Useful Items And Resources I Never Travel Without
What is it like to travel like me? Here is all the stuff I never travel without. This blog wouldn’t even be possible without most of these items. Whether you are stuck at a train station in Prague at 2 am with no place to stay or just looking for a way to make money while traveling, these recommendations will help you be prepared for anything.
I NEVER want to worry about my camera getting
wet. This waterproof bad boy takes care of that
and of course I use it for all my underwater
shots on this blog. The HERO4 Silver even has a
touchscreen which the HERO3 was lacking.
Believe it or not, most of the pictures on this blog
were taken with an iPhone 6 Plus. The camera is
amazingly high quality. The screen is big enough
to read books allowing me to ditch the oversized
iPad. All hostels were booked with it, all texts and
FaceTime, and of course all my music on Spotify.
Now that I'm a travel blogger, I have to be able
to create posts and edit pictures on the go. I think
the 13.3" version is perfectly compact and light
enough to travel with. The battery lasts for more
than enough time to create a whole post and that
Retina display screen is oh so sexy.
At 50L, this bag is the perfect size. Anything bigger
and you aren't packing light enough. It comes with
a removable day bag which is key. I keep my hiking
shoes in the bottom compartment. It is so heavy
duty all the zippers and fabric look as good as new
after countless months abroad. More by Deuter.
What do you do when all the hostels are booked?
Suck it up and go for an expensive hotel? No way!
Find a couple trees and set this baby up. It's more
of an adventure anyway. Adding only 13 ounces to
your load, this thing pays for itself at only $29.99!
I never travel without a tent. I feel like I'm the only
travel hacker that mentions getting a tent. You
really want to save money on accommodation?
Most foreign countries let you set up tents
anywhere. I've set em up on beaches, ferries, bars,
bathrooms, town squares, and even campgrounds!
Misc Travel Essentials
These are the best way to stay fit while traveling in
my opinion. Lots of people ask me how I maintain
muscle mass while being away from the gym for
months at a time. This is the secret. You can work
out every part of the body anytime for $32.99,
which is half the price of a gym membership here.
This is key in countries where the tap water is
unsafe to drink from. Simply fill the bag with water,
screw the filter on, and drink! It filters out 99.99%
of all germs and bacteria making even puddle
water safe to drink. Save money on buying bottled
water, this thing less than $20!
These might be the biggest secrets to packing lightly.
I only packed two pairs of underwear on a four
month long trip. Two Exofficios. They have odor
resistant protection and are made to be washed in
the sink with soap. They dry within a couple hours
and are good to go. Just don't forget to wash them!
This little guy is the perfect guitar to travel with as
it is only 3/4 the size of a normal acoustic guitar.
It is not too small to where the sound is sacrificed,
and it's not too big so you can actually fit it on a
plane as carry on! I won't even take a weekend
trip without this.
I think it's silly to pack giant paper books while traveling. That's why I only read eBooks while abroad. I recommend the iPhone 6 Plus, Kindle, or iPad Mini. Here are my favorite travel related eBooks. Remember to click "Kindle Version" when purchasing to get the eBook versions:
This is the book that not only inspired this blog, but
inspired me to keep traveling. Tim Ferriss pretty much
started the digital nomad movement. A digital nomad
is someone that is location independent. They can make
money using the internet and their laptops and travel far
more than someone with a 9-5. This book contains tips
and stories from people that are living the dream.
Matt Kepnes, or Nomadic Matt, is my favorite travel
blogger. This book shows the true backpacker how
to save money on the road so they can travel for
as long as possible. BBC Travel calls it "The Bible For
Budget Travelers". You can check out Matt's blog