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Travel resources

Here’s the lowdown on all the equipment, services and websites I recommend using if you’re travelling the world either as a tourist or as a travel blogger like I am!

Equipment I use

Go Pro HERO 5

A GoPro is such a great travel action camera and one that I have used for years.  If you want to capture the best moment whilst on holiday then pick up a GoPro, especially if you're going to a beach destination as they are waterproof!

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Accessory Kit for Go Pro​

There are some amazing add-ons that you can purchase to make your Go-Pros experience the best it can be. I found an awesome kit online (not official GoPro by the way). My favourite accessories are the floatie (so my GoPro doesn’t sink if it gets dropped in the water) and the clip on (clips to anything!).

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canon eos 1300D DSLR Camera

This is a great DSLR for people who are serious about photography but is still at the beginners stage as it's super easy to use. This camera is one of the most popular for professional and non-professionals. I absolutely love this camera but I will be upgrading soon as I want an option to shoot in 4K.

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Go Pro Dome

This is one of the coolest accessories for the Go pro.  Ever wondered how people get that beautiful photo of half water and half surface? It's because of this!  If you're going to the beach this is a great thing to purchase to have for your holiday.

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Go Pro Telescopic Pole

I have now upgraded my rusty selfie pole to what I call ‘expert selfie pole status’. This is incredible for travel bloggers and for solo travellers because not only is it a sturdy selfie pole but also a tripod. Yup, that’s right. This is how you can get your fantastic pictures without a huge pole crashing the picture.

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Hp Spectre x360 Laptop

This is by far the best laptop I have ever owned!  If you're  a travel blogger and are  editing high quality images as well as making videos, then look into this laptop.  It's one of the fastest and is the closest to a gaming computer but without the weight of a gaming computer ,which is important if you travel!

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Packing Must-haves

Kathmandu Transfer 28L Travel pack

This backpack is perfect for being who only want to travel with hand luggage. I have never had a problem with bringing just this bag as carry-on luggage. It has compartments, so it makes it super easy to find everything.

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Rha Headphones (MA650)

I highly recommend the MA650 headphones whilst travelling as they have a battery lasting up to 12 hours as well as having a 3-year warranty. This is one of my top travel products now.

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Vacuum Bag

My favourite brand, hands down, is Kathmandu. Their gear lasts and is practical for travellers. I use my vacuum bag to keep clothes I may not need or bulky jumpers. As I usually travel to multiple countries at a time I usually pack winter and summer items so this condenses them down!

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Laundry Kit

The laundry travel kit pouch is perfect for backpackers who want to do their own laundry whilst on their travels. The bag contains wash bag, travel clothes line, travel towel, inflatable coat hangers and a carrying bag

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Travel cubes

I love travel cubes because it’s just so much easier than searching for an item of clothing that could be scattered anywhere throughout your bag. This way I separate my clothing like tops, shorts, pants, underwear and jerseys.

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Battery Pack

When I travel I always make sure I have a fully charged battery pack with me. You can get different capacity ones. My one charges my phone between 2-3 times. I highly recommend getting a bigger one, so you can charge your device more than twice.

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Flight recommendations

Skyscanner

Skyscanner is always my go-to. I have booked nearly all my flights through this search engine. It's very detailed and is a great start if you're looking to see how much it is to go to a certain location.

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Airwander

AirWander is a new favourite of mine! Airwander lets you add multiple stopovers to your trip, which is perfect if you're planning a long journey. When I travel from Europe to New Zealand I ALWAYS try and do a couple of stopovers on the way, but doing so can sometimes make it more expensive when purchasing through one site at one time. 

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Love Holidays

Love Holidays offer affordable travel packages and hotel deals throughout the world. You can book a holiday with just a £29 deposit!

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Kiwi.com

Skypicker is another great budget flight searcher. Skyscanner usually refers me to Skypicker because most of the time they are the cheapest. I have booked with them several times so I can personally recommend using them.

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Accommodation recommendations

Airbnb

Airbnb is a great platform where you can rent peoples homes all over the world.  There are some incredibly beautiful and unique homes on Airbnb.  I always find it a lot more comfortable than a hotel because it feels a lot more homely and usually you have your own kitchen!

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Hostelworld

Hostelworld is a great site for finding accommodation. From low-budget to the more expensive hostels. Hostels are a great place to stay if you're trying to save some money and meet other travellers from around the world.

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Booking.com

Booking.com is the biggest accommodation booking system out there.  You will find hotels, hostels and home stays from all around the world.  From low end to high end and everything in between!

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Agoda

Agoda is a website where you can book all your hotels that are situated around the world. They offer huge discounts and awesome deals. I use them any time I need a hotel in Asia. They offer budget hotels to beautiful luxurious ones, check them out ASAP!

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Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing is taking the travel community by storm. It's a great site where you can meet and stay with random people on their couches for free!  This is a pop;ular option for backpackers and a great way to save some money on accommodation.

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Trusted Housesitters

Trusted House Sitters is a site where you can stay for free in other people's home, and in return you look after their house and/or pets! It's a great plan if you want to stay somewhere for a week and get to know where you are and not wanting to pay the price for a hotel or hostel. 

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Travel Guides

Lonely Planet

Lonely planet is an obvious choice. Their guides are so damn good and just full of juicy information. You don't have to just buy paper books anymore, you can download travel guides so you have them on your phone or iPad. 

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Tripadvsior

Tripadvisor is a great site where you can search for things to do, places to stay and what to eat, it's all based on people's reviews which is fantastic because you can find some great places on here with real opinions from real people. 

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tour Companies

Contiki

Lonely planet is an obvious choice. Their guides are so damn good and just full of juicy information. You don't have to just buy paper books anymore, you can download travel guides so you have them on your phone With Contiki, you are always guaranteed a good time. 

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Eating Europe

I have been on two tours with Eating Europe - one in London and the other in Prague. It was AMAZING! They also do tours in Italy, Amsterdam and Paris. It's a great way to get to know a place through food!

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Viator

Viator is a great platform to research for tours around the world.  They have thousands of tours to pick from so you won't have to go searching throughout the internet to try find one in the city you are visiting!

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travel Talk Tours

I have been on two travel talk tours and LOVED them. They are so informative and so much fun but the best part? They are incredibly affordable compared to all the other tours out there. Great for budget travellers!

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TopDeck tours

Topdeck is a great tour group for 18-30 somethings that have tours all around the world. What I loved about Topdeck is that they are full of awesome information, you generally have a great time and learn a tonne of stuff. The advantages of joining a tour group are here.

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Get Your Guide

Get your guide is similar to Viator in the sense that it's one platform that has thousands of great guides and tours waiting to show you the best on whats on offer for wherever you are travelling to.

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travel insurance

World Nomads

I can personally recommend World Nomads.  They are an awesome travel insurance company with very reasonable prices compared to most travel insurance companies.  They a basic plan as well as a comprehensive plan.

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Safety Wing

There is also another travel medical insurance company for nomads called SafetyWing.  It can cost you as low as $37 for 4 weeks! If you're a nomad and spend most of the time on the road then you should take a look a their plans and get a quote!

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Great apps

HerePin

My current new favourite app is the HerePin app.  You can connect with travellers in your area which means you never have to travel alone again. It's easy to use and a great way to meet up with travellers to do stuff with whilst on your travels or just to have someone to go for a drink with!

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1 Comment

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    Stefan
    October 23, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Some helpful resources you’ve got here. I’ve actually never heard of Trampolinn…definitely going to have to check that one out! I agree with you on Skyscanner as well, it’s one of my fav sites for finding flights and i especially love the “search everywhere” tool!

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