Planning Your Trip

Planning essentials

While you can often still change your plans on the go, it’s good to have some places and routes already in mind. Having the right mindset and preparation going in will also ensure you’ll get the most out of your adventure…

Finding cheap flights

Forget about ‘travel hacking’: this almost always relies on spending loads of money using credit cards (lame). Instead, check out these more realistic methods for finding cheaper airfare.

Finding places to stay

Travelling is as much about where you’re staying as where you’re going. Below you’ll find my tips on finding charming accommodation regardless of your budget.

Get my step-by-step guide

I wrote a book called Travel the World Without Worries which goes into far more depth than any blog post can. Readers have called it “extremely informative, funny and above all, inspiring”, and “the single most helpful resource for planning a trip” that “obliterates your fears and struggles and turns them into pure excitement”. Find Out More!

Travel insurance

Take it from me, it’s worth getting travel insurance. Here’s why — and what to look for in your policy.


Comprehensive advice on budgeting and saving money can be found in my book. I also maintain several annually updated posts with travel costs for specific destinations.

The art of travel

Packing & gear

You can find much more about this topic on my dedicated packing and travel gear page.

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