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Travel Gear & Accessories + Packing Guides

 

I’ve spent years living and working abroad and travelling the world (no, I’m not bragging!) and I’ve learnt from mistakes and experience the right and best travel gear and accessories to take with me. Choosing the right travel gear and accessories will help you pack better. When you pack better, you travel better – well that’s my theory! There is a lot of travel gear out there that can help you travel better. From backpacks to clothes to electronic devices, there are many things that will make your travelling life easier and add to your travel enjoyment. Read my posts following. There are travel gear reviews and packing guides – all will help you to choose the best travel gear and accessories for your travel adventures.

 

My Favourite Travel Gear (that I rarely leave home without)

 

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I never leave home without my favourite travel gear:

 

All My Best Travel Gear, Accessories and Packing List Guides

 

Digital Nomad Packing List: Best Gear & Equipment

Backpack   Last, but not least on my essential tech gear list for digital nomads is my trusty backpack for all my tech gear items to be carried around in. I try to be an organised person, it just seems to help me work better and I also like to know where all my...

City Weekend Getaway Packing List

City Weekend Getaway Packing List

So you are going on a city weekend break. You’ve chosen the city, but are now wondering what to pack for your weekend away. Well, you are at the right spot. I am a master of weekend trips - from city breaks, nature parks, staycations to road trips. This city weekend...

Why You Should be Travelling with Reef-Safe Sunscreen

Why You Should be Travelling with Reef-Safe Sunscreen

Sunscreen is extremely important to protect your skin. But did you know that it can cause damage to our planet’s reefs? On a recent visit to ’The Great Barrier Reef’ off the coast of Queensland, Australia I was asked “Are you wearing reef safe sunscreen?”. To which I...

A Beginner’s Guide to Ski Clothing + Ski Holiday Packing List

A Beginner’s Guide to Ski Clothing + Ski Holiday Packing List

Guide to Ski Clothing for Your Ski Holiday   If you are similar to me and grown up near a beach you may not have thought about going skiing or snowboarding. And definitely not thought about ski clothing. Then in the midst of winter a friend suggests a holiday in...

The Ultimate Packing List for Europe in Summer + Packing Tips

The Ultimate Packing List for Europe in Summer + Packing Tips

So you are going on a summer holiday in Europe. You've planned the perfect European itinerary. Your travel and accommodation is all booked. You just need to pack now. But what do you pack for a summer in Europe? Well, I’ve been through Europe a number of times and in...

How to Plan, Prepare and Pack for a Hike

How to Plan, Prepare and Pack for a Hike

Know how to plan, prepare and pack for a successful hike   In my opinion, hiking is one of the best forms of exercise and therapy for my body and soul! I've been hiking for years from a few hours to a couple of days during my world travels. And I've learnt the...

How to do Laundry While Travelling – 8 Smart Tips and Hacks

How to do Laundry While Travelling – 8 Smart Tips and Hacks

How to do your laundry while travelling - visit a laundromat is one option   You probably haven’t thought about doing laundry while travelling, I know I don’t think about it until I actually have to do it! But you should give it some consideration during the...

Best Laptop Stands for Work and Travel

Best Laptop Stands for Work and Travel

Working on a laptop for long periods while at home or travelling can cause pain and low productivity. I know, I sit at my laptop for many hours per day in different positions at a table, on the couch, in bed and sometimes on the sun lounge by my pool. As well as...

Winter Packing List for Europe + Packing Tips

Winter Packing List for Europe + Packing Tips

Wearing layers is key to keeping warm on your European trip so include them in your winter packing list for Europe.   So you are going on a winter holiday in Europe. You’ve planned the perfect European itinerary. Travel and accommodation is all booked. You just...

9 Ways To Prevent Face Mask Skin Problems

9 Ways To Prevent Face Mask Skin Problems

Face Masks have become the ‘must wear’ item during the pandemic affecting the world. As we have learnt from health professionals, face masks play a vital role in reducing the spread of coronavirus. At the same time, they are hard on your skin. They are particularly...

Best Travel Pillows For Long Trips

Best Travel Pillows For Long Trips

Being uncomfortable, tired, and cranky are feelings no one wants when travelling in their long-haul or overnight travel. To combat these feelings people use travel pillows. Now travel pillows have been around a long time. Some people swear by them while others think...

How To Choose The Best Powerbank for Travel

How To Choose The Best Powerbank for Travel

Charge your phone and iPad at the same time with the best powerbank for travel   Smartphones have replaced the need for several gadgets while you travel. I use my phone in a number of ways including searching the internet, keeping in contact on social media and...

Collapsable Camping Gear and Accessories

Collapsable Camping Gear and Accessories

When we travel we don’t want to be lumbered with heavy travel gear and accessories. Well I don’t anyway. What I have discovered to help me pack better and lighter is collapsable camping gear and accessories. They have been a godsend as they let me travel with more...

Best Packing Cubes for Travel – Keep Your Luggage Organised

Best Packing Cubes for Travel – Keep Your Luggage Organised

I’ve spent most of my life travelling to different locations around the world, sometimes on short trips and sometimes a lot longer. My luggage would always start off tidy. The longer I travelled the messier it would become and on many occasions I would be pulling my...

Essential Tech Gear and Equipment for Remote Workers

Essential Tech Gear and Equipment for Remote Workers

Many people have worked online as freelancers from home for a long time. But in the past few years, thanks to you know what, many more workers have found themselves working remotely from home. Many continue to work remotely or have a hybrid arrangement with their...

Essential Travel Gear Every Traveller Should Pack

Essential Travel Gear Every Traveller Should Pack

Are you heading off travelling or know someone going travelling? And you want to buy yourself or them a travel accessory that will be really useful? Well here is my list of really useful, and I think essential, travel gear and accessories items to pack. I have been...

Best Messenger and Crossbody Bags for Travel

Best Messenger and Crossbody Bags for Travel

For me, the best messenger bag (also referred to as a crossbody bag, sling bag, courier bag or man bag) is the perfect way to carry my personal belongings while sightseeing and travelling, and for everyday use. I was recently in the market for a new crossbody bag for...

Packing List for a Working Holiday

Packing List for a Working Holiday

I hope I've packed everything? Lucky I had the following packing list for a working holiday to follow!   So you’re going overseas on a working holiday visa? You’ve chosen the country, got your working holiday visa and now it’s time to pack. But what do you pack...

How Not To Look Like A Tourist

How Not To Look Like A Tourist

Travelling to different countries is exciting. Just the thought of travelling exhilarates me as I think about the places I will see, the things I will do, the food I might eat and the culture I will experience.  But there is also a scary side to being a tourist....

What to Wear on a Plane: 7 Tips To Stay Comfortable and Stylish

What to Wear on a Plane: 7 Tips To Stay Comfortable and Stylish

Air travel is often a mix of different climates. From a warmish terminal, to a hot tarmac, to an arctic air-conditioned cabin during the flight to a warm terminal again. And after that you have the local conditions at your departure point and then arrival destination...

How to Choose the Perfect Backpack in 2024

How to Choose the Perfect Backpack in 2024

Photo credit: Canva   A backpack or rucksack is an essential purchase for any traveller heading overseas to travel or to live and work abroad. Choosing the perfect backpack can be a hard decision, but it doesn't have to be. The backpack, once seen as the budget...

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