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Shop Travel Resources

I get lots of questions about what I recommend, so I’ve listed them below.

*Some of these are affiliate links, which means I get a small commission if you buy through those links. I do use these products myself and highly recommend them.

My Favorite Travel Items

What I travel with: I typically travel carry-on only with this backpack (I’m in love with it): Timbuk2 Aviator 20″ 2015

How I book accommodations: I use Airbnb almost exclusively for temporary lodging. I have booked a hotel only one time in the past three years. I’ve used it to book a local host family in Cusco, Peru, for 10 days and to book my very own private apartment across from the Louvre in Paris for one month!

How I get FREE accommodations: TrustedHousesitters.com is the best site I’ve found to discover housesitting assignments. I’ve housesat in Portland and the San Francisco Bay Area. Basically you get to stay in someone’s home for free in exchange for watching their home and caring for their pets while they’re gone. I’ve had amazing experiences with this site and highly recommend it.

My Favorite Blog Resources

For blog hosting, I recommend SiteGround. I used Bluehost for four years, but was unhappy with the service. Since switching to SiteGround in July 2016, my site loads way faster and the customer service reps have been responsive and helpful! You can read more about why I switched in this detailed SiteGround review.

For logo design, I hired Melody Christian of Finicky Fox DesignI LOVED working with her. She understood my vision, worked relentlessly to create it, and she genuinely cared about my business.