Planning for your next big adventure can be daunting stuff.

What do you pack? How can you possibly travel on a budget? What's the hell is travel insurance actually for?

We don't have all the answers, but we certainly have a few.

Our tried-and-tested travel essentials can be found here, whilst below you'll find all sorts of articles, covering all things travel, but they all have one thing in common - helping you to plan before you get on that plane, so you can focus on having the best time possible once you're on the road.

where to stay on the road

Whether you're off to Europe for a long weekend, or backpacking around the world for 18 months, there are a world of accommodation options out there for you. We have slept in hammocks on the beach, gone glamping in a converted van, rented out entire houses on AirBnB, housesat in swanky neighbourhoods and tolerated dorm beds in party hostels. 

Using our guides, we're sure that you can find the best sort of fit, and mattress, for you whilst you're on the road.

money matters

When it comes to travel, one thing's for certain - you're gonna need some funds!

We travelled Latin America for two years on a budget of just £15 / $22 each per day, so we know a thing or two about how to make money stretch whilst still having a brilliant adventure.

Check out our guides for tips on how to save for your next adventure, and how to make that money last after your plane touches down.

Travel health

We get it. Making sure you have the right vaccinations or knowing what to do if that slightly dodgy tasting street comes back to bite you in the ass is not a sexy part of your travel planning - but that doesn't mean it's not vitally important.

Check out all our guides, and help ensure you have the best - and healthiest - trip ever! 

travel insurance

Despite the large numbers of people in the blogging world that appear to denounce the importance of travel insurance at every possible opportunity, we believe there are few things more important when travelling - be it for a long weekend, a few weeks or long-term. In fact, if you can't afford it, you probably shouldn't be travelling at all.

So, given all that, it's hardly surprising that we've written quite a few articles on the matter, is it?

travel planning

This travelling lark takes more than a little bit of organisation.

Take it from us, without an ever increasing number of lists and phone reminders, our travel planning would be a complete shambles. However, along the way, we've picked up a few tips and tricks, and over time, we'll be sharing them with you.

Here's a few to get you started - keep checking back for more!

packing lists and tips

After a years of travel you'd think that we'd have this whole packing thing down, wouldn't you? Sure one of us is significantly better than the other (can you guess which?) but knowing exactly what to take can be a little tricky, especially if planning a long trip.

We can't guarantee that you won't need to sit on your suitcase to get it to close, but the articles below might just give you a few tips on what you can leave behind and what you simple have to have with you. 

Don't miss: Our backpacking essentials (the things we couldn't travel without)

or our 16 essential packing tips for a long-term backpacking adventure