In this page you’ll find everything you need to plan your next trip, and start exploring the world and your true self. I personally use all the companies, products and services listed below, and can highly recommend each one of them. Bookmark this page and get ready to embark in your own journey of self-discovery!
This is my favorite search engine. I buy most of my flights through eDreams, since they always seem to have the best deals. They also have the easiest interface and fastest checkout process in my opinion.
Momondo is also a good flight search engine, and I have bought some flights through them too. I like to compare different sites before committing to a purchase and Momondo is one of them.
Skyscanner is another of my go-to flight search engines. I usually start with eDreams but I like to check Skyscanner too to compare prices.
The best thing about Google Flights is that you can just enter your location and find the best deals for all over the world, as well as the best dates to travel.
When it comes to accommodation, Booking.com is the best site out there. From hotels to apartments, resorts, villas, B&B and guest houses, it offers the best prices for accommodation all over the world. I book the majority of my stays through them.
Airbnb is a sharing economy site that connects you with homeowners who rent out their houses/apartments/rooms to you. It’s a great way to find cheap, unique homes and experience a place like a local. If you’re new to Airbnb click here and get $42 off your first stay!
Couchsurfing is a great site to find accommodation (and friends!) all over the world for free. It’s more than just free accommodation though – it offers you an opportunity to connect with locals and learn from them. I’ve used Couchsurfing both as a host and a guest and had memorable experiences.
I love Lonely Planet guidebooks. Although I do a lot of research online when planning my trips, I still like to have a paper guidebook with me when I travel, with all the places to see, maps, tips, and cultural and historical information in one place. And Lonely Planets guidebooks are the best on doing that.
My photo Gear
I use my smartphone to take quick shots and videos that I can immediately upload to social media. I chose Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge because it has one of the best, if not the best, camera. Samsung Galaxy S7 camera offers full manual control, a f/1.7 lens, and very good performance even in low light.
GoPro Hero is an amazing action camera at a great price. I use it especially for video and underwater shots. Plus, it’s very small and light, which makes it perfect to travel with. If you like extreme activities, water sports, or just to take great selfies, GoPro has also a wide range of mounts and acessories to help you get the shot.
Sony Alpha a6000 is my most recent acquisition in terms of photo gear. I bought it because many professional photographers I admire use and recommend it for people who are starting out with photography. This is a mirrorless camera with excellent image quality, but more compact and portable than a DSLR, and for a more reasonable price.
Lately I’ve received many emails and messages from readers that would like some advice on starting their own blog. I always recommend them Superstar Blogging. Why? Because it was the best investment I made in my, still very short, blogging career. Superstar Blogging is an online travel media school created by Nomadic Matt. The Business of Travel Blogging course really helped me to build my blog, from the very basics to growing an audience and monetizing. I’m also doing How to Become a Travel Photographer.
People often ask me about my hosting company, so here it is: HostGator. This has been my choice since the beginning of The Yogi Wanderer and I’m very happy with it. They are reliable, have cheap prices for bloggers just starting out, and very good customer service. I had a minor problem once and they were very fast and helpful on their answer. So I truly recommend HostGator.
I use MailChimp to send all my emails and monthly newsletter to my subscribers. They have a free plan that lets you send automated emails, build sign up forms and create beautiful campaigns, up to 2,000 subscribers and 12,000 emails per month. If you wish to upgrade for a business plan, their prices are also very competitive.
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Beach by Alex Garland
Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
The Enlightenment of Nina Findlay by Andrea Gillies
Euphoria by Lily King
Yoga & Self-Development Books
Yoga Girl by Rachel Brathen
Zen and the Art of Falling in Love by Brenda Shoshanna
The Rules of Life by Richard Templar
My Favorite Travel Blogs
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