My Favourite Companies

On this page, you will find links to some of the companies that I have used and recommended on Hit The Road Jack, as well as some of my favourites. They offer either the best product, service, or price, and sometimes a combination of all three. At no additional cost to you, if you make a purchase via some of the links on this page, I may earn a small amount of commission. I like to be upfront about this, as I want you to know that every purchase you make supports this website and keeps a fellow travellers dream alive, I am very grateful. Remember, every company has been tried, tested and proven by yours truly on the road.

Visas are one of the biggest annoyances all travellers face. They become a lot more than an annoyance when you’re stranded at a border, with guards scrutinising your passport, before refusing you entry for a reason you cannot fathom. Make sure you obtain the correct visas by using a company that makes the whole process extremely straightforward. It won’t cost you much extra, and having someone else translate the Arabic on an Iranian visa is pretty helpful…

I’m sure most of you already know about Skyscanner but for those who don’t, this company is far and away the best flight-comparison site around. I use the app/widget on my phone almost everyday: just select the destination ‘Everywhere’, and the time-frame ‘Anytime’, and browse through the myriad of deals that look far too good to be true. £5 to Bremen? True. £83 to Dubai? True. £126 to New York? True. £245 to Mars? Not true, but give Elon Musk a few years…


The biggest small-group tour company in the world, and because they are the biggest, they offer a wider range of adventures than anyone else. The service you receive upon purchasing one of their tours is extremely good, and it is very easy to work alongside them to customise and perfect the trip you want. Organising independent travel is very straightforward, should you want to, or you can opt to stay within the group – which is a fantastic way to meet like-minded people.

Incorporating Intrepid Travel, Geckos Adventures, and Peregrine, all of which I have had a good experience with, this organised tour super-group offer some of the best last-minute deals on the web. Geckos Adventures, only available for 18-29 year olds, offer some incredible bargains if you’re a little flexible with when and where you go. If you’ve got your heart set on somewhere in particular, possibly a tour of the floating villages of Benin, then Intrepid Travel is your best bet.

Up to 25% Off Last Minute Trips - Geckos Travel

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