We are often contacted and asked about what products or services we like to use for our travel adventures - especially our camera gear. To help you plan your own adventures more easily we have created this page to share our favourite services or products with you.
Airbnb is our go to accommodation for unique getaways. Rather than staying in a hotel, we like to book a house, apartment or even a tree house or funky vintage caravan!! There are so many options available and if you book via our link we can give you $50 credit towards your first stay! ...enjoy.
Car and Campervan Hire
Drive Now is a great website to compare car and campervan rentals.
Car Hire: This handy widget on the left allows you to compare booking costs for car hire for Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Redspot and Thrifty within Australia. They guarantee the lowest available rates and when you book you are booking directly with your chosen car company.
Campervan Hire: Click here to compare hire costs for camper van hire within Australia. No need to search each camper company, Drvie Now lets you compare costs between Britz, Camperman, Mighty Campervans, Cruisin', Let's Go Motorhomes, Lucky, Maui Motorhomes and Travellers Autobahn.
Expedia is a great resource to search for flights and to compare costs. With over a million flights hotels, packages, and more so it is a great way to add on accomodation and keep your bookings together. It is also great for last minute travel bookings.
When we travel we choose Fastcover Travel Insurance. With a simple to use navigation and quoting system you can make a booking at anytime of day, wherever you are in the world. Their website also features up to date travel alerts.
We suggest you also read our safety travel tips article to see how we prepare for our travel adventures with our mini blondies.
We use a Canon EOS 6D camera. This camera is fast, very robust and works well in low light situations - so for us, as a travelling family it is perfect. Trace straps it on over her shoulder and off we go with the kids. We generally don't have the luxury (or the time) to use a tripod so with the impressive low light performance we can take some quick snaps of the kids at the beach and the camera is very forgiving with any camera shake or movement from our busy kids!
Lens: We use a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens. As we often have our hands full with the kids we do not have time to swap and change lenses so this is our prime lens for our travels.
Filters: We ALWAYS make sure we have a filter on our camera lens to protect it. We use a Polariser or a normal UV filter (click here for an example). Be sure to purchase quality filters as there is no point having an amazing lens then using a crappy filter ontop.
SD Card: Working with kids and being on the road a lot we take loads on images and do not have much time to download so we use the biggest SD card we can - the more images and video we can take the better. We choose a reliable brand like scan disk.
Travel Blog Success Course & Community
When we decided to change our website into a blog we signed up to Travel Blog Success. We have learnt so much from this online course and still have so much to learn in the ever changing always evolving world of online blogging and social media. This is not just a education tool, it is also an online community and support network. In our opinion and many other bloggers we know, it is a must do and a great place to start if you want to start a travel blog.
Many bloggers and online influencers skip over affiliate marketing. They either think it's too hard, that it's a waste of time, that they will turn followers away, or that their followers just won't be interested However, this is not the case. We have learnt so much from Michelle in this online course and are starting to add a few affiliate links into our posts, it is an amazing way to generate some income from all your hard work. We figure, once you have made a few affiliate sales on your site you have paid for the course fee!! Win Win.
Website Hosting and Support
Everybody needs a 'web guy (or gal)' to call upon to make sure everything is running smoothly. We recently upgraded our website and as you can imagine this was a HUGE task! We had so many blog posts with images and videos that we needed to migrate from our old website to this new website. We needed help and we wanted a reliable recommendation so we were so glad to hear from our friend Liz (know as the Young Adventuress - who is blogging royalty) and she recommended Craig and his team at Performance Foundry and we haven't looked back.
Caravanning and Camping
Caravanning With Kids
Our friends at Caravanning with kids have created an awesome Travel Journal and Log Book. The spiral bound Travel Journal is something we love to use to help record our adventures, especially when we want to remeber specific details and names when creating our blog posts.
The Log Book is also really handy as it allows you to monitor the kilometres you travel, fuel consumption as well as things like where you camp and the rate per night.
Disclosure: There are some affiliate links on this page. If you click them, we may get a small commission for your purchase at no additional cost to you. These resources and recommendations are all services we highly recommend so you get an awesome product/service and we can foot the bills to keep travelling and sharing our adventures with you.