Traveller Resources

Below are a selection of companies that I personally use when travelling. From insurance to guides and equipment, you will find these companies meet the needs of travellers looking for adventure!


The Japan Rail Pass makes a great way to explore Japan and travel on the famous bullet trains!

See for the best deals on accommodation and transport.

Accommodation is a great place to find hotels all around the world.

Hostelworld provide affordable beds for travellers all over the world. From dorms to private rooms, hostels are a great way to meet others when on the road.

Ferries & Cruises

Direct Ferries are the one-stop-shop for booking ferries and ships around the world.

Travel Insurance

World Nomads specialize in travel insurance for adventurous and those looking to get more from their cover.

Tours and Guides are experts in taking people to the world famous nuclear accident site.

Want to know what it’s like to tour a nuclear wasteland? Check out everything you need to know about visiting Chernobyl

Experience Tibet offer world-leading tours to the Roof of the World!

If you want to know what a tour with Experience Tibet is like, check out my Pictures of Tibet article about my trip in January 2020. Please mention thetripgoeson if you book, so they can show me some love 🙂

Young Pioneer Tours specialize in trips to “places your mother doesn’t want you to go”. Get a free exclusive YPT shirt by quoting TRIPYPT20 when booking.

Want to know what a YPT tour is like? Read about my DPRK tours here: Sinuiju Day Trip & Christmas in Pyongyang!

VPN (Virtual Private Network)

If you are travelling to countries which restrict the internet such as China and Iran, you will need a VPN to access sites like Google, Instagram and Facebook.

Astrill – The most reliable VPN in China. Remains connected while others suffer outages.

Express VPN – One of the cheapest and most reliable services. Ensure you download the apps before you leave as it’s more difficult once you arrive.