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Looking for Flights?

Flight Search Engines

Google Flights

While we are not above booking flights through third-party websites with points, it is honestly the best idea to purchase your flight directly through the airline. Use Google Flights to see when and where the best deals are from your local airport.

Traveling Internationally?

My musts when Leaving the US:

E-sim: Airalo

Unless you have an international cell phone plan, or free international data like with T-Mobile, you will need a sim card to use your phone in another country. Airalo is an e-sim that digitally connects to networks without having to manually insert a sim card. This allows you to still have your main sim card in your phone while still having service abroad.

Travel Insurance: SafetyWing

We recently used SafetyWing to cover us while traveling through Central America. I loved how easy it was to sign up while we were already abroad, and that it covered us through Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Belize. Luckily I have never had to use it, but I asked around and heard good things from other friends who needed to get medical care while abroad.

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Where to stay

My Go-To Accommodation Platforms

This is our go-to for researching hotels and bed and breakfasts!


Sometimes you can’t find a hotel or a hostel that works. Vrbo has a wide variety of home shares in various budget ranges.

Pro Tip:

Research your accommodations well in advance of your trip to snag the best deals.

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Booking an Excursion?

Here’s Where I like to book My Tours!


We love that you can find locally owned tours through Viator and see reviews from TripAdvisor so you know you are booking a great experience!

Get Your Guide

Hire a local guide to show you around and see your destination through their eyes

How to get around

Transportation Recommendations

Discover Cars

Rent a car and be in charge of your own schedule!

Welcome Pickups and Shuttles

Book a shared or private shuttle from the airport or between destinations

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