Books, Bloggers and Companies that will help make your travel experience bigger, brighter and easier!
Travel Writing (Lonely Planet)
This book has it all! From the very first time you start a travel diary - how to write for big corporations and get paid to do so! Complete with pictures, interviews, examples, exercises, motivation and inspiration from some of the greatest travel writers of our time! Great for anybody who can pick up a pen and write, you will benefit from it!
Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Photography
I'm currently making my way through this book and boy has it opened my photography mind! Again, in Lonely Planet style, this book covers ALL levels, for bebinners to expert. Along with inspiring images that make you want to run outside after every page and test out the tips!
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
This is the new 'The Secret'. Another one i'm currently inhaling, this book is breathtakingly inspiring! It stirs emotion and makes the what-if's turn into when's? Get unbelievably inspired and motivated to chase your dreams!
The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World (Lonely Planet)
If you like going outside of your house, being a human and living each day on this glorious planet earth, you. need. this. book! It is a hard cover, massive book of every country in the world according to lonely planet. Exceptional photography complimenting simple clear facts and snippets to get your wanderlust juices flowing! PERFECT coffee table centrepiece, as my mother proved to me this christmas.
Rebirth: A Fable of Love, Forgiveness, and Following Your Heart
Check out my review of this inspirational traveller's tale here >>
This book was a wonderful awakener. I needed it. It's a tale of love, self-discovery and the roller coaster 'alone-time' can bring. Told from the heart - Strong, raw and vivid. Delve into the mind of a wanderer and be intrigued by what you may find. . .
Skyscanner is the ONLY search engine I use to find flights!
A collective of all flight sales sites in one place!
You're guaranteed to get the best rate. My Travel Resource page would not be complete without it!
The app is super duper easy to use -
This is the site of sites for finding a hotel, fast and at the RIGHT price. Searching through nearly all sites on the big interweb, you can get the deal you deserve to make you trip a little bit easier!
Airbnb is a fantastic way to score exclusive, unique accomodation! It's a great alternative to traditional hotels and can save you tonnes of money! A lot of homely features such as a laundry and kitchen are usually included, making it more comfortable for longer stays and slow travel. Sign up today and i'll give you $50 off your first adventure!
Tours / Travel Companies
Intrepid is a travel company dedicated to 'real' travel. Tours designed to see, feel and taste authenticity. Home stays, home cooked meals and back street adventures are usually what you'll find with these guys. I traveled through Borneo, climbing Mount Kota Kinabalu with them in 2014 and it has honestly been the best organised tour I have ever done. HIGHLY recommend this company!!
Apple 13" MacBook Pro, Retina Display by far the best laptop for anybody who's travelling and taking top quality photos or video. So many everyday programs are already preloaded and ready for your creative juices to get to work!
Nikon Coolpix B700 Everyday camera + video. All in one, easy to use camera! Great price range too for beginners-intermediate photographers. Used with a SanDisk 32GB SD Card with all of my old photos and videos stored on a Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive
SJCAM SJ5000 Elite Action Camera I use this for any faster paced activities and underwater shots! A Great alternative to the GoPro - instead of buying everything seperate, this comes with every accessory you could ever need plus an extra battery!
Other Top-Notch Blogs
These bloggers are the bloggers of bloggers of BLOGGERS. I'm basically in love with all of them. I want to share the love and let you know who I turn to in times of 'God help me, I cannot do this anymore!!!!!!!' For the kick up the pants and to put a smile back on my dile.
World Of Wanderlust - Brooke is an inspiration Queen!! She worked 2 jobs, travel blogged and completed a degree when she started out. Now she's added a boutique cafe to the list! This girl can do anything I swear. Her site is an inspiring view of her destinations. Check her out to just sit, scroll, stare and go wooooooooow
Blogging From Paradise - Ryan Biddulph is a genius. His entire site is dedicated to travel blogging tips, and living the nomadic life of hammocks, pina coladas and beach sunsets. Check out his incredibly affordable e-books for top notch info!
y Travel blog - This is for the traveling families. Caz and Craig have created the ultimate virtual shopping mall for all things travel! The FREE resources these guys supply are incredible! So much info and love all in one place. If you're about to head off, don't go until you've visited their page, it rocks!
Think Travel Lift Grow - Jeremy is a young man from India. Determined to redesign his lifestyle from what society sees as the 'right' way to live. Dropping out of College, he's now a full-time nomad living completely off his blog!
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