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If there is one thing I’ve gotten good at over the past few years, it’s booking travel. Oh more specifically, saving money on travel!

In this section, I’ve rounded up all of my favorites tried and tested companies. These are my go-to places when I need to book anything as they never fail to help me find the best prices.

USA Travel Guide

Flight booking

I’m a Skyscanner girl. I know everyone has their flight search booking engine of choice, well this is mine. It has ever failed to help me find the best prices on flights. Some prefer google flights, which pretty much does the same thing, I just don’t find it as easy to use personally.

Further reading:

How to find the best flight deals online

Who is better Skyscanner or Google Flights

Accommodation

As far as I’m concerned no other company comes close to Booking.com for ease of use and selection worldwide. It is my first port of call, always. Once I’ve checked there I then check the price on VRBO, Expedia, and Hostel World. I also like to check out the reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

 

Experiences

I must admit, I don’t always like to pre book tours or experiences before I arrive at a place. But when I’m researching I love looking through Viator, Get Your Guide, and TripAdvisor. I also love booking tours with Walks so I always see if they have anything in the place I’m visiting.

 

Insurance

Hey Mondo is great if you are looking for a great value flexible policy. They offer single trip cover, annual multi trip cover, and long-term travel cover. You even have the option to start the cover when you are already on your trip, although you won’t be covered for the first 72 hours. For me, my favorite feature is their app which offers you a 24/7 Dr chat and the ability to file a claim directly in the app.

Further Reading:

The best long term travel insurance for Backpackers

Staying connected

Staying connected to WiFi is important to me as a Digital Nomad. So one thing I never leave home without is my TEPPY! This little guy helps me stay online no matter where I am. You can rent or buy depending on your personal circumstances. They can deliver it to you      pretty much worldwide.               

You can stay connected by using eSims on your phone. Airhub helps you stay connected by offering data packs at local rates. It works pretty simple just by downloading their app. Airhub is also available in a lot of popular countries such as UK, Thailand, USA, Italy, Japan, France, and many more!

If you don’t have a VPN yet then you really need one. I personally use Nord VPN and it does everything I need! I can watch HULU no matter where I am in the world. I can search for flight deals without revealing where in the world I am, and it keeps all my data secure when I’m on an insecure network. 

Need an onward ticket to enter your next destination, but not ready to commit to when or where you are going next? Then you need to check out this service from Oneway Fly.

Must have travel essentials

Looking for the perfect backpack? Or maybe you need to update your carry-on? Not sure what camera to take with you on your travels?

In these guides I’ve reviewed my favorite travel gear to help you make sure you travel like a pro.

Packing guides

Not sure what to pack on your next trip? No worries just take a read of my packing guides.

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Travel planning blog posts

Need some help?

Book a travel planning session with Claire

Feeling totally overwhelmed? 

Don’t worry it’s normal, especially if you are planning your first trip. Or considering a big life change like becoming a digital nomad. 

If there is something specific that you want help with then I offer 121 advice sessions at a cost of $150 per session. 

You simply fill out a form telling me what you want to talk about. We book in an hour slot and I do a little research to prepare for our session.

Once the session is over I’ll send you any notes and follow up things we talked about like links to great websites, personalized travel itineraries etc within 24 hours.

Check out My travel books

The Solo Girls Guide to Traveling Without Fear

The solo girls guide to becoming a digital nomad

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This is an amazing book! I’ve been thinking about traveling solo for a long time but couldn’t get over my anxiety. After reading this book, I am about to plan my first trip! The only downside is it’s a bit short. But still helpful and a great read!

 

Are you ready to play travel roulette?

My friend Taima from Poor in a Private Plane just wrote this amazing book to help you plan a last minute trip.

So if you want to know how to plan a weekend getaway in less than 24 hours without blowing the budget then you need this book in your life. 

Travel Guide Planning

🚗 Where can I book bus or private transportation while I’m traveling?

I strongly recommend using Bookaway. You can book almost all transport in the major tourist destinations through them online. They don’t just cover buses they also cover shuttles, ferries, and private drivers.

🎫 Where can I buy tickets for museums, attractions, and tours?

I recommend either Viator or GetYour Guide. They have a lot of options!

👩‍⚕️ What is the best insurance to have while traveling?

I recommend using Heymondo for a great value policy. The app also offers you 24/7 Dr Chat. For Digital Nomads check out SafetyWing digital nomad insurance.

I have also written a blog post covering all my recommended travel insurance here

✈️ Any flight recommendations?

WayAWay offers you cheap flights with cashback. You can use this code CLAIRE22 to get 10% off. Otherwise Skyscanner or Expedia are my go-to flight searching platforms.

📱What do you use for internet connection while traveling?

I’m a big fan of personal WiFi devices and they have saved my ass so many times when traveling. I wrote a full review of the top travel WiFi devices you can read here. I personally use GlocalMe as I can either pop in a physical sim card or use their local carrier.

With regards to my phone connection, I use e-sims while traveling, so rather than having to swap out my regular sim card I can download the app and buy a virtual sim card. I recommend using eitherAirhub or Alosim. Both have great coverage of multiple countries and are very easy to use.

🛏️ What is the best platform to use for booking accommodation?

The 3 best platforms that I normally use are Booking.com, Hotels.com, and Expedia They offer great deals and multiple options. I always check all three to be sure of the best deals.

🛅 Do you have any luggage recommendations for traveling?

I do have a complete list of the best packing and luggage products that I recommend, you can check the list here. I’m currently traveling with this suitcase and this backpack