Travel Tips

Murissa here. I’ve been travel blogging and vlogging for well over a decade. I have some travel tips up my sleeve and on this page I share them with you.

You can also find our gear we use to film and record audio near the end.

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Travel Tips & 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. This is one of our lesser known travel tips, there’s no gatekeeping here. 


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. It is one of our great travel tips if you are looking to explore at your own pace and yet want an insiders point of view.

Airalo eSim

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.

Airalo Benefits

  • 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.
Travel tips and travel gear

Google Flights

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.

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Honey by PayPal

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, 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!

Our Packing Gear

Packing Cubes

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!

Our favourite travel tips and gear

Quality Luggage

I can’t tell you how many suitcases we’ve gone through. Once I had a suitcase fall out of the back of a cab on a Las Vegas highway. It never broke open! So we have a few travel tips when it comes to suitcases and backpacks that won’t let you down!

Our favourite travel tips and gear

For business trips or short hauls I like a good hard shell suitcase. Especially one that comes in unique colours so it is easy to spot. I always use my carry-on but if you’re a die hard or travel with kids this set is great!

travel tips and best travel gear

My husband and I travelled to the UK for our honeymoon with our Osprey backpacks. They are compact enough for a carry-on and you don’t have to worry about fitting the pesky wheels into the overhead compartment.

I love a good crossbody bag for a few reasons. You can keep all your valuables right in front of you to deter pick pockets. You can access it with one hand if you’re carrying your child in the other. They also come in stylish looks now!

Our Recording & Audio Gear


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 a quality Waterproof iPhone pouch case.

DJI Osmo Pocket 2

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 Lapel Mic

One aspect we struggled with when we first started out was clear audio. We decided to up our game with the DJI Lapel microphones for two. It plugs right into our iPhone and captures audio. We love how discrete it is so we can record in a restaurant or at a festival and even far away from the iPhone for more dynamic shots.,