Finding the Best Price on Hotels
Booking.com offers savings on hotels, apartments, and villas in 80,000 destinations worldwide. You can browse hotel reviews and find the guaranteed best price on hotels for all budgets. Their prices consistently beat other hotel comparison sites.
Finding Cheap Flights
Momondo is the first place I check when searching for cheap flights. It searches hundreds of sites for the best fare and includes both standard and budget airlines. The price calendar feature shows the cheapest days to fly in your preferred month of travel.
Booking Accommodation with Local Hosts
Airbnb has the largest directory of homes and apartments for rent. You can either rent a whole house or just a room. Often times, the host is even willing to show you around. BONUS: Sign up through this link and get a free credit for your first stay!
Even if you have medical insurance in your home country, we highly recommend purchasing travel insurance when traveling abroad. This will cover important things like emergency medical evacuation, trip cancellation, and baggage delay. We use and trust World Nomads for our travel insurance policies.
Frequent Flyer Master
Flights are usually our biggest expense when we travel. By using this guide, we were able to earn 150,000 airline miles without even hopping on a plane. Chris Guillebeau guarantees at least one free ticket or you can request your money back. Purchase this guide for $49.
Live & Work from Anywhere
If location independence is your dream, we are living proof that it is not impossible. By learning a few key skills, and by learning to apply the skills you already have, you can go anywhere, anytime. Purchase this guide for $49.
Thrive as a Working Artist
Why do so many artists fail in their quest to earn a living through their art? Instead of hoping for a big break or the favor of art critics, the new way allows artists to build up their own fan base and sell directly. Learn how to make money from your art with this $58 guide.
Luxury Travel Tips
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Canon 5D Mark II DSLR
I’ve had this camera for two years and love it. I upgraded from a Canon Rebel (which is a great option as well) because I wanted a full frame camera with excellent low-light performance. You can buy this camera used for a steal, or go with the newer Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105mm lens.
Canon 16-35mm F/2.8L Lens
The Canon 16-35mm rarely leaves my camera unless I’m photographing wildlife (for wildlife photos I use Canon 70-300mm). This lens is ultra wide angle, it’s ideal for low-light situations, and is a great value for an L lens with such a large aperture. It’s a must for any serious landscape photographer.
Canon PowerShot G16
We carry around a lot of equipment on our travels, so in certain situations, we bring our Canon PowerShot instead of the full DSLR kit. We’ve stuck with this PowerShot series because we can still shoot in RAW format and it produces very high quality images for a point and shoot camera.
ONA Bowery Camera Bag
The perfect day bag — it’s stylish, has sufficient padding, and the outside pockets are ideal for a phone or other small items. The ONA Bowery Camera Bag is large enough for a full frame camera and one medium-size lens. ONA is known for using high-quality materials, so this bag is worth the price tag.
Women’s Reef Tropics Slip on Shoe
I found THE perfect shoe for traveling. These slip on shoes pack well, they are super cute (I get compliments every time I wear them), they have great arch support and an extremely cushioned insole. Purchase these shoes here.
Lifeproof Nuud iPhone Case
Our phones go everywhere with us, so it’s important to have a case that will protect our phones in all situations. The Lifeproof Nuud Case is waterproof, drop proof (I drop my phone ALL THE TIME), and dirt proof. Using this case doesn’t sacrifice image quality.
Travel Packing Cubes
Traveling often has forced us to become extremely organized packers. This set of packing cubes comes with 3 different sizes and makes separating our clothes easy — making everything easier to find in our bags. We rarely unpack at destinations, so we live out of these packing cubes.
3-Piece Hardside Luggage Set
We purchased this set of hardside luggage several years ago and it’s still holding up extremely well. The exterior is tough, so we’re never worried about checking a bag. The small is perfect for a carry-on and the large is big enough for both of us. The set is only $129 for all 3.
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