Over the years we've filled our 'toolbox' with tools, resources, hacks and much, much more. We're sharing some of our favorites that we've found, researched, used, and made. Use them, build on them, and share them with others. 

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Find the perfect home & pet sitter. View references, video profiles and relevant house & pet sitting experience.

TrustedHousesitters is, in our opinion, the best site for house sitting. It's been instrumental in our finding house sitting opportunities around the world.


Manage all of your points and miles in one place! AwardWallet securely stores your account information (1024 RSA key's, bcrypt, and cost:13), auto-updates your account balances weekly, alerts you three months before your points/miles expire, and sends you travel itinerary reminders and updates. To top it off, you can also track accounts of friends and family members. All of this and more, from one sleek dashboard!

Private Internet Access

High-speed, encrypted, anonymous, censorship and content bypass VPN Service. From staying protected on public Wi-Fi, to stopping your internet service provider from monitoring and selling your browsing habits.

PIA is our go to VPN service. It allows five simultaneous connections and works on all of our devices. Whether we're online for work or for leisure, with over 3,200 servers, and 37 locations across 25 countries, we stay securely connected where ever we are.

Project Fi

Google's answer to cell phone service is Project Fi. Its innovative payment model is shaking things up, letting consumers actually pay for what they use, no more no less. It's great for just about anyone, but especially international travelers. 

Project Fi is our answer to international data, eliminating the need to find a new SIM card in each country we visit. When entering a country, our phone works immediately, and we're not paying outrageously high fees for throttled or limited data, or for international roaming. 



Airbnb is a great option for lodging no matter where you're traveling to. Rent a bed, a room, or even a whole apartment. From budget to luxury, Airbnb has always had something to fit our needs.

Use our link to get $40 off your first stay!


We appreciate our privacy, but we love the convenience and results of Google. StartPage is a solution that let's us have both!

StartPage combines the award winning Ixquick search engine with the Web search results from Google. The combination of these two features is what makes StartPage so special, and uniquely different than DuckDuckGo.


We've used Uber all over the world. It's a great option in places where you want a private car, it's too early/late for public transportation, or you need to get somewhere quickly.

Use our link and get your first ride free!


One can steal ideas, but no one can steal execution or passion.
— Tim Ferris, Author
Sometimes time spent reinventing the wheel results in a revolutionary new rolling device. But sometimes it just amounts to time spent reinventing the wheel.
— Steve Krug, Author
You don’t have to reinvent the wheel... just steal the hubcaps.
— Michael P Naughton, Author