Packing Essentials

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We're traveling the world five little carry on bags and one back pack each. Packing light makes travel easier and way more enjoyable.
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1. Microfiber Towel

https://amzn.to/2SHA3VU - If you are on the road as much as we are, you can’t afford to overpack and the fact that there are 5 of us doesn’t help either. The UltraLite quick-drying towels are great for all that hostels and airbnbs that don’t provide towels for their guests. They only weigh one third of the usual and are great for backpackers, travelers, or any minimalist who wants to pack a towel for an impromptu dip in some trailside water. These towels don’t compromise on softness, are highly packable, ultralight and made from microfiber. The towels come in various sizes, are ultra absorbent and are perfect for face, hands, body and beach.

2. Back pack

https://amzn.to/2QJ2Qfo - When it comes to packing all of our gear we simply adore the extra roomy SWISSGEAR 1900 ScanSmart Laptop Backpack. As its name suggest it has a built in laptop case with ScanSmart lay-flat technology that fits most portable computers up to 17” in size. It is extremely durable with 1200D ballistic polyester fabric and is equipped with rugged oversize zippers that run smoothly for faster opening at airport security. What amazes us the most is that it’s waterproof but yet very sturdy with great padding and a deep air flow channel for ventilation. It’s easy and comfortable to wear and it fits all of our gear. Moreover, this bag has lots of extra pockets hidden around for little things such as cellphones, keys, water bottles and more. And as an added bonus, Swiss gear provides a great warranty for the bag.

3. Travel Adapter

https://amzn.to/2QK7Vnt - This affordable travel adapter is perfect for charging almost all USB Devices like iPhone, SAMSUNG, iPad, Blackberry etc and it can be used in over 150 countries across the world. What this means is that it allows us to charge up to 3 devices at the same time and we do not have to carry different type of adapters with us. It really consolidates our packing and makes our travelling so much easier. It has a sweet little case that protects it and doesn't take up a lot of space in our bags. Another cool feature is that it has all the names of the countries we can use it in written on the back.

4. Phone charger

https://amzn.to/2ry0ulc - With the LIFEACTÍV Power Pack we can charge all of our Android and Apple devices even when we don’t have an outlet close by. It comes very convenient when when we get delayed in airports or when we are camping. This power bank has 10,000-mAh core that keeps all our batteries gassed up and raring to go. The charging is quite prompt and effective and the built-in LED flashlight comes as a bonus when we need a little illumination. It’s water and weather resistant and it keeps us connected no matter where we decide to go.

5. Packing Cubes

https://amzn.to/2QtRKeZ - This luggage organizer set allows us to compartmentalize similar size items so we can pack all our stuff more efficiently and utilize the interior suitcase space almost entirely. The 5 lightweight packing cubes (2 large, 2 medium and 1 small) that are included in the set have a functional design made out of breathable nylon and have totally revolutionized the way we pack and unpack during our travels. We have 5 sets, which means every family member gets one. Our clothes, shoes and toiletries don’t shift in transit any more and we can’t be happier. As an added bonus the material is extra durable and the zippers are so easy to pull.

P.S. Packing tip: Instead of just folding your clothes try rolling.

6. Google Pixel 2

https://amzn.to/2UxgS2C - This is Tyler’s go to phone for taking almost all amazing photos you see on our Instagram channel. Google Pixel 2 does an awesome job in stabilizing all images and the auto focus is simple perfection. The colors are vibrant and vivid with great resolution. The phone is lightweight and water resistant. It comes with 64GB built in storage and we get free, unlimited cloud storage for all of our shots with max resolution when using Google Photos until 2020. Another thing we like on this phone is that it doesn’t come packed with unnecessary software and we have our own personal Google assistant. Plus, all travellers can appreciate the fact that the Google Pixel 2 is a Fi-certified phone and it is the first phone to come with an eSIM for automatic setup without actually needing a SIM card.  

7. Camera

https://amzn.to/2UzzMWG - This is our go-to camera that we use 95% of time. Equipped with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, it makes wireless sharing of all our photos and videos between devices really easy and convenient. The EOS Rebel T6 camera comes with 18.0 megapixels of superb quality with a DIGIC 4+ Image Processor. It’s perfect for both taking pictures as well as recording Full HD videos even under low-light conditions. The CMOS image sensor and both the 18-55mm and 75-300mm lenses allows us to create highly detailed, vibrant photos and videos. The 3.0-inch LCD monitor in the back has 920,000 dots to show every single little detail and provides easy viewing even in direct sunlight. All things considered this DSLR camera takes excellent pictures and gives a lot of room for editing and post-processing which we need for all of our travels.

8. Memory cards

https://amzn.to/2UCmgBr - With this memory card we can film for a couple of days without needing to do a switch! The SanDisk Extreme Pro cards are our preferred brand since we started travelling and vlogging, and we've never had any issues with them! This card has a 10 year warranty, it’s Waterproof, temperature-proof, X-ray proof, magnet-proof, shockproof... It transfers all of our images and videos promptly with a speed of up to 80MB/s. The built in switch makes sure we never delete our data accidentally.