Here are some of our favorite tools for finding flights and hotels. All of our favorite travel resources in one area.
Skyscanner: We use skyscanner everytime we search for flights, because it has so many great features. We love that we can search “everywhere” in the destination box, to find the cheapest flight from our origin. Or if you don’t have a specific date in mind, you can put in flexible dates and it will find the cheapest time to travel.
Google flights: Google flights is super easy to search flights, and has a great interface to search. Once you enter your origin and destination, you can see a calendar view of the historical prices, plus it will give you tips on finding cheaper flights, such as leaving a day earlier.
Kayak: Kayak has a great explore page for searching cheaper destinations. What we love about Kayak is that you can sign up for an account and they will send you updates when the prices have dropped.
Our favorite sites for booking cheap flights
Booking.com: An easy to use site for searching for hotels, you can narrow down the options and read reveiws on the site.
Skyscanner: Can search for hotels and see the reviews right on the app
Hotels.com: Great to compare different hotels that you are looking at in one destination
Tips for using Skyscanner to book cheap flights
Booking Other Accommodation
Airbnb: We love staying in Airbnb’s when we travel because we love the use of a kitchen and laundry. We also love that the owners are locals so they can give us tips that we wouldn’t normally get at a hotel
Hipcamp: hipcamp is like airbnb for camping. Pick your location and find a unique camp spot
Our tips for a successful airbnb booking
JR Pass: If you’re planning on traveling around Japan, you’ll want to get the Japan Rail Pass. It makes it super easy and convenient to explore in Japan.
Uber: A ride share app that is widely available, no matter the time of day. Uber is way less than a taxi and you’ll know the price before you book.
Get your guide: If you’re looking for some tours while you travel, search get your guide to find the best things to do in your destination
Viator: Book tours and activites with viator
NeatPack Crossbody Bags for Women with Bottle Holder, Anti Theft RFID Pocket and Multiple Compartments, Travel Purses: One of the best bags we own for traveling, its small but has lots of pockets.
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REI: We absolutely love REI for all their camping, hiking and outdoor equipment!
eBags Classic Packing Cubes for Travel - 3pc Set - (Grasshopper): These cubes are lifesavers to pack lots of stuff and to stay organized.
Knack Bags: We both each have a knack bag, and they are great for carry-on bags that can fit a lot into it!
Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger, 10,000mAh Power Bank, Ultra-Compact Battery Pack, Phone Charger for iPhone 15/15 Plus/15 Pro/15 Pro Max, Samsung and More: As travel bloggers, we use our phones and electronics a lot. We love this Anker powerbank and take it with us everywhere we go, so we’re never without a charge.
Sony Alpha a6100 APS-C Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black) Bundle: We love our Sony A6000 camera, its lightweight but takes amazing photos.
Joby GorillaPod Compact Tripod Kit With Ballhead for Mirrorless Cameras up to 2.2 lbs. Black/Charcoal.: This tripod is great for traveling, as its lightweight and flexible.
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