The below is a list of travel resources that I’ve used in the past and hope that they also help you to plot your next family holiday…
A company started in Melbourne and offers an amazing range of guide books catering to all types of travel including families. Most travellers would have a collection of them on their home library shelf.
Great travel gear, and I found them especially useful to find kids gear when travelling off season – Make sure you make the most of their sales as they can be a little expensive.
The best website when planning train travel – as a travel agent I often refer my clients to the website if they are not booking train travel with me. I used it a fair bit when planning my last Europe trip.
Trip Advisor is a great tool to find a list of hotels for your next holiday and you can even book via the website. The main reason I use it though is to get hotel reviews and feedback from other travellers. All reviews though should be taken into context when deciding on a service.
Commonwealth Bank Travel Money Card
We used the Commonwealth Bank travel money card on our 5 month trip to Europe and found it useful – you can load multiple currencies onto the card and then access in that currency once you travel – The added benefit is that the card was not linked to our personal accounts so less risk of any fraud or theft – The ATM fees were also much better than if we used our regular visa card.
Great website to look up domestic and international flights, particularly useful if you want to price multiple airlines and multiple sectors within the same itinerary. The website also offers accommodation booking facilities and travel insurance.
Bali Kids Guides
Bali being such a popular destination, especially for Australian families, the above website run by mums offers some great tips and planning resources.
Visit NSW – Australia
Explore NSW including Sydney – why not begin with planning your trip using the website.
This is a great little app where you can save your next holiday details and don’t have to create a membership etc which is why I liked this app.
Other Travel tools
Essential for all Australian planning to travel – check out the latest travel safety updates and warnings – register your trip etc.
Covermore Travel Insurance
Don’t leave home without taking out travel insurance it could save you a lot of heart ache – I sell cover more via work but also buy their insurance and a friend spoke so highly of the company when she became stranded after her husband had a stroke while they were on holiday. Ideal for those based in Australia.
Australian SIM cards
Travelling to Australia and want to stay in touch as soon as you get here? why not pre-purchase a SIM card and have it delivered a month before you arrive. Saves time and hassle on arrival. Choose carefully, which card you need based on where you intend to travel i.e. central Australia v.s. main cities – why not contact Simply SIM Cards for advice and prices.
***Disclaimer – I have no affiliate links with any of the above tools/resources – though I would love to – This is just a small list of resources I’ve found useful and hope you find too – I will keep updating the page as I find new tools – let me know if you have any suggestions for me to road test and add to the list. ***
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