The companies listed below are the exact travel resources I turn to when planning a trip. I’m a firm believer in them, which is why I chose them as my partners in travel. These are the best resources available for travel and continually offer the most competitive rates. Check back here before you book your trip for the latest updates.

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I earn a commission if you make a purchase. I use all the companies listed here and recommend them because they’re fantastic and have made my travels better. If you are ready to book your trip and would like to support this website, using these links is one way to do that. Please do not spend any money if you don’t feel the offerings aren’t right for you. If you have any questions about the companies, e-mail me.


BOOKING.COM provides tons of travel resources as a booking site for cheap hotels and other accommodations. I like their easy to use interface too, extensive selection, and no money down policy. They are especially useful for listings in developing countries.


As the world’s largest travel platform, TripAdvisor helps you find everything from all-inclusive resorts or luxury hotels to budget friendly motels in any destination.Ratings and reviews are honest, trustworthy and serve as a great guide when choosing to book a room that’s right for you. 


BookVIP is on a mission to become the most recognized and respected specialty travel brand in the world today. They provide both cruises & hotel experiences at affordable prices.  Check out the website for all inclusive packages for incredibly low per person prices – for example, for $599 per COUPLE (not per person) with BookVIP you get  5 days / 4 nights In a junior suite at Nuevo Vallarta Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This is a 4 Diamond Rated Resort with gourmet meals & premium drinks included. I don’t even know how they do it, but their deals are amazing. At the time of booking, if you aren’t ready to select a date, you can reserve the trip to lock in the price and select your dates later.


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The best way to describe Contiki is unique. First of all, they cater exclusively to 18-35-year-old travelers. They are all about creating one of a kind, memorable, social travel experiences. They offer flexible itineraries. Whether you’re looking for something active, culturally enriching, or trying to live like a local, their trips are all about sharing memorable experiences with other young explorers while helping them to discover new cultures. Further, accommodations are always unique, including Contiki owned properties, hostels, and hotels around the world.

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World Nomads Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is one of the most important travel resources because it offers adventurers peace of mind. I buy all my travel insurance from World Nomads. With excellent customer service, competitive prices, and in-depth coverage, World Nomads is by far the best travel insurance option out there. Lonely Planet and National Geographic also recommend them, so you know they are good. You should absolutely never leave home without travel insurance.

Italian Bread Recipe

Reading Time: 9 minutes The Perfect Italian Bread Recipe A good Italian bread recipe seems to be hard to come by. I would know, because, I know good Italian bread. Although our hectic schedule prevented us from having dinner as an immediate family every night of the week, we always made it to Grandma’s…