One of the most common questions I get from readers is, “what do I pack for a trip?” So, I’ve put together a series of packing guides for female travelers. This travel gear packing guide covers all of the essentials, electronics and camera gear I bring on each of my trips.
While I may not pack the same clothes for every trip, these are the things I bring no matter where I go.
As a frequent traveler, blogger and photographer, I invest in high-quality gear that is also lightweight and will last for years to come. The last thing I want is an uncomfortable backpack for a long-term trip or cheap electronics that are going to break shortly after the first use.
I learned (the hard way) that constantly replacing worn-out gear ends up costing a lot more than investing in high-quality gear from the start. Get durable gear, even if it costs a little more, and you’ll see that it actually saves money in the end!
This is a list of gear I personally use and not everything is suitable or necessary for every trip of type or traveler.
In particular, I travel with a lot of electronics and photography equipment to keep this travel blog up to date. Use this guide to determine what you need at the very most and eliminate from it to create your own packing list.
Below you’ll find my travel gear packing guide that I personally use and love!
These travel essentials are perfect for nearly every type of trip.
My main luggage on most trips
To organize and compress clothes inside my travel backpack
For my equipment and used as my carry-on
For locking bags and/or locker at hostels & hotels
For a quiet night’s sleep
For a good night’s sleep
For a comfortable journey
Rolls up so you can carry it anywhere
TRUFFLE Clear Pouches (x 2)
Durable & clear pouches for organizing small items
For makeup & toiletries
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In order to maintain this blog, I basically travel with a virtual office. I definitely pack more electronics than most people would ever require. So, again, assume this is the most you’ll need and eliminate from it to make your own packing list.
Where the magic happens
Macbook Power Adapter + Extension Cord
Extra-long power cord for charging my Macbook
This hard drive is durable and awesome for backing up photos
Go big or go home. Unlocked cell phone allows you to switch SIM Cards as you travel
For in-flight dance parties
For mermaid sessions
Always pack a spare- just in case
To be the hero in the hotel room when nobody else packed one
For charging multiple devices via USB
Surge protected so I don’t fry my Macbook
Sharing is caring – especially with outlets
For USB charging on-the-go
To be the hero in the boat or car when nobody else packed one
For a WiFi connection wherever you are
This is the camera equipment & photography gear I use for travel photography. For a complete list of cameras and lenses, check out my photography gear for travel post!
Compact and powerful for every day shooting
Wide-angle for high impact landscape images
Extra camera batteries
B+W Polarizers increase color saturation and reduce reflections
For spot-free photos & clean equipment
The perfect tripod for stable video and travel photography
GoPro HERO5 Black & Accessories
This mount can be used as a camera grip, extension arm or tripod for ultra versatility and a variety of shots with you GoPro
Clamp your GoPro to objects ranging in size from 0.25” to 2”– great for extreme sports
Best for shooting 4K video, a read transfer speed up to 300MB/s
High-speed, UHS-I technology for a read transfer speed up to 95MB/s
Print Instax photos by sending images straight from your phone
Fits your camera, a lens and a few personal items
Made of durable cotton and PU, equipped with high quality buckle
This formfitting case will protect your camera while allowing you to easily remove[/one_half]