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Travel Resources

A well-planned trip makes all the difference. To help you plan your next adventure, we’ve compiled a number of our favorite travel resources. These are sites we use when we are booking our next vacation that we want to share with you. Bookmark this page so you can check back whenever you may need it. 

Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases, as some links are affiliates. However, this does not impact our recommendations. We recommend these sites based on our experiences. 

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This amazing site is a leader in flight and hotel accommodations in Latin America. For those located in any of the Latin American countries, Viajala is the site to start with!

FlightNetwork specializes in locating the lowest-price airfares. They also offer Price Drop Protection where you can book early, yet still save later if the price drops prior to your trip.

JetRadar compares deals across over 1,000 airlines, including charter and low-cost airlines. Be sure to check out their pricing comparison system which lets you compare pricing across airlines and travel agencies online.


Marriott is one of our preferred places to stay when we travel. They have a variety of hotels and lodging facilities to choose from both locally and abroad. With more than 30 hotel brands, it’s easy to find a room that fits your needs.

Another of our preferred accommodations is Hilton Hotels & Resorts. The Hilton family of hotels has over five thousand locations worldwide to choose from. They have several tiers, from Midscale to Luxury, so there’s one that fits every budget.

AirBNB is a great alternative to the traditional hotel stay. Featuring unique properties in a variety countries, it provides the opportunity to escape the touristy hotel environment and live among the locals. Their rates are even more affordable than most hotels!

VRBO is another recommended option in lieu of staying in a hotel. They pair homeowners with travelers looking for a unique place to stay in 190 countries worldwide. The best part is you typically pay a fraction of the cost of a hotel room.


Expedia provides a great resource for all of your travel needs on one. Whether you are just looking for flights or booking a once in a lifetime vacation package, Expedia acts like travel agency handling everything for you.

Orbitz is an award-winning discount travel web site. Initialy offering only cheap flights, they now can help you find and book accommodations, cruises, and vacation packages. Be sure to check out their last minute deals!

Are you a planner? Check out TripAdvisor for hotel and restaurant reviews prior to your trip. Not only can it help you plan for the best accommodations and restaurants on your trip, but can help book your travel too.


Royal Caribbean is a leader in innovation in sea travel. Constantly redefining cruise vacationing, they not only offer exciting itineraries and excursions, but the ships also include such activities as rock climbing, surfing at sea, and ice skating.

Oceans are the only waterways for cruising. Viking Cruises offers no only ocean cruising, but is also known for it’s river cruise fleet. With smaller sized ships, Viking is allowed access to some of the more exclusive ports throughout the world.

Cruise Direct works direct with leading cruise liners in order to provide a range of cruises to fit everyone at good prices. It’s a great resource whether you are a seasoned cruiser or this is your first experience on a cruise ship.


Amazon is a great resource for all your travel gear needs. From apparel to converters to toiletries, you can save time and money by getting it all at one place. 


REI carries travel gear for everything from a weekend camping trip to a week overseas. You won’t be disappointed with either their quality or selection. 


Oanda’s currency tools are a great resource for exchange rates or if you’re looking for a currency converter. Check the live exchange rates on their site before exchanging your currency. 


World Nomads is the leader in travel insurance and it’s easy to understand why. Recommended by National Geographic and Lonely Planet, they offer both competitive prices and top-notch customer service. World Nomads will make sure you have the coverage you need.


Traveling outside the United States? We highly recommend checking out VisaHQ. They make it easy to apply online for visas to virtually any country in the world. All it takes is one paperless form. Need help with a U.S. passport? They can help with that too!

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