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Welcome to the travel resources page. Here you will find a wide array of tips, reviews, resources, and tools to help you plan your next adventure.

Practical travel tips

The ultimate backpacking packing guide
Start here. This setup worked for me for over than a year of traveling.

Hostels 101
How to get the most out of your hostel experience.

The lowdown on travel insurance
Travel insurance is a necessity. Here’s how not to get the shaft when something goes wrong.

The best travel gear

Merino wool clothing
The best clothes for traveling.

Kensington AbsolutePower
One charger for everything.

Noise-cancelling headphones
Blissful silence everywhere.

Old-school safety-razors
The many benefits to shaving your face like the Greatest Generation.

Handy travel apps

Uber
A great alternative to taking a cab.

Airbnb
Live like a local. Cheaper, and a lot more fun than hotels.

Couchsurfing
Stay with locals, for free and make friends for life.

Useful links

Trip planning

Lonely planet guides
Still the best guidebooks out there. Read one before you check out the travel blogs.

Tripadvisor
Good website to find things to do.

Microsoft OneNote
The best digital notebook app. Good for trip planning. It’s also easy to share notebooks with others. Free on all platforms.

Flights

Hipmunk
The smartest flights & hotels search engine.

Secretflying
Very cheap last minute flights. Good to keep an eye on for deals.

Airline ratings
Check this website before you book flights with airlines you don’t know.

Accomodation

Airbnb
Stay like a local.

Booking
The best hotel booking website.

Hostelworld
The best hostel booking website.

Couchsurfing
Stay with locals for free.

Other useful links

World Nomads travel insurance
Get insured, be smart

Uber
Great alternative to cabs

Microsoft OneDrive
My cloud storage of choice. Full MS Office suite + 1TB for $7 a month. A steal.

World Time Buddy
Time-zone tool. Very useful to schedule calls with with family and friends at home.