Tools

Travel Tools

What I use to plan my travels (or would have been using if necessary/if my heart desired) – from where to buy toilet paper, through finding places to sleep and how to get there, to what to do if a flying panda narrowly missed my head.


ORGANIZE

ACCOMMODATION Hotels and hostels
(from budget to boutique)
Private accommodation
(rental by owner, hospitality exchange, house sitting)
AIR TRANSPORT Flight tickets
(software and online search engines)
Airlines coverage
(regular and low cost)
At the airport
(getting to and from the airport, staying overnight)
Other
(frequent flyer miles, seats, RTW tickets, flyer’s rights)

LOW-COST AIRLINES
(list of low-cost airlines, sorted by continent and country)

GROUND TRANSPORT Car
(carpooling and hitchhiking)
Bus
(low-cost and regular)
Train
(and subway)
Freighter travel and sailing
(cargo vessels, crew finding and volunteering)
In the city
(from trams to taxis)

LOW-COST BUSES
(list of low-cost (Chinatown) buses, sorted by continent and country)

DEALS Travel Deals
(flights, hotels, holiday packages, cruises and more)
WORK/STUDY Work and Study abroad
(jobs abroad, volunteer, work-stay exchange, study abroad programs)
FINANCES Travel finances
(travel insurance and currency exchange)
OTHER Other travel-related resources
(travel organizing app, types of power plugs around the world, books set in your travel destination, stolen camera finder)


DESTINATION INFO

GUIDES Travel guides
(famous and comprehensive, made by locals, unique or community-oriented)
HEALTH and SAFETY Traveler’s health and safety
(current news from around the world, health news and information, tourist offices)