TRAVELLING; WHAT TO PACK

Here’s my complete packing list to show you what my bags look like when I travel. The only time this would change is if I go to a colder climate (so might include some thermals and a waterproof) and if I am heading somewhere to do a specific activity like a hike or sailing.

HAND LUGGAGE

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Day pack

Osprey Questa 27L Bag –  spacious daypack that comfortably fits everything, with padded section for my laptop.

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Water Bottle

Hydro Flask Standard – Insulated bullet-proof water bottle.

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Laptop

MacBook Air – comes with me everywhere for blogging, work, staying in touch, watching films and editing photos.

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Laptop case

Thule MacBook Air Bumper – not cheap, but worth every penny when it comes to protecting you Mac on the go.

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Mobile phone

iPhone 6 – I have a Three SIM which works in 42 countries, otherwise I buy a local SIM on arrival.

Kinps powerbank

External Battery Pack

Knips External Battery Pack – for charging my phone, iPod, kindle and camera

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Reading

Kindle E-Reader –  this little gadget comes everywhere with me.

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Music

Ipod Shuffle – I prefer this to my phone as it’s easier for running

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Earphones

Betron Earphones – great value good quality earphones.

Buff

Neck warmer

Buff – I love my buff! I use it to keep me warm but also as an eye mask.

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Travel Pillow

Your Pillow by SHO – compact and comfortable inflatable travel pillow.

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Shawl

Desert scarf – use a blanket to keep me warm, also doubles up as a headscarf & towel if needed

MAIN LUGGAGE

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Main Luggage

Eastpak Container –  I’ve had this for 10+ years & still love it! Wheels for comfort and can carry like a backpack if needed.

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Packing cubes

Eagle Creek Packing Cubes – makes packing/unpacking quicker and easier.

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First Aid

Lifesystems Adventure First Aid – topped up with some personal medication including rehydration sachets.

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Hand Wash Bag

Scrubba – a lifesaver when it comes to hand washing my clothes while travelling.

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Toiletry Bag

North Face Toiletry Bag – good study waterproof bag to keep toiletries together.

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Torch

Petzl Head Torch – handy for reading in a hostel or nighttime excursions.

CAMERA GEAR

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Camera

Fujifilm X100s –  I switched in my clunky DSLR for the Fujifilm. Best decision ever – stylish, discreet & takes incredible pictures.

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Camera Case

Fujifilm Premium Leather Case – keeping the camera protected while maintaining the retro look.

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Diving Camera

Sony RX100 iv – for point & shoot there is no competition, great photos & great videos! A cheaper substitute for the Fujifilm for any traveller.

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Diving Camera Case

Fantasea Underwater Housing – easy to use and can take up to 40m deep.

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Tripod

Joby Gorilla Tripod – compact and versatile, the perfect tripod for a traveller

PERSONAL ITEMS

Clothes:

  • 1 x jeggins (wear on flight)
  • 1 x shorts
  • 3 x t-shirts (wear 1 on flight)
  • 1 x evening top or dress
  • 1 x jumper (wear on flight)
  • 1 x jacket (wear on flight)
  • 6 x underwear (wear 1 on flight)
  • 2 x socks (wear 1 on flight)
  • 2 x bra – one sports (wear 1 on flight)
  • 1 x board  shorts (can wear as shorts) & bikini top
  • T-shirt for PJ’s/swimming in to avoid sunburn

Other:

Toiletries:

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent (50% DEET)
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Lush Shampoo bar
  • Sanitary products