I know what It’s like, trawling through the internet to look for not just useful travel websites but the right type for backpackers. So much time can get wasted, searches after searches, and being a long term backpacker myself I know how a lot of the times we need sites at our fingertips. So that’s why I decided to put all the sites and apps we need on one page.
This useful travel websites page is for your convenience, to give you easy access to over 100 sites and apps that will come in handy during your backpacking trip
The useful travel websites on this page are all carefully sought out, they’re sites I’ve used, come across or been suggested by other experienced travelers.
Some of these useful travel websites and apps you may already know about, some might be game changers for you as they were for me, some you’ll wish you knew about earlier. Whatever useful travel website you need either for budget, solo or long term backpacking; it will more than likely be listed here.
However if there are some you know about which you don’t find, let me know and I’ll add them to the list.
Ok, let’s dive into it. In this post we are going to look at:
Travel arm of Wikipedia. Facts figures and reviews of countries all around the world.
One of, it not the most credible travel blogs/ websites on the net. A go-to site for most backpackers, myself included.
A great and very popular budget travel blog. Another go-to site for many budget backpackers planning a trip.
One of the most recognised female solo travel blogs in the world offering help, advice, tips, guides. safety for female solo travelers and so much more.
A solo female traveler who has been traveling consecutively for five years. Packing tips, compelling reads and country guides
Janice is an expert on not just female solo travel but all things solo travel. Her site is more than just a blog, It's turned into a huge solo traveler community
One of the biggest vloggers out there. Watch his incredible adventures to leave you with wanderlust but also providing so many insights
Aaron shares his authentic travels, doesn't fluff up the videos and show it how it is. A favourite of mine
The biggest travel publishers of guides in the world. Offer comprehensive guides and reviews from all over the world.
Budget travel tips and guides from a fellow budget traveler. A go-to site for me when researching trips.
Specialize in adventure backpacking trips for 18-29 year old's who want to travel in like-minded groups. Will cater trips to your needs.
Travel advise website for budget travelers, help with everything from what to pack to where to go and how. Helpful if you're not sure where to start.
Offers a wide range of tours, activities and guides from destinations all over the world
Official visa requirements page from the UK government. Use this page to see what visas are needed for your destination.
Enter your nationality and your destination and it will provide all the information you need. You can also apply for visas from here.
Provides full information on visa requirements and embassy information for your targeted destination.
Search and apply for the correct visa.
Where do you start when you’re looking to book accommodation? Well the more you travel, you’ll have your favorite go-to booking websites. The useful travel websites for booking accommodation listed below are used by 99% of travelers all around the world.
Something that you will definitely need while traveling is how to get from one place to another. Or you might want to book transport tickets in advance. Here are some useful travel websites that will help you plan your journey before or whilst you’re traveling.
For the best underground/subway/metro maps, you need to look up for each individual country. Simply download their Apps onto your phone or device.
Money is always at the forefront of your minds when backpacking especially if you’re on the tightest of budgets. You will always want to compare rates, check if you can budget a little better or want to check out cost comparisons. Here are a number of useful travel websites that will help you.
A must for some, a nuisance for others and it can be a headache trying to find the right one for you. There are so many travel insurance companies out there it really is like finding a needle in a haystack. However the useful travel websites listed below should help ease that burden.
If you are looking to volunteer whilst backpacking here are some useful travel websites to help you.
Here are some usefu apps that will help before and during your travels.
Many of the websites listed throughout this page have Apps so they are not listed below.
Comprehensive and detailed maps that can be used offline
Can be a cheaper option than taxi's
Cheapest and safest private Taxis around South East Asia
Finds the best places to eat wherever you are
Helps vegetarians and vegans locate cafes, restaurants, markets, bakeries all over the world
A heavy guide right in your phone. Give you al the attractions, monuments and places of interest close to you
A place to discover and share the best outdoor trails for hiking, cycling and many other activities
And, there you have it, over 100 useful travel websites and apps that will come in handy for you before and during your travels.
Feel free to bookmark and share this useful travel website page, and if there any sites you know of that are not listed above, drop me comment below and I’ll happily add it to the list to share with other backpackers.
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