We highly reccommend you check out the Smatraveller website before you travel. You’ll be able to check the latest travel advice on any particular country you’re visiting, get valuable general travel info and also register where you’re going.
Our pick of the bunch include Wego.com for flights, hotels and travel research, World Nomads for travel insurance, awesome travel advice and related content like iPod language guides and phrasebook downloads, Hostelworld for researching and booking hostel accommodation and brilliant tours, Intrepid Travel for what we think are the best adventure tours in the world (big statement!), and Discount Freight who offer cheap, quick, freight and shipping services.
Wego is a travel search engine that searches 100+ travel websites at once to find the cheapest fares on the web. They then filter and sort the results to narrow down to what you need. All you have to do is click through to book directly from airlines or agency sites. Wego.com is not a travel agent, they don’t have anything to sell so their service is unbiased and free. The best kind!
Hostelworld provides Restless with the information and technology to facilitate your ability research and book hostel accommodation. You can get instant online reservations at thousands of hostels throughout Europe and other continents around the world, read up to the minute hostel reviews, view photographs and read detailed descriptions of all hostels.
Research and book the best tours in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas - North, South & Central. Lots of Great Deals!
Intrepid travellers explore the world’s most amazing places - from the back streets of Asia, to the wilds of Africa, the colourful landscapes of Latin America, the delicacies of Europe and ancient cultures of Australasia. Along the way discover real people, real cultures and incredible real life experiences.
World Nomads is more than just another travel insurance company. They particularly understand the young at heart and adventurous spirit, and tailor their policies accordingly. They offer competitive pricing and heaps of added value through their online community and innovative travel technology.
Discount Freight offers the most competitive prices and a great service. They provide free boxes for all orders, customs preparation in Australia and clearance in your destination country, delivery to the door, as per local post office guidelines and most importantly, no hidden fees! All products are inclusive of customs clearance and delivery (except Depot to Depot services). There is No GST to pay as your freight is an export!
Tips and Tool
As well as travel insurance, World Nomads continuously develop innovative travel technology that helps people to travel around this big old planet safely. Some of the cool tools they have developed include language guides and phrasebook iPod applications and online travel journals. They also run wicked competitions for budding travel writers and photographers, offering mentorship programs with some of the world’s best in these fields.
Join the locals and have fun with our series of free language guides that contain around 30 basic phrases that you can download onto your iPod.