Here I share with you my favourite travel links and travel resources. Check out my trusted travel partners and consider Booking with them.
FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS
Vayama is a new (and fun) way to search and book international flights. The interactive (and cool) map tool is a great way to access a wider selection of airlines, routes and fares, many never previously available online. Vayama provides more flight choices to select from, so you can find the lowest prices and best schedules. Try it out!
FIND A RUSTIC PLACE TO SLEEP
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.
Moose is a Canadian adventure bus company for backpackers operating in Eastern and Western Canada offering great flexibility. They allow you to hop on and hop off at different locations. This is a great way to travel for anybody that likes flexibility. I fully recommend this company.
If you’re looking for a small group travel company for your Canada adventure, you have come to the right place. Intrepid has a wide selection of tours in Canada, so you can make most of your visit if you are on a limited time schedule.
BUCKET LIST WILDERNESS TRIPS
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.
JOB RESOURCES & TRAVEL INSURANCE
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.
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Disclosure: 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 fully recommend them. If you would like to support me in keeping this website alive and pay for my next cup of coffee, using these links will help do exactly that. If you have any questions about the companies and travel resources mentioned here, contact me. I’m happy to answer any questions you have.