Favourites

This page links to some of my favourite things, whether they be places, gear or books.

Gear
My favourite gear that I have personally tried and tested. See also my packing lists for more detailed guides.

Books
My personal list of best books which I go back to and update regularly. I also publish a yearly list towards the end of each year, starting with 2018.

Resources
The best tools and websites I use to plan my travels. See also my favourite sabbatical companies.

Useful Links for Booking Your Trip

Flights
I always use Skyscanner or Agoda alongside Google Flights to make sure I’ve got the best price. I use Google Flights to save a route and monitor price changes and a combination of Skyscanner and Agoda to get the cheapest tickets.

If you are in the UK I would also highly recommend signing up for Jack’s Flight Club to get incredible flight deals sent to your email inbox every week.

Accommodation
When booking accommodation I always start with Booking.com as they generally have the best range and prices. I also regularly use Airbnb for longer stays and apartments in cities (use this link for £25 off your first stay). For a different experience try signing up to Housecarers for free house-sitting opportunities (get 10% off membership with this link

Insurance
Travel insurance might seem like an unnecessary cost, but when a flight gets cancelled, injury occurs or you damage a piece of gear you’ll regret not paying in advance. I’ve used World Nomads for two sabbaticals and (after badly damaging a hire car in Laos!) found the claim process to be simple and transparent..

Tours
Using local guides is one of my favourite travel tips. The easiest way to find a local guide is to use Klook who offer tours with local guides all over the world.

Gear
Check out my gear page for my favourite travel gear and here for a detailed 3 month packing list for men and women.


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