The Secret Flying team are masters at finding unbelievably cheap flight deals and error fares – their email notifications helped me snag $420 tickets from Hong Kong to Vancouver for my Canada trip! Best of all, it’s free.
Kiwi is excellent for providing the cheapest flight routes that combine different airlines for multi-city/open-jaw flights, instead of only round-trip, single-airline options. Perfect for slow travel or long-term travel.
Whether you’re looking for a comfy home base or a luxury stay, location and price are just as important as the experience.
Airbnb is my favorite way to meet and live with locals as a solo traveler, and I highly recommend it for private rooms. If you prefer a whole apartment to yourself, check that you’re not flouting housing laws and disrupting local communities.
The widest selection of hotels, hostels, and apartments at competitive prices. I prefer it over other platforms because it advertises the final price – it doesn’t wait till checkout to add hidden taxes and fees (I’m looking at you, Agoda.)
If you’re looking to get more mileage from your hotel and hostel stays, booking with Kaligo may cost a bit more than with Booking .com or direct – but gets you up to 10x miles/dollar spent with over 50 frequent flyer/travel rewards programs!
The best travel insurance, products, and advice to keep you and your valuables safe and sound.
For annual travel insurance with worldwide coverage (max 90 days per trip), The Wise Traveller is your best bet. Tried and tested when I got sick overseas and learned why travel insurance can save your life.
Mileslife is a cool app that helps you earn frequent flyer miles from dining, hotels, and other travel purchases. Read my in-depth review to see how I’ve earned thousands of miles just from visiting cafes and restaurants!
Some, but notall, of the products mentioned here contain affiliate links. When you purchase anything through these affiliate links, we earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. We value our readers’ trust and will always present a fair, honest opinion when featuring any products/services – whether or not we earn money from doing so. Thank you for your trust and support!