Resources for Better, Safer, & Smarter Travel
As an inspired adventurer, it's my duty to help YOU find inspiration for adventure. How do I do that? By writing blog posts, sharing photos, and being honest about the resources that've worked (and not worked) for me along my way.
Below are the travel resources that I personally use to make travel comfortably and affordably.
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Get a Good Deal
No matter if you're on the Web or their app, Hotwire, is a convenient place to book lodging, car rental, airfare, and vacation packages. I've used Hotwire numerous times, and each time I've been blown away by the savings.
Just recently, I saved over $100 on a rental car just by booking through Hotwire! The website is easy-to-use and the app is even better. I've even used Hotwire to save on a last minute booking when plans suddenly changed while on the road. Hotwire's always got you covered.
The website is easy-to-use, and the app is even better. I've even used Hotwire to save on last minute lodging when plans suddenly changed while on the road. Whatever you need, Hotwire's always got you covered.
Get Good Gear
This might be the most fun thing about being a travel blogger! I love sharing my tried-and-tested travel gear tips with you guys. Testing out travel gear in real world adventures is not only fun but extremely important. Here are some of my favorite pieces of travel gear that I highly recommend and can't wait to write about next!
Get a Guide
One of the first things I do when I book a trip is head over to Lonely Planet to get my trusty guide. I rely heavily on these guides to help structure my trip itinerary and find unique, worthwhile things to see, do and eat.
I especially love the pocket guides, which are easy to pack and convenient when on-the-go in busy city streets. What I love most about Lonely Planet: the focus on culture and history.
I've had some amazing travel experiences that I would had I been relying solely on Trip Advisor, Yelp or blogs alone. Don't believe me? Get your first guide today.
Protect Your Memories
One of the best ways to save your memorable travel moments is by journaling. I've taken to keeping a travel journal as a way to collect my travel memories and keep notes on future blog posts. I also use my journal for travel planning, that way I'll have my notes with me when I'm traveling and later when I'm writing. Here are a few of my favorite travel journals.
Protect Your Feet
Comfortable shoes are essential while traveling, especially if you are planning to be active. I usually opt for shoes that can double as activewear and stylish comfort shoes. Trust brands like Clarks, Baretraps, Born, and Naturalizer to keep your feet blister free while on the road. Check out a few of my best picks below!
Protect Your Skin
I'm not sure about you, but my skin is really important to me. I've found some great travel-friendly beauty products and UPF clothing/hats, all of which I use regularly while traveling and at home.
Protect Your Possessions
Every traveler deserves to know their most-prized possessions are safe while traveling. Having your personal belongings stolen while traveling sounds like a travel nightmare! I've heard the horror stories, but, thankfully, I've never been the victim of pick-pocketing, slashing or robbery.
Still, my personal safety and the safety of my belongings is a high priority. That's why I choose to carry and use PacSafe products.
Pacsafe offers a complete line of luggage including carry-on and purses that are slash- and puncture-proof. Their patented technology protects your gear, your electronics and now even your identity!
To be safe, I use the PacSafe Carrysafe camera strap while traveling. I personally love knowing that my camera is always safe from slashers no matter where I am. The strap is not only functional, it's also super comfy! It helps protect my neck from the strain of carrying my heavy camera all day.
Books that Inspire Me to Travel
There's nothing better than settling down with a great novel, especially when I'm unable to travel. I love novels and books that transport me to another world, another place or another time.
A great travel story really helps feed the travel bug when the budget doesn't allow for an escape. Here are a few of my favorites!
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