On this page you can find resources that are useful in location independent business and lifestyle. If you have any source to add, please contact me via the about page.
Momondo - This is a great comparison tool for airfares and my number 1. The vast majority of airlines are included.
Skyscanner - Another great website to compare airlines. Also enables you to compare whole trips.
Vayama - This is a great nifty website for comparing airlines.
Kayak - Kayak can give you especially good offers in case you are based in the US.
Hotelscombined - The biggest database of hotels and apartments around the world. My standard website when I start to scout for accommodation. Hotelscombined compares all hotels, hostels, B&B and apartments for the biggest booking websites and shows you all the prices differences.
Agoda.com – This is a great booking website. They are often the cheapest due to their efficient organization structure. Very big inventory for hotels in Asia.
Booking.com - Good booking website, very decent. The one thing I like about Booking is that you can book hotels/apartments without have to pay upfront. This enable you to cancel accommodation easily if something comes up.
Hotels.com – Big hotels website with sometimes very good discounts.
Hotwire – Hotwire works different than the common booking website. It finds you a discounted accommodation according to your specifications.
Couchsurfing - Well known and great concept. You meet people and sleep at their house. Everything is free. Besides having accommodation, Couchsurfing is great because it enables you to meet locals in an easy way.
Expedia - Sometimes very good deals are to be found here – especially if you book packages (flights and hotels together).
Hostelworld – The number 1 of all hostel booking websites. User-friendly and very good layout. You will definitely find a good deal here.
HostelBookers - One of the best websites to find a cheap and decent hostel.
Airbnb - Rent an apartment directly from locals. I like their layout and the ease of searching the website. Some beautiful apartments are to be found here – although sometimes prices can be steep. Negotiating can make a big difference.
OnlyApartments – Good source for both short term and long term quality apartments, especially in Europe.
Flipkey - I use this website often to scout for apartments in foreign lands. You can find a large amount of apartments here and it is easy to contact owners.
Travel Gear & Info
Viator - If you are looking for a tour, irrespective of the country, big chance that Viator has it. Big database with many tours and easy to book. I used them a couple of times and always had a good time.
Tours4Fun – Reputable website with sightseeing tours for all over the world.
Rough Guide Travelbooks – Some interesting ideas and places can be taken from these books.
WikiTravel – One of the best sources for foreign countries and cities as it is written by locals and visitors alike.
StrongVPN – My favorite VPN provider. Works in all places I have been to, and it never let me down. Good customer service as well.
Rail Europe - A good deal if you want to travel Europe by train.
The Man in Seat 61 - Very good website for train travelers. Big collection of train maps.
MoneyBookers - My favorite online bank. Accessible everywhere – and you get a credit card that is perfect for travel (no fees).
World Nomads Travel Insurance – For travel insurance that is valid worldwide, look no further than World Nomads. Good rates and good customer service.
LiveMocha - My favorite website for starting learning a language. You can learn the basics through their online courses and talk with locals via various channels (video chat, skype).
I-to-I Online TEFL course – If you want to become a professional English teacher abroad you will need a TEFL in most cases. I-to-I provides a good course to get your TEFL online.
Fiverr - Make money the easy way. Get paid by providing small gigs of $5 each.
Odesk - In my opinion the best website for professional freelancers to connect with clients.
Elance - A little smaller than Odesk but it is advisable to sign up here as well if you want to make it big in freelancing (or to find good freelancers).
NameCheap - Good webhosting (and domain name) provider. Cheap – as the name implies – and reliable.
BlueHost - Another decent webhosting company. They often have very good deals.
ThemeForest - In my opinion the best place to find the most diverse array of quality web designs.
AWeber - My favorite email service provider. Easy to use and works like a charm.
MailChimp - Comparable with AWeber in options and you can start for free.
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