Resources

Where to begin?

With such an information overload, it can be crippling trying to chose options for just about anything. I hope to help break things down and make it easier to find resources, know which gear will be ideal for your trip depending on your travel style, and have the right tools for making your travel a bit easier.

I am still in the process of curating content and creating more in-depth guides and resource pages so stay tuned!

Plan Your Trip Flights - Hotels

Kayak

My personal favorite for finding flights. Especially love the flex date capabilities

Skyscanner

The best flight search for Europe and great for most of the globe as well

Kiwi

Some of the lowest airfares and trip protection for free

Booking.com

Another personal favorite but this time for finding hotels.

airbnb

Rent a room, an apartment or even a whole house! Definitely my favorite way to stay when I’m away.

Hostelworld

Great for low cost places to stay.

Start Your Own Blogging Resources

A2 Hosting

Don’t fall for the Bluehost Bait… Get super fast and reliable hosting for your Wordpress blog.

Superstar Blogging

Nomadic Matt has been one of the most prominent Travel Blog resources in the game. Check it out

Jesse On A Journey

A great blog for learning how to get started in the Travel Blog World

Get The Gear

Gear Lists

Checkout the travel kits from each trip, equipment reviews, and custom crafted gear lists idea for specific situations.

Gear Recommendations

Checkout Activity Specific Gear Lists

Trip Specific Kit Lists

See exactly what gear I used on each trip.

Other Travel Resources

Checkout all of my recommended gear lists for travel, reviews of my favorite items, and other useful tools finding the cheapest flights, hotels, and other deals.

The Best Music for Your Videos

Finding the right song for your video is sometimes half the work. Choosing the right song is so important to help both communicate your vision and stand out from the rest.

My Personal Choice | Musicbed

Royalty free music that doesn’t feel like stock music.

Want to Sell Stock Photos or Videos? These are the agencies I recommend

If You Dont Want to do the Dirty Work

Blackbox

If you have a ton of video footage but don’t want to do all the tedious titling and metadata, you should checkout Blackbox. There are 2 key reasons to use Blackbox for selling stock footage.

  1. You can provide a percentage as payment for a curator to do the metadata
  2. You upload to Blackbox once and it loads it to 4 of the main stock sites 

Shutterstock

Highest quality clips and best traffic for stock sales

Royalty-Free Stock Video at Pond5

Adobe Stock

Integrated with Adobe Creative Cloud

Stock Clip Curation

Airtable

Hands down THE BEST way to stay organized and manage your thousands of clips without going insane

Media Management

Kyno

One of the most full-featured media management systems out there.

Video Review and Feedback

Frame.io

Hands down the best video review platform

Professional Video Portfolio and Review

Vimeo

Been using Vimeo since it’s inceptions

Food

I know what you’re thinking ūü§Ē Why are you recommending meal services?! Well to be honest conquering the seemingly simple task of keeping myself feed every day has become too challenging to ignore.¬†

With how many things are on my plate running a Video Production business in NYC, building the JSAYing website and Video Channels, balancing an international relationship, and maintaining mental and physical sanity… yea my actual plate was empty more times than I can count.

Live in the US?

When You Have Zero Time

Freshly (My personal choice)

I’ve tried many of these but with how exhausting running a business in NYC, traveling, and all my side hustles, meal planning, grocery shopping and cooking became a mountain I could no longer climb.

Have Some Time To Cook

Hello Fresh

HelloFresh was one of my favorite Meal Delivery services and they had some amazing meals to cook.

Live in Canada Eh?!

Have Some Time To Cook

Chefs Plate

Tried out Chefs Plate when staying in London Ontario and would say they one most comparable to Hello Fresh

Just FYI – Some links above are¬†affiliate¬†link which¬†don’t cost any extra for you, but allow me to earn a small¬†commission¬†helping reduce costs of hosting/running this site. Whether I earn a¬†commission or not, I only recommend products I genuinely believe are valuable to my work and could be for you.

Feel free to shoot me a message with any questions!

Cheers.

JJ