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Travel Resources

To travel more as a family you need to use your resources! Find and make use of the best tools available that give you value for money and make planning your trip simpler.

We have spent a lot of time searching for the best sites. The companies listed below are the ones we go back to again and again.  We think they offer good good value, have easy to use interfaces and deliver what they promise. When you are next ready to book your next trip, make sure to come back and check here for the best deals available.

Disclaimer: Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means if you choose to make a purchase, we will earn a small commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you (we check this to be sure).  We personally use these companies, and we recommend them because we think they make planning travel easier.  Please don't feel obliged to buy, but if you are ready to book your next adventure and would like to support our website, clicking on these links is one way you can do this



One of our favourite flight comparison sites that does a great job finding cheap flights. It has a useful calendar view to see prices across different days and will show best, cheapest and quickest options to your destination.


Another go-to flight comparison site, scanning millions of routes to return the best deals. Best of all, when you find what you are looking for, the site links you straight through to the airline to make your booking.

Google Flights

This is my favourite site when I don't have a destination in mind. Enter your city and dates, click Explore Destinations. All flights to destinations on those dates are shown on a map of the world. A fun way to choose a destination based on flight prices.

Accommodation is our go-to site for accommodation, all around the world. With over 5 million listings in over 200 countries, free cancellation available on most rooms, and a very simple interface it is hard to go past this site.


In Asia, Agoda offers the broadest range of accommodation options by far. We are personally not fans of the site as it doesn’t seem to filter out rooms that are too small for families, but it really is the best accommodation site when in Asia, so we persevere.


When accommodation is super expensive we will check out options on Hostelworld. Many hostels offer family rooms with private ensuites and great communal areas. They can be a great cheap alternative, with extra space for the kids, especially for short term stays. is the world's largest online marketplace for African safari tours. If a self-drive safari is not your thing, this site has a huge range of tours and price points for your African safari.

Transport is the world’s biggest car rental comparison and booking service. Working with over 900 companies in 160 countries you will have the best deals on offer for your next car rental. We have used them all over Europe, Africa and the USA.

Motorhome Republic

Motorhome Republic are one of the largest providers of campervan rentals worldwide. With a presence in 29 countries, you are bound to find the right van for your trip.

JR Rail Pass

The JR Rail Pass offers unlimited travel on JR trains throughout Japan. With a number of different passes available, we think this pass is a huge money saver and a must buy for anyone travelling around Japan.


Rome2Rio shows you the cheapest way to get from A to B. It covers planes, trains, buses and ferries and is one of the best sites we have found for planning overland trips.

Insurance and Security

World Nomads

You really shouldn’t travel without insurance. It just isn’t worth the risk. World Nomads is a worldwide travel insurer trusted by the likes of Lonely Planet and Nomadic Matt (and us!). They insure people from over 150 countries, their policies that can be purchased online from anywhere and they even offer insurance if you are already travelling.

Ivacy VPN

Ivacy offer a virtual private network when travelling to give you safe and secure access to the internet, regardless of the type of network you are connected to. Want to use that public wi-fi? You need a VPN.

On the Road

Lonely Planet

We purchased our first Lonely Planet guidebook in the 1990s when we backpacked around Europe and haven’t found a better guide yet. We like their focus on budget travel and the breadth of their content. They also have e-books available. Whilst we will always research a destination on other travel blogs we love getting a good overview of a place from Lonely Planet.

Get Your Guide

When we travel to Europe and the USA we book our experiences through Get Your Guide. They have a huge range of unique activities and tours available - whatever it is you want to do, you are bound to find it on Get Your Guide.


We don’t often book paid activities or tours, but when we do, we always go to Klook first. They offer an amazing array of experiences that are often heavily discounted. They are particularly good for activities in Asia.

Money Management


If you have ever needed to transfer money internationally, you will know how expensive it can be. We are customers of Transferwise and using their international network of bank accounts we can send and receive money world-wide up to 8x cheaper than with a bank. Need we say more?

Products We Love

Blurb Books

Keep your travel memories fresh with these beautiful photo books from Blurb books. Easy to produce, they use high quality printing and binding so you can relive all your best moments when you return home.

Pacsafe TravelSafe

Pacsafe offer a great range of bags and portable safes to keep your valuables safe when you travel. We own the 12L portable travelsafe and it is one of the best purchases we have ever made. We absolutely love their products.

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