Our favorite products and services for small business by Dan and Mikkel from Sometimes Home travel blog, discussing lifestyle as well.

We love recommending the things we can’t live without, the things that help our businesses run smoothly, and the things that enrich our home and lives, when we travel.

It’s our hope that you find inspiration in the services and products we recommend, or even the software or tech that makes our lives easier. Some of the products help save the planet, like Stasher bags. Others help keep our photos from vacations organized and close by at all time, like our favorite Artifact Uprising photo books.

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nodpod graphic with sleep mask photo

This weighted sleep mask is a lifesaver on planes, trains and at home.

Image of colorful Artifact Uprising photo books in yellow, grey, pink and blue.

When memories of vacation details fails us, these high quality, affordable photobooks don’t.

Cabin Zero backpacks and luggage, photo of a black and green backpack.

We’ve tried a lot of luggage. These lightweight backpacks are the best.

Black credit card photo with the words Marriott Bonvoy American Express.

We’ve gotten many free hotel stays as a result of charging everything to our Marriott Amex card.

Air BnB graphic with a photo of the inside of an apartment.

No brainer! Air BnBs around the world are some of our go-to accommodations.

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Etsy image with paintbrushes and paint.

Our essential shopping platform for personalized gifts for friends.

Masterclass image with photo of someone cooking.

For continued education on all aspects of life.

Bloomscape at home shipped plants and a photo of tropical green Monstera plant leaves.

Obsessed with shipping plants to people. Including ourselves.

Puzzles graphic with a photo of a colorful Keith Haring puzzle.

Vital “let’s get off our computers and devices” date time.

Stasher reusable storage bags.

Helping save the planet with reusable bags makes us feel like superheroes.

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Devour Food Tours graphic with hot chocolate and churro, and a Madeline cookie.

We love food, it loves us. And we love this food tour company. (Online & in person.)

Viator Tours graphic with a photo of a tour in front of the Eiffel Tour with two people holding umbrellas.

Great tours, everywhere. And great customer service too.

Orange Skyroam Pocket Wifi device.

The only pocket wifi we need for road trips and travel abroad.

Marriott graphic and photo of a hotel in Thailand.

Tried & true Marriott Bonvoy rewards consumers and recommenders!

VRBO rentals with photo of a house with floor to ceiling windows illuminated with interior light.

If Air BnB isn’t showing great results VRBO is our next stop for home rentals.

Photo of a coastal road on the side of a mountain wth the words Roadtrippers App under it.

Use this app to multiply the fun of planning a road trip (and if you love organization).

Jambu & Co travel shoes company with a photo of a pair of shoes.

Because we’re not 15 anymore & need truly supportive shoes for travel.

Photo of a blue piece of luggage with "Vertoe Luggage Storage" underneath.

When you have nowhere to store your luggage but need a solution for a few hours.

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Keeper app with a photo of a silver safe.

We have a different password for EVERY website. We can keep them straight because of this app.

Adobe Lightroom photo editing and actions with a photo of hands and an iPad and color chart.

This is the #1 photo editing app we use on the go. We’re selling our actions soon!

Adobe programs and images of a laptop screen.

We could not do our jobs without Adobe Creative Cloud.

Stompsoftware with a photo of cogs wheels.

The only program we use to watermark our images for blog posts.

Tenikle photography and camera accessory.

Unique tripod and creative accessory for our iPhone & GoPro when we need to creatively prop it up.

A Color Story photo editing app with a paper color wheel.

Our #2 way to edit photos on the go, on our phones.

Camera wholesalers text with a photo of a female's hand holding a black camera against a pink backdrop.

A wonderful place to buy camera gear.

Trello photo on the back of a laptop computer.

How we keep life and day-today tasks in order.

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Mailerlite graphic with an "@" sign in a photo against a yellow background.

Our chosen email service provider. (And we’ve tried a few!)

Creative Live image with a studio lighting set up.

Fans (and customers) of this excellent online educational tool from early on in its founding.

Big Scoots website hosting image with a photo of a server farm.

Our website changed when we switched to Big Scoots hosting in big and small impactful ways. Now we can’t stop recommending it.

Email marketing graphic with email marketing fairy killer email guidance text under a photo with an iPhone and envelope graphics.

Email marketing templates and guidance that made us see the value in (and fall in love with) email marketing.

Canva text with an overview photo of a laptop.

When we want to quickly design Pinterest graphics and assorted business collateral, we use Canva.


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