Travel planning, love it or hate it. Julie loves it. Steve hates it.
Of course, there are the fun bits. Perusing inspiring images from far flung locations. Soaking up travel tales of amazing adventures. Leafing through a Lonely Planet book.
Then there are the dull bits. Deciding how to get from A to B at the best possible price. Deciphering currency exchange rates. Discovering the perfect holiday digs.
Whatever your style, travel research can be time-sapping. But it doesn't need to be. Some handy tools we swear by could free up some extra hours for you. Not to mention saving you money.
We hope you find this information helpful.
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Typically one of your largest travel expenses along with accommodation, and so much choice too!
Travelling long term, we like to mix it up a bit when booking accommodation. We use these sites for all our accommodation.
Finding your way around a new country or city can be daunting and time-consuming. These tools lighten the load.
We know, insurance is dull. And expensive! But insurance is as essential as your passport. Don't be tempted to skip it. Your health, well-being, and peace of mind are worth the investment.
USEFUL TRAVEL APPS
There's an app for that. And travel is no different. Here are the ones we love using. We are iPhone users; so the images have links to the iOS store. The link for Google Play store is at the bottom of each description where applicable.
Julie loves learning languages. Whether it's saying "hello", "please", and "thank you" in Thai. Going to Spanish school in Bolivia. Or practising Italian with online language partners.