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As you may know, we travel on a budget, so we always search the Internet for the best websites that can help us find the best deals on flights, transport, accommodation, and activities.

Below is our list of favourite tools, apps and websites that help us save money on our travels.

We’ve also included any discount links we have for you.

Browse below or use this list to jump to those resources you are interested in:

  1. Looking for Flights
  2. Finding Accommodation
  3. Travel Gear and Accessories
  4. Renting Cars or Campers
  5. Travel Insurance
  6. Finding Travel Activities and Experiences
  7. Travel Photography Gear
  8. Travel Blogging Resources


1. Skyscanner

When searching for the best flights we use Skyscanner and then also check the prices direct with the airline to see which offers the best deal.


We use a combination of sites to try to find the best accommodation deals.


On, we find a variety of cheap and budget accommodations, such as local guesthouses and cheap hotels. We like that you become eligible for further discounts as a “booking genius” the more you book with them, so that gives us even more value.


As a comparison, we use to compare prices or find deals that might not be listed on

4. Housesitting

This is our preferred method of finding accommodation because it is FREE. This option makes our travels much more affordable, and we also get lots of pet cuddles 🙂

Read more on how we saved over $100,000 by house-sitting around the world.

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We’ve been on the road since 2017, so we have learnt about all the travel gear and accessories that can make your travels easier.

We have added useful items to both our UK and USA-based Amazon pages, which you can check out using the links below.

🇬🇧If you are UK-based, check out this page: Lifejourney4two page on UK Amazon  

🇺🇸 If US-based, check this page: Lifejourney4two USA Amazon

You may also find it useful to check out our articles on:

🔲 Travel Games

🔲 Safari and Travel Gifts

🔲 Campervan and Motorhome Accessories

🔲 Safari Accessories


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Self-drive road trips are obviously our favourite way to travel. Whether you are taking a road trip by car, motorhome or camper — we’ve done them all.

▶︎ Do you need an International Drivers Licence? Apply Easily online here.

We’ve shared our experience with camper and car rental tips below.

1. Car Hire

When you check car hire prices, always check the difference in price between an airport pick-up and an in-town pick-up. It might be worth the taxi fare to get a cheaper price in the city.

🚘 We use to find the best car rental deals.


If you are looking for a motorhome or campervan rental, we highly recommend the Motorhome Republic, which can find you the best deals worldwide.

We used them when we hired a motorhome in Europe, and they couldn’t have been more helpful. They managed to get us a better deal than when we approached individual hire companies.

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If you are thinking of travelling to Europe in a camper or motorhome, check out our Motorhoming in Europe post here.

3. RV Rental

If you are in the US, you could use RVshare, which makes RV travel easy by connecting you to camper owners in your local area or at your destination who hire out their RVs.

They offer a huge selection of trusted RV rentals in the US.

Save up to 25% on your 2022 travel costs by booking an RV through RVshare


We never leave home without travel insurance — find out why here. We have used SafetyWing and World Nomads and suggest getting a quote from each to see which best suits your circumstances.


1. Get Your Guide

We use Get Your Guide to find ideas of what to do in a place, book tours and buy tickets online and jump the queues.

You can find fabulous tours and experiences around the world.

Of the great tours on offer, many are run by local companies, and most tours and activities have Free cancellations up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

With their Reserve now & pay later option, you can keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.

⭐️ Have a look here to get ideas of places to visit and things to do ⭐️

2. Viator

As a comparison for prices, we check out  Viator which also often has alternative tours.

3. Free Walking Tours

If we are in a city we will check online for any free walking tours. These generally are led by locals and at the end of the tour, you can give a donation depending on how happy you are with the tour.


We list and give reasons for our travel gear in this article 👉 Favourite Travel Photography Gear

What we have in our Camera Bags

Our Sony cameras and lenses
Our Sony cameras and lenses

Our Cameras

We love the Sony a9s so much, we have four of them!

⭐️ 📸They have now been superseded by the even better a9ii with all the fabulous features we love in the a9 plus more. Find out more at Wex Camera Store here.

Until recently, we also had the Sony RX10 iv which Shelley loved and was a great all-purpose camera for those who don’t want to carry around different lenses.

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Our Favourite Camera Lenses

📸 READ MORE: Our Travel Photography Gear – Packing Smart

Travel Photography Prints

Shop our ETSY store for digital downloads of our best photos and our unique travel-designed products.

🖼️ Shop Our Etsy Store Here


We have tried and tested several resources on our blogging journey. And we’ve spent money on courses and programs — some good, some rubbish, and some absolute game changers.

Below are our absolute game changers that we recommend without hesitation.

We know what it is like to set out on a blogging journey and how tough it is to start making money from your passion. The resources below greatly impacted our knowledge, approach and confidence.

There are more expensive resources that we have heard great things about, too, but we aren’t able to justify them yet.

The main thing you will want to know about is SEO (Search Engine Optimisation).

You don’t want to be writing your heart out for no one to be able to find you on Google. Learning about SEO is your number one priority.

The SEO TOOL we recommend

AHREFS and RANK IQ, SEMRUSH and Keysearch are some of the best SEO Tools – BUT the most budget-friendly is Keysearch.

⭐️ So until you can justify a bigger expense for the Big-name SEO Tools, KEYSEARCH is the way to go.

We use KEYSEARCH and have done so for a few years now – this was one of our game changers.

We can monitor our ranking positions and plan posts using the most beneficial keywords for our blog. And it all comes at a fraction of the cost we’d be paying for the others.

⭐️ Sign up to KEYSEARCH today, use our 20% off Code KSDISC, and find the best Keywords for your posts.


I have taken several blogging courses … including one with Nomadic Matt, but this one, although the most expensive of all the courses we invested in, is the cream of the crop.

It is like a mini degree in all things travel blogging, SEO and affiliate marketing, all the while guided by a supportive and attentive team. You aren’t just a number on this course – you are part of a community that is cared about – rare in today’s age.

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It costs way less than a degree, though and is worth every dollar.

If you buy this course from the outset of your blogging journey – you will save time and heartache while building your travel blog.

As a whole package, it costs less than all the combined courses we took in our blogging journey and has absolutely EVERYTHING you need to know.

There is also an option to buy the course only. Find out more about this one-stop shop for everything you need to know about building a travel website here.

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