MY TRAVEL RESOURCES
Wondering what to pack for your trip? What are the best travel accessories and how to find cheap travel deals? Want to know what gear to use when travelling, taking photos or exploring outdoors? How to book cheap flights and the best accommodation?
To help you with that, I’ve created the list of my best travel resources below. You can find here my favourite travel gear, travel photography gear and outdoor gear, that I love and use in my travels. I also listed my favourite travel booking platforms, that help me get those cheap flights and accommodation, as well as websites that I use to travel on a budget.
Have a look below!
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- Travel gear
- Travel booking sites
- Budget travelling
- Travel insurance
Backpack – the single most important item for your travels! I currently use Berghaus 30 l, but I’m planning to upgrade to the better quality backpack with more pockets and unzipped bottom, like Osprey Kestrel 48 – Check price.
Packing cubes – great to organize your luggage! – Check price here.
Camera – I love mirrorless Fuji-X series. and I think they are the best travel cameras. I had Fuji-XA1 (before it got stolen), and now I have Fuji X-E1. Affordable, light, small and great quality pictures – Check price. Find some of the deals here!Samyang 12 mm lens and fell in love. It’s great for landscape, night and travel photography! Check price here.
Action camera – I have a cheaper alternative for GoPro – AKASO EK7000, which is still providing great image quality! Great for underwater shots and anything adventure related- Check price.
SD card iPhone reader – the best item, that I recently discovered. It allows you to instantly move pictures from your camera to your phone. Must-have for every travel photographer – Check price.
Camera bag – I decided to buy the padded camera bag insert, that I can put into another, casually looking bag. The normal look makes it the best travel camera bag. Better be safe than sorry! Check price.
- Waterproof jacket – I love my Marmot Goretex jacket, but any Goretex would do – Check price.
- Hiking shoes – I’ve been using La Sportivas for 10 years and they walked lots of kilometers and climbed many peaks – Check price. I can recommend hiking boots from Merrell, Salomon or La Sportiva
- Waterproof trousers – they are the best for hiking, especially in unpredictable Scottish and Norwegian weather. I have Marmot waterproof pants for many years now.
- Trekking socks – good trekking socks are an essential item for hiking. I can recommend merino wool socks, they are soft, breathable, keep you dry and away from blisters.
- Headtorch – I have Petzl headtorch since, like… forever – Check price.
You can read more about my camping gear here
Travel Booking Sites
Kiwi.com has a great functionality of looking for flights based on the radius around the location and showing prices on the map! So useful, when you want the cheapest flight in the specific area. Check latest deals.
Booking.com is one of my favourite accommodation booking websites, they have a wide selection of rooms for all budgets, including cheap hostels, and allow FREE cancellation if your plans change – Check latest deals.
Airbnb is perfect for the travellers who want to get closer to locals and feel like at home during their trips. You can find great deals there and sometimes interesting places off the beaten path, to stay in. If you click this link, you will receive £30 for your first stay.
Eurail (for non-European citizens) – helps you to travel across Europe by train with ease. You can get various train passes, whether it’s one or multiple countries at once – easy peasy!
Interrail (for European citizens) – helps you to travel across Europe by train with ease. You can get various train passes, whether it’s one or multiple countries at once – easy peasy!
Viator (a TripAdvisor company) – fancy to try experiences with local people and organized tours? Viator will help you with that! From traditional tours to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, they have something for everyone.
Trusted Housesitters – world’s first house and pet sitting website, which is connecting home and pet owners with trustworthy sitters who care for pets for free in exchange for accommodation. I haven’t tried it yet, but the idea sounds great. If you are a pet lover, you can take care of pets and travel!
HouseSit Match – water the plants, feed the cat and stay in the house for free.
Couchsurfing – portal, that allows exchanging free accommodation between travellers. Great way to meet locals, make new friends and find out more about the culture. I’ve been using it since 2010, and although I’ve heard it changed its policies recently, I think it’s still a good platform to use.
Home exchange – travel anywhere, live like a local, swap your house with someone else and stay for free.
WWOOF– Get food and accommodation in exchange for voluntary work in organic farms.
Blablacar – share the ride with others, save on petrol or travel cheaper with this great carpooling option.
I never go travelling without the travel insurance, and you shouldn’t either. I currently have a Polish one, but very good alternative for other nationalities is the World Nomads travel insurance. You can also buy it when you are already on the road!
SiteGround – want to get your own blog? The hosting provider is the important first step. SiteGround, recommended by so many bloggers from the blogging community, has plans starting from just £2.75/month (so a price of a cup of coffee). Check prices.
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