Travel Resources

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, then by the things you did do. So throw off the bow lines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Explore! Dream! Discover!” Mark Twain

There’s a great big world out there, and most of it’s available right at your fingertips. Here’s a list of some of useful links I’ve put together from my blog and book as well as some of my favorite destinations

Country Guide (Click the link for a list of my favorite places I’ve been to so far)

Passports/Visas

www.travel.state.gov  (U.S.)

http://www.passports.gov.au/ (Australia)

http://www.ppt.gc.ca/ (Canada)

www.passport.gov.uk/passport

www.travelvisapro.com

www.owh.com.au (working visas for australians)

Accommodations: Low cost (click on link for tips from my blog)

www.hostelbookers.com (reviews and bookings world wide)

www.skyauction.com (airfare, vacation rentals)

www.lastminute.com

www.tripadvisor.com

www.yha.org  (Youth Hostels Association discount cards)

Free accommodations: (Click on link for tips on free accommodations)

www.couchsurfing.org  (Members only community)

www.mindmyhouse.com (house sitting)

www.HomeExchange.com (Property exchange program)

Transportation (click here for tips on finding cheap airfare.)

www.skyscanner.com

www.priceline.com

www.oneworld.com (RTW tickets)

Rail/Ferry Bookings

www.interrail.com (Budget rail tickets for under 26

www.seat61.com (Worldwide)

www.amtrak.com (U.S.)

Ridesharing (Or Cyber-hiking)

www.Digihitch.com

www.catchalift.com  (Australia, NZ, Can, U.K.

www.hitchhikers.org (Europe)

Meeting Other Travelers (Online Forums)

www.travbuddy.com (To meet other single travelers/ reviews on locations/ activities)

www.couchsurfing.org (check out the events and forums section)

www.lonelyplanet.com (online travel guides and forums to discuss)

www.flyertalk.com (frequent flyer mile junkies)

Tours/Activities (Click here for my favorite adventure tours)

www.NewEuropetours.com (free walking tours in 14 cities across Europe

www.twitter.com

www.couchsurfing.org

Finding Work Abroad

(Click here to see how I worked my away around the world)

www.seasonal-jobs.com

www.overseasjobs.com

www.anyworkanywhere.com

www.crossculturalsolutions.com (Volunteer work)

Ex-patriot sites

(Relocating, Job/House Search)

www.angloinfo.com

www.expatica.com

www.craigslist.com

Staying in touch

www.skype.com  (free/low cost international calling through internet w/I-phone applications

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