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.
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.
From startup spaces to executive offices, find an open desk to work remotely, where you need it, when you need it, all over the world. Workfrom is currently in over 300 cities, giving nomadic entrepreneurs the flexibility we crave.
The easiest way to learn a new language, and it’s free! Duolingo gamified language learning to create a super fun and addictive way to become fluent, or at least semi-proficient, with over 20 different languages.
One of the absolute best things you can do while traveling, is make time to give back. Grassroots Volunteering is a great site for finding volunteer opportunities around the world, many of which are free, offering food and shelter in return for your hard word. Give it a shot!
Going abroad? Got all your shots? Use the Tropical Medical Bureau’s destination directory as a launch point for discovering the most common diseases in whichever country or countries you are set to travel to, and learn which vaccinations you may need before you go.