Planning your next vacation or year of travels? With so much information out there, it can be difficult to figure out what you really need. Here on my Travel Guide, I have listed the main resources I used to help guide my traveling experience. Hopefully, they can be of help to you too.
What better way to learn about traveling than from other travelers? When I'm stuck on any traveling issues, my first go-to route is other travel bloggers. They've lived the experiences and know the In's and Outs. Some of my favorite travel bloggers are:
Boots N All: A lot of great traveling information. Specifically, from this site, I signed up for the 30 day RTW (round-the-world) email series. For 30 days, you receive one email per day on various traveling topics for planning (Ex: packing, travel insurance, budgeting etc).
- Indie. This site offers a feature called Indie which is a multi-destination flight fare searcher. We found some of the cheapest flights utilizing this tool.
Professional Hobo: "Traveling Full-time in a Financially Stable Way". I used this website a lot for tips for cheap travel. But also, this was a really helpful source for starting The SoFull Traveler. If you're interested in doing your own writing/blogging, you can find some great tips here.
Nomadic Matt: This guy's got pretty much everything you can think of when it comes to traveling. Not to mention, his website is well laid out making it user friendly and easy to navigate. I also signed up for his blogging course which is awesome!
Even if /when you do get travelers insurance, it's wise to keep yourself as healthy and prepared as possible before your travels. Make sure to look into which vaccines you may need before traveling. Also, make sure to do this with as much time before your traveling as possible. Some vaccines are multiple injections and will take a few weeks to complete.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) website is a great resource for identifying which vaccines to get. It may also be easy to simply talk to your health care provider before you leave.
Knowing what to bring and what to prepare regarding legal documents can be overwhelming. I used Transitions Abroad as a good resource that summed up which documentes to pay attention to. I also shared this with the person that would have an extra copy of these documents in case of an emergency.
This has been a huge learning curve for me. What I found worked for myself and many others is World Nomads . This has great coverage with adjustable time frames. They also offer different scholarships for things like travel writing, travel photography, and travel videography.
Don't let another language keep you from traveling to certain areas.
I typically use DuoLingo as my main education tool for learning other languages. It's free and can be used both on mobile devices and computers. Also, I enjoy the style of teaching and learning of this website. I consider this site similar to the teaching style of Rosetta Stone.