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 Pacsafe Camsafe V25Pacsafe Camsafe V25 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 LaCie Rugged Mini USB 3.0LaCie Rugged Mini USB 3.0
Kindle PaperwhiteKindle Paperwhite mophie powerstation plus 6000mAHmophie powerstation plus 6000mAh UE Roll Bluetooth SpeakerUE Roll Bluetooth Speaker 1MORE Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones1MORE Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones

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.

Fujifilm X-T2Fujifilm X-T2 Fujinon XF16-55mm f/2.8Fujinon XF16-55mm f/2.8 Fujinon XF10-24mm f/4Fujinon XF10-24mm f/4 Wide Angle Fujinon XF27mm F-2.8Fujinon XF27mm f/2.8
Formatt-Hitech Signature Edition Travel Filter Kit Breakthrough X4 CPLBreakthrough X4 Circular Polarizer Induro AKB0 Adventure Series TripodInduro AKB0 Adventure Series Tripod Langly Paracord StrapLangly Paracord Strap
Tenba DNA 8 Messenger BagTenba DNA 8 Messenger Bag olloclip 4-in-1 Smartphone Lens

olloclip 4-in-1 Smartphone Lens

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