ERIC'S TRAVEL TOOLS

As a avid traveller and photographer, I like to share these passions and help other enthusiasts to get more tools so they can express themselves. Here are some travel tools I use myself to plan my photo trips. I hope you find them as useful as I do.



The first tools helps to find your destination. Make some searches about what inspires you and learn about cultures, vaccines, potential dangers, places to visit, economy, ect...


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TRAVEL ADVICE

Security, visas, vaccines, etc... The official travel advice website of Canada is a complete source of information, often kept up to date.
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TRAVEL PLANNER

Click here to go on the best website to learn about your destination. :-)
The Internet is filled with information about every single destinations. Even better, search in Youtube for advice on your destination, to have activity ideas or authentic cheap restaurants.
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GOOGLE MAPS

Create your own maps with your attractions, restaurants, hotels, and all your travel planning, it will be on your cell phone, and you will even be able to load it offline so it's available at all times, magic !
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ATLAS OBSCURA

Atlas Obscura is fantastic to learn about off the beaten path attractions.


When you identified your destination, the next tools are very useful to plan the rest : transport, climate, time zone, hotels, currencies, electricity, ect...


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CHEAP FLIGHTS

Kevin and Andrew from Flytrippers have many tricks to find cheap flights, just subscribe to their newsletter. I personally saved thousands of dollars because of their tips, and it's free! there are other similar sites like YULAir and YULdeals.
The trick is to subscribe to their newsletter so you learn about the deals as soon as possible, because these deals go quickly.
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FLIGHT SEARCH

Momondo.ca is a search engine for finding cheap flights. Do many searches and try many dates as prices can vary a lot just by moving your dates by only one day. Another excellent search engine, even better than Google flights is Kiwi.com.
Depending on the region you want to visit, there are sometimes better deals on Skyscanner or Jetcost
To see what are the possible flight routes, go on FlightConnections, it has annoying publicity, but it is worth it.
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IN THE AIRPORT

Having access to a lounge is easy if you do some travelhacking.
If you don't have a choice to sleep in an airport, the website Sleeping in airports is what you need.
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IN THE AIRPLANE

Seat Guru shows you the seat map of you aircraft, you can see which seats are good. A must !


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WIKITRAVEL

Wikitravel is very useful to learn about your destination, especially about how touse the transport system once you are arrived at your destination.
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HOTELS

Hotels.com is a hotel search engine, very useful to filter using specific criteria. By clicking on the map mode, you can also find a hotel near attractions that interests you. Other excellent sites are Booking.com and Airbnb.
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ELECTRICAL PLUGS

Worldstandards.eu shows all possible electrical sockets and plugs. Don't forget your adapter!

By the way, here is the best travel adapter ever. It's light, compact, and compatible with more countries than the majority of other adapters.
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ELECTRICITY

Be sure that your electrical devices are compatible with the voltage and frequency at your destination. Again, Worldstandards.eu informs us of electrical standards of all countries.


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CLIMATE

Do you know what the "mousson" is ? Or when is the next hurricane season ? You better know before buying your tickets... The website ClimatsEtVoyages.com is a must..
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WORLD CLOCK

To avoid being temporally lost, the website TimeAndDate.com is very useful. It helps to plan your jet lag, and to know if you new time zone uses daylight saving or not.
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DAYLIGHT TIMING

Again, the website TimeAndDate.com is essential for photographers who wants to know when the sun is present. Golden hour is the first and last hour of sunlight, blue hour is about 30 minutes after sunset or before sunrise...
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THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S EPHEMERIS

With The Photographer's Ephemeris, one can learn where and when the Sun and Moon sets and rises. Very useful for planning landscape photography.


The next tools deals with money. Don't forget to do a budget, and bring some cash, we never know if your specific bank or credit card is accepted at your destination...


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CONVERTER

To have an idea of equivalencies in Canadian Dollar, the website FXTop is very useful. You even can consult the historical values if you need to calculate past invoices and have the right exchange rate of that time.
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COST OF LIFE

A meal does not cost the same in India or Iceland... Consult Numbeo to have an idea of the cost of living of your destination.
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COINS

To see what the coins you will use looks like, consult WorldCoinGallery.com.
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TIPS

Do I tip my taxi driver? In restaurants? What about the hotel? To learn about the tipping etiquette of your destination, consult WhoToTip.net.

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Cell: (514)965-3686

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Longueuil, Québec, Canada

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