Planning and packing for a trip can be overwhelming but don’t worry, we’ve put together a list of our top travel resources to help you every step of the way!
Below are some tried and tested favourites that have made our travels infinitely easier, and we are confident they’ll do the same for you!
eSIM & VPN
The easiest way to stay connected is through eSIMs! KnowRoaming offers prepaid data plans for 200+ countries at the most affordable price! All you need is QR code and WiFi for initial set up and voila, off you go! Save 10% with our coupon code FORTWOPLZ10 at checkout, valid for one use per person, for all packages except USA 1GB 7 Days.
Airalo is another eSIM brand we use when we travel. With coverage of 200 countries and regions, you can easily find suitable rates for your next trip among local, regional, and international eSIMs. It offers coverage in Japan, which KnowRoaming doesn’t, and have slightly different data plans. Get started with Airalo’s eSIM now!
Flight & Transport
Kyte is our go-to for all our car hire needs in the USA! This startup company saves you time and money by delivering the car right to your doorstep! No more waiting in line at the store counter. Best of all, no need to worry about refueling upon return – super flexible! Book your car rental here and drive with Kyte for your next USA road trip!
This 3rd-party car rental booking site does all the grunt work for you by comparing car rental deals from various companies to help you save big for your trip! What we loved about them is the quoted prices are super transparent (no hidden fees!), free cancellation policy extends up until 48 hours prior to pick-up time, and customer support is excellent! Need a car? Begin your search here.
Heading to Hawaii for a beach vacation? Hawaiian Airlines has you covered with non-stop service to Hawaii from the U.S. mainland and international destinations! Find airfare deals on Hawaiian Airlines flights.
Expedia is a one-stop travel booking site, offering flight deals, car rentals, and even vacation packages! With Expedia Rewards, we got to enjoy Member Prices and unlock membership perks (e.g., free upgrade!). Start saving with Expedia now!
In Japan, a Japan Rail Pass (aka JR Pass) is a must! The multi-use ticket gives you access to all JR national trains including Shinkansen bullet trains and Narita Express trains. Worried about transferring? Choose the Meet and Greet service. A specialist will wait for you right after arrival, help you exchange the Japan Rail Pass, and personally escort you to the terminal. Buy your JR Pass here!
When it comes to accommodations, we value quality and consistent service, and Accor Hotels can deliver that. The hotel group has 39 brands under its umbrella in over 110 countries. Fairmont, Sofitel, Raffles, Banyan Tree all belong to Accor. Book an unforgettable stay today!
Sometimes you get better deals on 3rd party booking sites. Agoda has consistently given us the best options possible. Besides hotels, the site also searches for apartments and vacation rentals for long term stays! Click here to save up to 75% on hotels worldwide!
Before booking any hotel stays, we always hop on TripAdvisor and browse traveller reviews and opinions. The platform also compares prices from 200+ booking sites – including the hotel’s own website! Save up to 30% on the right hotel with TripAdvisor today!
Tours & Activities
Looking for things to do on your trip? Check out Viator – a marketplace of nearly 400,000 tours and activities around the world. Full refund available up to 24 hours before your tour date. Start your adventure HERE!
Klook is another online travel agency focused on experiences and attractions. The platform is extremely popular in Asia. You can find tours, shows, city passes, transport tickets and more! Discover local experiences on Klook!
For European tours, we recommend GetYourGuide. You can conveniently book, download, store, and access your tickets — all from your mobile device. Plus, its flexible cancellation policy is a great perk for those with uncertain plans. Find a local guide NOW!
Need to book something last minute? Tiqets is our lifesaver for last minute tickets to museums and attractions. Best of all, you can often dig up priority passes to many attractions in Europe! Skip the line with Tiqets on your next tour!
The best way to learn about local cuisine is by participating in a cooking lesson. airKitchen lets you book an authentic cooking class with Japanese hosts in their homes to get that first-hand experience of Japanese culture! Start your local food adventures HERE.
ByFood is another Japanese platform for foodie travelers. Here, you can book food experiences like cooking classes and food tours (some of which are virtual). You can even restaurant reservations! Explore Japanese food culture with just one click!
Eatwith is the world’s largest community for unique culinary experiences. It connects you with friendly, hand-selected hosts in over 130 countries for unique, immersive experiences! Whether it is a delicious French madeleine baking class with a professional pâtissier from Paris, or a fun mixology workshop led by a London mixologist, Eatwith has got you covered. Give your taste buds a treat!
