This page includes links to all the travel resources I use when planning my own trips. Many of these companies I have used for many years.


I book all of our hotels through

I find the hotel selections excellent and free cancellation is available on most of their bookings.

They have over 1 million properties to choose from so you are sure to find the perfect accommodation for your needs.


I use airbnb from time to time for our accommodation. I find them great when we want something different and to ourselves.

 Travel Gear

Anti-theft bags and backpacks

These are the essential items of travel kit that I always take with me.

I have a number of Travelon and Pacsafe bags and would NEVER travel without them.

After a trip to Paris when thieves attempted to steal from my backpack (unsuccessfully) the bags have paid for themselves.

You can find out my recomended bags in my guides – one for bags, purses and backpacks and one to mini bags.

You can find more suggestions in my travel shop


Get Your Guide

For day trips and city guides I recommend Get Your Guide. They have more than 30,000 activities available in 7500 destinations so are sure to have something you will want to do.

Great prices and reliability make this the number one choice for me!



There are lots of different companies available when looking for good deals on flights.

I use skyscanner for the ability to compare flight times/connections as well as cost.


We love traveling by train as you will have probably discovered on this website. We have lots of favourite journeys and have learnt tips along the way to make our journeys as comfortable as possible.

For UK train travel I recommend using the

Man at seat 61

I know I am recommending another website but this is really the BEST site for planning your train travel anywhere in the world. This is the first place I turn when thinking about logistics when we travel by train.

Car hire

We do occasionally hire cars if we can’t depend on trains and/or other public transport. Try Auto Europe for competitive deals.