We are not only here to entertain and inspire you, we are here to inform you.
Over the years we have personally and professionally travelled the world. And for any of us (including you) to do that, you have to rely on people and products. To book, pack, get there, get around, get home, stay safe, stay healthy, capture memories, and more.
So we thought we would share with you who has proven to us, to be the best of the best. Travel resources that help us travel better, both personally and professionally.
So here is our list. The travel resources we love, the ones we recommend and why. Everyone is different, and we all travel differently, so our list is vast and varied. We hope you find something useful in it.
We have worked with BIG4 Holiday Parks for three years now. In that three years, we have seen the trusty ‘caravan park’ grow and change face, all within the innovative spirit of BIG4. Trust us, the caravan park ain’t what she used to be.
With more than 180 Holiday Parks around Australia, BIG4 are pioneering great Australian holiday experiences. With EVERYTHING that mum, dad, kids, grandparents, couples and even the family dog are looking for in this modern age. Luxurious cabins, safari tents, pizza ovens, coffee carts, jumping pillows, water parks and resort pools. You name it, we have seen it.
The beauty is that is still caters to everyones budget. From camping and caravan sites to basic and deluxe cabins, everyone can holiday with complete freedom and fun. And what we love most about them, is the community. Everyone joins together, lifelong friendships are formed and experiences shared. It’s the Great Australian Holiday.
Who do we trust to lug out kit around? For more than three years, Antler. We carry a lot of gear sometimes and we need reliable, durable and lightweight luggage that we know is going to do the job. The last thing anyone needs on a holiday is a luggage disaster. So we avoid them by travelling with Antler.
Some of the best things we like and trust about Antler? They have some of the lightest luggage going around (they are actually known as the champions of lightweight luggage). Those extra kilograms add up, and no one wants to pay for excess luggage! Plus the fact that you can get four wheels, hard or soft cases and a gorgeous range of colours to suit everyone. Win / Win.
We must admit, Anaconda is a bit like a lolly shop for us! It’s that one-stop-shop that makes heading away on any adventure easy, no matter how big or small.
While it’s known as Australia’s largest camping superstore, it’s really so much more - with everything you could possibly need on any style of trip. Whether it be a camping or caravanning holiday, or a trip around the world, it caters for the lot.
In fact, we remember stocking up for our 4-and-a-half month caravanning trip around Australia over five years ago, and everything we needed was taken care of in the one visit. And then on the other hand, we’ve recently had a great shop for clothing and a backpack to head to Portugal to trek the Camino, and the range of product was fantastic.
The thing we love the most, is when you talk to the staff, they are all living the adventurous life – and their stories are endless.
From the icy chills of Antarctica to the deserts of Chile, the Rockies in Canada and the outback in Australia... We have been wearing and trusting Patagonia for many years now. Their range of technical clothing has meant we have been prepared for so many different environments, able to do our job, and experience all the location has to offer in comfort. And it's not all about performance, we think this gear looks pretty good too.
All of our team choose Canon DSLR cameras. Our main stills camera for Places We Go is a Canon 7D - it has been on almost as many Places We Go trips as we have and has stood the test of time. We use three main lenses - a versatile EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens which is great for all occasions, a EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens which we love for wide angles, and a Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 for incredible image quality.
Travel Insurance is the one and only thing we insist you can't forget. We have had to use it so many times, it is simply not worth the risk overlooking it. The most flexible, easy to buy and easy to use travel insurance we have found is from World Nomads. You can buy, extend and claim online, even after you've left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from over 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.