Useful Travel

Let's be honest for one second, traveling often entails a lot of planning, some of it last minute. Here's a compendium of useful links & resources to help speed things along.

General Info

  • Atlas Obscura
  • Wikipedia
  • Wikivoyage

Getting Around

Flights

Google Flights

Google Flights has been my go-to for a long time, in particular thanks to its useful explore feature, and relatively clean and straight-forward interface.

Where to Sleep?

Apartments etc.

Airbnb

Hostels

Hospitality Exchange

This is the general category of sites based on homestays that don't cost money, but are instead based on mutual value creation. Airbnb really put a dent in this category tbh.

BeWelcome

Trustroots

Couchsurfing

Camping

iOverlander

[https://ioverlander.com/]

A crowdsourced map of places where folks (many with cars or campervans) have overnighted, with notes.

Open Camping Map

[opencampingmap.org]

A map of campsites based on openly available data. Can be filtered based on type of campground. Not necessarily accurate.

Region-specific

Central Asia

Caravanistan

Country-Specific

Tajikistan

Mountainering

  • https://www.archataj.com/
  • https://www.takali.org/