Listed below are our favourite travel resources that we love and use often. Check back here before you book your next trip. We're always updating it!
We love the Booking.com site and used it all the time. Great for finding and comparing cheap hotels and other accommodation. It's super easy to use, you don't have to sign up to book a room and there are up to date reviews. There are also no additional booking fees, free cancellation and most of the time you pay the hotel upon arrival.
Why did we not know about this sooner? That's what we said when we discovered HotelsCombined. We used to visit a bunch of different websites to find the best price for accommodation, but these guys do all the work for you. No booking fees or markups, so the best price is guaranteed. Really easy to use and you can filter hotels based on your requirements.
Couchsurfing lets you stay on someones couch or spare room or for free. We never thought that we would find ourselves couch surfing, but we loved it! We've even had entire apartments to ourselves. It's a great way of truly experiencing the area and getting tips from the locals. And we've made lifelong friends too.
World Nomads has competitive pricing, is very flexible and is available to people from over 150 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for a range of adventure sports and activities. We love that you can extend your policy whilst you are still travelling and you can even purchase it after your trip has already begun. The also cover heli-skiing, off piste and cat skiing.
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We used Ski Insurance on our most recent trip as it was by far the best value for us. We needed to have coverage for 9 months, and it had to include off-piste, heli-skiing and cat skiing. What we also liked is that you can add in the heli-ski option later as long as it is within 24 hours prior to going heli-skiing. There is also basic cover available if you think you'll be staying on piste.
We've found the 1Cover policy to be the best value insurance for skiing and snowboarding for New Zealanders. The winter pack includes heli-ski and off piste as standard. They do charge double excess though if you make a claim as a result of skiing or snowboarding so something to keep an eye on. Friends of ours had to make a claim through this policy and had a very positive experience.
Worldcare is a really good basic insurance policy. We, and friends of ours have had to make claims through this policy before and have had good experiences. This policy will not cover you for off-piste, heli or any freestyle action though. It also requires that the resort is above 1000m and that your trip is taken within a certain date period. If you're looking for basic coverage, this is a good option.
Probably one of the best innovations in recent times. Uber is the modern day taxi service and operates in most countries around the world. Book through an app, which uses GPS to track your location, choose your driver based on ratings and get a fare estimate. No more unexpected surprises. We love Uber. Give it a go, we think you'll love it. If you're in Australia, you can get $10 off each of your first two rides using this promo code: PCB8P
Transferwise is a borderless account - you can have bank accounts all over the world without having to open a real bank account abroad. It supports multiple currencies so you can hold money in over 40+ currencies, and convert between them at the real exchange rate whenever you need. You get bank details (like account numbers, bank codes and IBANs) issued by TransferWise so you can receive money in different currencies around the world with zero fees. Cheap fixed fee (e.g. 50p for GBP) to withdraw money from your borderless account to another bank account with the same currency. Sign up with this link for a free international transfer of up to 900 GBP.
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