This is the place to find all our travel resources in one place. We’ll keep this page updated only with companies that we have used ourselves and that provided us with great service. We may get a very small commission if you buy something using some of the links below, but we only recommend companies that we use personally. If we used a company and didn’t get great service, then you won’t find it on this page.
Cheap Hotels & Hostels
Agoda.com – We use Agoda for many of our hotel bookings. What’s great about them is that they offer a price match guarantee. So if you book a hotel through them and then find it cheaper elsewhere, they’ll refund the difference. We’ve actually had a refund using the guarantee, so we know it works. You can also build up points to get free stays, which is another great reason to use Agoda.
HostelWorld.com – Both above website have sections on hostels, but this is a more dedicated hostel site. HostelWorld has an excellent selection of quality hostels that cover any country that you might want to visit in Southeast Asia or around the world.
HotelsCombined.com compares prices from hundreds of travel sites, so ensuring that you get the best prices. We always use this to get an overview of prices and then book with the cheapest, who often happen to be Agoda.
Airbnb – If you prefer to stay in a private home rather than a hotel or hostel, Airbnb is the way to go. I’ve used them several times and it has been an easy and comfortable experience. Plus, if you’re a first time user, clicking this link with get you a US$20 credit!
HouseCarers.com – Housesitting offers the opportunity to stay somewhere for free, often in return for looking after the house and maybe some pets. It’s a great way to get free accommodation.
AirAsia.com – At the moment we’re traveling around SE Asia, and for cheap flights you can’t get much better than Air Asia. This is our airline of choice in this part of the world.
FlightNetwork.com – Offers Price Drop Protection on all flights, hotels and vacations. If the price drops after you buy, FlightNetwork will give a credit to spend instantly for free. Also, one of Canada’s top choices for online travel booking.
Amazon.com – I’m an avid reader, and read at least one book a week, so I need a place that’s easy and reliable to buy from. And like millions of people around the world, my bookseller of choice is Amazon.com. I have a Kindle, and this is what I read all my books on. It’s great to be able to carry hundreds of books around the world on small e-reader. Amazon is also great for buying millions of other products, including many travel gadgets.
Nagi of Mekong – One of the highlights of our travels was the two-day slow boat from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang. Kae, our guide, took great care of us and made sure we had the trip of a lifetime. We’d highly recommend this boat trip if you’re traveling in Laos. You can see our posts of this trip at Slow Boat To Luang Prabang – Day 1, Slow Boat To Luang Prabang – Day 2, Mekong Riverside Lodge At Pakbeng, and Snakes And Frogs At Pakbeng Market.