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How to Find Flights
I’ve used Agoda for ages now . It’s the best way to look up accommodation around the world. Even if you don’t book, it’s the perfect way to search what’s available and gives you an idea of the prices in the area.
I’m not much of a tour person but sometimes a tour is necessary! Here are the most trusted tour companies around…
Sometimes life happens… And it gets EXPENSIVE! Be prepared and covered with insurance. I’ve done the homework for you already! Everyone has different needs but these are the TOP most recommended travel insurance policies to get. I travel with Allianz.
Dealing with Money
Hands down the only travel card an American traveler needs. You get reimbursed for each ATM fee incurred and they don’t charge a dime themselves. Depending on what account you open, you could get $100 bucks (code REFER. nonaffiliated)
THE easiest way to transfer money, especially in different currencies, around the world. It doesn’t hurt to compare, but I’ve found it to be the cheapest.
What’s the best way to stay connected abroad?
Everyone wants to know how to get data on their phone the easiest and cheapest way! You have three options.
1. You get a SIM card for your unlocked phone in every country you go to. Annoying, but the only way for a cheap and reliable connection. They are always available at the airport.
2. You buy a mobile hotspot which isn’t cheap at anywhere from $8+ a day.
3. If you’re from the USA, sign up with T-mobile. I have a $45 monthly plan that gives me unlimited data abroad. It’s not always the fastest, but I at least stay connected and I don’t have to worry about SIM cards. (Not from the US? What plan from your county offers something similar? Research it!)
TEFL Certification to Teach English Abroad
This is one of the quickest, easiest, and most affordable ways to get certified online to teach English everywhere. You can check out this guide to teaching English abroad for more info on getting a job almost anywhere!
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The most recommended VPN out there that works in nearly 100 countries. Most people use VPNs to keep their privacy safe while browsing the internet, but sometimes countries block things you want to use. If you’re going to China, this is something you will literally need! Unless you can live without anything related Google, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram… Yeah…
Don’t need a super serious VPN? Too cheap? Hola should do the trick. It’s free and I’ve used it many times while trying to watch Hulu while in Thailand, for example. It’s not the best, but it didn’t cost me a dime, so I was happy with it. PS – Think this will work in China? Think again…
My ultimate camera. I like landscapes and I like not being faced in pics because I’m not even the slightest bit photogenic, awkward AF annnddd I’m clumsy sooo. GoPro is the answer for me.
This is my baby! I LOVE this camera! It takes great pictures and video. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t know how to work a DSLR. I didn’t either! I’m slowly teaching myself and this has been the perfect camera to do it with. I’m getting better with every snap!
These old-school backpacks really are my favorite. They last forever and are perfect for carry-on luggage. Now that I have camera gear I need a specialized backpack. I will recommend this to anyone traveling who doesn’t have gear, though!
Got camera gear and a laptop? Need something safe and padded? Want extra room to throw in hard drives, your mouse, and some other random crap? This is the bag I use! Only small complaint is that it’s a tad heavy, but I’d rather deal with that than a broken DSLR!
This is what I use when I’m walking around town. I throw my DSLR in here (with a sweater for padding), my GoPro, my water, my purse, other random bits and I still have room. I use this for everything! It’s water-resistant, lightweight, and packs down to nothing.
OMG I know… People either love or hate these things. I was a hater before and now I hate myself for being late to the game because these sticks really are game changers. How else do you expect to get that EPIC pic?! Just give in… You know you want to. Also if you have a GoPro, it’s a must.
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