I’ve been travel blogging for a while now, and through good old-fashioned trial and error, I’ve compiled a fairly comprehensive list of top-notch resources related to the travel industry that have made my travel life so much easier.

These are the products and services that I use on a daily basis in all aspects of my business – whether it be for travel itself or the day-to-day activities of running the blog.

Please note: Some of the links below may be affiliate links. This means that I might get paid if you buy something or take an action after clicking one of them, with no additional cost to you.

Travel resources

Priority Pass – global airport lounge access

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Priority Pass is (by far) my favorite travel tool of them all, since it allows unrestricted access to 1200 airport lounges around the world.

For someone like me who doesn’t have upper-end elite status on any airline, this comes in super handy because I’m able to access some of the best airport lounges in nearly any major airport for a small annual membership fee. Sign up and get 10% off today!

ExpertFlyer – The frequent flyer’s secret weapon!

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I don’t know about you, but I’m a super busy guy and I don’t have time to keep checking airline websites in order to get the best deal or the best seat on a particular flight.

ExpertFlyer does all of the hard work for you (such as notifying you when the specific seat you want becomes available) and it’s a tool that I depend on each and every time I fly. Think of it as your personal concierge that works for you 24/7 to get the best flight experience.

American Express Platinum – Rock star travel benefits

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Cycling through credit cards in order to collect sign-up bonuses has been a big part of my travel strategy for years. I never typically keep a card for very long after receiving the bonus, but the Amex Platinum is one that I’m going to use forever.

For frequent traveler such as myself, the benefits of this card (such as 5X points on all airfare spend, complementary Priority Pass membership, $200 yearly Uber credits, etc) far outweigh the annual fee.

Travel blogging resources

Epidemic Sound – Copyright free music for YouTubers!

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Epidemic Sound is a subscription music service for content creators who need music for thier projects (including YouTube videos), and I’ve been a happy customer for well over a year now.

Finding the perfect music for my trip report videos has always been my biggest struggle as a YouTuber, but having quick and easy access to thier entire collection of royalty free music has saved me hundreds of hours and loads of frustration since day one.

Travel inspiration

My book – Cleared for Takeoff: How to Travel More (without getting fired)

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Despite being overloaded with work and commitments back in my corporate days, I still managed to fly nearly 1 million miles on my own time. I did this by simply making it a priority to work less and travel more. It’s much easier than you think!

Cleared for Takeoff is a detailed guide that lists all of my tips and tricks for traveling the world on a frequent basis, while at the same time maintaining success in the office (and at home). Read more…