TRAVEL RESOURCES

by Vanessa Wanders Miles

The companies listed below are the ones I use when I travel and have had a great experience with. Whilst there are so many to use, I think these are a fantastic selection to help you plan and buy the right gear from ethical retailers – they continually offer the best deals which is the main thing! Check back here before your book your trip for the latest updates.


TRAVEL INSURANCE


 

WORLD NOMADS

WorldNomads.com is designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of sports and activities.

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SAFETYWING

SafetyWing is founded by a group of digital nomads for digital nomads and remote entrepreneurs. Prices start at only $37 per 4 weeks worldwide travel medical coverage.

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BATTLEFACE

battleface covers emergency medical treatment and evacuation, adventure sport and travel to remote or unstable places. All policies includes cover for War and Terrorism.

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HOTELS & ACCOMMODATION


BOOKING.COM

Booking.com is a fabulous go-to site for booking cheap hotels, guest houses, and even glamping. Love their genius loyalty program giving extra discounts as well as their no money down policy. Find accommodation in unusual places too, give booking.com a go.

HOSTELWORLD

Hostelworld has over 36,000 hostels in over 178 countries. Read millions of hostel reviews from fellow travellers & book your next adventure today.

YHA (ENGLAND & WALES)

YHA operates over 150 sites throughout England and Wales — a community of shared spaces, open to all and for the benefit of everybody. As a leading social enterprise, YHA enriches the lives of young people by improving physical health, mental well-being, and life skills through experiences. By staying with YHA, you will be contributing to the charity. 


TOURS AND LOCAL GUIDES


GET YOUR GUIDE

GetYourGuide provides thousands of activities in different countries which you can book in advance, that way you don’t arrive in a city without a complete itinerary. Guided tours, canal cruises, museums, cooking classes… you name it, you will find it on GYG!

VIATOR

Viator, a TripAdvisor company, has a comprehensive list of cities including some of the more unusual destinations. Their experiences cover specific attractions, private tours, or longer adventures. You can plan in advance as they have a great cancellation policy.

MANAWA

Live unforgettable moments! Book among hundreds of the best adrenaline-packed activities worldwide.

G ADVENTURES

G Adventures offer small group adventure tours to epic bucket list destinations around the world. Pioneering community and responsible travel, G Adventures provide National Geographic trips as well as 18-30s, family, marine, active, local living, expedition wellness and more!

URBAN ADVENTURES

Find food tours, beer tours, street art tours, bike tours, kayak tours and so much more! Urban Adventures by Intrepid operate in over 150 cities around the world with local guides to captivate you with their knowledge.


TRANSPORT


RENTALCARS.COM

Find the best rental prices on luxury, economy, and family rental cars with FREE amendments in over 60000 locations worldwide, reserve online today!

TRAINLINE

From local trips to cross-country adventures, find info and book train tickets for popular journeys in the UK and the rest of Europe.

BUSBUD

Busbud is a travel website specialising in intercity bus tickets. Busbud covers buses in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia.


ETHICAL SHOPPING – ONLINE


ARTFULLY WILD CO

GET 10% DISCOUNT (Code: WM10) – Organic and Sustainable Clothing for men, women, and children.

WATER-TO-GO

GET 15% DISCOUNT (Code: WM15) – Refillable Water bottle with unique 3-in-1 Filter Technology to remove up to 99.9999% of all microbiological contaminants from any non-saltwater source.

ETSY.COM

Shop from unique and independent retailers from around the world with a focus on handmade or vintage items.

BAMBOO CLOTHING

British-designed Sustainable Bamboo Activewear for men & women.

TRAIDCRAFT

Shop fair trade homeware, ethical gifts, organic groceries, and more. They advocate the importance of organic farming, sustainability, and transparency to the lives of growers and artisans around the world.

FUSSY DEODORANT

Sustainable Deodorant backed by science. 100% Natural, Plastic-Free Refills. Plant Powered 24-Hour Protection. 

BOWER COLLECTIVE

Natural home and personal care products to help our customers create more sustainable, lower waste homes.


ADVENTURE GEAR – ONLINE


BLACKS

Shop online with Briitish retailer packed with all the gear for life outdoors. Offer a price match guarantee on everything.

COTSWOLD OUTDOOR

CotswoldOutdoor.com stocks one of the most comprehensive ranges of outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment in Europe, with more than 250 brands.

ORDNANCE SURVEY

As the national mapping agency of Great Britain, we’re renowned for our paper maps as well as the award-winning OS Maps app, loved by walkers, runners, cyclists, horse riders, climbers, and everyone that enjoys exploring off the beaten track. Check out the wide range of outdoor gear, GPS devices, guide books, personalised maps, themed maps and more. 

OSPREY EUROPE

Design & build innovative backpacks and accessories of the highest quality. Today, Osprey products continue that pioneering spirit, being used on the highest mountains to the remotest islands and everywhere in between.


Disclaimer:  Some of these links are affiliate links which means that I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.   It’s basically just a referral credit that I’d earn, and I’d truly appreciate your support.  The small amount money I make from this site helps keeping me travel, and maintain this site with helpful information for everyone!

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