Gear We Love
We have lived out of our suitcases year-round since January 2013, so finding the BEST gear to travel with is important. It’s taken a bit of trial & error over the years, but we have found some gems! If you’re looking for some inspiration for short or long-term travels, take a gander below at some items we live with.
While it’s certainly not a comprehensive inventory of our luggage, they’re some items we think you may want to consider. We’ve also included some non-travel items we think you should know about, too!
We’ll also include our favorite apps and even a few websites that may help you in your journeys.
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Luggage & Accessories
Cameras, Electronics & Accessories
This is a relatively new toy but I know we’re going to love it! This 6 oz printer doesn’t need ink, it uses special paper. We can’t wait to share photos & stickers with kids (of themselves!) around the world!
OK—full disclosure: we both use Airpods now, but I STILL carry these around as back-up! I’ve been using these from Audio-Technica since 2013, and they are a perfect lightweight, compact companion for air travel, long car rides, or noisy coffeeshops.
I used to make fun of this pricey floss…until I tried it. Now I’m hooked. Cocofloss comes in fun flavors (I like the vanilla), has eco-friendly refills, and it’s woven, textured threads clean marvelously!
Clothing & Shoes
Lightweight merino wool is not only cool to wear in hot climates, but more important, it stays smelling fresh forever! And they’ve gotten much more stylish over the years! Icebreaker, Smartwool & Arc’teryx are our favorite brands.
If wool clothing is moisture wicking and anti-odor, merino wool undergarments are even MORE so! A wool bra is crucial for sweaty days, counterintuitively enough. TMI, but y’all need to know this!!
If you have wide feet, Lems is a revelation! They have a full line out sneakers, slip-ons, and boots. Lauren has 2 pairs of the Boulder Boots; they are so remarkably lightweight (at about 9 oz per boot), you won’t travel with any other boots again!
Odds & Ends!
Give yourself an extra layer of security with this lightweight, portable lock that fits on nearly any door. Even if someone has a key, they won’t be able to enter from the outside when this lock is in place.
This is Lauren’s go-to water filter and collapsible bottle. It filters water quickly and makes it simple to refill other water bottles. It’s fantastic for filtering tap water in countries where you really have no business drinking the tap water!
For clothing & shoes, we like to use Zappos.com and their easy return policy, so we can try on different sizes & styles. For camera gear, you can also consider BHPhotoVideo.com.