Travel Resources

After 20 years of travel, I’ve complied an up-to-date list of the best websites, gear and other useful info to make your next journey an incredible one.

AIRFARE – the best sites for finding the cheapest airfare:

  • Momondo (I use this first to look at my optimal dates and then typically book directly on the air carrier offering the best fare)
  • Kayak (Another great option for cheap airfare web searches)
  • Delta (Just voted the best airline in the world!  If you’re lucky to be in a city that is a Delta hub, this is your best bet, and even if you aren’t they offer excellent perks for even the lowest tier in their Skymiles award program)
  • Skyscanner (Provides instant online comparisons for millions of flights, as well as car rental and hotels)
  • The Points Guy (A must for anyone looking to take advantage of points, miles and travel deals)

LODGING:

  • Hotels.com (An easy search tool, good photos and your 10th night is free)
  • Hotel Tonight (Perfect for last minute bookings made same day after 12pm)
  • Airbnb (For those that prefer staying in an apartment or house, this is ideal since cooking your own meals and immersion into the local culture is much easier than staying in a hotel room)
  • Ski.com (For the ultimate ski vacations worldwide, Ski.com offers knowledgable agents that have visited most destinations – a true ski travel agent)
  • Couchsurfing (Travel like a local, stay in someone’s home and experience the world)
  • Home For Exchange (If you have a home to offer, this is a great option for free lodging.  You can offer simultaneous or non-simultaneous exchanges, and search by country very easily for other great homes)

CAMPING: 

GEAR:

  • Hide My Ass (For utilizing USA internet sites while traveling outside of the USA.  If you want to run Pandora, Netflix, Hulu, etc., this is your best option)
  • Macbook Pro Retina 13″ (If you want the best, lightest and optimal display laptop.  The Macbook Pro 13″ is an ideal travel size and many people mistake it for a Macbook Air as they are so similar in size and weight, however the Pro has a larger hard drive.)
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera (Some trips I use my larger Canon 7D SLR camera & 18-22mm lens, but for longer trips, I enjoy traveling lighter and this camera offers many of the same features of a larger SLR camera)

MISCELLANEOUS:

  • World Nomad Travel Insurance (This has saved me on multiple trips when I was very sick as well as ending my trip early.  Coverage is incredible and claims are easy via their website.  I wouldn’t leave the country without it!)

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