I like to think of this entire site as a resource for travel. But you can use this page as a quick way of referencing tools, websites, and products that are helpful for you, the traveller. If you think I’ve missed a resource please let me know. I personally use everything on this list at some time or another. These resources are tried and tested and I stand behind them.
I hope you find these resources useful.
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App In The Air – Trip Management
I’ve used TripIt for a number of years now and it always makes organizing my trips a lot easier. But I’ve started to use App In The Air more these days thanks to its much nicer user interface and better features. The free version is excellent but the pro version gives you some nice extras such as the seat tracker, flight refunds, and lounge access discounts. Worth every penny.
AwardWallet – Frequent Flyer Points Management
For managing my miles, awards, and points, I use the website that’s been doing this the longest, AwardWallet. Over the years the software has been upgraded to become a flight awards management toolkit that can save you lots of time. AwardWallet notifies you when your points are about to expire, keeps track of all your upcoming trips. A very handy tool. Tripit PRO also does the same thing.
Airhelp – Flight Compensation
Here’s an app that does the hard legwork in compensation claims for flight delays or cancellations. Ever experienced a flight delay or cancellation? You might be able to claim some compensation. The airline won’t tell you about it, but it’s the law. Claim as much as $700 in compensation if your flight has been delayed, cancelled or overbooked within the last three years.
Onward Ticket – Avoid Entry restrictions
A great service for people that like to travel without a lot of advance planning. Not having an onward ticket can be risky when travelling to some countries. Many airlines will deny you flight access if you don’t have an onward ticket. OnwardTicket.com lets you buy an onward flight for a few dollars.
Day Luggage Storage
Radical Storage, Stasher, Bounce, and LuggageHero are two new startups that aim to help travelers explore cities without the worry of finding a convenient storage service for bags. You can find outlets that will accept your bags for a fee all over major cities through the app. And you’re fully insured in the event of your luggage going missing or getting damaged👍
Save on baggage fees and luggage belt waiting time.
Ever bought so much stuff on a trip that you can’t take it home with you? Lugging a huge bag through the airport sucks. Don’t be that guy/girl! Instead of paying extortionate airline fees for overweight baggage use a service like SendMyBag.
Books Are Everything
I love getting immersed in a good travel book. Books about travel range from serious historical accounts to fun personal memoirs. Regardless of whether the story is set far from home or right around the corner, travel books are essential to any traveler’s library.
Don’t buy from Amazon, a company that absolutely does not support authors. Without book authors, we won’t have much to read. Support indie booksellers and independent authors by buying your books through Bookshop.org.
Check out Rentalcars for one of the most comprehensive selections of car hire options anywhere.
If you’re traveling in Bulgaria, Greece, the UAE, Portugal, Albania, South Africa, Thailand, and more, check out LocalRent for the best value car hire.
There are many cheap ways to send money internationally, but let me recommend one service, Wise (formerly Transferwise). Many travelers also use (and swear by) Revolut. I have some experience with this app but prefer to use Wise.
Rome2Rio is one of those apps that makes you wonder how you ever traveled without it. The website displays different options for traveling between two points on the globe. The information returned is detailed and precise. Not only that but it’s super fast and easy to use. Why use Rome2Rio over Google Maps, you might ask? Google Maps only offers one mode of transport at any time. Rome2Rio combines all transport options and gives you every result showing time and costs. For example, using Google Maps to search for travel