Airbnb is a great way to rent unique, local accommodation on any travel budget. Well worth looking into as an alternative to hotels.

Click here for AUD $40 of free travel credit when you sign up. The credit will be converted into your local currency, so you do not need to be Australian to receive the offer!

Note: We have used Airbnb a number of times and it is a great way to live like a local! The link does provide us with AUD $40 if you sign up and spend more than AUD $100 on your first trip.



Trip|REBEL gets you the best deal from booking until check-in. This means if you book a hotel room and the price drops, Trip|REBEL will refund you the difference. Hotel prices are changing all the time, but all you get is the current best price. Let time work for you!

Click here for EUR Є15 off your booking.

Note: The link does provide us with EUR Є40 if you use the above link, after you check in to your hotel.

rentalcars – search, compare & save! It is a great search and booking system which allows you to compare 800 companies at over 49,000 locations. The rental companies are rated by the users.

Click here to give a go!

Note: We have used on multiple occasions and this is honestly our preferred booking engine. The link does provide us with a variable referral fee upon completion of the booking.

Travel Insurance Basics
This is a very handy guide from 1Cover on the importance of getting travel insurance while travelling abroad. A very informative resource about the different kinds of coverage one can expect on a typical travel insurance policy.

Click here for Travel Insurance Basics

Note: We do not receive any commission on any bookings made through our website.

Zero Grid has some fantastic travel gear – packing, security and accessories. These range from waterproof picnic mats, microfiber towels, packing cubes and RFID blockers!

Click here to check out their range!

Note: We have multiple Zero Grid products, our favorites are the microfiber towels, waterproof picnic mats, packing cubes as well as toiletry bags! The link does provide us with commission of 15% on any sales.

Transferwise saved us a lot of fees, definitely cheaper than the banks we are members of and highly recommended to transfer funds abroad.

Click here for a free transfer of up to GBP £500 when you sign up. The credit will be converted into your local currency, so you do not need to be British to receive the offer!

Note: We frequently used the service whilst living abroad to send money to/from our home country. The link does provide us with a GBP £50 of credit for every three sign-ups.

Cards on the table, MOO wrote this message. But because I genuinely love their stationery, I’m happy to pass it on! Everything they make is premium, and it’s 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Give them a try with 10% off your first order when you click on the link.

Note: We have designed and ordered our business cards from Moo and have been please with the variety and quality of the business cards. The link does provide us with AUD $7.50 as a referral bonus.


American Express. I know, what is this doing here? Well, this is my favourite Australian credit card in terms of travel benefits. I say this because you have to be an Australian resident to sign up to the card.

In my opinion it’s affordable, the rewards are great and it’s always easy to cancel if you change your mind. Some of the benefits attached to the American Express Platinum Edge credit card are:

  • Travel credit of $200 every year (slight more than the annual card fee!) which can be use towards an American Express Travel booking, including flight, hotel and car rental.
  • Complimentary domestic and international Travel Insurance when you pay for your travel on the card.
  • Purchase Protection for items lost, stolen, damaged or refused a refund on an item within 90 days of the purchase date. (There are thresholds on what you can claim, but this was extremely handy when water was spilled on our 2 week old MacBook Air!).
  • Receive 15,000 Membership Rewards points if you use my referral link and and you spend $550 in the first 2 months of Card Membership. If you sign up directly, you’ll only receive 10,000 points.
  • Complimentary Membership Rewards Ascent program.
  • Points earned per $ is maximised for your everyday spend. You receive 3 reward points at supermarkets, 2 points earned on fuel, and 1 point on all other purchases excluding utilities, insurance, telecommunication providers and government bodies in Australia where you earn 0.5 points.

The cost of the card is $195 p.a. is recovered as long as you use the $200 travel credit, let alone the other benefits attached to the card. Click on the link for a guide on redeeming your American Express travel credit.

Note: We have been American Express members since 2006 and frequently use our American Express Platinum Edge credit card, especially to receive the benefits of the complimentary travel insurance. We will receive reward points if you sign up through the referral link, this varies depending on promotional periods and therefore I have not stated the number of points.

Of course, as with any credit card, travel insurance and other benefits, there are terms and conditions. I certainly have not listed each and every item in this post. I am not a financial adviser and therefore cannot provide you with advice. Signing up for any credit with a financial institution is based on your own assessment and acceptance to the product disclosure statement and any terms.

 HotelsCombined has been awarded the world’s best hotel price comparison site, so we thought we would share this with you! You are able to compare all of the top travel sites in just one search to find the best hotel deals.

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Audley Travel has genuine experts for each and every one of our destinations, expertise that comes from having travelled many times or lived there. Audley specialists will design a trip around you, show you the highlights in a different light, and introduce you to places and experiences that others might miss.

Click here for Audley Travel.

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