The Quintessential Guide to the Best Travel Gear

Since I have to carry everything that I buy, I’ve had to learn how to travel pretty minimally, which means the things that I do buy are exponentially more important to me. It’s taken me a few years to learn what the best travel gear is, mostly through trial and error.

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Travel Gear

My travel gear works for me, but it may not work for you. Because I travel so often, and because I don’t want to be replacing my gear every few months, the quality of what I choose to use is of utmost importance. Cost is the next determining factor, but I think you’ll find that the items I use are pretty reasonably priced.

I travel with two bags—one on my back and one on the front. This also means I travel carry-on only everywhere I go. For more information on how I pack, and I how I get away with never having to check a bag, you might like this post on how I travel carry-on only.

Travel Gear

It’s not easy figuring out what to carry, and what to carry it in. Aside from my clothes and my toiletries, this is almost everything I own!

Osprey Farpoint 40LOsprey Farpoint 40L Slicks Travel System 30L Slicks Travel System ExOfficio Storm Logic JacketStorm Logic Jacket ExOfficio Rain Logic ParkaRain Logic Parka
The North Face HedgehogThe North Face Hedgehog Hiking Shoes Saucony Kineta RelaySaucony Kineta Relay TOMS Classic Canvas Slip-OnsTOMS Classic Canvas Slip-On Pacsafe Travelsafe 12L GIIPacsafe Portable Safe
Eagle Creek Compression SacsCompression Sacs Pack-It BagsPack-It Bags Cord Tacos by thisisgroundCord Tacos


Running a travel blog means I have to travel with slightly more/different equipment than most. Weight and size of electronics are big factors, but everything here easily fits into my two bags. What you see below is essentially my mobile office!

13" Retina MacBook Pro13″ MacBook Pro Apple iPhone 6Unlocked iPhone 6 Microsoft Bluetooth MouseBluetooth Mouse WD My Passport2TB Hard Drive
Kindle PaperwhiteKindle Paperwhite mophie powerstation 4000mophie powerstation 4000 UE Roll Bluetooth SpeakerUE Roll Bluetooth Speaker olloclip 4-in-1 Smartphone Lensolloclip 4-in-1 Smartphone Lens

Travel Photography

If you’re interested in my photography equipment, these are the mainstays of my kit. For some extra photography accessories, plugins, and courses, check out my post on the best equipment for travel photography.

Canon EOS Rebel SL1Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Canon 24mm f/2.8Canon 24mm f/2.8 Canon EF 50mm f/1.8Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle LensTokina 11-16mm f/2.8 Wide Angle
Induro AKB0 Adventure Series TripodInduro AKB0 Adventure Series Tripod Langly Paracord StrapLangly Paracord Strap Hoya Variable ND FilterHoya Variable ND Filter Tenba DNA 8 Messenger BagTenba DNA 8 Messenger Bag

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