A carefully curated directory of tools for digital nomads and travellers.

Tools

There are an endless amount of options when it comes to currency exchange, travel insurance, booking flights and so on. Below is a carefully curated list of tools and services that are used and loved by millions of digital nomads, remote workers and travellers to date. 

Personal Banking

N26

The best 'real' digital bank (US, UK, EU) with TransferWise integration

TransferWise Borderless

Send, receive and convert 60+ currencies into one virtual banking account

Business Banking

Holvi

Business banking (EU) for digital nomads and e-residents

TransferWise Borderless

Send, receive and convert 60+ currencies into one virtual banking account

Currency Exchange

TransferWise

Hands-down the cheapest currency exchange service, used by millions

CurrencyFair

Another great currency exchange service with peer-to-peer option

Insurance

World Nomads

The long-time favourite pick of digital nomads and travellers

SafetyWing

The only nomad insurance provider that covers your home country as well

Accommodation

Booking.com

The biggest booking site in the world, with 'Genius' return customer discounts

Agoda

A great alternative to Booking.com with return customer discounts

Other Accommodation

Airbnb

Unique experiences by staying in real homes, discounts for longer stays

Hostelworld

The go-to website for millions when looking for a hostel

Couchsurfing

The best way to have a 'local' experience through couchsurfing or Hangouts

Flights

Skyscanner

The best flight aggregator with cheapest prices and price alerts

Onward Ticket

An "onward ticket" generator for bypassing onward flight rules

Trains & Buses

Trainline

The best and easiest to use train and bus aggregator (UK, Europe)

12.GoAsia

The best train and bus aggregator (Asia, Australia, New Zealand)

Rail Passes by Trainline

Including Japan Rail Pass, Interrail, Eurail, BritRail and Russian Trains

Car Rental

AutoEurope

The cheapest car rental service in Europe, plus great value excess insurance

Getaround

Spontaneously find cars to rent nearby (30€ credit with this link)

Backup & Storage

Dropbox

Online, secure file backup service with automatic syncing

Backblaze

Create automated full-system backups into the cloud

VPN Providers

NordVPN

Best balance of security, speeds, locations with frequent flash sales

ExpressVPN

The more expensive but market-leading, premium choice for VPNs

Web Hosting

Siteground

Overall best web hosting for most people (+ great technical support, uptime, speed)

HostGator Cloud

Best cloud web hosting (+ great uptime, speed, no bandwidth limit)

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Gear

Choosing gear comes down to personal taste, however some things such as quality, durability and value for money are universal. Even more important – yet often forgotten – when you’re on the road for a while  remaining inconspicuous. The gear picks below have kept all these these in mind.

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