My Favorite Travel Resources

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As an avid traveler my entire life, I’ve learned the value of top travel resources. From packing essentials to budget car rentals and air transportation, it’s always easier to have a list set out in front of you.

These are the resources I use and love. I would never recommend something I do not believe in.

You can also check out my Packing Lists.

If you’re planning a trip to a historical destination in the U.S. (or need help deciding where to go), consider a custom travel itinerary created by Past Lane Travels.

PRO TIP: This isn’t just for travel, but use RAKUTEN for CASH BACK on all kinds of things. (I always forget, but if you add the Chrome extension, it reminds you to save money!)

Helpful Post On What To Pack

Things To Bring On A Road Trip

I just discovered a new app to make travel arrangements. I’ve not tested it out fully, but it’s called Hopper in case you want to give it a try.

Rental Cars

DISCOVER CARS: Find the best rate on rental cars no matter where you’re going.

Flight Search Engines

FAREDROP: When you sign up for FareDrop, you tell them what airports are near you and where you want to go. Then you receive alerts for deals that can be as much as 80% off.

CHEAPAIR: I like to check this site as well. It can also be used to find hotel rooms.

KAYAK: Another great place to search for flights and hotels.

Best Accommodations

BOOKING.COM: Great place to explore when seeking hotels or B&B’s in a new town or city.

HOTELS.COM: This is my go-to site just because I’ve used it so long. You get a free stay after 10 bookings, which as really added up for me over the years.

VRBO: I love to check Vacation Rental By Owner and have found some awesome unique properties that are often cheaper than a hotel room.

What To Pack

SOLGAARD SUITCASE: This suitcase is organized so you don’t have to be! You have to take a look at the fold-out closet and the cool backpacks. (Plus this company is very environmentally friendly).

DOWNLITE PILLOW: Pillows make all the difference on how (or IF) you get a good night’s sleep! I travel with my feather pillow so no matter what the conditions in a hotel, I know I’m going to sleep. It’s a necessity for me. (Last time I checked there was a 20% discount with this link).

WATER BOTTLE: There are a lot of different water bottles out there, but My Bevi really impressed me when I left a bottle (the Outlander) in a truck on a 95-degree day and still had ice when I returned!

I don’t like to recommend Amazon, but you can find just about anything you need to travel or camp.

Helpful Blogs Posts For Accommodations

Historic Hotel Reviews

Find The Perfect Gettysburg Bed and Breakfast

Best Pet Friendly Hotels In Gettysburg

Comparison Of Best Hotels In Gettysburg With A Pool



SCOTTeVEST: I can’t carry a purse or I will kill my back so I need pockets! ScotteVest lets you carry everything… I mean everything.

ALLBIRDS: My absolutely favorite walking sneaker. Most comfie shoe I’ve ever worn.

ORTHOFEET: I do a lot of walking when I explore new places so good shoes are a must. I bought a pair of sturdy sandals from Orthofeet.

COMBAT FLIP-FLOPS: I am a flip-flop expert because when I travel in the summer, I do a lot of flip-flop walking (like 5-7 miles). Combat Flip-Flops are veteran owned and operated. I love them!


VIATOR: My go-to place when looking for a tour in a new city or town.

GETYOURGUIDE: Another place to find tours, especially outside the U.S.

CITY SIGHTSEEING: If you’re traveling to a city that offers these hop on-hop off buses, I encourage you do it. You really learn a lot about the destination.


RVSHARE: Can’t wait to give this a try, and thought it worth a mention. Why drive your own car when you can rent an RV?

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For a great travel phone with one of the best cameras, I use the Samsung S23 Ultra. (Carrying a camera kills my back, so this is a great alternative).


ECOFLOW: For peace of mind, it’s nice to have a small power station when you travel, and being able to use solar power is a bonus.

JACKERY: I like that they have lots of options and sizes available, from whole-house generators to camping and traveling units.

Need Destination Ideas?

Here are some of my favorite historical places to visit.

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