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
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.
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.
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 16-35mm 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
For underwater and action photography, there’s nothing better than the GoPro Hero 5. It has an LCD screen, is voice activated, and can easily be set to take burst or timelapse shots — which is great for solo travelers.
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.
iPhone Battery Case
Our phones go everywhere with us, so it’s important to have a case that will protect our phones AND give us a way to charge it without carrying an external charger. This iPhone case provides 100%+ extra battery power for those times when you can’t get to an outlet.
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 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 $219 for all 3.
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