Below are some of my favorite websites, travel resources, travel blogs, guides and hostels.  I’m not paid to list anything on here.

My Favorite Travel Blogs:

Best Hostels, Budget Accommodation:

  • Togean Islands, Sulawesi- Black Marlin is the best place to stay in the Togean Islands if you want atmosphere. It is popular enough to have frequent dives, but you still enjoy the remote paradise. They take credit cards and can handle the most complicated logistics. Black Marlin Dive Resort
  • Lake Atitlan, Guatemala- Iguana Perdida is consistently well-run, with a dive shop, yoga, filling family-style meals and a cozy movie room all overlooking the magical Lake Atitlan. It has the quintessential “summer camp” feel with great private rooms too. La Iguana Perdida

Best Tour Guides:

  • Burundi- Augustine is passionate about all things Burundi and just might be the only person to take credit cards in Burundi. Everything was seamless. Check him out if you are thinking of traveling to Burundi. Augustine Tours
  • El Mirador, Guatemala- Carlos is a highly reputable travel agent in Flores, Guatemala who can setup treks to El Mirador, the lost Mayan Capital. He even got us an English-speaking guide and gluten-free food. Email him for details.