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

Neck Pillow

Sealable Plastic Baggies

Performance Tights

Half Zip Long Sleeve 

Sports Bra

– – – 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

  1. Maggie says:

    Interesting list of things to carry during Travelling…..Thanks for sharing

  2. Greg Kennon says:

    How do you like the Rebel T5i? We are looking to buy a DSLR but aren’t sure which to get!

  3. 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.

  4. Anna says:

    I have found good tips from this article, getting your luggage ready for travel.

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