From booking my flight to my accommodations, from the items in my suitcase to the shoes on my feet, these are the companies and products I trust when I travel. Stretch your travel budget to the max (or just keep your feet comfy) via these travel resources from trusted partners!


Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (Plus RV Rentals)

Whether I’m flying the friendly skies, traveling old school via train, or exploring the back roads on an epic road trip, these are the companies I use to book my travel.

Airplane landing at sunset

Get the best price on more than two million hotels, resorts, hostels, and other properties with Agoda.

Auto Europe is perfect for travelers who want to be sure to have an automatic transmission vehicle waiting for them on the other side of the Atlantic (see Tip #30: Visiting Europe for the First Time).

Book cheap flights from over 600 airlines on CheapOair

Find your fare, rent a car, and discover the perfect accommodations with Expedia.

If you want to make getting there half the fun, then give RV travel a try by renting a rig through Outdoorsy.


From cozy bed and breakfasts in historic homes to unique boutique hotels to gorgeous vacation rentals, these are my favorite accommodation options.

Find the perfect accommodation for your adventure with Expedia.

Book the best rates across all brands, cancel without a fee, and get perks with every stay when you are a member of the Hilton Honors program.

What I love most about is their rewards program. Because, what’s not to love about the simplicity of a punch card approach to a free night’s stay? And ten nights on the road go by waaaaay faster than at home!

It’s like Vrbo for RVs! From big Class A rigs to pop-up campers, use Outdoorsy to rent the perfect option for your next road trip.

Find everything from hotels to vacation home rentals with Tripadvisor.

From studio apartments to spacious homes, Vrbo is full of unique accommodations when you want a different experience than the typical hotel.

Guides, Tours, and Skip-the-Line Tickets

These are all of the experiences that bring a great trip in for a landing.

We love visiting America’s National Parks and collecting stamps in our Passport to National Parks. Because I’ve occasionally forgotten to pack our National Park Passport, I’ve purchased a set of the passport stickers by shopping America’s National Parks that I keep in my travel backpack. Problem solved!

Travel lesson learned #15: Plan for the worst, and everything will go just fine. And planning for the worst means you don’t leave home without purchasing AXA travel insurance.

From Atlanta to Toronto and from Seattle to Southern California, CityPASS is a fast, convenient, and affordable way to visit the top attractions in select North American cities.

From the expected to the truly unexpected, Get Your Guide helps you explore the world the way you want to see it.

Scavenger hunts are my favorite way to explore a new city! This fun blend of walking tour and interactive game offered by Let’s Roam always gets my daughter entrenched in the local history and culture.

I use essential oils as a natural way of managing everything from bug bites to jet lag to migraines. Rocky Mountain Oils are high quality and aren’t part of the multi-level marketing scheme associated with other popular brands.

No one wants to waste precious time standing in line for tickets to museums, castles, or other attractions. Skip the line by purchasing admission in advance through Tiqets.

Tripadvisor is your ticket for all types of adventures and experiences including art galleries, cultural tours, day trips, ski rentals, and more.

Find unique things to do, skip the ticket line, and take behind-the-scenes, expert-led small group tours when you explore with Viator.

Food and Wine

From exploring new wineries to bring flavors from the road home, these are some of my favorite food and wine partners.

Woman tasting wine at a stainless steel bar

Receive a personalized itinerary and save big at more than 400 Priority Wine Pass wineries in California, Oregon, and Washington. And, if you order a Priority Wine Pass here using the code WANDERER, you’ll also save $20 off the annual Priority Wine Pass. That’s roughly one-third off of the regular priced annual pass!

Clothing, Footwear, Accessories, and Other Essentials

From great walking shoes to a comfy pajamas, these are some of the items I always pack for an adventure.

Stylish, made of sustainable materials, and named after a Swedish word that ties them back to nature, JORD watches are both beautiful and functional. I never leave home without my JORD wood watch!

From walking a marathon while exploring a new destination on foot to hiking the trails, Keen never disappoints. My Keen hiking sandals are absolutely the best. (Yes, that’s a thing!)

Beyond the cute, outdoorsy patterns and clever sayings, I’m addicted to the cell phone pocket in LazyOne‘s pajama bottoms. And when I say I’m addicted, I mean I’m not ashamed to admit that I have three different pairs, so don’t “moose” with me!

No longer just shoes, Zappos has everything I need to travel like suitcases and backpacks, sunglasses and hats, and a wide range of clothes.

Thank you for sharing!

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