Travel & Blogging Resources – Finding cheap travel deals

Let’s face it: planning a trip can be as much exciting as daunting. So many opportunities and of course all websites say they are the best to find affordable, fabulous or cheap travel deals.

Me, as a person who is into blogging herself and really likes reading travel blogs, watching videos and learning new travel hacks, I know there is a lot of information out there. Some are so helpful and truly useful, but some of them are just ridiculous and waste your time, energy and money.

I think I’m a very lucky person because I have always had the possibility to travel all around the world since I was a child. And yes, I have also done a lot of expensive travel mistakes – although, you can’t travel wrong, but can travel in a very expensive way.

So here I have collected all of the travel resources that I found very useful. It doesn’t matter if I travel

  • with my family, friends, or solo,
  • for only a day or even a month,
  • by plane, car or a submarine,
  • for a holiday, work or even both,

I always plan, book and organize all of my travels with the following travel and blogging resources. They help me a lot to travel in the most affordable way. I can highly recommend you all of them and encourage you to explore each site and read up on what they can offer you for your specific type of travel.

Please find here amazing deals and websites for flights, accommodation, transportation, trip planning, travel insurance, travel gears I’m obsessed with and even blogging resources.

You’ll also find promo codes attached to some of the links, so make sure you come back again and again as I regularly update the page with new deals, or if you haven’t subscribed to my monthly e-mail newsletter, this is such a good time for that.

Happy Travels,

Gabi

Disclaimer: although I only recommend resources and pages that I’ve already used and tested, this page may contain affiliate links which means if you click on a link and make a purchase, at no extra cost to you, I get a small amount of commission. This helps keep the costs of maintaining this site! Thank you for your support! XoXo

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Flights

Finding the best flight deals can be so exhausting because there are so many searching platforms out there. Not to mention thousands and thousands of “special” deals.

Although it is useful if you search for a flight ticket using incognito mode, the price changes of a flight ticket are based on more complex methods, so this easy hack cannot really dish them. Leave the hard work for those websites which are operated for you to find your best deals. Check all of them.

Haven’t found your favourite? Try these sites: My Flight NowCheap Flight NowCrystal Travel, Smart Fares

Tip – using a search engine is easy and a good way to compare so many sites, but do not forget to check the main sites as well where the main resources come from.

For example: you wanna book a flight from Budapest to Melbourne using Skyscanner – which is amazing – and finally, you have found the best option. Then check which flight companies are included in your offer and check those sites too, ie. Qatar Airways, where you can always find fantastic last minute deals.

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Land transportation

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Accommodation

My personal favourite is Booking.com. This is the first website that I use when the times comes. Couchsurfing is also so much fun and such a good way to meet and live with locals. HostelWorld ensures a perfect review of each accommodation which is such a great help to choose the best. 

Trip planning

The funniest part so far! You have your dates, your flight or whatever and accommodation for at least 2-3 days. So let’s jump to the happiest part. It is the time to decide what kind of activities you are looking for.

So, what kind of adventures do you want to have? Do you want to have a holiday when you’re shopping all day, or just chilling on the beach, or you wanna have your craziest and most adventurous trip you’ve ever had? Your choice will determine the ideal characteristics of your next destination.

How to pick your next travel destination?

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Travel Money

Sending money overseas and using ATMs in a foreign country can cost insanely much money. Make sure you find your best options by using the best solutions below. 

Revolut

A mobile-based current account that allows you to hold, exchange and transfer without fees in 25 different currencies.

Transferwise

This is a money transfer service. They pride themselves on cheap, easy, and quick money transfers. 

Travel Insurance

In order to fully enjoy your journey and not to worry about anything, make sure you have travel insurance.

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Tour Companies

The easy-lazy way of travelling is just always so much fun. Let these awesome companies offer you some cool adventures or – which is even better – tell them your dates and budget and they will organize your whole trip. For sure it depends on how strict your budget is and how easy-going you are. Whichever option you choose, I bet you will gain some awesome, once in a lifetime experiences.

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Working as a traveller – Finding temporary jobs in other countries

There are a lot of ways to find temporary jobs in other countries.

You can work as a crew member or work in a hostel, bar, café, you can do fruit picking or farm jobs, volunteering, building a house, teaching English etc.

Whatever you finally choose, I think it is better to do it with a company who can help you to find the best seasonal jobs and who can also help with the paperwork and with getting every necessary document (working visa for example) the cheapest way.

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Learn something new – making money online

Whether you have skills in making money online or not it is important to strengthen your skills or build them up. There are a bunch of ways how you can make an online business.

For example: making money from your blog or vlog with affiliate marketing and online courses, being a freelancer, dropshipping, being an influencer, being a social media manager, web-developer, graphic designer, teaching online, and it can go on endlessly.

Just try to pick one or two of your best skills and do your research on how you can use them. In my opinion, it is very important to diversify your incomes, but it doesn’t mean that you should do thousands of things. Try to focus on only two or three ways where your income may come from. If you try to do too many things, you won’t have enough time for living your dreams which is why you actually quit.

Blogging resources

As a freelance digital marketing manager and writer, I use these stuff to build my websites, make money from blogging and some of them also help me to fulfil my clients’ needs. 

A great hosting site for your own website. 

Another good option for hosting a website.

Grammarly makes sure everything you type
is clear, effective, and mistake-free.

Email Marketing & Automation made easy for Small Businesses, Professional Bloggers and Authors. 

Save time scheduling to Pinterest and Instagram, post at the best times for engagement, grow together with Tribes, get more actionable analytics. Start free!

Create beautiful designs with your team. Use Canva’s drag-and-drop feature and layouts to design, share and print business cards, logos, presentations and more.

  • Marketing automation software
  • Allows both e-mail and SMS campaigns

Monetization service for publishers. VigLink identifies commercial products mentioned within content and links them to destinations determined in real-time, advertiser-bid auctions.

Mangools SEO tools package. Productive keyword research, SERP analysis, rank tracking and backlink analysis thanks to super easy to use tools.

KWFinder is a keyword research and analysis tool bringing hundreds of long tail keywords with low SEO difficulty.

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Did I miss anything? Always seek new ways of travelling and new resources to travel on a fabulous way.