Planning and organising a trip is half the fun! This page contains the products and services that we use whenever we’re planning our own trips as they are great resources and/or provide the best deals.
In the interest of transparency, yes we do receive a small kick-back if you use our referral links, BUT we also strongly believe in these particular products and services and wouldn’t have partnered with them otherwise. So by all means do your own research, but before you book or purchase anything please come back and use our referral links – it will not only help us to maintain and grow this site, but you may receive additional benefits you wouldn’t otherwise receive! #win/win
Airbnb is the best way to rent unique, local accommodation on any budget anywhere in the world. We first used Airbnb in Bali Indonesia, where we rented a stunning 2-bedroom traditional Balinese house with full-size private swimming pool overlooking the forest in Ubud. We were so glad we stayed there over a hotel or villa and it was also great value. If you book accommodation through the above link you’ll also receive AU$29 towards your first stay!
We like to use Booking.com to book most of our overseas accommodation as they have a fast intuitive website with a good selection of filters which makes browsing and comparing deals easy, their prices are very competitive with no fees and they offer a best price guarantee.
Our site is hosted by SiteGround. We chose them after reading a bunch of positive reviews online recommending them for their great reliability, low price (from $3.95/mth), and direct support for WordPress. They also have three servers across the world (Chicago, Amsterdam and Singapore) to best serve your location. Go through the link above and you’ll receive a free site transfer + up to 6 months of free hosting as a bonus!
Our WordPress site is built using the Ultra theme by Themify. We trialled a number of themes before settling on this one. Basically it’s one of the most powerful and flexible themes out there, but is extremely easy to use due to their drag and drop builder. It’s all fully mobile responsive and their support forum has been very helpful for us. Although we have very limited website knowledge and no coding experience, we were able to create our site with little fuss.