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All the stuff I use in my travels

Ready to book your trip? 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.

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Accommodation | Airfare | Tour Companies | Backpacking | Digital Nomad | Blogging | Books

Accommodation

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!

Agoda

This platform has lots of deals and no other booking platform shows the best accommodation discounts! They are most popular for travels in Asia.

Hotels.com

I use Hotels.com when I treat myself to all-inclusive hotels. I really love the deals that they have here and most of the all-inclusive deals are cheaper here.

HotelLook

If you’re someone who likes to compare prices, then this platform is for you! Hotellook collects prices at the 50 largest hotel reservation agencies and official websites of hotels. Get all prices in just one place.

Hotels Combined

A simple search on HotelsCombined scans for prices on hundreds of travel sites in seconds. It helps you find deals from across the web and put them in one place.

Priceline

What I love about Priceline is their new program of free cancellations! Plans change because of COVID so a free cancellation offer on hotels is a bonus!

Booking flights

Momondo

Momondo has a new COVID feature where you can get information when booking your flight. Just enter your departure country and the map will reflect the country’s opening status and entry requirements! It’s really amazing!

E-DREAMS

I use this platform when booking flights to and from Europe. All the flights here are guaranteed cheap. I once booked a Mexico-Madrid flight for only $300 USD! I always find cheap long-haul flights here. You can also use this for rental cars and hotels.

Kiwi.com

If you’re a backpacker, then this platform is for you. Kiwi.com is my go-to tool for booking flights without check-in luggage. There are many great features about Kiwi.com such as travel time, layover options, etc – you’re going to love it!

CHEAP O AIR

Cheap O Air offers a number of discount and savings opportunities. When searching for airfares, discount and savings claims are based on multiple factors, including searching over 600 airlines to find the lowest available fare.

Cheaptickets.com

Has COVID-19 changed your travel plans? At CheapTickets, you can use credits or coupons, cancel your trip, check refund status, and more. I also love their Vacation Value Finder tool where you can find flight + hotel packages for cheap!

Expedia

Expedia listings now offer refund on most of their travel partners. This is not only a platform for booking flights. You can also book hotel deals and car rentals at Expedia!

CheapAir.com

Beyond buying discounted flights, CheapAir also helps you find and book flights with wifi and other amenities to make your journey enjoyable. They also have an exclusive Price Drop Payback program. If the CheapAir flight price is lower after buying, they will send you a voucher for the difference, up to $100 per ticket.

Orbitz

My favourite Orbitz feature: you can book anything according to the type of traveler that you are! They filter LGBTQ and female-friendly accommodations, destinations, travel inspirations, and more! Click here to get a 15% discount on your first trip with Orbitz.

Tour Companies

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.

Trafalgar

Trafalgar designs tours so you can experience the world differently. You’ll get the personal service, attention to detail, and ease you’re looking for while enjoying the unmissable experiences you’ve always dreamed of. This is good for people who have fixed travel vacation dates.

Contiki

Contiki has fixed travel dates so you can save for your travel. What I love about Contiki is that they have a FlexDeposit policy, a 30-day refund program. You can change your plans for any reason, or no reason at all, and rest assured your money is protected.

Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel is the leader in responsible, ethical small group adventures since 1989. I’ve known them for a while now and have joined some of their tours. What I love about them is that you can lock in your trip with a deposit and then pay the rest in instalments whenever you like, with no interest or fees!

Tour Radar

Tour Radar has a strict vetting rule for the tours listed on their website so it is guaranteed that you will only experience high-quality tours and guides! They can also match a lower price you found somewhere else – the prices are really flexible!

Backpacking

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!

MeetUp

If you are not comfortable using dating apps like Bumble and Tinder, Meet Up is a great website. See the latest events in the city that you are in. They are also categorized according to the type of traveler (i.e. solo, LGBTQ, family, etc).

Digital Nomad

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.

Blogging Resources

SiteGround

If you want to set up a professional blog, SiteGround is the best host.

How to make a professional blog »

TUBEBUDDY

If you want to grow faster on Youtube, this platform will give you the best keywords that people are searching for. It optimizes your content to be fit for Google!

Books

Cassie Pearse is a new travel blogger and I met her during a blogger trip in Sayulita. Her book is all about moving to Merida (the safest city in Mexico) as a family.


Claire is my housemate (moved in with me Jan 2021) and we are long-time friends. She is a successful solo female traveler for the past decade and wrote this book for all of you!

Currently under construction but I’ll be back soon!

P.S. I'm On My Way is a blog by Trisha Velarmino. She didn't
quit her job to travel the world. She made a job out of traveling and you can do it, too.