We all need a little help in our travel plans and with so many companies out there to choose from, we have compiled a list we highly recommend when it comes travel. In this list are companies we have all grown to know and love in the travel sphere and having had experience with all these below it’s not hard to see why. Whether its cheap flights, destination guides or travel equipment you are looking for, well… see for yourself!
Travel Gear & Equipment
Berghaus make top quality outdoor clothing and equipment, robust and comfortable its made to last. Perfect your adventures while travelling. Dom is currently using the Torridon 65 rucksack.
We’ve been using GoPro’s for a few years now, we are currently using the Hero 4 Silver Edition. Without a doubt, a must need to capture all your travel adventures and unmissable moments. You can read my review of the Hero 4 here.
Patagonia is a high-end outdoor clothing company which makes clothing built to last. On the pricey side for a typical backpackers budget but it is worth buying quality if you’re going to be spending the next 6,12,18 months wearing it. We both have the Patagonia Torrentshell and will be purchasing more of the range before our up and coming RTW trip.
Dom’s had his Merrell Annex walking shoes for over 3 years and have taken them with him everywhere. Hard wearing but comfy and stylish means you can wear them trekking and then to the pub. They do a decent range of different styles for a variety of activities.
A great alternative to booking accommodation. Airbnb connects you to home owners renting out property worldwide, whether it’s short or long-term you can find some great accommodation and amazing prices. Click this link here and you can save £16 off your first booking.
Need a Hostel? Look no further than Hostelworld. With over 30,000 properties worldwide, you would struggle not to find a place to stay where ever you are. Along with Agoda, Hostelworld is our main point of call when booking accommodation.
An easy to use website and interface. We’ve only used it for bookings in the UK at the moment but will no doubt use it in the near future for bookings abroad. We like the fact that you can pay on arrival rather than when you make the booking.
In our opinion the best website for booking accommodation across Asia. It’s our first port of call whenever booking hotels and guesthouses as they provide the best going rate compared to other websites. We especially like the customer ratings as they seem to always be spot on.
Our favourite search engine and the first place we check when booking international flights as they usually come up with the best deals. We really like the look and feel of the site and the inspiration section is worth a look.
An amazing flight comparison website for international flights including many of the budget airlines which some comparison sites miss. A great feature on the site is the option to search everywhere for a flight if you haven’t got a set destination in mind.
A British low-cost airline which fly’s all over Europe. We’ve used them on numerous occasion’s and it’s always been a smooth process with no problems. Look out for the promotions they run as you can pick up some very cheap flights!
If you need to catch a train anywhere in the world, this is the site you must visit. The website has mountains of information regarding train travel worldwide. Routes, times and prices all under one place, it even includes pictures and information on individual trains and its condition.
InterRail is a rail pass for all residents of Europe, It allows you unlimited rail travel between all participating countries for a set time. A great way to see Europe cheaply. Residents outside of Europe can purchase the Eurail pass.
There are many different travel guidebooks on the market but Lonely Planet always comes out on top for us. The guides are easy to use with informative maps and great pictures there’s no reason to look elsewhere. Also, the PDF guides are ideal for saving weight in your backpack. Keep an eye out for the promotions they run, especially the 3 for 2 and 50% off are great ways to add to your collection.
This is a very handy guide from 1Cover on the importance of getting travel insurance while travelling abroad. A very informative resource about the different kinds of coverage one can expect on a typical travel insurance policy.
Ideal for students and under 30’s who are looking to book RTW tickets, help with visa’s and working abroad, plus much more. A great company to deal with who will help to answer questions and issues you have with first-time travel.
The largest small group adventure travel company in the world covering destinations worldwide including the Arctic and Antarctic. All the G Adventures staff have great knowledge and experience, along with quality prices and top tours, what more can you ask for!
Note: Some of the above links are affiliate links, at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase we make a small commission on each sale. Which helps towards the costs of running this site. All the above companies are ones which we have used in the past and can highly recommend. If you have any questions regarding these companies please let us know.