How to Support We SEek Travel And…
Save Your Travel Money
I’m a big believer in keeping online content free.
You won’t find any donation pages “buy me a coffee” prompts or patreon links on We Seek Travel.
Instead, the best way to support me actually helps you save money $$$ as well. Pretty great, huh?
How to Support We Seek Travel & Save Money $$$
Everyone loves free stuff…
Why would you pay for adventure travel guides when you can find all the information you need online? That’s the model that I roll with, and one that benefits everybody.
Yes, you’ll see ads and display advertising on We Seek Travel, and that’s a small way I’m able to support my travels and continue to provide free content. I won’t ask you to disable your ad blocker, because you have the right to use one. Who likes ads anyway right?
Instead, the best way to support this website is to book your travel experiences, hotels, flights, and products using my links. Basically, I have partnered with my absolute favorite online resources and travel booking companies so that I receive a commission of the sale when you make a purchase through my link.
This doesn’t cost you anything extra and you’d pay exactly the same amount of money if you were to book directly. This is a win-win situation for everybody. Here’s why:
- You win: All my recommendations are hand-picked and based on my personal experience. I always do the research to ensure I recommend the best booking resource, hotel, tour, or product with the best available prices online. You win big time since you’ve just saved yourself hours of research and a few bucks picking the best-value recommendation.
- My partners win: I love all of these companies and the truth is I’ve used all of them much longer than I’ve been partnered with them. They win by getting your sale, but they’ve had to earn it by being awesome enough to get my recommendation.
- Lastly, I win too! My partners pay me a commission, which comes out of their pocket, not yours.
See, this model is great for everybody. It keeps things free, meaning no paywalls or annoying, begging pop ups or me asking you to pay for content.
So, whether you’re looking for a way to support me, or you just want to save money and time researching travel-related purchases, the below products and websites will do all of those things.
If you want to be a super-supporter, bookmark this page and use it each time you go to book flights, search for tours, or find an awesome hotel/hostel.
Save Money on Flights
Skyscanner is a flight booking website I’ve been using since 2015.
Input your dates and your desired location and it’ll search for the cheapest fare options around the world instantly.
Tip: Search “whole month” or “everywhere” options if you’re flexible to find the absolute cheapest fares possible.
This is a new kid on the block that is very similar to Skyscanner.
I always check both Skyscanner and CheapOAir when I need to book a flight. Between the two I always find the cheapest fare possible.
Save Money on Accommodation
Booking.com is my go-to for booking hotels, guest houses, and accommodation in general.
I usually hit up Booking.com before any other site since they have awesome map searching tools and have the most comprehensive review system.
I’ve been budget backpacking full-time for over 4 years now. I’ve stayed in hundreds of hostels around the world and many of them I’ve booked using Hostelworld.
This is the best all-around resource for finding budget backpacker lodging, with reviews from like-minded travelers.
While Booking.com is my favorite, I sometimes use Agoda for accommodation too, especially in Asia.
I’ve saved loads of money by double-checking Agoda before making a booking on Booking.com and sometimes find a much better deal for the same hotel.
Come to think of it, I should do this more often…
Save Money on Tours & Experiences
Get Your Guide
GetYourGuide is my go-to booking site for tours and experiences around the world. They have the most comprehensive database, the easiest booking layout, and offer the best peace of mind (free cancellations).
GetYourGuide is almost always the same price as booking directly with a tour provider. Most of the time you can actually get cheaper prices since they have discount deals.
Viator is another great booking website that I use a lot. It’s very similar to Get Your Guide but sometimes has more offerings.
Similarly, Viator offers free cancellations and really easy booking. You get an email confirmation and a code that you just show when you rock up or get picked up by the operator.
If you’re traveling in South East Asia, Klook will be your best booking website.
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’ve booked dozens of tours on Klook from Borneo to Myanmar.
Again, free cancellation, an easy booking layout, easy confirmations, and cheap prices. What more could you ask for?
Save Money on Travel Insurance
Adventure travelers need adventure travel insurance. From hitchhiking in Central America to hiking in the Himalayas, things unfortunately can go wrong and trust me, you’ll want to be protected when they do.
I’ve been pretty lucky and only had to make one single claim. That was with World Nomads when my entire backpack was stolen in Barcelona. Safe to say I was covered!
World Nomads offer great value and solid coverage that others don’t. That’s why I used them for years.
I recently switched from World Nomads insurance to SafetyWing.
These guys cater to full-time digital nomads like me. In my home country, Australia, I was paying $100s in insurance every month.
Now with Safetywing, I get all the coverage I need, all around the world for $40 a month…
Safetywing is best for longer trips but loads of people use them for short trips too since they cover Covid-19 costs.
Save Money on Transport
Looking for cheap long-distance buses, ferries, or trains? BookAway always gets my first search and has saved me hundreds.
For example, I was told by everybody (locals and bloggers included) that there wasn’t a direct ferry from Gili Islands to Nusa Penida (Indonesia). After checking BookAway, I found an awesome ferry that saved me annoying layovers and a decent chunk of Rupiah too.
If you’re in Asia and wondering how to get from A to B, you’ll want to check out 12GoAsia.
I’ve used them several times to book overnight trains, long-distance buses, and ferries. They’re usually the cheapest in Asia and save you time and effort haggling down ridiculous prices on the street.
Looking for a car rental? Similarly to SkyScanner, Discover Cars sorts and compares all of the best rental dealerships in your region so you can find the best price.
Generally speaking, Discover Cars offers the best deals and the most comprehensive database. However, it’s always a good idea to compare on RentalCars.com as well.
More: Best Travel & Outdoor Gear
Below is a list of great products and online stores that I’ve been using for years or recently discovered. Some of these companies aren’t even partners (yet), but I just love them all and want to share them with you.
Would you think it was ever possible to drink water from the tap in Mumbai?
I’ve done it, and no I didn’t get giardiasis. The secret is this awesome travel/outdoor water filter bottle: Grayl. It’s the same size as a regular water bottle and filters out 99.99% of bacteria, viruses, and particulates.
Basically, it turns shitty water into drinkable water. I’ve saved loads of plastic bottles from landfills by relying on this bottle for the past few years.
Adventurers need adventure gear. If you live in the states, then you already know that REI is the best outlet ever for purchasing high-quality outdoor, trekking, and even alpine gear.
I’m waiting for the day REI comes to Australia and Europe, but if you’re lucky enough to be in the USA, then you get the cheapest deals on the best gear at REI.
Google who makes the best travel backpacks. Or, don’t and take my word for it, it’s Osprey.
I’ve been living out of my Osprey pack now for the past few years after upgrading from a Deuter (I miss you buddy).
I use my Osprey Farpoint Trek 75 for both travel backpacking and overnight hikes. It serves both purposes and I couldn’t think of swapping to another bag anytime soon.
Everybody shops on Amazon, that’s a fact. You’re probably already saving money by shopping on Amazon. But, a great way to support me is to click my affiliate link before filling your cart. Again, this won’t cost you a cent extra, but helps to keep this site up and running (and me fed).