Pedoman

We thought it would be helpful to create a resources page to help you understand the tools we use and recommend in order to run our blog and travel the world. We’ll continue to add our favourite tools to this page as blogging and travelling evolves, so please bookmark this page!

Most Recommended

We find ourselves recommended these products and tools time and time again and as such, these are our most recommended. If you do nothing else, check these out.

bluehost

Bluehost

Bluehost is one of the biggest web hosts in the world and we think it’s the best host to go with if you’re starting out blogging. Why? Because it has 1-click WordPress installation, 24/7 customer support and is very reliable. What’s more, their sites down’t grind to a halt if you have a spike in readers like many Indonesian hosts do.

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agoda

Agoda

We use Agoda more than any site for booking hotels. Why? Basically because they usually have the best prices, especially in Asia. Their headquarters in Bangkok and they know Asia better than anyone.

booking.com

Booking.com

Booking.com is a great site for booking hotels and we mainly use it when in Europe if we can’t get what we want on Agoda. This is a great site to use if you need to make hotel bookings, but want to cancel them for free later as most bookings don’t require payment before you arrive at the hotel.

holiday autos

Holiday Autos

Many people thinking of renting a car as an expensive way to travel. But in many countries, it is much much cheaper than public transport. Holiday Autos is a car rental agent and they usually have amazing prices on cars around the world.

Skyscanner

Sky Scanner

We get asked multiple times every week how to find the best prices on flights and the best place to transit when travelling somewhere. For us, the best is website Sky Scanner. It helps you find the best route and the best price on flights.

Travel

Aside from the main recommendations above, we also love the following:

  • Uber: Simply the best way to get around many foreign towns and sometimes even cheaper than public transport. No matter what, it’s always convenient.
  • AirBnB: We prefer private apartments when we can get them and AirBnB is great for that, but the good ones can sometimes be expensive. In expensive countries like Denmark and Norway, a shared apartment is sometimes a great way to save money. You get $20 off your first trip with AirBnB ou can easily sign in with your Facebook account within 10 seconds.
  • Hostel World: This is the best site for finding cheap hostels anywhere in the world. A great option if you need to travel really cheaply.
  • Blah Blah Car: A great way to travel across Europe is using this car sharing service. It’s a little bit difficult to find exactly the ride you need, so you need to be flexible.

Income Generation

Everyone needs to earn money. Here are some of our favourites:

  • Google Adsense: this is the system for inserting ads into your blog posts. Google doesn’t pay alot for your ads, but every little bit counts.
  • Go Viral: A great way to connect your online profile with big brands. Usually for paid tweets, but also sometimes for sponsored posts.

Blogging

Aside from strongly recommending you check out Bluehost for registering your own blog, the following are also worth looking into:

  • Theme Forest: The number one place on the web to buy themes. You can get free themes anywhere on the web, but you have to pay for the best themes.
  • Redirection: When you change the URL of a post, this plugin automatically creates a redirection so that if you’ve already tweeted or linked to the old URL, it forwards people to the new URL.
  • Yoast WordPress SEO: The best SEO plugin for wordpress. Allows you to make sure your posts are titled correctly and appear great in google.
  • Google Analytics: You must use Google Analytics if you are serious about blogging. It provides incredible insights into exactly where people go and what people do on your blog.
  • Google Webmaster Tools: Similar to Google Analytics, but more related to search terms people use to get to your website. Also tells you if there are any technical issues with your blog.

Gadgets

If you’re a blogging, you’re definitely going to want a bunch of gadgets to run the whole show:

  • MacBook 12″: A fantastic laptop for those who are on the road a lot. Retina display, ultra portable and fast enough even for video editing.
  • Sony A6000: One of the best value for money mirrorless cameras on the market. Fantastic image quality, fast focus and a great price.
  • iPhone: We’re apple fanatics and the iPhone really helps us with photos, emails and twitter on the road. To be honest, we could make do with a much much cheaper phone if we had to.