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These are the accommodation sites that we personally use around the world to find a place to stay!


Booking is the most common platform we use to find accommodation around the world. We love that you can book a variety of different types of accommodation so that you can specifically filter for those that are more ethical, such as homestays and farm stays. With the Booking Genius discounts, you can get up to 20% off on accommodation.

Trusted Housesitters

Housesitting is a great way to get to know a new place in a super local way – all while looking after the most adorable cats and dogs. While you do have to pay for a Trusted Housesitters membership, you get all that money back and more, as you can stay for free in some pretty awesome places around the world. Use code ALMANAC25 for 25% off!


While we have personally grown past our hostel stage of travel, we would be lying if we said we don’t use Hostelworld altogether. After all, it’s a great coliving booking platform as well. Even if you are not a digital nomad, Hostelworld is a popular site for budget travelers and solo travelers looking for fun and economical places to stay.


Here are the booking platforms we use for activities!


Tripadvisor is one of the best ways to book travel activities around the world. You can book everything from pub crawls and guided tours to cooking experiences and more. You can also find reviews for restaurants in the area, which can come in handy.


Viator is another platform you can use to book anything from sightseeing tours, day trips, show tickets, and other popular activities to do in the area you’re visiting. We personally use a combination of Tripadvisor and Viator when booking travel activities.

Travel Essentials

These are essentials we always travel with – no matter where we go!


SafetyWing is our favorite travel insurance company. It’s super cheap, easy-to-use, and has pretty good customer service. We love that it’s digital nomad-friendly as well. SafetyWing covers most travelers’ needs, but you can add add-ons if needed.

Priority Pass

Once you get a Priority Pass, you’ll never go back! At least, that’s the case for us. A Priority Pass is an absolute gamechanger, as it gives you access to more than 1000 airport lounges around the world, making for more comfortable travel days.


Airalo is our choice when it comes to eSIMs. It’s definitely one of the cheapest options out there, and they allow you to connect to over 200+ eSIMs around the world. No more wasting an entire day looking for a local SIM card on your first travel day.

Travel Credit Cards

We highly recommend getting a hand on these credit cards to take advantage of earning points for cheaper travel.

Chase Sapphire Preferred

The Chase Sapphire Preferred only has a $95 yearly fee, which is a great investment for travelers considering you get no foreign transaction fees, 5x points on travel, 3x points on dining, and 1:1 point transfer!

Capital One Venture X

The Capital One Venture X costs $395 per year, but you get a $300 annual travel credit, 10,000 miles annual bonus, Priority Pass, 10x miles on hotels and rental cars, 5x miles on flights, and 2x miles on everything else.

Travel Gear

These are some of our favorite travel items and gear we highly recommend!


We’ve backpacked all across the world with our Osprey backpacks. Specifically, our Osprey Farpoint and Fairview 55L. Osprey backpacks are study, well-built, and are a household name for a reason!