This sourcebook includes some of our favorite travel guides and resources. We will be continually updating this page looking for unique itineraries, creative travel blogs, must-have travel apps and gear.
TRAVEL APPS & WEBSITES
The all-in-one travel organizer, the Tripit app is a must for any trips involving more than one city, multiple reservations and tickets. Simply forward your confirmation emails Tripit and it auto-populates the necessary info into clean simple itineraries. Once you use this app, you won't know how you traveled without it.
If you any part of your trip involves driving, download Waze, the world's largest community based traffic and navigation app. Other drivers using Waze near you, submit information on driving conditions, accidents and even police presence that gets integrated into turn-by-turn GPS based driving directions.
Postmates is a delivery app that saves you a ton of time. When traveling, consider hiring a postmate to deliver your favorite snacks and beverages to your hotel room. If you forgot your toiletries at home and realize on the way to the airport, they can deliver that as well. Postmates is currently operating in most major US cities.
Being one of the world's largest travel sites, Trip Advisor can't be beat when it comes to looking at reviews. This is not our first choice when it comes to planning a trip, but once we have narrowed down travel plans to top choices, Trip Advisor is the best place for guest experience insight.
Everyone knows Kayak for their powerful travel search engine but one of our favorite features is Kayak explore. This tool allows you to search the entire globe to see where you can go for how much. If you need travel inspiration, this is the best place to start.
Muji is the Japanese equivalent of the container store. We love this brand for their simplicity, efficient designs and clean branding. Their travel section includes a great selection of containers and super compact accessories.
TRAVEL BLOGS & GUides
Started by Culinary Backstreets, Eatinerary is a service offering tailor-made food itineraries using your taste and their local knowledge and expertise. If food is a big focus on your vacations, Eatinerary can help you save time and make sure you don't miss the hidden gems.
A selection of bespoke, online travel guides created by Cereal magazine. Paid annual subscription is required to access, however the insider information and beautiful photography make it well worth it. There are 13 guides which are regularly updated and new city guide is released every month.
Started by Ben Pundole, a hospitality veteran, A Hotel Life offers reviews of unique and creative hotels around the world through the eyes of well-traveled insiders. This site is a must for travel inspiration and discovering new places.