Want to hit up all the iconic attractions on your trip? CityPASS is a money saver. The pass covers admission to the most famous and popular attractions in each city and is priced up to 50% less than the combined regular price of admissions. Destinations include popular North American cities – Orlando, Seattle, South California and beyond! Shop NOW at CityPASS.com!
Trip Planning Tools
Love hiking or biking? AllTrails is your best companion and guide to the outdoors, with 400K+ curated trails on all 7 continents! Upgrade to AllTrails+ to get extra features like offline maps and wrong-turn alerts to help you make the most of every minute outdoors!
Airtable is super handy in keeping things organized. It is a hybrid of spreadsheet and database. When planning a trip, we would create an itinerary with a calendar, attach confirmation of transportation and hotel, budget costs. Then throughout the trip, we’d use it to keep track of daily spending. Grab your FREE account NOW!
If you prefer something simpler and more visual, try Trello! The board can manage everything from your itinerary to your activities. They even have power-ups (aka apps) like Skyscanner that lets you find the best deals on flights, hotels, and car rentals right on your board! Get started with Trello today!
TripIt is built specifically for travel. Aside from organizing your booking confirmation into an itinerary, the platform will find you the latest COVID-19 travel requirements for your destinations, maps of airports and terminals to help you get around, and show safety scores for the neighborhoods you’re visiting!
GuideAlong is a perfect road trip companion. Their audio tours are like having a tour guide in your car. You can hear stories, local tips & directions that play automatically based on your location. Best of all, they work offline! Try GuideAlong on your next road trip!
Rimowa’s robust aluminium and polycarbonate suitcases are a must-have accessory for frequent travellers. Not only is it robust and lightweight, but it is also built to last and ensure you travel with confidence. Find your Rimowa luggage.
Having a high-quality, high-performance power bank is a must while you’re on the go. Anker’s external batteries not only recharge 2X faster than standard portable chargers, but can also charge multiple mobile phones at the same time! Click here to find the best Anker product for you.
MagSafe charger makes wireless charging a snap. Belkin has a wonderful collection of magnetic mount for every activity you can think of – whether you need a car vent mount or one for the handlebar on your bike. The magnetic car vent mount is a must-have for all our road trips – it’s secure, versatile, and easy to pack! Find the right product for you here.
Are you the type of person who always lose or misplace things? Then you’ll need Tile! This incredibly useful bluetooth tracker makes traveling less chaotic by keeping you organized and connected to your stuff while on the go. You can attach it to your camera, bag and even water bottle! Go ahead and find your ideal tile.
It is important to protect your tech gear on the go. NOMAD makes durable and attractive leather phone cases, charging cables, portable battery packs, wireless chargers, Apple watch bands and travel accessories. Our favourite NOMAD tool is the wireless charger, Base Station Pro! Shop NOMAD collections to elevate your style!
We never go on trips without our Peak Design tools. Its highly organized and innovative camera backpack keeps us organized and stylish. Another one of our favourite is Capture, allowing us to carry our camera in the most secure, convenient, accessible way. Travel Tripod is our latest addition – it’s light, compact, and super versatile. Haven’t tried Peak Design before? You’re missing out. Click here to see it for yourself!
There are times when we can’t bring our expensive camera. Like going underwater or high in the sky on a zipline. When this happens, we turn to our GoPro. With a touch screen and durable waterproof design, it’s easy to score awesome shots of any adventure. Save big on HERO10 Black NOW!
There are places with rough terrain where the regular tripod just won’t cut it. Don’t sweat, JOBY’s GorrillaPod comes with rubberized foot grips to give you enhanced stability to keep your camera stable even in difficult terrain! Shop JOBY Gorrillapod here.
Having steady footage and well-lit shots is super important. This is where Manfrotto comes in. The Italian brand produces a full range of high-quality tripods and lighting equipment for photography and videography. In fact, our first tripod is from Manfrotto and it still functions smoothly today! Shop Manfrotto here.
Looking for a camera strap, tech bags, or phone lenses? Moment has a wealth of gear for cameras, drones, and phones. It has everything you can ever think of in store. Not just that – recently it even launches courses and workshops for creators who are looking to brush up their skills! Check out the website and find your creative Moment.
Need winter coats, rain jackets, rubber boots, or hiking shoes for your next outdoor adventure? We highly recommend Columbia to prep you up for cold wet weather, warm sunny weather, and everything in between. Shop the gear here!