Travel Advice

Some old favourites plus a few of the essential things that we’ve learned from our own travel overseas.

A Backpacking Gear Checklist

Our useful Backpacking Gear Checklist so you can see what we take with us on the road – including our travel packs, clothing & assorted electronics that make backpacking around the world that little bit easier.

Travel Insurance

Why you need it. The best places for backpackers to buy Travel Insurance & how far in advance you should organise it plus other general insurance advice you should be aware of. Click Here

We Recommend World Nomads Travel Insurance

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Depending on where your flying there are a few budget airlines that can really help to stretch your travel dollars that little bit further.

Air Asia is a favourite of ours – as they offer budget flights and sales that are sometimes borderline rediculous.

Skyscanner is a great resource for comparing a wide range of airlines from one convenient website.

You plug in the departure location & your travel destination, then the site works away in the background & presents you with a range of flights from different airlines… so you can select the airline & flights that fit within your budget & are most suitable for you.

Budget Accommodation

We use 3 or 4 of the main online hostel booking sites to make bookings where we think we might need to organise accommodation in advance. When were travelling & arriving somewhere at night for example and need a room late at night or in the wee hours of the morning.



Trip Advisor We use trip advisor mostly for the user reviews.