My Travel Resource Library
Over my 13 years of traveling and living abroad, I’ve narrowed down my travel planning process. Here are all of the online services and resources I use to plan my trips, from start to finish.
Rentalcars.com – Rental Cars
I love road trips which has led me to rent a lot of cars along the way.
Rentalcars.com is the biggest name in the business and I have used them across Argentina, in South Africa, and when I need a car at home in Texas.
Packing Guides & Gear Reviews
Here are all my packing lists and gear reviews, filled with all the things I can’t leave home without.
Google My Maps
The best way to assure you see everything you want to see is to plot it out on a map before your trip. I have a map in Google MyMaps for every trip I’ve ever planned in the past 2 years.
As I do my research I put a pin in for every single restaurant, winery, taco stand, museum, anything I want to see. I color code them to make things even easier when I’m on the go in the destination.
This way I can plan my days accordingly, knowing exactly what parts of the city will need more time. If it’s a road trip, this helps decide my route. If I’m hungry for lunch in a random spot in New York, I can open the map and see which restaurant I had wanted to try might be nearby.
Booking.com for Hotels
My favorite site for reserving hotels is without a doubt Booking.com.
They have great prices, variety and the most flexible cancellation policies. They are also very widely used where I live in Argentina so you’ll have a lot of options with them.
Activities & Tours
Viator – Tours, Activities & Drivers
Viator is the top provider of tours, activities, and even private transfers or drivers.
Whatever you need, you’ll find it with Viator. I love going on organized tours as a way to get to a new city with local guides, like our market tour in Mexico City.
Get Your Guide – Tours
Get Your Guide is very similar to Viator. I like to compare both before making a decision because sometimes, for some reason, one is slightly cheaper than the other for a specific tour.