If you travel frequently, It’s important to invest in reliable travel items. The items listed below will last you years (with good care) and will save you some money in the long run.
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45 ML Osprey Backpack
Price: $130 USD – $365 USD
My 45 ML Osprey backpack has been my best friend since I bought it. Since my purchase, my Osprey has attended every trip with me – it is SO easy to carry and it also passes as a carry-on bag.If you over pack it though, it can be bigger than what is “allowed” on some flights, especially budget flights. Since the bag is carried on your back, airline personnel tend to miss it even if it’s slightly too big! It can cost between $50 USD – $100 USD to check in your luggage on a budget flight, so using an Osprey can definitely save you some money.
The only downside of carrying your luggage on your back is that you’re a lot wider than what you’re used to, so you’ll probably end up bumping into a lot of people without realizing it (guilty).
Before purchasing my Osprey, I tried to use a hiking backpack until I realized that you have to unpack your whole bag if you want to reach for something that isn’t situated on top. Osprey opens like a suitcase so you can easily access your personal items. The Osprey also comes with lockable zippers, which is especially important if you’re staying in hostels.
Price: $29 USD
Your day pack is just as important as your traveling backpack – seriously! You shouldn’t carry your Osprey around when you’ve settled into a city for a few days or weeks. It’s super uncomfortable and you’ll stick out like a sore thumb. Keep your Osprey locked up in your hostel and bring your day pack out! A day pack is a backpack for everyday use and will not take up a lot of space in your Osprey.
Price: $22.99 USD
Packing cubes are so necessary! They help easily organize your clothing and to minimize stress levels! It also helps me limit the amount of clothes I pack. If my clothes can’t fit in the packing cubes, I know I’m over packing and I need to get rid of some items.
Universal Power Adapter
Price: $ 15.98 USD
If you’re traveling internationally, there is a good chance you’ll visit a country with a different electrical outlets than where you reside. If you’re from the United States like we are, our electrical outlets are typically type A and B (two or three pins). Type A and B are commonly used in Canada, Mexico and Japan. Type C is commonly used in Europe, South America and Asia. You’ll need an adapter that has all these options available, so you’ll never have to worry about whether or not your adapter will work in different regions of the world. I highly suggest buying the one linked on this page since it’s meant to work in every part of the world.
Price: $19.99 USD
This one is self explanatory. Our electronics are our lifelines when traveling – I heavily depend on my cell phone and camera when I travel. It’s SUPER important to make sure your electronics has access to a charger, even if you don’t have access to an electrical outlet. I just bought this portable charger so I can’t speak too much about it, but the reviews reveal that the charger only needs to be charged once every four months! After I come back from Asia, I’ll let you know if this charger lives up to its reputation.