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Travelon Anti-Theft Bags
I have used this brand every time I’ve travelled outside my country, and I love it! It’s anti-cut, anti-slash, and the zippers all have hidden clips to keep them closed. This link is to the specific purse I use, but they have a wide variety of purses, bags, and backpacks to choose from. And I can vouch that they work – and so can the kid in Paris who tried to pickpocket me.
PacSafe Portable Safe
This one I don’t actually own yet, but I am 100% buying it before my next trip. You can’t always count on hotels to have a safe in your room. Even then, maybe you can’t fit all the things you want to protect. These portable safes come in several sizes, and you can secure it around pretty much any immovable object in your room. It’s got anti-slash mesh and is water resistant. It even has a TSA friendly lock on it! I definitely think it’s a must-have for travel safety.
I’m an avid reader. I can devour books at a ridiculous speed, especially when I have long flights, delays, or time to kick back in a cafe. Obviously, I can’t carry a half dozen books with me when I travel. So the Kindle is my solution! I personally like the Paperwhite because it’s fairly simple, but still has a light for nighttime reading that doesn’t strain your eyes like a phone would. But there are a variety of options to choose from depending on your wants and needs.
Sony In-Ear Headphones
When I travel, I like everything I bring with me to be small and portable. So naturally, I lean towards earbud-style headphones. I bought these one day at the mall about 6 years ago when I had to walk home and had forgotten my normal pair. They were cheap and would get me through that walk. Now here I am, 6 years later, still rocking these surprisingly solid earbuds! They take up almost no room, and they have interchangeable silicone earbuds to make sure you have the size that’s comfortable for you. Plus they come in some super cute colours!
Reeljuice Portable Power Bank
Full disclosure: I haven’t had the opportunity to travel long-term with this power bank yet. It’s a recent acquisition for me. But since getting it and using it around town, I am in love. It has a durable retractable cord, and a removable outlet plug, so when you take it on the road it will pack more easily. It charges my phone swiftly, which I appreciate since I use it obsessively. (Even when I have my computer in front of me, half the time I’m using my phone instead!)
I like using Expedia for a number of reasons. They make finding reviews and information very easy, and they offer some great deals. Their membership pricing has made the difference between me booking a place or not booking it!
I’ve used Viator in the past, and have enjoyed my experience with them! In Paris, I bought last minute Eiffel Tower tickets with them that included a guide who brought us to the tower and explained its history. Then we were able to skip the (initial) line to go up the tower! I’d definitely recommend looking into tours and programs they may have at your destinations.
I’ve used this site a bunch, and I’ve always had fantastic experiences! If I’m in a place for more than a day or two, I like staying in a home rather than a hotel. It adds to the experience of living in a place rather than visiting it, plus it saves me money on food when I have a place to cook!
Web Hosting Canada
It’s no secret that I try to keep my business local when I can. So when it came time to look for web hosting, I wanted to try and keep it Canadian. Web Hosting Canada is based out of Montreal. Their servers are speedy, and they have built-in security. But what really sold me on them was their 24-hour help.I’m bad at tech stuff. Like, bad. But someone from their team has answered every question and help ticket, and I’ve never had to wait more than 10 minutes at most for a response.
A Color Story
This is my favourite photo editing program that I’ve come across so far. It’s very intuitive for people who aren’t well versed in photo editing jargon (*raises hand*) and they have lots of gorgeous presets and filters to make photo editing as easy as a click. Their app is my favourite thing on my phone right now!