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- Planning/Researching a Sabbatical
- General Booking Sites
- Specialist Sabbatical Companies
- Volunteering & Work Experience
- Other Useful Company & Websites
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Planning/Researching a Sabbatical
General Booking Sites
Specialist Sabbatical Companies
- Coconut Tree Divers, Honduras
- Buccaneer Diving, Zanzibar | Tanzania
- Tioman Dive Centre, Malaysia
- Tofu Scuba, Mozambique
- Dolphin Dive, Nicaragua
- Wicked Diving, Komodo | Indonesia
- We Dive Dahab, Red Sea | Egypt
- Scuba Iguana, The Galapagos Islands
- Australian RV Rental: GoSeeAustralia.com
- Canada RV Rental: Canada-RV-Rentals.com
- Europe RV Rental: McRent.eu
- Iceland RV Rental: IndieCampers.com
- USA RV Rental: USARVRentals.com
Volunteering & Work Experience
Other Useful Company & Websites
Useful Tools for Booking Your Sabbatical
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.
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).
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.
Getting from the airport to your destinations is an added stress after a tiring flight, so take the guesswork out and pre-book with JayRide.com. Their prices often beat the local taxis and I've found them to be reliable and easy to use.