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Budget Travel Resources Guide

Want to travel the world on a budget? After 10-years of thrifty nomadic living around the planet, I’ve put together a few world travel resources that should help you out.

This page is an attempt to organize & share my best tips. I know how confusing it can be in the beginning. There was a time when budget travel was new for me too!

This travel resource page is regularly updated to help you plan your next international travel adventure.

Travel Gear & Packing Resources

Travel Gear & Packing Tips

Like most first-time travelers, I initially packed way too much. But I’ve improved greatly over the years, and almost everything I own fits on my back.

Learn what kind of gear I pack on my travels and why. Get suggestions on basic travel gear, luggage, electronics, plus lightweight backpacking & camping equipment.

Ultimate Travel Gear Guide (What I Pack)

The Best Backpacks For Traveling

What To Do About Laundry & Travel?

Backpacking & Camping Checklist

Travel Planning Tips

Planning a trip somewhere? There’s a lot to think about. While I often warn people not to over-plan, it’s still a good idea do a bit of research about your destination.

Over the years I’ve learned which travel websites offer the best deals on flights, accommodation, and more.

50 Best Travel Tips After 10 Years

How To Find Cheap Flights

Picking A Travel Credit Card

Cell Phone Service For Travelers

How To Book Cheap Hotels

How To Save Money For Travel

Travel Safety & Health

Everyone seems to be freaking out about travel safety these days. Our media likes to make the world out to be a very dangerous place. But in my experience, you shouldn’t worry too much.

However for those that can’t help themselves, here are some articles that will teach you how to keep safe while traveling.

15 Common Travel Scams To Avoid

Travel Vaccination (Shots) Guide

Should You Buy Travel Insurance?

25 Important Travel Safety Tips

Travel Blogging Resources

I’ve been a travel blogger for over 10-years now — these posts cover the business and practical side of travel blogging. How to start a travel blog, how to build an audience, how to make money traveling, and much more.

One of the most common questions I get is how I’m able to afford to travel so much. It’s not easy, but it’s not impossible either.

This Is How I Get Paid To Travel

How To Start A Travel Blog

Becoming A Successful Travel Blogger

Digital Nomad Lifestyle

Interested in becoming a digital nomad and working while traveling the world? These articles share what I’ve learned during my journey.

Find tips on how to earn money online, jobs that allow you to travel, and useful resources for digital nomads.

40 Best Travel Jobs To Make Money

How To Get Proof Of Onward Travel

38 Ways To Make Extra Money Online

How To Become A Digital Nomad

20 Countires With Digital Nomad Visas

Travel Photography Tips

Looking to improve your travel photography? I’ve spent the last 10-years shooting photos in locations around the world.

These posts cover my favorite travel photography tips, processing techniques, and photography gear reviews.

➜ 20 Useful Travel Photography Tips

How To Choose A Travel Camera

Best Lightweight Travel Tripods

My Favorite Camera Backpacks For Travel

What’s In My Camera Bag?

Travel Inspiration

Need some fun travel ideas? Dreaming of traveling somewhere new? Here are some of my personal favorite sources of travel inspiration.

If you’re feeling trapped in your cubicle at work, and looking to escape, check out these posts and live vicariously through the travels of others.

25 Instagram Travel Photographers To Follow

75 Best Travel Quotes Of All Time

30 Travel Books To Fuel Your Wanderlust

30 Best YouTube Travel Vloggers

25 Best Travel Movies Of All Time

Some of the travel websites and companies I use on a regular basis for finding cheap airfare, booking accommodation, planning trips, volunteering, and more. Resources to help you have a wonderful travel experience.

Trip Planning Websites

Wiki Travel

Wiki Travel

Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor

Lonely Planet Guidebooks

Lonely Planet Guidebooks

Accommodation & Car Rental

Booking Hotels


AirBnB Apartment Rentals


Hostel World

Hostel World

Rental Cars Search

Discover Cars

Airfare Search Engines

Skyscanner Flight Search


Momondo Flight Search


Google Flights Search Engine

Google Flights

Secret Flying Flight Deals

Secret Flying

Miscellaneous Travel Resources

World Nomads Insurance

WorldNomads Insurance

Grassroots Volunteering

Grassroots Volunteering



Work Away

Work Away