Rome2Rio is my go-to site that will help you figure out how to get to point A to point B the easiest and most effective way. If you are looking for a cheap way of traveling, this site will help you with many different options.
This is one of my favorite sites to do research for all those places that aren’t in guidebooks. I managed to find some very interesting places that sometimes only locals were aware of. So if you’re looking to find different places then Atlas Obscura is the site for you.
If you’re into helping change the world by living a more self-sufficient life or are interested in learning more about how to live a self-sufficient life. Look into WWOOFing. This site helps you get hooked up with hosts from around the world who are looking for help and by teaching others. You will have to do a specific search for the country you are visiting but here is our profile if you’re interested in visiting Spain.
I never used CouchSurfing very much during my big trip but during our bike trip from Norway to Amsterdam, we used it a few times when we didn’t want to sleep in our tent. We also used it a few times during our road trip from Calgary, Alberta, through the USA, and even a couple of times in Mexico. If you’re new to CouchSurfing, it’s a site that gets you hooked up with locals who have a spare bed or room to offer. One of my closest friends I met on CouchSurfing and we purchase “Roadie” (our van for our road trip to Mexico from a CouchSurfer.
When traveling we all need to have access to our funds and with the rates banks charge people now, you spend so much of your hard-earned/saved cash on those damn bank fees. When I found Transfer Wise, it saved me so much cash on bank fees that I use this bank still to this day for everything. This is a MUST-HAVE when you hit the road. Their fees are pennies for most transactions. You won’t be disappointed when you start using Transfer Wise. I promise you.
For me, when visiting a new city, the food is always a big part of why I’m planning to visit that city. I found Eat With by accident one day and I love it. You get a chance to visit a local’s home while they cook you an authentic meal usually local cuisine. When we lived in Madrid we hosted numerous people while I cooked them Thai food (I lived in Thailand for almost 5 years). If you’re looking for something a little bit more authentic than your typical restaurant, make sure you see who is cooking what in the city your visiting. If your interested in Thai food while in Spain, drop me a line.
If your tired of traveling and are trying to figure out where to settle down for a while or for good. I found Teleport VERY VERY useful. You can compare everything from the price of a beer, renting an apartment to the quality of life in almost any city in the world.
These sites will help become a digital nomad
If you’re looking for different ways to have some extra income when your backpacking around the world, here are a few favorites of mine. You won’t get rich off of them but they will definitely help you with some extra funds.
My first favorite is Teespring. I created dozens of T-Shirts and posted them here. It’s a great POD site that will help you raise some extra funds easily. The only time it takes you is designing your shirts and then posting them. To help you with your new POD store I’m offering you over
Flippa gives you the opportunity to buy different websites or apps and then resell them or keep them to build a following.
Fiverr is a great site if you can create things that people need. I use Fiverr to help people who are starting their own POD (Print On Demand) shop. You can find help with almost anything. If you are just starting off your POD shop, make sure you check out my gig where I will send you over 500 T-Shirt templates for only 5 bucks.
It’s only been recently that I found the site Envato Elements and I wish I would have found it earlier. This site has helped me create so many different things. If your looking for some extra creative ideas, this is the site to go to. It has a monthly subscription fee but it’s well worth it if you’re needing some creative inspiration.
I’ve been using Pinterest for a very long time. It became my go-to site when I was traveling a lot. I still use it to this day but it’s more for the other big project that I have on the go. The Springs Homestead is our newest project but if you don’t know about Pinterest, you should start using it for your travels or pretty much anything else you have on the go.
Tailwind has taken my Pinterest skills to the next level. Keeping your Pinterest boards up to date can be daunting and time-consuming. With Tailwind, it helps you schedule all your upcoming posts for the following month or even longer. With everything you already have on the go, Tailwind will make your life much easier when it comes to keeping your boards up to date. I live by it.
When it comes to scheduling on Instagram, Later is the best scheduler. Everybody should be using this site. It has a free plan that gives you 30 posts per social profile but I use the starter plan. It has more of the options that I’m looking for. I looked into other scheduler sites but this site offered everything I was looking for. Being able to schedule my posts for the entire month helped me in so many different ways. It’s infidelity a must-have for your Instagram account.