Useful links


Travel sites and a few other links you may find interesting!

Travel insurance

Banner Insurance
Banner is a specialist travel insurance broker that arranges travel insurance for Pod Volunteers at a special rate


Journeys Are Made @
A very experienced travel agent which organises flights for our volunteers - contact them to help you find the best flight for your trip

Offset the carbon created from your flights

Travel health and safety

Health advice organisation

UK Department of Health travel advice

FCO Know Before You Go
UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office advice - see the travel advice by country

UK volunteering opportunities

WorldWide Volunteering

Teaching English Courses

Online teaching course with discount for Pod volunteers

Gap years and travel

Year Out Group
A resource for your time out with over 35 approved providers (including Pod)
Independent advice on gap years, for people of all ages

Wat heb je allemaal nodig om te gaan backpacken


Open Education Database
Education careers and degree finder

Paya Thai Cooking
Thai cooking classes and Thai food catering

Simon Tarrant
Arts promoter, event organiser and artist

International Property For Sale
An award winning International Real Estate service helping you find the ideal property and all the latest news, information, analysis and advice regarding buying property abroad


  • Tourism Concern
  • Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust
  • Right Tourism
  • DOFE
  • theguardian
  • the independent
  • Sunday Times
  • Year Out Group
  • Best Volunteering Organisation
  • Wall Street Journal