Before you can experience delicious Thai food, pristine beaches in Albania and the lost city of Machu Picchu, an important to-do-list stands between you and your vacation. The planning and logistics may seen overwhelming, but the more prepared you are, the greater your chances of a successful trip that live up to your expectations.

On this page, I’ve listed the 7 most important and simple steps to planning a trip to anywhere in the world. From finding the cheapest flights, packing, safety tips and booking the best hotels to being sure you’re prepared with the best travel insurance.

Cheap flights

How to find cheap flights

I’ve learned a lot over the last 12 years flying around the world. In this post, I’m sharing all my insights and tips about how you can find and book the cheapest flights.

Packing list

What to pack for travel

The best way to have a great trip? Avoid common travel mistakes. My expert packing tips will help you pack like a pro, avoid the common packing mistakes, what you bring (and what to leave at home) and eventually maximize your destination time. Get my packing lists here.

Budget travel tips

How I afford to travel (and you can, too)

There are plenty of easy and helpful hacks that will let you see the world for less. Just by doing a little extra research, adding a bit of strategy to your travel, and making a few cuts here and there, you can save a heap of money. Here are the best budget travel tips that will save you money to travel more.

How to find the best hotels

Finding the best hotel, apartment or beach bungalow for your next trip can be a jungle. Which area is best to stay in and is it close to the main sights without also costing a fortune? These hotel guides will help you find the best and cheapest accommodation for you. Find the best hotels here.

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Choose the best gear

Travel gear is an important part of any trip. I’ve handpicked the best camera, laptop, suitcase, clothes, shoes, travel products and more, so you can pack the right items for your next adventure. Find the my recommended travel gear here.

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How to stay safe

How do I stay safe in a foreign country? How do I avoid getting scammed or pick-pocketed? Whether you’re traveling solo or going on your first or 10th trip abroad, these essential safety tips will keep you safe and help you get the best trip possible.

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Remember travel insurance

And lastly, did you buy travel insurance yet? In this travel insurance review, I’ll explore what this insurance covers, who is eligible, and whether the plans are worth it for you.