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Travel Resources & Stuff I Love

Here I share with you my favourite travel links. Have a look through them, and get the travel bug.

Bucket List Wilderness

Wilderness Horse Pack Trips


Studying English at a ranch in Canada is more than sitting in a classroom. You combine the language studies with the best Canadian Wilderness experience ever.


Choose between a 4-day and a 7-day Trip Package, depending how much time you have available and how much wilderness you want to discover.


Who doesn’t dream about a western lifestyle experience! Spend a few days at one of our unique Western Guest Ranches and it will be the best part of your vacation.


Imagine, you get dropped off by helicopter on top of a high mountain plateau close to glaciers in the deep wilderness of British Columbia and camp for a week. Contact me for more details.

Find Cheap Flights

Travel resources Airlines


One of the best flight search engines out there, Google Flights lets you enter your departure airport and it shows flights from all over the world on a map. You can see where the cheapest destinations are. You can’t book here, but you can check on flights before booking your flight.


More choice, better deals! TripAdvisor searches hundreds of sites for you, scouring premium airlines, low-cost carriers and the biggest online travel agencies for the best deals. They also check alternate dates and nearby airports to help you save money, time, even sanity.

Find A Rustic Place To Sleep

Travel Resources Accommodation


Forget expensive hotels! Check out Airbnb, a great booking site to find comfortable, furnished rooms, romantic cabins, cool city apartments –  anything you’re dreaming of! Airbnb is often cheaper than hotels and you will feel like a local. Sign up now and get $40 travel credit!


Booking.com has been one of my favourite travel resources for years. It provides a great resource and booking site for cheap hotels and other accommodation. Their interface is very user-friendly.


The best hostel accommodation site with a large inventory, friendly search interface, and highest availability. I use them for all my hostel bookings. Since they bought their competitor Hostelbookers, they are the biggest one there is.


This website allows you to stay on people’s couches or spare rooms for free. It’s a great way to save money while meeting locals who can tell you much more about a city than you will find out in a hostel/hotel. I have used this website dozens of times and the site also has groups where you can meet up for events in your city.

Guidebooks and Maps

Travel Resources


You can’t go wrong with a Lonely Planet Guidebook, the bible for travellers. I own a whole bookshelf full of their books. The guides are packed with travel advice, accommodation tips, destination info, anything you need to know about the place you travel to.


Canada’s premier Backcountry Maps and Outdoor Recreation Guides. That’s what I’m using when I head into the backcountry. The popular map books contain the most user-friendly, detailed topographic maps in Canada, plus extensive trails and recreational information. They also produce smaller waterproof maps, digital maps, PDF and GPS maps.

Job Resources

Volunteering in Canada, work and travel


HelpX is one of the best places to find volunteer opportunities when you travel. You can choose between farms, farm stays, homestays, B&Bs, and hostels, who invite volunteers to stay with them short-term in exchange for food and accommodation.


Workaway is another great website for finding jobs, similar to HelpX.  You can travel all over Canada on a budget by exchanging your work for food and accommodation. 


WWOOF  stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. You work as a Volunteer in exchange for accommodation and meals and gain knowledge in biological farming and sustainable living.


A reliable trusted travel insurance company for independent travellers, recommended by Travelfish, Nomadic Matt, Lonely Planet and ME. Try them out and you will be safe, no matter what adventures you get yourself into. Buy, extend and claim online with 24/7 phone assistance.

My Favourite Books

Gang Ranch: The Real Story by Judy Alsager
Cabin at Singing River by Chris Czajkowski
Wildfire in the Wilderness by Chris Czajkowski
The Legend of Pan Phillips by Jack and Darlene Brown
The Best Of Robert Service by R. Service
The Call Of The Wild, White Fang & To Build A Fire by Jack London
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

My Favourite Travel Books

Yukon by Polly Evans
The Great Northern Canada Bucket List by Robin Esrock
The Great Canadian Bucket List by Robin Esrock
The Great Atlantic Canada Bucket List by Robin Esrock
The Great Western Canada Bucket List by Robin Esrock
The Great Central Canada Bucket List by Robin Esrock
Milepost 2017 by Kris Valencia
Lonely Planet British Columbia & The Canadian Rockies by Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island by Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Canada by Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Discover Canada by Lonely Planet
National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of Canada
Hiking the West Coast of Vancouver Island by Tim Leadem

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I earn a commission if you make a purchase. I use all the companies listed and I recommend them because they’re great and have made my travels better. If you would like to support this website in some way, using these links will help do exactly that. If you have any questions about the companies, contact me. I’m happy to answer any questions you have.