Our Travel Gear

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Inateck Backpack

Inateck Gray Backpack With Hidden CompartmentThe Inateck Backpack is a great travel backpack for many different reasons. It’s waterproof, can hold a 15″ laptop, and it’s very reasonably priced. Our favorite feature, though, is the hidden zipper leading to a discrete anti-theft compartment. It’s right where your lower back would be, so it’s the perfect spot to store a passport, credit card, and a little bit of cash.

LifeStraw Go Water Bottle

Lifestraw Go Waterbottle, colored blueThe LifeStraw Go water bottle is one of our travel must-haves and it comes with us everywhere we go. Though it’s a little pricey up front, the LifeStraw is great because it has a replaceable filter that filters out bacterias that can upset your stomach. We trust it so much that we’ve even used this water bottle to drink from a river in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

Anker Portable Charger

Anker 20,100 mAh portable charger with two USB portsThe Anker Portable Charger comes in a variety of sizes, but we recommend the one that’s rated for 20,100 mAh. It has two USB ports, so we can both charge our phones on it simultaneously. Since it’s rated at 20,100 mAh, that’s enough to charge each of our phones at least 6 times. It’s able to fully charge an iPad twice. We carry two of them, so we’re always able to charge our devices even if we are without power for a few days. 

Foval International Power Adapter

foval international travel adapter set, with plugs for all continentsOne of the most important pieces of gear we carry with us is the Foval International Power Adapter. Since other countries and continents have different plug styles, this adapter set has that covered. It also steps down the voltage to a level that American electronics can use. Just be sure to not use a hairdryer or straightener with it, as it’s not designed for loads over 200 watts. However, that’s more than enough power to charge both our laptops, phones, and iPads simultaneously.

A Hard-Sided Suitcase

Hard Sided Suitcase with TSA lockHaving a hard-sided suitcase is one of the best ways to keep your belongings safe while traveling. We’ve all heard horror stories of baggage attendants at airports carelessly throwing suitcases around. While it doesn’t guarantee your items will be safe, it certainly makes it much more likely. This one from AmazonBasics is a great option, because it also comes with a TSA lock. 

Packing Cubes

three gray packing cubes, small on top, medium in middle, large on bottom. We weren’t originally sold on the idea of packing cubes, but now we absolutely love them! They come all different shapes, sizes, and colors. We recommend getting a set that has at least 2 or 3 different sizes so you can keep your different clothing types separate. Packing cubes are especially helpful when unpacking after a long travel day since they fit right into a drawer.

Resistance Bands

red resistance band with handlesWorking out is hard enough as it is, let alone when you’re traveling. That’s why we each carry a resistance band with us. They are sold individually or in sets, but we find that each carrying one is enough for a few basic exercises. You can look up workouts to follow along with on YouTube, or just freestyle on your own.

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