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Nothing makes preparing a trip easier than having access to the right travel resources. No matter how many trips you’ve planned before, you simply can’t know it all. Every destination is different, with other languages, valuta and means of transport.
A good transport planner gives you insights on the easiest routes to get from A to B, while an accommodation provider can help you out when your plans change last minute.
Then we also give you some of our most favorite travel resources when it comes to purchasing travel gear and booking tours or other activities.
To keep track of your money we provide you with some handy travel finance resources and don’t forget to download some very handy travel apps!
Have a look below and find the best travel resources we always use to prepare our trips.
Want to find your cheapest option for a rental car anywhere in the world? Use rentalcars for your search!
Rentalcars compares many different companies and shows you the best rates for your travel dates.
Filter on supplier, car type or car specifications and get the best price for your rental car.
Airbnb is expanded to a worldwide network of available accommodations. Not just hotels, but also a room in a shared house, a tree house or other special stays.
We use this network a lot when we meet friends or family and want to have a bigger accommodation.
Sign up now and get €25 discount on your first booking + get €9 on any experience you book (with a value of over €43)
Couchsurfing is a homestay and networking service you can use to stay with locals. The network is accessible via a website or mobile app.
What to expect? As the name says ‘couch – surfing’: People are literally offering you a couch or spare bed to come over and stay the night! You can explore the area during the day and have a place to sleep at night.
We had the most unique experiences, and we slept in all different kinds of houses. If you are lucky your host shows you around and you’ll find some unique spots!
Exchanging cultures by volunteering for food and accommodation! That’s what Workaway is!
We love Workaway and used it a lot during our trip at several destinations. No matter what skills you have, or what language you speak, there is always a family or person out there looking for your help.
Step out you comfort zone and create an experience of a lifetime!
We are big fans of TrustedHousesitters! It’s a company that offers many housesit opportunities.
So, it means that you take care of somebody else’s house/pets, while they are away for business or a holiday. Using TrustedHousesitters, you can search for housesits anywhere in the world.
Stay in the most luxury villas at the beach or at a hut in the mountains.
Sign up now with 25% discount! And experience this unique way of traveling.
We, as outdoor lovers, really want to have good clothing to make our adventures comfortable.
We always paid lots for clothing but then we found Revolution Race! They have a wide range of clothing of incredible quality but still super affordable!
Don’t look any further, whether you are a man or a woman, Revolution Race is what you need for outdoor winter and summer clothing.
We like Tripadvisor for the social proof of accommodations, restaurants, tours and so much more.
It is an amazing platform to see what other peoples experiences were. This way we avoid booking a sloppy tour or going to a bad restaurant.
We also like to write our experience on here to help people have their own best experience!
Guide to Faroe Islands
Guide to Faroe Island is a tour operator managed by local people. It’s incredible to see how proud these people are and to listen to their passionate stories about the Islands.
We used them for several tours on the Faroe Islands and learnt so much about the culture, landscapes and visited terrific photo spots.
For us it was a lifetime experience!
The Lonely Planet is our Travel Bible! For every country we visited we bought the travel guide and it has lead us to amazing places.
They organize their information so well and tell you all the ins and outs of a place.
From time to time, it is nice to avoid the most touristic places and visit a local market or go into the undiscovered nature.
Transferwise is the best tool when it comes to different valutas. Transfer your money between bank accounts in different countries, using the actual exchange rate and paying the lowest transfer fees.
It is also super fast and you will receive your money within hours (depending on the transfer option you choose)!
They also offer a credit card, which you can use world wide. Create multiple bank accounts in different countries and never pay too much when you get cash out of an ATM.
Bonus: Sign up now and your first transfer (up to 500GBP) will be 100% free!
There are millions of trails all around the world for hiking, mountain biking, trail running, kayaking and so much more.
If you like to do these kind of things, the AllTrails app is unmissable for you. At home or on the road, find the perfect bike, hike or kayak trail.
Select on difficulty, length or rating and download a trail on your phone to see your location on the trail while you are offline.
You can also download a GPX file to upload it in your GPS device!
Just follow the track and have fun!
Google knows it all and Google Maps always knows a route!
We use it a lot for navigation to accommodation, airports and restaurants. Also on road trips it is a very useful tool.
Add multiple stops and complete your route. Once the route is set you can go offline and the navigation will continue.
Travelling will give you a lot of experiences, so why not track the places you have been and keep a travel journal.
On Polar steps you can share and track your trip and keep a journal with pictures.
So, even when you are back home from your trip there is always this nice overview from all your experiences
You can even make it a photo book with the maps, photo’s, journals and everything from your trip!
What are you looking for?