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Travel Resources

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These are the things I use in planning my travels. I’ve been using them for years so, on this page, I will share my experiences with these platforms in terms of easy booking, cheap finds, and great deals. I also made a little comment/review about their interface. Some websites are easier to use than others so I feel it’s very important to explain to you how all these work.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Booking.com

Most of it is on a ‘pay at the property’ set up so you don’t need to pay for a cancellation fee in case your travel plans change.

Vrbo

In 2021, I am officially supporting VRBO instead of Airbnb. VRBO has a “Book with Confidence Guarantee Program” that is very beneficial especially at this time when our travel plans are always changing. 

Hostelworld

I backpacked a lot for most of my formative years and always used Hostelworld. This is best for people who travel solo and want to meet friends on their trips!

TOURS

Get Your Guide

I must admit – sometimes, I am super lazy to do things on my own so I always book the tours here! They are really cheap compared to other tour booking platforms! Use this when you travel to Mexico and Latin America.

TripAdvisor

I use this whenever I want to see real-time reviews. The reviews here are from real people so you can always compare experiences. If you don’t believe blogger reviews, take a look at other opinions here. Most of the tours are cheaper here, too.

Viator

When it comes to things to do, Viator is my favorite! They have over half a million tours all over the world. I am not really sure how they got to this number but I love that they have tours that are not offered in other platforms!

EatWith

I first learned about EatWith when I was living in Israel. Basically, it’s a platform for booking meals with private chefs, not just in Israel but all over the world. They also started offering online cooking classes when COVID started.

BACKPACKING RESOURCES

Worldpackers

I volunteered most of my formative years where I got to eat, sleep, and stay with local families. Get a 10% discount using the code PSIMONMYWAY10 when you join Worldpackers.

Trusted HouseSitters

It’s really simple: find a house-sit, take care of their pets and their homes while the owners are away! House-sitting has been one of the reasons I was able to travel the world indefinitely. This is a great way to get free accommodations!

DIGITAL NOMAD RESOURCES

Transferwise

As a digital nomad, handling money in different currencies has always been hard for me. And I know you can relate!

Read my TransferWise review »

Travelwifi

Take the internet with you! As a digital nomad, this is very important to me. If you decide to rent a portable wifi device, use my code PSIMONMYWAY to get a 10% discount.

SafetyWing

I love this digital nomad insurance! I only pay $40 USD per month and I don’t even have to renew it since they have a recurring payment. I already did a claim with them and everything was so smooth!