Travel Resources

TRAVEL TOOLS AND RESOURCES

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!

Please note that this page contains affiliate links, which means I may earn a commission at no extra cost to you. The products and services listed are all ones I actually use, and I only suggest products that I believe in and think my readers will find helpful. Thank you for your support.

 

TRAVEL PLANNING

HOW TO FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

SKYSCANNER

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.


 

Travel Accommodation Resources

Booking.com

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

 

AIRBNB

I would highly recommend it for group travel. I’ve used it a couple of times and never had any bad experiences really.

New to Airbnb? Get £25 off your first stay here.

 


 

MONEY SAVING TIPS

 

Quidco

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.

Sign up here

TopCashback

Top Cashback – is another go-to cashback site I use a lot. It’s completely free to join as a ‘Classic Member’.

The site has over 5300 stores ranging from high street big names to smaller, niche online sellers.

Sign up here and get access to hundreds of offers from your favourite brands.

 

 

 

 

 

AMEX Credit Card & Avios Points

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.

APPLY FOR BA AMEX CREDIT CARD

 

 

 

 

RAILCARD UK

If you’re living in the UK, then you know that train travel costs a lot of money! I mean, a lot!

Invest in a railcard (there are many types) and you can save up to 1/3 off the price of train fare each time you travel. 

Get a railcard

 


CAMERA

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

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