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Web Resources

Web Resources


Scubarob’s Web Resources include travel websites, blogs, accommodation, and part time jobs useful for the digital nomad.

Travel Documents

travel documents

First, be sure to comply with travel regulations in terms of documents (passport, visa, invitations, etc.) and imports. You may check on iVisa.com what your destination requires. Check also if a return ticket is required.

Flights

flights

This is a tough section because reality is far from the often promised dirty cheap flights and free miles. I mainly use Skyscanner and Kiwi to look for flights because it is easy to spot the cheapest destinations. Sign up for flight alerts with AirfaireWatchDog and Scott’s Cheap Flights, but also regularly check SecretFlying and Skiplagged for error in fares. If you fly on a one-way ticket to save or to connect multiple destinations some airlines can make you troubles because in case you are denied entrance to the destination country they must transport you back for free. Anyway, you can try ReturnFlights or BestOnwardTicket to obtain a temporary ticket.

Airlines Miles and Lounges

Remember to join one or more frequent flyers program of the three largest airline alliances; Star Alliance (United, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, plus 25 others), Oneworld (American Airlines, British Airways, Qantas, plus 12 more), and SkyTeam (Delta, Alitalia, KLM, plus 12 others). You can also accumulate all miles in AwardWallet or exchange your miles with other programs and vice-versa. Depending on the program, you may also have lounge access; if not, take a look to LoungeBuddy or PriorityPass to purchase access.

Flights Delays and Taxes

Finally, take a look to the airport taxes you may try to avoid and, if you have experienced some delay with your flight, try AirHelp to discover if you are entitled to compensation!!!

Exploring

exploring places

Using the app or the website of Rome2Rio you can literally find any route by walk, car, bus, train, and flight to the most remote locations.

Accommodation and Income

hotels

It is easy to spot the best prices using Booking, Airbnb, and HostelWorld. Additional web resources include Couchsurfing, HostelJobs, Workaway, and WorldPackers.

House Sitting

This is a section in itself because it relates to work, money, and accommodation but it is neither. Trusted House Sitters offers the best options for homeowners and sitters, but you should also consider HouseCarers.com and MindMyHouse.com.

Working

From bartender to divemaster, from boat steward or hostess to gardener you can pick up any job involved with the pre-season or tourists season of the place you like. Consider also teaching your own language or English; take a look at Green Heart Travel or Italki. Instead, if your skills are in demand, you may secure a professional internship. Try Alliance Abroad.

If you find a regular job, remember you have to pay taxes in the country you work, but you have to show your home country you have paid for it. For instance, as an American working in France, you still have to file with the IRS to show that you have paid French income tax.

Tips and Scams

frauds

Take the time to look at my Travel Tips and Travel Scams pages.

Photography

travel photography

To begin with, you should learn Photoshop. Then you can master any camera!

Insurance

insurance

Never travel without insurance! Buy the one best suiting you from Allianz, MedJet, and WorldNomads.

Apps

apps

If you are going to trek you should buy a serious Gps, but for occasional trips you may get Maps.me or OsmAnd offline maps on your phones and use the embedded gps. Then, be sure to get Rome2Rio to discover how to reach any destination with any transport type. Finally, another useful app is XE Currency or similar to check for currency exchanges. Although rather a piece of hardware than an app, KnowRoaming allows you to save on roaming data rates.

Lectures and Amusements

bookshelf

Although not strictly required for travel, The New Yorker, The Onion, and The Spoof will keep you entertained and informed. Take also a look at my Crosswords’ page and, if you enjoy my way of traveling and looking at life, get my gadgets from Scubarob’s Shop or elsewhere.

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