Travel Resources

Finances and money management

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

ING Direct – Great international online banking

The Dollar Stretcher – Filled with thousands of tips to save money

Mint – Budget and manage your money on the road.

Budget Travel – Good resource for budget travel tips and deals

Travelfish – Money tips in Asia

Solo backpacker – Great personal advice from someone who’s done (doing) it right now.


Official stuff

Visa Center – Check if you need a visa the world over.

Visa HQ – Check if you need a visa the world over.


Free/cheap accommodation resources

Couch Surfing – Crash for free at someone’s place

Global Freeloaders – Search for free accommodation

AirBnB – The site that started social sharing for accommodation.

Hostel World – Hostel search site

Gomio – Hotel booking platform with a social media slant

HostelBookers – Good hostel search site and no booking fees

The Hospitality Club – Connecting people with accommodation internationally

Homeaway (US only) – Rent out your home while you are overseas.

Agoda – International accommodation portal

Expedia – International accommodation portal – International hotel portal

Kayak – International hotel portal


Digital nomads and online entrepreneurship

The 4 hour Work Week – One of the first and most influential players in this field.

Location Independent – Great blog, how to’s and resources

Chris Guillebeau – Travel hacking strategies from the master himself×5/

NuNomad – Good resource for working remotely

Elance – Outsourcing at it’s best

Odesk – Another great outsourcing portal

istaffsource – Find and train your own outsourcing staff


Travel safety (including solo female info)

World Travel Watch – Reports on travel safety warnings worldwide

OSAC – International security updates

Come Back Alive – Robert Pelton explores the worlds most dangerous places

Whereisjenny – Great solo female travel blog

Women on the road – Solo female travelling advice

The gutsy traveller – Great solo female travel blog


Resources for quitting work 

I resign – Excellent resource with everything you ever wanted to know about quitting a job

Abandon the cube – General advice for quitting work to travel


Working Abroad Resources

Overseas jobs – Search for jobs abroad, for professionals and expats

Transitions Abroad – Information on jobs, study courses and careers abroad

Oyster Worldwide – Gap Years and Responsible Travel


Teaching English overseas

ESL Job finder – search for teaching jobs abroad

ESL Job Feed – online classifieds for ESL jobs

FEFL – Online resources for ESL job professionals


Traveling with kids

Family Travel Forum – Great community for family travel

Travel With Your Kids – Some good tips and hints of travelling with kids

Delicious Baby – How to make travel more appealing for kids

Families on the Road – How to travel and road trip with your kids

Baby Friendly Bolt Holes – How to travel with toddlers


Research portals and communities

Boots n All – A fantastic all round travel resource, tips, blogs, communities, magazine

Virtual Tourist – Community of travelers and locals contributing to tips and guides

Travellers Point – Blogs, tips, maps and photography

Art of Travel – Great resource for budget travel tips

World Travel Guide – International travel guide

Wikitravel – Contribute to the collective travel knowledge of the internet

Trip Advisor – Reviews and consumer advice for destinations, accommodation and activites

My Travel Guide – Guide to destinations and consumer advice world wide


Social and blog networks for travelers

Matador – Blogs, forums, galleries and expert advice on destinations

WAYN – Meet and interact with fellow travellers

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

Travel Blog – Community of travel blogs, start a blog and interact with other travel bloggers

My Trip Journal – Track and blog about your trip, interact with other bloggers and travellers


Travel insurance

Sta Travel insurance

World Nomads

Insure My Trip

HTH Worldwide

Global Health

World Travel Center

Navigator Travel



  1. Thanks for compiling these resources. Very big help for fellow travelers. 🙂

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