PLAN & EXPLORE
My go-to itinerary planning tool when heading to a new place is Rome2Rio. Enter your starting point, destination, and any stops in between, then Rome2Rio shows you how to get there—by plane, train, bus, ferry, or car. It even displays the time and estimated cost for each possible route, complete with booking options. It’s beautiful.
While I generally don’t like to plan too much in my travels, I still definitely like having a Lonely Planet Guide Book handy. Sometimes I barely turn a page, but other times it becomes my bible. With exploration, many things are unreliable. A good ol’ fashion paperback guide book is not one of those things. Make room for one of these on your adventures for sure.
Love to ski and ride? If you’re like me, hunting fresh powder is a big part of your travel priorities. There’s nothing like a day out in the mountains, and if I’m not earning the turns in the backcountry, Liftopia is the place to go for hot lift ticket deals all the time! Seriously, lift ticket prices have gone through the roof in recent years, and Liftopia is a true savior offering up to 80% at all the best resorts.
FlightCar works two ways. First, if you travel often and hate airport parking fees, don’t pay them. Instead, make money by renting out your car while you’re not using it. Second, after you touch down in a new city, use FlightCar to rent some wheels for your stay for cheap. It’s car-sharing! Also, use this signup link to get a $20 credit on your first car rental!
I’m always looking for the best hikes and climbs wherever I go. Hike.io offers detailed trail info, beautiful photos, full screen maps, and GPX downloads for free. It’s all crowd-sourced, beautifully diverse, and ad-free without sign up. The perfect way to discover new spaces when you’re heading to new places.