Travel Gear & Packing Guide
One of the most surprising things people discover about me when I travel is that I only bring a carry-on backpack. Some people utilize packing cubes and others bring multiple bags, but I manage to fit all of my travel gear in my carry-on. Regardless if I’m going to a warm Caribbean island or the fridge north or if I’m going for a week or a month, I fit it all into one bag. While I don’t pack the same clothes for every trip, these are the things I bring no matter where I go.
As a frequent traveler, I invest in practical gear that is lightweight and will last for years. The gear I use may not work for everyone and I carry extra electronic equipment to maintain this travel blog. All travelers have different tastes and requirements while on the road.
The following gear list is just what I’ve found works best for my particular travel style.
– – – Travel Gear – –
These travel essentials are perfect for nearly every type of trip.
Pacsafe Venture Safe
Lush Solid Shampoo
Vapur Water Bottle
LOWA Hiking Shoes
Sealable Plastic Baggies
Half Zip Long Sleeve
– – – Electronic Gear – –
2TB Portable Hard Drive
iPhone 6 Plus 64GB
LifeProof iPhone Case
2 Lighting Cables for iPhone
USB Wall Charger Travel Kit
Universal Charger & Surge Protector
Mophie Juice Pack
USB Car Charger
– – – Photography Gear – –
This is the camera equipment & photography gear I use for travel photography, but I’m in the process of upgrading my camera kit. The camera body is fantastic but I’m in the market for a higher quality zoom lens.
Canon EOS Rebel T5i
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Zoom Lens
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens
GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
XShot Camera Extender
2 64GB High Speed SDXC Class 10
64GB Micro SDXC
It’s important to feel comfortable with your gear before you hit the road. If you’re looking for the best travel backpack, I found a great guide for choosing the best travel backpack or if you’re in search for the the best compact camera, check out Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers.
5 thoughts on “Travel Gear & Packing Guide”
Interesting list of things to carry during Travelling…..Thanks for sharing
How do you like the Rebel T5i? We are looking to buy a DSLR but aren’t sure which to get!
I can concur that the Canon Ti DSLR series is great. I purchased the Ti7 a few months back and love it. Such a good upgrade from my old point and shoots. Just takes some time getting familiar with all the manual features. I’m also a big fan of the packing cubes. Such an under appreciated luggage accessory.
I have found good tips from this article, getting your luggage ready for travel.