Travel & Photography Tools

Travel-planning tools to get you started today!

Discover travel gadgets used by savvy travelers. 14 genius gadgets on my Amazon must-have list and the best gadgets for your carry-on.

Download your FREE International Printable Packing Lists to ensure that all of your essentials are packed for your next adventure.

This eBook is full of practical advice, tips, and travel planning ideas to help you boost your travel confidence. You CAN do it!

Have you ever forgotten to pack your toothbrush? Download your FREE Travel Packing Lists to remember the essentials.

Build your photography “toolkit” with these photography tools and accessories to strengthen your picture-taking skills. 

Business Tools

These are the tools that I use to create, build, and design my website as well as run my business everyday!

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A web hosting platform for WordPress sites and easy website management. 

A tool to grow your email list, build landing pages, and  engage subscribers in your website.

Build and design website pages without a background in coding to build a fantastic website.

Jumpstart your creativity—from eBook design to photo organization and enhancement.

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A password manager program to secure your sensitive data and passwords in a secure vault. 

Behind the Scenes Resources

The creation of requires time spent crafting, writing, and refining. Here are a few behind-the-scenes products I use to make things happen.

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Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Camera Body Wi-Fi Enabled


I love my new camera and the opportunity to take pictures of incredible scenery and beautiful people.

Canon EF 50 mm f/1.9 STM Lens “Nifty Fifty”

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Nifty Fifty

The Nifty Fifty is a versatile lens that packs a powerful punch of technology.

Apple iPad Pro 11″ 256GB Silver Tablet

Apple iPad Pro 11-inch 256GB

I use my iPad everyday whether I’m at home or on the road. It is compact and easily keeps me connected to home and family.

ProCase iPad Pro 11″ Case for 2018 and 2020 Models

ProCase iPad Pro 11 Case

If you are going to invest in an iPad, it only makes sense to protect your tablet from accidental bumps or drops.

Apple iPhone 11

Apple iPhone 11


I finally upgraded from the iPhone 7 and absolutely LOVE the photo capabilities of the iPhone 11 camera. A cell phone is so slick when it isn’t always convenient to carry a DSLR.

Spigen iPhone 11 Case – Green

Spigen iPhone 11 Case Green Crystal

I choose a green crystal clear transparent case to showcase and protect my mint green iPhone 11.

Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display

Apple iMac with Retina 5K DisplayAn upgrade to an iMac monitor over five years ago was the best choice. I love the interface of my Apple monitor as I create and build simplyjolayne.

Apple Magic Keyboard Silver



Apple Magic Keyboard Silver


The Magic Keyboard pairs seamlessly with my iMac and even my iPad! It combines a sleek design with soft touch keys.

La-Z-Boy Office Chair

La-Z-Boy Bellamy Executive Office Chair

A comfortable chair with a reinforced back bar, adjustable height, gel memory foam seat with soft bonded leather, and adjustable arm rests.

Office Chair Mat


Office Chair MatPerfect for easily maneuvering my office chair around on a carpeted office floor.

UGreen iPad and iPhone Stand

UGREEN Tablet Stand Holder

I post daily to @simplyjolayne on Instagram and found this stand most useful for the portrait orientation that Instagram maintains.

Amazon Basics Gel Mouse Pad

Amazon Basics Gel Mouse Pad

This mouse pad is perfect for avoiding stress on my wrists while providing support and comfort.

Adobe Creative Cloud Photo Plan

Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan

Lightroom is my go-to photography editing and organizing software. Take some thoughtful time to create an intelligent organization system of your photographs.

Adobe CC Yearly Subscription

Adobe Creative Cloud Collection Plus 100GB Storage

This gives access to the entire Creative Cloud suite. I personally only use InDesign in my layouts and eBook creation.

Desktop Power Grommet with USB

Desktop Power Grommet plus USB

Drill a 3″ hole in the desktop and simply slide this grommet in. Voila! I have two countertop outlets and 2 USB charging ports.


Amazon Basics Retractable Cable

Amazon Basics Retractable USB Cable

If you can keep your kids from playing with this cable and messing up the spring action, you’ll appreciate the convenience and quick release to hide the cable.

Sharpie Fine Point Pens


Sharpie Pen Fine Point

I am a sucker for great pens, and these have been my go-to pens for a couple of years now. I love the colors. I love that they don’t bleed through a page. And I love that they are quick drying.

Contigo Autospout Straw Water Bottle

Contigo Autospout Straw Ashland Water Bottle

I make it a habit to drink water all day long and have 3 to 4 chilled water bottles in the fridge.

Philips Hue White and Color Light Strip

Philips Hue Ambiance LightStrip

After my office system was installed in March 2020, my husband added under-cabinet lighting to keep my office bright. It also works with Alexa, HomeKit, and Google Assistant.

Philips Hue Smart Dimming Remote Kit

Philips Hue Smart Dimming Remote Kit

This remote looks like a built-in light switch and offers wireless dimming out of the box. No installation required. It easily  attaches to my magnet board.

Quick Charge Hand Warmer


OCOOPA Quick Charge Hand Warmers

Do your hands ever get cold and just won’t warm up? This rechargeable hand warmer keeps my hands toasty warm.

Apple Pencil Second Generation

Apple Pencil 2nd Generation

If you are taking notes on-the-go, using the Noteshelf App along with an Apple Pencil makes note-taking pretty slick.