Travel Resources 1

Finances and money management

Cost of Living calculator – Compares everything from rent to beer prices. Fantastic for cost planning.

http://www.numbeo.com

ING Direct – Great international online banking
https://home.ingdirect.com/

The Dollar Stretcher – Filled with thousands of tips to save money
http://www.stretcher.com/

Mint – Budget and manage your money on the road.
https://www.mint.com/

Budget Travel – Good resource for budget travel tips and deals
http://www.budgettravel.com/

Travelfish – Money tips in Asia
http://www.travelfish.org/feature/103

Solo backpacker – Great personal advice from someone who’s done (doing) it right now.
http://www.solobackpacker.com/2012/03/18/how-to-manage-money-while-travelling-abroad/

 

Official stuff

Visa Center – Check if you need a visa the world over.
http://visacenter.com/

Visa HQ – Check if you need a visa the world over.
http://www.visahq.com/visas.php

Visas and Information on Vietnam
Vietnam Visa

 

 

 

Free/cheap accommodation resources

Couch Surfing – Crash for free at someone’s place
http://www.couchsurfing.org/

Global Freeloaders – Search for free accommodation
http://www.globalfreeloaders.com/

AirBnB – The site that started social sharing for accommodation.
https://www.airbnb.com/

Hostel World – Hostel search site
http://www.hostelworld.com/

Gomio – Hotel booking platform with a social media slant
http://www.gomio.com/

HostelBookers – Good hostel search site and no booking fees
http://www.hostelbookers.com/

The Hospitality Club – Connecting people with accommodation internationally
http://www.hospitalityclub.org/

Homeaway (US only) – Rent out your home while you are overseas.
http://www.homeaway.com/

Agoda – International accommodation portal
www.agoda.com

Expedia – International accommodation portal
www.expedia.com

Hotels.com – International hotel portal
http://www.hotels.com/

Kayak – International hotel portal
http://www.kayak.com/hotels

 

Digital nomads and online entrepreneurship

The 4 hour Work Week – One of the first and most influential players in this field.
http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/

Location Independent – Great blog, how to’s and resources
http://locationindependent.com/

Chris Guillebeau – Travel hacking strategies from the master himself
http://chrisguillebeau.com/3×5/

NuNomad – Good resource for working remotely
http://nunomad.com/

Elance – Outsourcing at it’s best
https://www.elance.com/

Odesk – Another great outsourcing portal
https://www.odesk.com/

istaffsource – Find and train your own outsourcing staff
http://istaffsource.com/

 

Travel safety (including solo female info)

World Travel Watch – Reports on travel safety warnings worldwide
http://www.worldtravelwatch.com/

OSAC – International security updates
https://www.osac.gov/

Come Back Alive – Robert Pelton explores the worlds most dangerous places
http://comebackalive.com/

Whereisjenny – Great solo female travel blog
http://www.whereisjenny.com/

Women on the road – Solo female travelling advice
http://www.women-on-the-road.com/

The gutsy traveller – Great solo female travel blog
http://gutsytraveler.com/

 

Resources for quitting work 

I resign – Excellent resource with everything you ever wanted to know about quitting a job
http://www.i-resign.com

Abandon the cube – General advice for quitting work to travel
http://www.abandonthecube.com/

 

Working Abroad Resources

Overseas jobs – Search for jobs abroad, for professionals and expats
http://www.overseasjobs.com/

Overseas Digest – Great portal for all information about working abroad (targeted towards the USA but still relevant for other nationalities)
http://overseasdigest.com/

Transitions Abroad – Information on jobs, study courses and careers abroad
http://www.transitionsabroad.com

Oyster Worldwide – Gap Years and Responsible Travel
http://www.oysterworldwide.com/

 

Teaching English overseas

ESL Job finder – search for teaching jobs abroad
http://www.esljobfind.com/

ESL Job Feed – online classifieds for ESL jobs
http://www.esljobfeed.com/

FEFL – Online resources for ESL job professionals
http://www.tefl.com/

 

Traveling with kids

Family Travel Forum – Great community for family travel
http://www.myfamilytravels.com/

Travel With Your Kids – Some good tips and hints of travelling with kids
http://www.travelwithyourkids.com/

Delicious Baby – How to make travel more appealing for kids
http://www.deliciousbaby.com/

Families on the Road – How to travel and road trip with your kids
http://www.familiesontheroad.com/

Baby Friendly Bolt Holes – How to travel with toddlers
http://www.babyfriendlyboltholes.co.uk/

 

Research portals and communities

Boots n All – A fantastic all round travel resource, tips, blogs, communities, magazine
http://www.bootsnall.com/

Virtual Tourist – Community of travelers and locals contributing to tips and guides
http://www.virtualtourist.com/

I Go U Go – Flights, accommodation, destinations and To Do’s
http://www.igougo.com/

Travellers Point – Blogs, tips, maps and photography
http://www.travellerspoint.com/

Art of Travel – Great resource for budget travel tips
http://www.artoftravel.com/

World Travel Guide – International travel guide
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/

Wikitravel – Contribute to the collective travel knowledge of the internet
http://wikitravel.org

Trip Advisor – Reviews and consumer advice for destinations, accommodation and activites
http://www.tripadvisor.com/

My Travel Guide – Guide to destinations and consumer advice world wide
http://www.mytravelguide.com/

 

Social and blog networks for travelers

Matador – Blogs, forums, galleries and expert advice on destinations
http://matadornetwork.com

WAYN – Meet and interact with fellow travellers
http://www.wayn.com

Dopplr – Share your plans and connect with like minded locals and travellers

http://www.dopplr.com/

Travel Blog – Community of travel blogs, start a blog and interact with other travel bloggers
http://www.travelblog.org/

My Trip Journal – Track and blog about your trip, interact with other bloggers and travellers
http://www.mytripjournal.com/

 

Travel insurance

Sta Travel insurance
https://insurance.statravel.com

World Nomads
http://www.worldnomads.com

Insure My Trip
http://www.insuremytrip.com/

HTH Worldwide
http://www.hthtravelinsurance.com/

Global Health
http://www.eglobalhealth.com/

World Travel Center
http://www.worldtravelcenter.com/

Navigator Travel
http://www.navigatortravel.co.uk/

 

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One comment on “Travel Resources

  1. Reply Echoserang Lakwatsera Oct 14, 2012 1:12 pm

    Thanks for compiling these resources. Very big help for fellow travelers. :)

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