Looking for some of my favorite travel resources?
There are a few different travel resources for booking things like flights, hotels, and tours that I go back to time and time again, and of course you can’t forget the things that I pack every single time!
So if you’re on the hunt for a cheap flight or the best camera for travel photography, then you’ve come to the right place! Everything on this page has been personally used by me, and I highly recommend them all.
Travel Booking Engines
Momondo – Momondo is one of my absolute favorite flight booking websites. It’s probably the one that has found me the best deals consistently.
Kiwi – I love Kiwi because it lets you book self connect flights on budget airlines like Ryanair, meaning that you can save even more money!
Booking.com – My go-to website for booking hotels and more. When you take 5+ trips, you become a Genius member and automatically get special things like discounts and free breakfast at many hotels!
Hostelworld – The absolute best place to search for hostels. As a solo budget traveler, I rely on the reviews on this site to no end.
Priceline – Priceline is where I go when I don’t care where I’m staying and just want a good deal. Their “Express Deals” tool lets you book hotels at steep discounts by not telling you what hotel you’re booking until you’ve checked out.
Airbnb – I have a love/hate relationship with Airbnb, but if you use it right you can find some pretty great deals on amazing places to stay. Just be sure you’re using it only in cities where it’s legal!
Urban Adventures – My absolute favorite city tour company out there. I’ve taken several tours with them now (my favorite was probably the Hygge tour in Copenhagen) and have never once been disappointed. I always check their website first to see if they offer tours in the places I’m going to!
Get Your Guide – If Urban Adventures doesn’t have tours in the place I’m going to, then the next place I head is Get Your Guide. It’s a great spot to find cheap city tours and skip-the-line tickets!
Tortuga Setout Backpack – I only just got the Tortuga Setout Backpack about 6 months ago, but have barely taken a trip without it since then! At 32 liters, it’s perfect for short breaks, and the suitcase-style opening makes getting to my things a breeze. Read my full review of the backpack here.
Ebags Packing Cubes – I’m a HUGE fan of packing cubes for keeping my luggage organized, and the Ebags ones are by far the best I’ve tried!
Microfibre Travel Towel – As a frequent hostel-stayer, I always bring along this microfibre travel towel so I don’t have to rent one. It’s also great for bringing to the beach!
Origamei Foldable Travel Dress – If you’re the kind of person who likes to roll their clothes when packing, then you’re going to LOVE Origamei’s foldable travel dresses! I have their Yuri dress and it is SO cute in addition to folding up tiny and being wrinkle resistant 🙂
Vivobarefoot Gobi Boots – I’ve been wearing these weatherproof, lace-up boots for a little more than a year now, and they’ve gotten me through the cold weather in Copenhagen, Iceland, Austria, Germany, and, of course, Scotland. They’ve got a faux shearling lining and thermal insole in addition to being waterproof, so they keep your feet toasty warm!
Ahnu Sugarpine Hiking Boots – After hiking the Grand Canyon in Converse, I invested in my first ever pair of hiking boots, and they’ve been with me ever since. I rave about the Ahnu Sugarpine boots all the time because they’re not only waterproof and super functional, but they’re actually cute as well!
Sony Alpha A6300 – I’ve been using the Sony Alpha A6300 camera for the past few years and wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. Because it’s a mirrorless camera, it’s super small and lightweight, but also takes amazing photos!
Sony E PZ Zoom 18-105mm f/4.0 Lens – This is the lens I have on my camera almost all the time. It’s a lot more high quality than the kit lens the Sony Alpha A6300 comes with, and it zooms twice as far!
Sony E 35mm f/1.8 Lens – I also keep a 35mm lens in my kit for those amazing creamy portrait photos.
GoPro Hero – I don’t always travel with my GoPro, but it’s invaluable for adventure travel like canyoning, paragliding, and scuba diving!
DJI Mavic Air – I just got the DJI Mavic Air drone this past summer and became instantly obsessed. If you’re looking for a good drone for travel, then this is definitely it. It folds up SUPER small but still has an absolutely amazing 4K camera!
MeFoto Backpacker Air Tripod – As a solo female traveler, if I want to get photos of myself, then I need to have a tripod. I love the MePhoto Backpacker Air because it’s super lightweight (just over 2 pounds) and also comes in fun colors!
JoTotes Bellbrook Backpack – I’ve been using the JoTotes Bellbrook backpack for a little more than a year now, and basically never travel without it. It’s both stylish and functional, with side pockets for easy access to your camera!