Transportation: Planning & Logistics

Getting from here to there can be a daunting task to organise when you do not know how reliable the transportation in an area is or where to find it or how safe it is or what there is available or which form of transport to choose etc etc… Whew, lots to think about!

Below this are links to websites and blogs that can help you with this transportation issue, which can make or break your special adventure. 

All the very best for your transportation planning!

Ashlea is from Australia, she is a vegetarian and is super organised. She loves photography and exploring the world, having tried many different forms of travel from backpacking in hostels to luxury cruising, but she generally considers herself a budget traveller. Ashlea has been to 44 countries over 5 continents so far, with only Africa and Antarctica still unchecked! Her mission is to inspire people to live an adventurous and sustainable lifestyle. 

Read her ultimate guide to intercity bus travel in Europe here…

Hannah (a third generation worldschooler) has traveled on all six inhabited continents, using many forms of transportation. As a kid, she wandered with her parents and three brothers. Now, she continues the adventure on her own. Her blog is home to almost a decade of her travel experiences. She shares stories of childhood adventures around the world, tips on travel, study abroad, and how to “make it happen,” plus what it was like to transition from worldschooling to studying at one of Canada’s top universities.

Enjoy reading a very real, down-to-earth fantastic site and this very informative post about how to survive a long haul flight

Matthew Karsten has been traveling around the world for the last 9 years as a blogger, photographer, and digital nomad. Adventure travel & photography are his passions. Let him inspire you to travel more with crazy stories, photography, and money-saving tips. He will show you how to travel the world, to seek experiences over possessions, and open your mind to new possibilities. To visit places that you didn’t even know existed!

Here is his travel article about how to find the cheapest flights for traveling

Girl Seeks Globe is a travel blog documenting Amanda Pointer‘s search for adventure around the world. She is a Minnesota native currently residing in sunny Colorado. While she enjoys her career in digital media, her true passion lies in traveling…

Read here about airlines that offer free stopovers and how to take advantage of that…

Nick and Dariece are Canadian Travel Bloggers with an aim to show others how to earn money online, on the road and on-the-go, so that they can make travel a bigger part of their lives. They have been traveling for over 8 years and their motto is: Keep your life on your back and get more back from your life!

There is lots and lots to have a look at on their website – like these very interesting and informative articles on ways to provide proof of onward travel, and how to find cheap flights around the world, and how to avoid being ripped off by taxi drivers, and about Google Flights

Mike and Oshin have been full time traveling for over 7 years. This incredible blog is about where they go, what inspires them, and explains in a lot of detail the numerous ways how they consistently make money online to foot the bill on a travel-intensive lifestyle. Their primary objective is to help and motivate others to pick up a passport, get a remote job and explore it –to find balance and improve their quality of life.

Have a look at this article chock-a-block full of really helpful information about tips to get through security faster at airports…

Jodi Etternberg, quit her job as a lawyer in 2008 to visit Siberia. She planned to take only a year sabbatical to travel the world but never returned to the law. Instead, as a celiac, she ended up living the Nomadic Lifestyle with exciting work in food, public speaking, and storytelling.

In 2017, a botched spinal tap derailed her life and left her disabled. Her work and travels ground to a halt. Legal Nomads now reflects her new reality: she shares lessons from the road, and also how to cope with grief and chronic pain. And how to cultivate the resilience required to navigate tough times.

Legal Nomads remains a place to connect with others through curiosity and discovery.  Read her fantastic article: Booking Cheap Flights and Travel Hacking here…

It is the mission of the Nomad Genie team to reduce single-use plastic consumption and encourage responsible travel experiences. They love exploring, and as a group they have travelled to a multitude of different countries across the world via countless modes of transport. They want to help you to travel with no regrets. Have a look at their site and read their very interesting posts on their blog about eco-friendly travel.

This post covers the fear of flying and how to conquer flight anxiety

Gaby and Kristen‘s website is full of real, actionable information that guides you, step-by-step, into the digital nomad lifestyle – representing the idea of maximum travel with minimum baggage (and not just the luggage kind). One Bag Nomad exists to help you leave all the unnecessary behind and to save time by finding all the information you need in one place.

Peruse this awesome site and learn the finer details of being a Digital Nomad, and how to find cheap plane tickets while travelling long term

Will Hatton has been an adventurer and entrepreneur for 10 years. He is passionate about real adventures; freezing peaks and steaming jungles, crashing waves and raging rivers; if it gets his heart pumping and his blood racing, he is down. The goal of The Broke Backpacker is to show budding adventurers how to ditch their desks, hit the road and discover the intoxicating levels of freedom that can only be found while traveling the world. Will believes that travel is the ultimate learning experience and that when you are out of your comfort zone, this is when you learn the most.

What a website! That’s all I can say… have fun reading Will’s post on the very best ways to find flights

This website is all about the travels of a family of four from Belgium. They say that the world is out there to discover and they can’t wait to see as much of it as possible. They want to discover all the magic that’s out there and then to share it with you.

Their website is family-orientated and wonderful to read. Be informed by checking out their post on how to save on transportation while traveling.

 

Melissa and Wade, a fulltime RV traveling couple, show you how they travel cheap without a retirement fund, a remote fulltime job, or a trust fund. Just two middle-aged people who left the rat race for something different. 

Click this link to find out how to get free and cheap transportation with points

Nora Dunn, originally from Canada, slow traveled the world full-time for 12 years (through over 55 countries and 5 continents), and still travels for half the year! She’s an expert on travel, personal finance (as a former Certified Financial Planner), and lifestyle design. She’s lived a variety of lifestyles by working in trade for free accommodation. Her location independent writing career takes care of the rest of the expenses. She has got a ton of content on her website. Since 2007, she’s perfected the art of traveling full-time in a financially sustainable way. If you’d like to learn how to do the same, then check out her brilliant site.

For her post on the best travel websites for flights, and the best sites for booking overland travel, click this button… 

Transcend Your Limits is the place to learn about veganism, becoming a digital nomad, passive income, psychology and personal development. Stef shares travel tips, lifehacks and much more. He believes that everyone has the ability to improve themselves and unlock their potential. This site is full of actually useful personal development articles that you’ll WANT to read and use. 

Here is his well written and informative post on how to easily negotiate and get cheaper prices with tuk-tuk drivers

A family of four (Jason, Jenny, Arthur and Ezra) from the UK, who believe that global adventure travel should not wait until the kids are older. They offer honest and personal support and inspiration for like-minded parents. 

Read their advice on how to survive jet lag with kids and long-haul flight survival with young kids, by clicking on these links…

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