Travel Resources

Travel Resources

Travel Resources

From credit card recommendations to traveling and trip essentials, we’ve got you covered. We can help you get the best experience for your money and time!

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Travel Credit Cards

Credit Karma

Before you get started in the world of travel hacking, we highly suggest signing up with Credit Karma to ensure you aren't going to get denied for any cards. Credit Karma is our favorite free credit monitoring site because you can:

Check your scores
Track your accounts
Get alerts when your scores change
Compare cards & More
Sign Up Today

Chase Sapphire Reserve

This is our favorite travel card. Transfer points to airlines, & hotels, or book travel directly through the Chase Portal for 50% more value.

50,000 points after spending $4000 in first 3 months
$300 Annual Travel Credit
Free TSA Pre√ or Global Entry Credit
Access to Priority Pass Lounges and Restaurants
No Foreign Transaction Fees
$450 annual fee.
In our opinion though, this is definitely worth it.
Apply Here

Chase Ink Preferred

While this is a business card, there are many ways around that issue. Do you drive for Uber? Do you blog? Do you babysit? If you have any reasonable side-hustle you can qualify for a business card.

80,000 points after spending $5000 in first 3 months
3x points per $1 on certain categories
No Foreign Transaction Fees
Points are worth 25% more on Chase Travel
$95 Annual Fee
Apply Here

Chase Freedom

We use this card to earn cash-back points on rotating categories. We then transfer those points to our Chase Sapphire account where all our other Chase points are so we can use them for travel.

5x points on quarterly rotating categories
20,000 points after spending $500 in first 3 months
No Annual Fee
3% Foreign Transaction Fee (why we only use it domestically)
Apply Here

Barclays AAdvantage Aviator

This is our favorite airline branded credit card because it's the quickest and easiest way to get points. You can also combine these points with the CITI AAdvantage card.

60,000 points after paying the $99 annual fee and making your first purchase
First Checked Bag Free on Domestic Flights
No Foreign Transaction fees
Apply Here

Citi AAdvantage

Combine the points from this card with the Barclays card, and you'll have enough points for two round trip tickets to Europe from the US.

$99 Annual Fee Waived for the First Year
50,000 bonus points after spending $2,500 within the first 3 months
First Checked Bag Free on Domestic Flights
No Foreign Transaction fees
Apply Here

Traveling Essentials


AirBNB is a great way to not only sleep like a local in thousands of cities, but now they offer "Experiences" that are hosted by locals and are a unique opportunity to see and do things that you wouldn't have known about. Use our link to get $40 off your first stay, and $15 toward your first experience. Click Here


BagBNB is our go-to resource when we have less time in a city. Lugging around your luggage can be a deterrent and can slow you down from getting all your sightseeing in. Click Here to sign up and have thousands of storage locations in over 100 destinations at your fingertips.


We prefer Lyft to Uber because it always seems to be cheaper, and in our experience with the drivers, they seem to be better paid with Lyft. Unfortunately, Lyft isn't available in as many markets. If it is, Click Here to sign up and receive a $5 discount.


Uber, the ride share giant, is more likely to be in the area you'll be in if you're abroad. We haven't taken a taxi in years because we enjoy the transparent pricing and ease of Uber. Click Here to sign up and receive $2 off your first three rides.


Revolut is a great account to have when traveling or transferring money abroad. Accounts are free (unless you want extras), and you can withdraw up to €200 monthly out of any ATM with no fees, spend in 150 currencies, and exchange in 30 currencies all online. Click Here to sign up!


We've used the Sprint Kickstarter plan without issues in the US and across Europe for the same price. $25 a month for Unlimited Talk, Text, & Web. Abroad, speeds are slower (fast enough for Google Maps & simple browsing) and calls cost around 20¢, but you can use WIFI calling for free. Click Here to get a great deal!

Packing Essentials

Her Bag

This cute bag is perfect for any trip whether you're jet setting across Europe, or on a road trip across the states. With a separate compartment for your shoes, you don't have to worry about getting your clothes dirty or not having enough room for more sandals, heels, and trainers.

His Bag

One of Walter Lamond's Rules for My Unborn Son is: "Never pack more than you can carry, yourself. And a man's luggage doesn't roll." Because of that, you'll notice that it doesn't have wheels, but we think this makes it more durable. It also looks great, and works great as a carry-on.

Travel Steamer

This badboy heats up quickly and works great to steam the wrinkles out of clothes while traveling. It's dual voltage and can be used on hanging or laying clothes. I'll get you stopped at TSA 80% of the time, but not dealing with wrinkled clothes is worth it.

Hair Straightener/Curling Iron

This two in one has an adjustable digital temp, and is dual voltage so you can use it pretty much anywhere in the world with electricity. Perfect for someone who wants their hair to look great while traveling, but is tight on space!