Essentials

Gear, apps & services road-tested by our family of four

We are busy globetrotting parents. Quality gear, apps, and services make our travels easier, safer, simpler, and more fun. Everything we recommend is something we use, and we’ve found it to hit a sweet spot of quality, budget, and effectiveness.

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Top credit cards

Once-a-year signup offer on the most popular travel credit card

How do we travel as much as we do, on a modest family budget?

Points and miles, baby, points and miles.

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Travel wardrobe for women and men

Merino wool blend apparel

Travel scarf with hidden pocket

Bug spray

Ranger Ready DEET-free pest repellents for clothes and skin

Even the kids like to use our pick for the best insect repellent for kids

10% off at checkout with code
LEARNERSANDMAKERS

Carry-on backpacks

Cotopaxi 35L Allpa backpacks

Portable backup battery, charger & power supply

Jackery Portable Power Stations

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