All the best travel gear you need
I am a firm believer in ‘less is more‘ when it comes down to packing up. Over-packing is the most common mistake under rookie travelers. Believe me, your journey or trip will be a lot more fun if you only pack the things you need.
Don’t get all cocky to think you know it all. Otherwise you will learn it the hard way and end up as Reese Witherspoon in the movie ‘Wild‘. Get it from me, there is no joy in moving around with a 180lbs backpack on your shoulders.
Also, there is no such thing as one ‘perfect backpack’.
Each person and each trip is different. So, your needs & wants are probably not the same as mine.
Pack Up For Safari
What’s In My Backpack?
- The backpack itself
- Pants & Jeans
- Waterproof Jacket
- Swimming shorts
- Hiking Boots
- Hat & Cap
- Quick dry towel
- diarrhea pills
- toothbrush & toothpaste
- contact lenses
- little bottle of shampoo & douche gel
- nail clipper
- Compression sacks
- Laptop (brand)
- Smartphone (brand)
- Camera (brand)
- Lenses (brand)
- 2 SD cards
- Universal Adapter
- go pro
- external harddrive
QUICK DRY TRAVEL TOWEL
A lightweight towel that doesn’t take up much space and as the name says, dry’s really fast.
A gadget you will use everyday for locking up your stuff. Way better then a key lock, because it’s only a matter of time before you lose that key. Get your gear safe and travel with a clear mind.
Even when you travel light, these compression sacks can help you to save up space. It’s also an effective way to keep your dirty laundry away from your slightly fresher clothes. With the help of these compression sacks you’re able to organize your backpack more efficiently.
I really didn’t know I would use this tool as much as I do in fact. It comes in handy for several situations. Night-walks, cave exploring, power cuts, etc… I even use it nowadays to navigate through the hostels, to find my place to sleep.
A must have item if you travel with electronics. Don’t worry ever again about the different plug types. A travel adapter with 2 USB ports allow you to charge your laptop, camera and phone at the same time.
I started to blog with an 8 year old laptop from Acer. So, any laptop might get the job done. But to be honest, this apple laptop has so much more comfort. I chose the Macbook Air for his battery life, excellent graphics and low weight. It has build-in SD card reader, which makes it easy to upload my pictures from my camera. The only downside is that a Macbook Air is a target for thieves, as I found out myself.