MY FAVORITE TRAVEL GEAR

After traveling for an entire year, I’ve finally made a packing list of my favorite travel gear! Most of this stuff seriously got me through my entire trip and I’m still currently traveling with a lot of it!

My Bags

OSPREY SOJOURN

The Osprey Sojourn Wheeled Luggage

I LOVE this bag. I took it on my year of travel and it was great because it can be wheeled in most places, but also has the option to become a backpack.

carry on luggage

CALPAK Carry-On Luggage

I love this luggage! I’ve had it for years now and truly fits so much more inside for a carry-on than any other bag I’ve had.

lo&sons weekender bag

Lo&Sons Weekender Bag

I love love this bag for weekend trips! My favorite is the extra compartment at the bottom for shoes and other toiletries. Make sure to get the Large.

DAGNE DOVER

Large Travel Backpack

I take this bag everywhere with me when traveling. It’s got compartments for everything and room for my camera gear, laptop, or other electronics.

LONGCHAMP

Large Longchamp Tote Bag

This bag is great because it packs really small. I bring it in my larger bag for big trips so I always have a tote to bring around with me.

gatta bag

Camera Purse

This bag is perfect if you’re like me and want to be stylish, but also carry around a camera. This fits a mirrorless camera with two lenses!

Truffle Travel Cases

I love the Truffle travel products! They are such high quality and most of them are clear so you can see everything inside. 

HANGING TOILETRY

Hanging Shower Kit

I love traveling with this because it hangs in any shower, is waterproof, and holds full-size toiletries perfectly!

Eagle Creek Packing Cubes

Eagle Creek Packing Cubes

I can’t speak highly about packing cubes. They keep your bag completely organized and help me fit so much more in my bag!

dry bag

Waterproof Dry Bag

This is perfect for holding electronics and important items while traveling so they don’t get wet. I love taking it on diving trips or anytime I’ll be doing water sports or spending time at the beach.

camelback bag

CamelBak Hydration Pack

I love these for hiking, day hikes, or long bike rides. You can also bring these if you’re in a city and plan on doing a lot of walking. I just love that it has room for water and other important items.

packable backpack

Packable Backpack

I am all about bringing items that fit into my larger bag. This packs up really small and can be stuffed in your larger back until you need it.

Electronics

smaller travel laptop

Travel Sized MacBook

This computer is the PERFECT travel size. I could slip it in my daypack and it’s so light that I couldn’t even tell I had it.

macbook pro

MacBook Pro 13”

This is the computer I use at home and for my job. I actually still have my other MacBook for travel because it’s the perfect size, but this one is good too and more powerful for my job now.

kindle paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite

I love my Kindle! I also read a lot on my phone, so don’t use it as much as I’d like, but it’s perfect for traveling if you don’t want to haul books with you. 

sony mirrorless camera

Sony a6000 Mirrorless Camera

This camera is seriously the best thing to happen to me! It’s the perfect size for traveling and the photos come out clear and crisp without much fidgeting with the camera. You don’t need to know a thing about photography to get great photos with this thing.

gopro hero 9

GoPro Hero 9

This is perfect if you’re traveling alone and want some epic selfies or want to make some videos! I loved having mine when I was on water adventures or wanted photos of myself when I was solo.

iphone 12

Unlocked iPhone 12

Once I got this phone, my camera almost went obsolete because the images this camera takes are amazing! I also recommend this because it’s unlocked and perfect for other countries if you decide to use Sim cards.

canon 80d

Canon 80D

This is the current camera I use for my travel photos. I love it and the quality is amazing. I usually only use one lens with it.

canon lens

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II Lens

I use this lens with my body only. It’s pretty heavy, but great because I don’t have to haul multiple lenses to get the photos I want. 

Gadgets

iPhone Battery Charge Case

This case saved my life a million times while on the road, but I think they stopped making them for iPhone 8. So, I would go with this one if you’re looking for this. You only have to charge it overnight and all day you’ll have two full charges. It’s probably one of my favorite travel items and I don’t like traveling without it!

3-Way GoPro Tripod and Selfie Stick

I love this gadget because it’s so convertible! You can make the pole long or short and you can also use it as a tripod when you’re traveling solo or want a still image on your Gopro!

USB International Wall Charger

This thing is a lifesaver because it allows you to charge multiple electronics at once. It’s especially nice if you’re in a hostel with only one plug. And the international plugs help a lot while moving countries!

Apple USB-C to USB adapter

Since the new Macbook (above) doesn’t have a USB slot, I use this to plug in USB adapters on the road.

International Power Adapter

This has been a perfect adapter for all over the world. I can easily plug in my computer and USB’s into it without any issues. It also has the plugs for all international countries which makes it perfect for traveling anywhere.

lock

Locks

I always travel with one or two locks. They are especially helpful for hostel lockers and if you’d like to lock up your bag.

iPhone Charger Chords

I bought a pack of these because I know myself and knew I’d lose some. It was nice to have multiple in case I lost once I could use another I had packed instead of having to go on a search mission to find another one.

Headphones

I usually bring a few headphones with me just in case I lose a set!

Travel Wallet 

I love my travel wallet because it stores my passport and my travel documents. I also use it in my bag to pad my laptop. I know…I’m a weirdo.

Toiletries & Personal Care

Most toiletries you can purchase while you’re on the road, but here are some of my fave products that I’ve been using this past year on the road.

Kiehl’s Face Lotion & Face Wash

I love the travel size version of the Kiehl’s face lotion. I actually travel with the full-size travel face wash because I love it so much.

Diva Cup or Saalt Cup

Diva Cups and Saalt Cups are perfect for women who don’t want to deal with buying tampons on the road. Some countries don’t even sell tampons so this is a nice option.

Bumble & Bumble Salt Spray

This stuff has saved my life while on the road. I have naturally wavy hair so I used this after getting out of the shower and my hair gets perfect beachy waves. I haven’t had to bring a blow dryer or curling iron on my trip for this exact reason!

Living Proof Dry Shampoo

This hands down the best dry shampoo I have found and I’ve tried soooo many brands! It actually cleans your hair and does an amazing job. I got a lot of complements that my hair smelled great and looked clean even though secretly it was dirty 😉

REI Microfiber Towel

This was and is the only towel I use while traveling in hostels. It packs light and dries quickly which is perfect for being on the go all the time. Some people I know say it’s smart to buy two of them which would have been nice, but I just didn’t have the room.

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