I get lots of questions about what I recommend, so I’ve listed them below.
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! You can get a $40 credit toward your first Airbnb stay if you use my referral link to sign up.
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
My blog is hosted on SiteGround. I used Bluehost for four years, but experienced slow site load times and poor customer 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 Design. I LOVED working with her. She understood my vision, worked relentlessly to create it, and she genuinely cared about my business.