Travel Resources

Finding the Best Price on Hotels

Finding the Best Price on Hotels offers savings on hotels in 80,000 destinations worldwide. You can browse hotel reviews and find the best price on hotels for all budgets. You can also book direct with me as I’m a certified travel advisor.

Finding Cheap Flights Momondo

Finding Cheap Flights

Skyscanner is the first place we check when searching for cheap flights. Their whole month tool helps you find the cheapest day of the year to fly to the destination of your choice.

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Booking Accommodation with Local Hosts

Vrbo has the largest directory of homes and apartments for rent. You can either rent a whole house or just a room. This is a great option if you want to have your own kitchen and you don’t mind not having daily maid service.

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Travel Insurance

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 Visitors Coverage for our travel insurance policies.

Sony a7ii Mirroless Camera

Sony a7ii Mirrorless Camera

I switched from my heavy DSLR to mirroless a couple of years ago and cannot believe I didn’t switch sooner. The Sony a7ii takes exceptional shots (most of the photos you see on this site are from this camera) and it’s SO light compared to a DSLR. See my full review here.

Sony 16-35 lens

Sony 16-35mm F/4 Lens

The Sony 16-35mm rarely leaves my camera unless I’m photographing wildlife (for wildlife photos I use the Sony 70-200mm). This lens is ultra wide angle and is perfect for landscapes or indoor photography. It’s a must for any serious landscape photographer shooting with a Sony camera.

GoPro Hero 5 Black

GoPro Hero 11 Black

For underwater and action photography, there’s nothing better than the GoPro Hero. It has an LCD screen, is voice activated, and can easily be set to take burst or time lapse shots — which is great for solo travelers.

DJI Mini 4 Pro Combo

DJI Mini 4 Pro Combo

The DJI Mini 4 Pro is my third drone and by far my favorite for travel. It’s compact, easy to fly, gives the option to shoot in vertical (for easy social media sharing), and provides amazing image quality. This package has everything you need!

Reef Tropics Slip on Shoe Womens

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.

iPhone Portable Charger

My iPhone is my lifeline when I travel, so it’s important to have a back up charger for emergencies. This iPhone charger is extremely compact and it provides extra battery power for those times when you can’t get to an outlet.

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Inflatable Travel Pillow

This travel pillow has made my least favorite part of travel a little bit easier. It’s inflatable — so it’s compact — and it inflates fast with the attached hand pump. The ergonomic design makes sleeping on a plane actually possible!

3-Piece Rockland Hardside Luggage Set

DELSEY Carry-On Luggage

This DELSEY suitcase is my favorite carry-on luggage that comes with me on every trip. It fits more clothes and gear than any other carry-on I have owned, the wheels are super slick, and it’s lasted me several years.

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