My favorite tried and trusted accessories for a roots & wings lifestyle, compiled in one easy to browse place for your shopping pleasure, dear reader!
Flight aggregators are a great tool to see what’s out there before you commit, so I never book a flight without checking Momondo and Kayak first. As for loyalty programs, I’m an AAdvantage member, but it’s strictly because there’s more airlift out of my home airport on American Airlines. I prefer JetBlue, Alaska, Southwest and Delta domestically, and Virgin Atlantic for hopping across the pond. Skip Silver Airways altogether.
I have been known to spend hours pouring over travel reviews to find the perfect place to stay. I used to use TripAdvisor but find it so filled with fakery – I don’t waste my time there any more. Now I use Travelocity for hotel booking because they offer a 24/7 personal assistance guarantee on all services booked through the site. I wish we’d booked our wedding hotel through Travelocity – we would’ve had a much better experience, I’m sure! AirBnb is great way to feel like a local in a new place, or pursue slow travel rather than hotel-hopping. Sign up with this link and get a free credit on your first stay!
Leaving home without travel insurance? Don’t be ridiculous. I’ve filed 3 claims with World Nomads twice for broken camera equipment and once for a sprained ankle – and it was a seamless process. I’ve also used Allianz. Travel insurance has paid for itself many times over.
WIFI ON THE GO
You’ll find Boingo hotspots in just about every major airport, and even on some flights! With 600,000 hotspots around the world, Boingo has saved me many times during unexpected layovers and delays.
JANE AUSTEN BOX SET
A must for the Janeite with a home and a bookshelf. For the traveling Austen fan, you can download each novel for free on Kindle.
OUT OF AFRICA
A classic by Karen Blixen, this a beautiful must-read for anyone heading to Africa.
SWAHILI FOR THE BROKENHEARTED
A poignant, funny read about a recently single guy traveling from Cape Town to Cairo. Great insight into African culture along the way. Grab your copy here.
THE SUN ALSO RISES
The Ernest Hemingway classic. I read this on a bus to Pamplona for Running of the Bulls and it made the experience much richer to imagine it as it once was, before it became a frat party.
WHAT I WAS DOING WHILE YOU WERE BREEDING
A gut-splittingly funny travel memoir from Hollywood sitcom writer, Kristen Newman.
THE WAY OF WANDERLUST
Want to become a travel writer? Start here with this lovely anthology by the sweetest man in travel, Don George.
Wonderfully inspiring read for the journeyer, plus the author, Rolf Potts, is a nice person in real life.
THE LOST GIRLS
Jen, Holly and Amanda were some of the first women to quit their jobs, start a blog and travel the world. Love their story told from three POVs.
50 ESSENTIAL ITEMS FOR FEMALE TRAVELERS
If you follow traveling women writers then get your hands on this awesome pocket-sized guide. You’ll find lots of familiar faces in this – including mine! Filled with 50 handy suggestions, it’s ideal for the wandering lady.
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