Travel tips, resources, and advice – from stretching your dollar to choosing sustainable travel.

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Getting There

This is where it all begins: finding the cheapest flights, trains, or buses to your destination.

Secret Flying

I usually let Secret Flying decide where I travel, because they hunt down the best sale and error fares. I just subscribe to their newsletter and wait for the next insanely cheap flight deal to land in my inbox. Best deal scored: roundtrip from HKG-YVR on a Skytrax 5-star airline for only $490!


Skyscanner leads the way in travel resources; it covers the most budget airlines and its nifty Search Everywhere, Map view, and Whole Month calendar/charts are great for flexible date travels. Their hotel and car rental comparison engines also cover a surprising range of booking platforms, including Kaligo (see Accommodation).


It's not as popular as Skyscanner, but Momondo has great coverage of Asian OTAs like Ctrip, where better deals can sometimes be found. Run your travel dates through it and you might just find cheaper airfares!

Health & Safety

Packing & Gear