I’ve been a budget traveller for years, and developed a knack for finding cheap flights, good value accommodation and travel smarter by planning in advance and saving money via cashback websites. Below are the tools and resources I use regularly and I hope that these can help you as much as they’ve helped me!
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Skyscanner is my first go-to tool for travel planning. It’s absolutely fantastic – especially the ‘EVERYWHERE’ feature if you have the dates in mind, but no destination. Once I’ve chosen the destination, I always book my flights directly through the airline’s official website though, just in case something goes wrong – as I don’t want to deal with 3rd party vendors.
It is my go-to accommodation option. It allows you to sort your searches according to room type, meal options and more.
My favorite feature is the ‘free cancellation’ option – yes it is what you think it is. If you’re unsure of where you want to stay, for example – you can book a few places and decide closer to date.
You can get 10% of your trip back if you book and stay using my referral link here
Quidco is my go-to website for cashback on online purchases. Simply find the retailer, or travel partner on Quidco’s website and go to their website via the ‘Get Cashback’ referral button – it’s as simple as that really. Once you make the purchase, they will confirm this back to Quidco after a certain period, and Quidco will add the cashback to your account. Let it pile up for a few months, and you’ll be surprised how much money you’d have saved.
Being a budget traveller, I usually opt for the cheapest flight which usually is with a low-cost airline.
Having said that, recently I’ve joined BA AMEX credit card which collects me Avios points for every £1 – I can then exchange for subsidized or free BA flight tickets.
Using my referral link, you can get 6,000 points Avios if you spend £1,000 in their first three months of Cardmembership.
As with all the credit cards, make sure you read T&C and fully understand them – when you spend money on the credit card, make sure you return it within the agreed interest-free period in order to avoid bank fees.
GoPro – after using super heavy DSLR cameras for years, I switched to GoPro. I bought my GoPro Hero 6 Black via Amazon and I couldn’t be happier. It’s super light, takes fantastic action shots and its video mode is even better. Even if you have absolutely zero experience in video editing, with the Quik app, you can create awesome videos with just a few taps.
I’ll be updating this page regularly, so be sure to check back for more travel resources and discounts