Kenyan Backpacker is a Website designed to highlight personal experiences. Backpacking, globetrotting, volunteering, hiking, and trekking as well as mountain climbing. These experiences are meant to help and guide others on how to plan and prepare for that lifetime trip.
TRAVEL GUIDES AND RESOURCES
If you are an independent or young traveler, travel blogger, couple travelers, backpacker, budget traveler, hitchhiker, surfer or hiker, then this is for you. In this guide, you will get travel tips, backpacking tips, hiking gear reviews, money-saving advice, things to see and do, and where to eat, accommodations tips among others.
TRAVEL PLANNING GUIDES
TripAdvisor: TripAdvisor is undoubtedly the best travel blog. You can get advice and information about anything related to backpacking, traveling, airport transfer, adventure, volunteering, hotels, and accommodation in any part of the world.
Lonely planet: When it comes to guiding books and maps, lonely planet is, without a doubt, the best. They are always up to date with their information and give you the best pictures and maps you need for any destination.
How to Become a Travel Hacker: Over time Nomadic matt has been my to go to travel website when it comes to budget travel tips. If you are think traveling is expensive and for few people, try reading this guide.
How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Travel Cheaper, Longer and Smarter: This guide is also written by Nomadic matt who is one of the world’s best travel blogger and writer. It tells you a lot on how to travel on a budget or with almost no money. His tested information will help you plan your travels as well as gives you tips on how you can volunteer or work abroad.
Google flights: Google flights is the best and cheapest online platform you will get when it comes to booking cheap flights to whichever destination. You get real-time information on prices and destinations.
Expedia: Expedia shows you the cheapest options available from all the airlines in the world. They also give you an option to shop for travel insurance, hotels, airport pickup, car rentals, outdoor activities among others. Always look out for their offers and discounts.
Airtreks: This company is a leader in round the world tickets. When it comes to round trip tickets, Airtrek is the best bet. You can make custom itineraries from their search engine which allows you to choose from multiple airlines.
Momondo: This is also one of the greatest companies when it comes to comparing flights. With their calendar, you can get to see the days when the flights are cheap. Momondo searches low-cost airlines hence giving you a chance to get cheap flights.
Airbnb: Airbnb is an Accommodation share economy website just like Uber (ridesharing), Vayable (tours), BlaBlaCar (ridesharing) and EatWith (meals). With this Application, you get to choose from a wide pool of hosts who are willing to rent out a room to you at a cheap price.
Hostelworld: Hostelworld is the largest in its category. The company helps travelers and backpackers to search and book properties and hostels in over 170 countries, from anywhere in the world.
HostelBookers: This company is almost the same as hostel world, it helps you find hostels and backpacker lounges all over the world. Hostel Bookers are a bit cheaper compared to the latter.
Couchsurfing: Couchsurfing is one of the best share economy websites I have used. You get hosted by a local Couchsurfer in their home for free. You may be lucky to have a room but most the time you get a couch or an air mattress.
JOBS AND VOLUNTEERING
Grassroots Volunteering: Grassroots Volunteering is a resource empowering travelers to connect to the causes and communities in the places they travel. The site consists of a dual database of organizations all over the world.
WorkAway: WorkAway helps you to volunteer, work and help local communities around the world. As a volunteer, you get hosted by a WorkAway registered host for free. In return, you help them with day to day activities as you exchange your cultures.
WWoofing: WWOOF stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. As a WWOOFer you get linked to people with organic farms looking for volunteer help across the world. You get free accommodation, food, and local tours. You join with $25 per year.
Voluntourism.org: With Voluntourism.org you volunteer in a local community by teaching a language, helping out with daily activities, or building houses and schools and in return, you get free Accommodation and food.
INSURANCE AND OTHER TOOLS
World Nomads: This company is the leader when it comes to travel insurance for independent travelers. They help you choose and book the best plans from all over the world. Also, the company organizes writing scholarships and guides to help travel writers and bloggers too.
SquareMouth: Just like World nomads, Squaremouth’s search engine allows you to research quote and compare policies from every major travel insurance provider. They are limited to the United States only.
OneSimCard: This is an international SIM card that allows you to receive calls for free while traveling in over 150 countries, it also allows you to make low-cost voice and data calls to any other country in the world.
TRAINS AND ROAD TRANSPORT
The Man in Seat 61: Man in seat 61 is simply the best website when it comes to information related to train and ship travels. “It’s time to rediscover the pleasure, romance & adventure of travel by train or ship. This site explains how to travel comfortably & affordably by train or ferry where you might think air was now the only option”
BlaBlaCar: BlaBlaCar is the world’s leading long distance carpooling service, connecting drivers with empty seats to people traveling the same way. With BlaBlaCar you can share a ride from city to city with fellow travelers.