Murissa here. I’ve been blogging for over a decade and know how to fail as well as succeed in the blogging and vlogging landscapes. I’ve tried it all and then some. Trends come and you gotta upgrade your skills, adapt to the new and somehow keep that same passion.
If you want to get into blogging, vlogging, up your research and marketing game or just love to travel here is what I use to keep the website optimized, our social media game up to date and exploring the world in style and convenience.
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Travel & Money Saving Resources
Use WayAway to earn cash back on travel deals. WayAway is a flight aggregator that provides travellers with the best rates on airline tickets. Users can also purchase the WayAway Plus membership plan, which gives cashback on flights, accommodation, car rentals, tours, and more. Try it live, click the image above to search a route.
WeGoTrip is an online service for booking audio excursions and tours on 35+ countries on different languages (mostly english). Travellers can take audio excursions created by professional tour guides and local experts. WeGoTrip’s customers book excursions on the website and get them instantaneously. Audio excursions are contactless, and clients can start to use them right after the purchase
Airalo is the world’s first eSIM store that solves the pain of high roaming bills by giving travelers access to eSIMs (digital SIM cards). More than one million people are already using Airalo’s eSIMs.
With eSIMs from Airalo, travelers can download and install a digital data pack for over 200 countries/regions and get connected anywhere in the world as soon as they land.
- With Airalo’s eSIMs, travelers can access the Internet from virtually any country on the planet and don’t have to pay excessive roaming charges.
- Travelers don’t need to waste their time looking for a local plastic SIM card. The eSIM can be activated either immediately after installation or upon arrival at the traveler’s destination.
- A wide range of eSIMs are available for different countries and regions. The tourist does not even have to buy a card for a specific country. If he/she intends to travel, he/she can buy a regional eSIM on Airalo. For example, there are eSIMs available for the entire continent of Europe.
I use Google Flights to search for the most affordable time to travel anywhere in the world. Use the explore feature to look throughout the world for deals and turn on notifications for your destinations to get updated when prices increase or drop.
Honey by PayPal has saved me hundreds of dollars per year finding me online coupon codes automatically while also earning Honey Gold points to redeem at my favourite online stores. Simply install it on your browser so that no matter what website you visit it’ll notify you of price drops, applicable coupons at check out or earn points. I have saved huge at popular websites like Vistaprint.com, Walmart.ca grocery shopping, DoorDash and so many more!
I have used AirBnB in Scotland, Whistler, Tofino, all throughout our Honeymoon trip and it is always the first place I check for affordable or inspiring places to stay. Where you’re looking forward to a unique trip or the destination is the AirBnB itself, you can now easily find incredible properties to stay throughout the world with their categorized buttons: Incredible views, OMG!, earth homes, villas, apartments, the possibilities are endless!
Taryn and I both use our iPhone for everyday shooting. It’s super convenient for us as long as our settings are on point. We like to shoot in 4K for YouTube videos at 30 fps and 60 fps if we are doing any slow motion in editing. HDR needs to be off as well.
If you’re a beginner this is the best way to start for any visual storytelling. Occasionally we have used our iPhone in underwater stories. In this case we use the very basic Lamicall Waterproof iPhone pouch case.
We are upgrading our camera gear to include the DJI Osmo Pocket 2. This little gadget is smaller than our iPhones when you consider general surface area and fits into our pockets even with its case. The frontal and back camera flip makes it easy to capture action scenes with the click of a button. 4k filming and photo captures makes it user friendly. Connect with your iPhone on the go and create stories, reels, etc. Bring it home and create your YouTube videos by transferring into Premiere Pro.
DJI Microphone for Osmo Pocket 2
One aspect we struggled with when we first started out was clear audio. We use the DJI Microphone Kit for our iPhones and the DJI Mic attachment for the Osmo Pocket 2. It captures great audio and you can adjust each mic for each speaker – low or loud talkers.
I first discovered packing cubes after my first trip to Europe. I had left with a 50 lb suitcase and returned with a passion for carry-ons and backpacks. Simplicity and organization is key!