useful resources

FOR YOUR NEXT TRAVEL ADVENTURE

Welcome to the Only Once Today resources page. Here you find a curated list of platforms you can use to plan and enjoy your adventures to the fullest. All the recommendations on this list we use ourselves and we are happy to share them with you.

Before you start digging into this awesome round-up, an important disclosure:

Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, we will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that we have experience with all of these companies, and we recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions we make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products or services unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

 

Best platforms for accommodation

Everybody knows booking.com! It is a super  easy to use platform to book accommodation all over the world and it is reliable at the same time.

You can check the property cancellation policy before you book.

Another big plus is that they offer great deals and discounts on numerous apartments, hotels and more. 

If you are like us and love to stay at hostels while traveling then Hostelworld is the platform for you!

Meet the world, search and compare properties in over 170 countries to find your perfect match.

Tons of real reviews can help ease your decision. 

Don’t want to stay in a hotel or hostel? Experience your next holiday destination while staying at a local’s place.

Airbnb is the platform to use if you want the real deal! Access unique homes, experiences and places all around the world. 

It is very straightforward and easy to use. 

The ideal platform to save money on accommodation while traveling. 

If you love taking care of pets then Trusted Housesitters is the right choice for you!

Find 1000’s of housesitting opportunities and be part of this worldwide community. 

We absolutely love this platform and hope to do many more housesits in the future.  

Tripadvisor is a well-known and established platform to read reviews of tours and accommodation all around the globe.

If you are ever in doubt about a place to stay or a specific tour you are about to spend money on: check the reviews on Tripadvisor. 

They are sorted by date, and the reviews are rated 1 to 5 stars. You can choose which reviews you want to read and check out the global score of the property/tour and on how many reviews the score is based on. So you can make a well-informed decision.

Best platforms for transportation

On skyscanner you can compare the rates of multiple airfares for flights all around the globe and choose the one that suits you best. 

And that is not all they offer. On this platform you can immediately check for accommodation too. 

Also a rental car can be arranged. So you have your flight, your accommodation and your car all on 1 platform!

Interrail is the go-to platform if you want to discover Europe by rail.  

Explore 40 000 destinations in over 30 countries. Sit back and relax as you see the world pass by. 

Choose the amount of travel dates and combine your favourite cities in a trip. 

Special discounts for children, youth and seniors. 

Best platforms for guided tours

If you want to go on a guided tour we recommend G adventures. They organise guided tours all over the world and you can choose between multiple formats. 

Find your own style of travel and discover the world on adventurous trips in small groups. 

They also offer discounts on last-minute trips which can make a huge difference for your travel budget!

Get your guide is an excellent platform to find local guides at the destination of your preference. 

They offer tons of amazing tours starting from a couple of hours to a full day or even up to a couple of days. 

It is a very easy platform to use, just type in your destination and they will present the available tours to you.

Viator is also a perfect platform to find and book city tours at your next travel destination.

Just like Get Your Guide it offers sightseeing tours, skip-the-line tickets, and more so you can discover amazing things to do everywhere you go.

They offer a very wide range of awesome activities in destinations all over the world.

 

 

Best platforms for banking and insurance

N26 is a super good and reliable online bank that we use for almost all our transactions when traveling abroad.

No more horrible exchange rates and additional costs! 

We searched and compared all the existing options and we are very content with N26. The app has a very user friendly interface: everything is clear and easy to use. 

We just top up our balance with a certain amount and we are good to go! This also helps a lot with keeping track of our budget while we are on the road. 

Revolut is much like N26.

While in our search for the perfect travel card we found revolut as a good alternative.

A solid competitor of N26.

We got both the cards and we use them both while abroad because we always like to have a back-up plan. 

 

For insurance there are lots of possibilities. Our regular insurance at home to cover us for long term travel abroad is way too expensive. That’s why we searched for a better solution.

World nomads is the answer. 

They describe themselves as a simple and flexible trip insurance with multi-lingual assistance. You can even get your insurance while you are already on the road. 

Best platforms to gear up for travel

A.S.Adventure is a Belgian retailer of outdoor equipment and clothing. They sell high-quality items to go backpacking and for tons of outdoor activities. Think backpacks, camping gear, hiking boots, light-weight and warm clothing, pocket knifes, and a whole lot more. 

We bought numerous equipment at A.S.Adventure and it always lived up to its expectations. 

Rei is an American retail and outdoor recreation services corporation. 

They sell high quality travel equipment, camping gear, clothing and sporting goods. You name it, they got it!

Amazon is an American multinational technology company. If you never heard of it, you must live on another planet 🙂

You can shop here for millions of products like books, movies, computers and software. But aside from the electronics you can find anything you might need here. The choices are endless!

They ship to over 100 countries, you can shop in 60+ currencies and in 7 languages. 

Decathlon Belgium is the Belgian department of the Decathlon S.A, a French sporting goods retailer with over 1500 stores in over 49 countries.

You can buy all your sporting necessities here and a lot of gear for outdoor travel and camping. 

Decathlon Netherlands is the Dutch department of the Decathlon S.A, a French sporting goods retailer with over 1500 stores in over 49 countries.

You can buy all your sporting necessities here and a lot of gear for outdoor travel and camping. 

Best platforms for blogging

Siteground is the platform we use for our web hosting. 

They provide shared hosting, cloud hosting and dedicated servers as well as email hosting and domain registration. 

We switched 2 times between other web hosting companies before we found Siteground. And 3th time is the charm!

We are very content of their fast hosting service. Their is always a team of specialists available to answer every question you might have and they come up with fast and good solutions. 

We use keysearch as our keyword research tool to find the best keywords for our articles. 

It is easy to use, you can check the volume and the difficulty of the keyword, do a competitors analysis and more. 

A big plus is that it is way less expensive than other keyword research tools out there. 

 

Tailwind Visual Marketing Suite

Tailwind is the platform we use to schedule our pinterest pins. 

It is very easy to use. You can schedule pins, add them to tribes and optimise the time of publishing. 

They also offer analytics so you can process how your pins are performing. 

It works great and it is even fun to use.

You can also use it for instagram if you like.