Travel Hacks

Quick tips & links to our favorite resources

For those doing short or long term travel, here are a few of our go-to resources to get your started!


  • Booking your next accommodation with Use my reference link and we’ll both get $25 back! Note the reward will be filled after you complete your stay and can only be applied to a stay that is $50 or more.

Getting Around

  • 12GoAsia - find & book travel itineraries (i.e. bus, train, flights)

  • Rome2Rio - Great resource for figuring out how to travel between cities. This is also linked to 12GoAsia

  • - This is an offline map app that you can download onto your phone. Very helpful for when you’re trying to get somewhere and don’t have Wifi


  • - this has been the best for us overall. Often has the same properties as Agoda (they are sister sites afterall) and also With you can find everything from traditional hotels, to hostels & homestays.

Travel Insurance

  • IMG - We ended up booking a plan with IMG. After comparing the coverage to World Nomads, we felt that the coverage was better for us given the length & type of trip we were doing

  • World Nomads - This tends to be the leader according to other bloggers. It is a reputable company, but we felt IMG better suited our needs


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