After over 10 years of travelling, I like to think I have picked up lots of tips and money-saving skills along the way. This page is filled with all the products and services I trust, as well as any money-saving discount codes I am aware of in order to help you save money on travel.
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I will never travel without travel insurance. I would not take the risk, thankfully I have never had to claim but it is there should the worst happen. I travel abroad around 8 -10 times a year, globally, so for me, yearly insurance works out the most cost-effective. For the past few years, I have used Insure and Go, who offer a really competitive global price which also includes Scuba diving insurance. Aside from InsureandGo, I know a lot of people who use World Nomad Insurance, I have not used them myself but I have heard good things about them.
Finding the best value flights is essential for me, I refuse to pay high prices for flights as it will restrict the amount I can travel. Skyscanner is always my first port of call when trying to find the cheapest flights. One of the best tools on Skyscanner is being able to search the entire month in one go, meaning I can quickly see when the best time to fly is. For more tips on how to reduce your travel costs, check out my post on how to find the cheapest flights.
After Skyscanner, my go-to is Google Flights. Google Flights effectively work in the same way as Skyscanner however I find sometimes they cover more airlines – especially some of the smaller lesser-known internal Asian airlines.
Train travel in the UK can be expensive, but costs can be reduced by booking in advance. I always use the trainline.com for this as it allows you to search all train providers, not just one company. They also now cover European train travel too, so it is worth checking them as well if you are planning on travelling across Europe.
I have recently discovered this website and it is incredible. You can find out how to travel anywhere, and it will tell you not just the best, but all possible route, including plane, ferry, train etc. If you are planning on travelling around a country or continent this website can save you hours of research. I recommend bookmarking this site if you travel frequently.
Booking is always my first stop for looking for accommodation abroad. I always find they have the best prices as well as the best information with regards to facilities and location. Also if you book with them frequently you can unlock different rewards and gain access to various discounts. If you book using the link above you will also receive £20 off your first stay.
I do not use Air B’nB too often, mainly as I prefer staying in a hotel, but I do use it a lot when visiting America. I find you get a lot more for your money using Air B’n’B in the United States, also this works the same if there is a large group of you. First-time users can also get £30 off when using the link above.
I have used my Revolut card abroad religiously for the past two years and I can safely say while they are around I won’t use anything else. I have used it in all the countries I have visited with no issues. You get a great exchange rate, money transfer is easy, and it all works via an app on your phone, meaning you also get a notified instantly to your phone every time the card is used. I have recommended this card to so many people now, I am a massive fan.
My go-to cameras are my Canon EOS 600D, GoPro Black and Google Pixel 2. I carry them everywhere with me, and as of yet have not found any need to upgrade them. This post lists all my essential travel blogger technology which I take on every trip.
Low Waste Travel
Recently I have been making more a conscious effort to lower my plastic consumption, in particular with my travel essentials. Therefore I have shared my simple tips for going plastic-free while travelling.