On this page you’ll find links to websites and tools that we find useful for planning our travels, and to fellow bloggers who give us ideas and inspire us.
Fellow Travel Bloggers
Nathan at The TRVL Blog started with a six month trip to South East Asia, and loved it so much he couldn’t stop travelling. Just like us!
Like us Hawaiian Brian has a full time job and spends all his free time traveling the world. With a visit to 4 continents, 19 countries and 20 states in the past 10 years, he has been very busy!
Wet Nose Escapades is a travel blog by Roger Wellington, a 4-year-old Yorkshire Terrier from California. Head over to his blog to read about his latest travels along with how to eat healthily while you travel. A very unique blog!
Trek With Derk is a travel blog by Derek who is 16 years old. His travel blog is about making any location feel like home and experience it like the locals.
Always a Gringa is a travel blog by Eemma Iseman, who like us has been bitten by the travel bug. She is currently an expat in Mexico after having spent some time traveling and teaching around South Africa and Asia.
Treksplorer is a travel blog by Ryan O’Rourke, who gives great tips for making the most out of limited vacation time, currently centered mostly on travel in Central Europe and East Asia.
Websites and Tools
We use Trip Advisor extensively to research hotels, restaurants and day trips when planning our trips. Over the years it’s been invaluable.
Lately we’ve been booking apartments to stay in through Airbnb, particularly if we’re struggling to find a well reviewed hotel in a place we’re visiting. Although you do need to take care to properly vet your accommodation when booking, we haven’t been disappointed yet.
We use booking.com to find great deals on accommodation when travelling overseas.
We use Rome2rio to find accommodation and transport when travelling overseas. It shows multiple ways to reach our destination, and we then choose the one we like the best.
We use Skyscanner to find the cheapest flights to our destination
If you’re a craft beer lover and you’re living in or travelling around Australia, check out Beercrawl to find out about your nearest craft beer breweries, pubs and industry events. We Australians love our beer, and Beercrawl is a great resource for finding the best places to enjoy it.
Driving is one of the best ways to get around in many countries, especially in Europe. Checkout YourParkingSpace’s roundup of the top European destinations to drive in. Also check out their site which has a handy search tool for finding and booking parking spaces across the UK.