Here’s a comprehensive list of our favorite go-to sites and stores for all things travel.
These are the companies we recommend for anyone doing some traveling, be it long-term or short-term. They will make your life easier before your trip, more comfortable during your trip and keep extra money in your pockets!
Airbnb – Apartment rentals, private rooms with gracious hosts, access to washing machines, and kitchens are a few reasons why we love this site. Airbnb makes it possible to stay in amazing locations like Berlin, Cape Town and Amsterdam without busting your budget. Use our link for $35 off your first booking.
Agoda – Hands down the best accommodation booking site out there. Agoda lists hotels, guesthouses, apartments, hostels and even bed and breakfasts. We’ve often found lower rates here than going directly through a hotel. Plus, they make it easy to see all available room types and associated prices.
Ebates – We have used Ebates since 2011 and have earned nearly $350 in cash back to date. You can earn cash back from top travel companies including American Airlines, Marriott Hotels and even discount travel websites like Orbitz. We love Ebates because we earn reward points on travel credit cards and also get cash back in the form of an Ebates check. We used Ebates to get a great deal on Alana’s Osprey pack!
Active Junky – Active Junky is a cash back website similar to Ebates. You earn cash back at all your favorite outdoor gear stores like Cabela’s, Backcountry, and even The North Face. The site clearly lists the % cash back you will earn, plus it shows all the active coupons for the store. It makes it really easy to see you are getting the best deal.
REI – REI has a huge selection of backpacks, apparel, footwear and extras like travel towels. We even bought our GoPro here! The employees are extremely knowledgable and will help find everything you need for a successful trip.
Prana – We revamped our packing lists for the second portion of our trip and knew we needed to find clothing which allowed us to feel comfortable but not look like dirty backpackers. Enter Prana. We love how we can dress the pieces up or down, plus everything washes up great and dries quickly.
World Nomads – We have a comprehensive plan through World Nomads and will never travel again without it. If we get sick or injured, we’re covered. If Alana drops her camera, we’re covered. If our bag gets stolen, we’re covered. World Nomads offers different plans and can provide you with a custom quote.
Trusted Housesitters – We found all four of our house sits through Trusted Housesitters. The platform is easy to use and you can even set email alerts for cities you are interested in visiting.
Are you looking for someone to care for your home and pets while you are on vacation? Sign up as a home owner and connect with hundreds of sitters (like us!), many with reviews and police background checks.
SiteGround – We’ve used SiteGround to host our website from the beginning. We’ve never incurred any problems and the technical support we received while setting up our site was top notch. Don’t waste your time with discount hosting providers, you’ll end up needing to migrate over anyway. Avoid the headache and use SiteGround.
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