Travel Resources

The Tools You Need to Bring Your Travel Dreams to Life

Destination Advice


A great overview on countries great for budget travel, catering to backpackers and budget conscious travelers


A staple in the world of backpacking, Nomadic Matt stayed on the road for 5+ years and recorded his tips for making the most of it on a budget


The encyclopedia of travel, this site is very educational focusing on the culture, cuisine, and history of potential destinations



An easy to use hostel booking service that has budget accommodations anywhere you want to go


For true dirtbags! Couch surfing not only connects you with free places to sleep in the spare spaces of fellow travelers, but also functions as a social network connecting you with locals that bear a true traveler’s personality


The ubiquitous home sharing site is a great option for more tailored (yet still budget friendly) accommodations



A cooperative and mecca for purchasing adventure gear. REI is renowned for the product satisfaction warranties (1 year, no questions asked) and array of excellent equipment

A great online e-tailer for dirt cheap yet name brand adventure equipment.

Eddie Bauer

Though a little pricier than most budget travelers are used to, Eddie Bauer provides great gear (see First Ascent and Sports Shop lines) with an unrivaled lifetime guarantee. This is my go to shop for travel clothing


Drive Nacho Drive

A whimsical adventure of a couple in an old van driving across continents captured through their blog

Wander Love World

A young traveler on an endless tour around the globe

Parts Unknown

Yes, Anthony Bourdain is infamous among the traveler set…but that doesn’t mean he isn’t awesome!

Lifestyle Design

Nomad List

A great engine for finding low cost places to live, sorted by the criteria important to you (e.g., climate, cost, technology support, cleanliness, atmosphere, etc.)

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