On this page, I’ve curated a list of all of the resources that I use and love to plan my trips, find travel inspiration, and build my blog! There are plenty of tools out there, and I’ve tried quite a few of them, these are the tools that have helped me the most. Bookmark, or pin, this page to help you plan your next trip. I consistently update it with useful tools I discover!
By the way, some of the links below are affiliate links which means that at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. I use all of the companies listed below because they’re legit and have helped me in my travels. If you’re booking a trip and would like to support this website so I can keep bringing you awesome information using these links is one way to do that!
Now that the business is out of the way, let’s get to it!
Airfare is typically the most expensive and challenging aspects of travel. Deciding when to book a ticket so I get the best price possible is a difficult game, that I don’t always win, but I try my hardest! Once I find the cheapest and most direct option with the resources below, I always book directly with the specific airline, unless I’m using my points. Booking directly with the airline helps in the long run if there are any problems with the flight ie: delays, cancellations, or changes I need to make.
Quite possibly the second, and perhaps the first depending on travel style, biggest expense for a trip is the accommodation. But, it doesn’t have to be! There are great budget-friendly, and even free, options for where to sleep as well. I rarely stay in hotels, opting for hostels or CouchSurfing with the occasional Airbnb.
Trying to find the most cost-effective and direct route between destinations is a lot of work, let these resources help you!
If you’re considering starting a blog to document your travels, and want to earn income with it, these resources have helped me greatly. I believe in learning from people who have been successful where I’d like to find success. Blogging takes a lot of work and patience, so what’s the point in recreating the wheel? Below are courses I’ve found success with and resources I used to start and grow my blog. If you’d like a quick rundown on how to start a travel blog, read this.
Pinterest is the number one traffic source to my blog right now, thanks to this Pinterest Course. It’s geared toward travel bloggers and helped me take my Pinterest from a mess of random boards to a focused place for my readers to find the content they need
Locals respect you when you at least try to speak their language. Learning a few words will go a long way with making you feel comfortable in a foreign country as well.
WhatsApp is my favorite way to communicate with people I meet on the road. It’s free and works through WiFi so there’s no need to use data for it.