Travel + Blogging Resources

Here’s a compiled list of the most useful Travel Resources I have used within the past couple of years traveling, as well as core programs I use to monetize my blog. Whether you’re thinking about booking your next trip or starting a travel blog, you will find all resources here.

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Cheap Flights

The Flight Deal – My go-to website for finding cheap destinations. They post the deal if a flight meets their criteria of costing less than 6 cents/mile. Updated accordingly, usually every day.

Skyscanner – So helpful when you leave the destination blank and it shows you which countries you can fly to sorted by price. The best when you’re flying within Europe, flights are frequently under USD $20!

Google Flights – My go-to flight booking resource. You can search for the cheapest dates to fly, the cheapest destinations to fly to, as well as track specific flights so you can see how prices fluctuate over time!

Read: Step-by-Step How I Find Flight Deals

Accommodation

Airbnb – Airbnb is a great way to live like a local, and is popular worldwide.
New to Airbnb? Click here for $40 off your first stay!

Booking.com – If you’re more of a hotel and resort type of person, this is the best resource for you. Tip: use map-view to see locations of all properties, so you can choose whichever one is the most convenient!
Bonus: Click here for $20 off your next stay!

Hostelworld – Budget or solo traveling? Hostelworld is great for finding cheap accommodation. Look for the highest rated ones, and if you’re like me, read reviews on how social they are! It’s always great to make new friends.

Travel Gear

I wrote out a list of every. single. item. I take with me on every. single. trip!
Read: Ultimate Packing Essentials List

Travel Insurance

World Nomads Logo

World Nomads – Travel insurance is always good to have, especially if you plan to be on the road for more than a few weeks. I recommend World Nomads, offering coverage in more than 130 countries.

Travel Blogging

So you want to start travel blogging? Or even better, get PAID to travel blog? These are the best resources to start your own blog and monetize it from the beginning.

Bluehost – #1 Hosting provider and what I use for Wanderlover! They offer 24/7 support, give you a free domain name, and 1-click WordPress.org install. Use this link for a special offer where you can get started for just $3.95/month!

Read: How to Start a Travel Blog

How to Make Your First Affiliate Sale Within 24 Hours – This book by House of Brazen is a must-read before you start monetizing your blog, so you can learn how to do it properly. Did you think you could just link something on your blog and people would come buying using your link? Think again! Learn how to affiliate market the right way.

Awin – Must-have affiliate network on your blog. Awin is partners with Etsy, Stubhub, Superdry, and so many other well known brands.

Maven – Get paid to be an influencer. Simply create a board of items you love, and share it everywhere to receive a generous commission off every sale.

Tailwind – What’s a blog without traffic? Tailwind is the #1 automation tool I use to put my Pinterest on auto-pilot and drive readers to my page.
Use this link to get your first 100 pins free!