Recommended Resources

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Travel Insurance & Safety Websites

  • Wanderwell — Travel insurance for good. This company not only has trip protection and travel medical plans, but they give back to the planet.
  • RoamRight — For our most recent international trips, we had insurance with RoamRight. When we had to file a claim it was handled quickly and professionally.
  • SquareMouth – Compare 112 travel insurance policies with 46,000 reviews. We have insured several trips via SquareMouth and have been happy.

Accommodation Websites

  • Agoda – Deep discounts on 1,525,000+ properties, worldwide.
  • Airbnb – Vacation Rentals, Homes, Experiences & Places.
  • – Big savings on hotels in 96000 destinations worldwide.
  • Hostelworld – Stay in a hostel and meet the real world, not the tourist brochure.
  • HotelsCombined — Regularly gets rated as the site finding the lowest rates worldwide.
  • Late$ – Huge discounts on last minute hotels with latestays.
  • VRBO – Vacation Home Rental Site

Transportation Apps

  • Hopper – Know when to fly and buy. Score the lowest fares.
  • Google Flights – Helps you compare and track airfares on hundreds of airlines to help you find the best flight deals.
  • Google Maps – Uses satellite imagery, street maps, street views, real-time traffic conditions, and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle, or public transportation.
  • Momondo – Cheapest flights from thousands of airlines and travel sites.
  • Rome2Rio – Discover how to get anywhere by plane, train, bus, ferry and automobile.
  • The Man in Seat Sixty-One – Everything a traveler needs to know about trains around the world. Top Ten Travel App in Before You Go Abroad Handbook.

Travel Clubs with Home Hosting

Travel Gear


Travel Advisors / Agencies

  • All About Your Travels — Full service agency with a passion for travel research and a specialty in Croatia.
  • Living Big Travel — Custom designed adventures for solos, couples, families, and groups.
  • Travel That Matters – Anne & Angela are experienced world travelers who know how to arrange trips “when being a tourist isn’t enough.”

Local Activities & Guides

  • Traveling Spoon – Private cooking classes worldwide. Use this link to get $20 off your first booking.

Wild Spirit Recommended Travel Blogs

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