These are the goods!
This page has everything I use when I travel through Asia.
From finding the best accommodations and local restaurants, to apps that help you save money and earn income.
DISCLOSURE: Please note that some of these links are affiliate links. That means I earn a small commission when you make a purchase, but at no additional cost to you. When you purchase using these links, not only will I be forever grateful, but I will be here to answer any questions you might have about the product or service. I’ve worked with every one of these companies and the only reason I’m telling you about them is because I found them to be incredibly useful. I could care less about the commission. Please be sure to not spend any money on these products unless you really need them.
FREE – Skyscanner app. One of the best apps to use for booking cheap flights in Asia. I use this app to find affordable flights to countries I haven’t visited yet. Skyscanner gives me the best airlines and even shows me an overview of the month on what days are the best to travel. USE THE MOBILE APP INSTEAD OF THE WEBSITE. The website is a bit too clunky and has many other offers you don’t really need. The mobile app is awesome because it simplifies things by telling you what month and days have the absolute cheapest fares.
FREE (Get $20 if it’s your first time!) – AirBnB. Hands down the best way to book accommodations. Connect with locals and stay in incredible houses, or find affordable rooms for yourself and your backpack!
FREE with limited use – WAYGO. This app was one of those apps that saved my ass and helped me eat when I was in Japan and Taiwan. Waygo stores Chinese, Japanese, and Korean words and characters on your phone so you can hover your phone’s camera over things like a menu and have it immediately translate the characters to English.
FREE – Google Translate. Still the best app to use. It may not be the best at grammar and sentence structure, but it works well for short phrases, characters, and words. Better yet, the mobile app lets you upload images and can scan for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean characters to translate.
FREE – StartUpTravels.com Connecting with other like-minded people is essential if you want to stay motivated and learn as much as you can about online business. This website has connected me with dozens of entrepreneurs working on a range of projects from passion blogs, to fully funded start ups. I’m so grateful this website exists. Just use your LinkedIn profile to set up an account and enter in the destinations you’ll be traveling to. Then you can connect with other inspiring people from around the globe!
NiceTalk (Make $10 as soon as you sign up) – If you’re a native English speaker who enjoys working with students, consider tutoring Chinese students with their English skills. Get paid $10 usd an hour to have conversations using your iOS or Android device. Please read through the entire article linked to see if this is right for you.
If you have a website, app, or tip I can use for traveling, connecting, and earning, please contact me and let me know!