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Flights & Accomodation


I use Skyscanner for my flight bookings. Skyscanner is a travel fare aggregator website and travel metasearch engine. It scours the internet for flights, hotels, and car hire, at the best prices.


Agoda is one of the world’s fastest-growing online travel booking platforms. I use it for all hotel accommodation to check ratings and get the best deals, especially in Asia.

Hostel World

Hostel world is the most reliable and trustworthy source for booking hostels worldwide. I’ve used their site often when I am in South East Asia especially.

Travel Insurance

World Nomads

Offering simple and flexible travel insurance created by travellers. The site has a wide range of travel advice and articles for inspiration.

Medicare For Seniors

A free web resource dedicated to providing useful information to help older adults fulfill their retirement goals. This free resource highlights international travel coverage and includes information on the process of submitting a foreign claim.

Other Travel Resources

travel backpack size 55x40x20

I’ve used this bag for a long time and it’s never failed me. Perfect to fit all my travel gear and ideal for flights.

Best External Hard drive

As an entrepreneur, I need to always have on hand a hard drive to save my content. This passport is ideal with inbuilt encryption for security. 

Website and Business


Elementor is the most powerful Wordpress website builder and what we used to build our beautiful site! The free version is great but the pro takes everything to a new level. Because of its pre built themes and templates you can have a fully function website in a couple of hours.

Restaurant Booking and Alcohol Purchasing


We are official partners of Chope and use them for our online reservation bookings. Chope is a very handy app and the Chope dollar scheme means you can earn some great rewards as you dine. 

Whisky Exchange

We use the Whisky Exchange to purchase all of alcohol. The distributor has an insane number of spirits including rare bottles and unusual bottles. The site is easy to use and prices are very reasonable.


Online Wine Course

Created by Cristie Norman, A Beverley Hills Spago sommelier, this wine course is a great crash course into the world of wine. 

Tom Surgey

Tom is a fantastic wine presenter and his impressive career includes being one of the Three Wine Men, lead presenter for the Pingza wine app, Sales & Business Development Director at industry-leading English sparkling wine producer Ridgeview, a BBC Sussex wine expert and presenter of British Airways’ wine events. To top it all off he’s a good mate and has just launched a swanky new website where you can contact him for anything wine-related.

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