VPN

Surfshark- I use the VPN to make my surfing more secure, especially on public wifi and can also use it to virtually change your location, which can be handy for streaming services.  I am using surfshark, you can get a bit of a deal if you use my link to sign up:

https://surfshark.club/friend/eJHVxzfM

Web Hosting

Siteground – This is definitely one of the better choices for shared hosting with good speed, reliability and features.  One thing to note is there introductory offers  are really good, however the renewal fees may come as a shock.  If you do decide to sign up, it is best to go for two or more years to take advantage of the introductory specials.  You can use my referral link to save money: https://www.siteground.com/recommended?referrer_id=8142433

Web Hosting

Siteground – This is definitely one of the better choices for shared hosting with good speed, reliability and features.  One thing to note is there introductory offers  are really good, however the renewal fees may come as a shock.  If you do decide to sign up, it is best to go for two or more years to take advantage of the introductory specials.  You can use my referral link to save money: https://www.siteground.com/recommended?referrer_id=8142433

Tangerine Online Bank

I got this bank account because it is no fee and it can used for free  Scotiabank ATM withdrawals in Caribbean/ Latin America. Use my referral code to get a $$ bonus,  62396206S1.  

REMITLY MONEY TRANSFER

Transfer money internationally at reasonable rates.  You will get a signup bonus if you use this referral code http://remit.ly/ybsj86 

Great Canadian Rebates

Get rebates for various services and products, especially credit card sign ups. Use the link below to sign up for GCR:
https://www.greatcanadianrebates.ca/register/249941/

Borrowell/Credit Karma

Free services to check your credit rating and give you an idea of how likely you are to be approved for certain credit cards.

Accommodation Go-Tos

AirBnb–  The main thing I like about it is that most times, the host will be a wealth of local information.  I tend to use this more in locations where hotels are really pricey like in Europe.  Click on this link to sign up and  we both will receive a booking discount.

Laos 

Luang Prabang – Moonlight Champa Riverview is a stylish new boutique hotel located in UNESCO heritage city Luang Prabang.  The serene views, well-equipped rooms and attentive staff are what sets this place above the rest.  To book click here, email [email protected] or call +856 2023888863

Vientiane– Moonlight Champa  is well located in city center of the capital of Laos, Vientiane.  Great service and cozy, well-equipped rooms make this guesthouse a winner.  To book, click here or email [email protected] 

Thailand

Chiang Mai

Banilah Guesthouse-  I have stayed here many times, sometimes a few days, sometimes a few months but always a good stay.  The owner Ob and staff provide excellent , efficient service.  Free bicycle use for guests. Contact here 

Noppakao Place- This place has a good, fairly quiet location in the bustling Santitham area.  The standard room is a good size with flat screen TV, plenty of storage, king sized bed and balcony with a second sink.  They clean the room twice a week  but I got them to come once a week instead for a small discount.  The room rate is 7500 B per month plus utilities and cleaning was 800 B per month.  

Nong Khai-  If you are lucky enough to find yourself in Nong Khai in NE Thailand, do yourself a favour and check out the lovely Mutmee guesthouse.  It is one of the  first guesthouses I ever stayed at and still one of my favourites.  It has a wonderful view of the Mekong River and the host Julian is second to none. Website is here. Phone +66 (0) 42 460717

Indonesia

Lake Toba- This a large and tranquil lake in the center of the island of Sumatra. Most tourists stay pn Samosir island around the village of TukTuk.  My favourite place to stay there is Romlan Guesthouse.  Email [email protected]