I created this travel resources page to round up recommended travel services, products, and travel writing tools that I frequently use and provide value. I list all of them on this page so that you can find tools and services easily in one place. I wish all the information listed here will help you plan your travels, save your trip costs and advance your travel blogging journey.
Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links and I may receive commissions for the booking/purchases made through links here, but these are all the services and products I have used and highly recommend.
Booking a flight
Skyscanner offers ultra-cheap flight deals. I started using “everywhere” and “cheapest month” and I found some really good deals that were too tempting to pass up. It also offers flexibility on your date of travel and your destination, to inspire you to visit places you have never thought of.
Kayak is a valuable travel site for travelers comparing and searching for flights and flight+ hotel packages. Kayak is my first choice when I search for cheap airfare and need to book the flight and hotels in one stop to save on my budget.
Hawaiian Airlines: I only board with Hawaiian Airlines when I look for flights to and out of Hawaii. I love it that it has Hawaiian-themed exterior design and excellent service. They still offer complimentary meals in the economic cabin while all other US airlines have canceled such a service.
Booking.com is one of my first choices to search for different types of accommodation from luxury to bed and breakfast and hostels. I love their features of free cancellation. The only downside is that if you travel to Chile, you have to pay an extra 18% if you book your accommodation through this site.
AirB&B is a great site that offers travelers an experience to stay with the locals and learn about how they live on a daily basis. I had my first experience in Winnipeg and I felt like I live with the locals during the trip. The best of all, the cost is on par with the hostels and I have my own room.
Tailwind is a wonderful Pinterest schedule tool to schedule pins. I use its smart schedules to get my pins out when most audiences are online, and Pin Inspector to optimize my best-performing pins. It also helps you to discover new content, tribes, and analyze your pin performance.
Google Search Console is my favorite SEO tool. It lists all long-tail keywords that the reader has used in google search command for the last 28-90 days and that helps me understand what my readers are looking for—and the best of all, it is free.
MatadorU travel journalism has a travel writing, photography, and film course that offers the important skills you need to succeed in the travel writing career. The course has online forums and a marketplace for paid opportunities and you get to work with experienced editors to hone your craft. Currently, this course is not enrolling new students, but you can still sign up for paid opportunities and forum discussions.
Skylight Editorial has a professional editorial team that helps me with my grammar, spelling, and structure. If you are a native English speaker, I still recommend that you use Skylight Editorial should you need heavy editing. The cost is affordable and possibly the lowest in the editorial world, with the price starting from $0.0065 per word.
Siteground is my current web host provider and I am satisfied with their high-quality service. They installed SSL for me for free and transferred all my content from my old website, fixed my technique issues, and even repaired the permanent link problem on my Pinterest within a short space of time. They have 24-hour online chat and tickets that are answered in 10 minutes. The only downside about Siteground is that once your page views reach 25,000 per month, you need to upgrade to the GoGeek plan and it will be expensive.