget carrier of the East – this airline offers the cheapest flights in the region and you should never book a flight without checking it first.

easyJet

If you are travelling in Europe be sure to check for fares on Easy Jet. Not only do they offer hugely competitive pricing, they’re surprisingly good to fly with and since they began offering reserved seating are our number one airline for budget travelling.

Accommodation

AirBnB

This website connects you with homeowners who are looking to rent out either a room or their entire property. You get to live like a local for a fraction of the cost of staying in a hotel and in our opinion, it generally offers much more comfort.

If you use this link to AirBnB you get £16 off your first booking!

CouchSurfing

This website connects you with homeowners who will let you sleep on their couch for free. It’s a great way to save money and meet the locals but always practice caution. Look for hosts with good reviews and never stay anywhere you don’t feel safe.

Agoda

Great for budget or luxury accommodation – you can find it all here. We love how easy it is to find safe guest houses/dorms for as little as $5 per night.

Booking.com 

This is the World’s number 1 booking site for accommodation and never has any booking fees yipee!  It’s similar to Agoda but worth checking as it often has deals that Agoda doesn’t.

 

Trip Advisor 

NEVER book accommodation without first checking for reviews on Trip Advisor. We’ve swerved some decent looking hotels over the years by checking recent reviews and finding out that not all is as it seems!

Books

Eat Pray Love

WARNING: This book will make you want to quit your job and travel the world. It’s one of our favourite books and is beyond inspirational. Read at your own risk… and enjoy it hugely!

Electronics

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

This is the second camera I’ve ever bought myself. The first being a cheap Sony Cybershot about 10 years ago which was a simple point and shoot camera.

The Panasonic I use now is getting old and is an entry level mirror-less compact system camera, rated 5 stars by Expert Reviews.

It has a ton of creative modes and an excellent auto mode for those who want a high quality point and shoot but is also a great starting point for those learning manual mode (like myself). It packs a punch feature wise and comes bundled with a good quality kit lens to get you started.

The camera is discontinued these days but a modern equivalent would be the beautifully retro looking DMC-GF7. Or if your budget can stretch to it, there’s a ton of positive reviews on the Sony A7 or A7R II which is getting the attention of major photographers everywhere.

Manfrotto Compact Action Aluminium Tripod with Hybrid Head - Red

Manfrotto Compact Tripod – Red

My first and only tripod is the Manfrotto Compact Action Aluminium Tripod with Hybrid Head which is a fairly recent purchase and one I have been playing with recently.

I’m really happy with the purchase and find the build quality is excellent. The tripod features a quick release system, panning and portrait modes, upside-down camera mounting as well as being compact and lightweight.