Pair of vans
2) Sebastian (@sebsummit)
Smartphone - Incredible useful, wherever I go i try to get a local sim, since I book hotels/airbnb or couch surfing stays last minute I need a good and constant connection. It helps to navigate. Find spots to eat and get in touch with locals (via IG I get a ton of recommendations where to go, what to see and where to meet) Besides that apps like google translate, uber ect save me more than once. Taking pictures fast when not having the huge camera ready and so on. Honestly I would struggle not having it with me on a trip since I’m not taking any other device like an ipad or a laptop so all the research and travel organization is done on the phone.
My Little shoulder Bag. - Which is a bit ugly but extremely handy. I keep my most important items close to me (passport, Smartphone, Credit cards, money) and depends where i am i can hide it.
The Watermelon - it's a gift from a good friend and it reminds me of how fragile life is. Ibe been together with my ex girlfriend for more than 11 years before we broke up on our big trip around the world after a year. Since then i travel the world alone and the melon makes a good photo item. An eyecatcher if you want. But even better is that its a conversation starter where ever i take it. A pillow and a mattress on hard floors if there is no good place to rest and most important as mentioned at the beginning it helps me remind myself that i can’t take all the good things I’ve experienced for granted.. Even the best things in life can end with in a heartbeat and with no warning.it might have become my USP for pictures here on IG but for me it means so much more and caring this huge inflatable around when you travels uper light (always just a small trolly (Cabin size bag) and a small day pack shows how serious i take this.
A good Hat
A few harmonicas
A coffee kit in case I’m in a jam
6 Minute Journal - I fill it out in the morning and evening and I guess it makes you more mindful and Grateful. It makes you see the positives in your day and then helps with personal growth through daily reflections. Also makes me much more productive.
7) Heather Sorrenty (@Livefreeortour)
Laptop for movies
Board shorts no matter the climate
A Sense of Humor
Curiosity (that’s all i need other than a camera and a pen of course)
10) Kyle Henderson (@Kyle.Henderson.Photography)
An Amex Card
Wrist watch set to mountain time so i always know what time it is where my family is
An irish 1990 Erie Punt Coin given to me by my fiance for good luck
Leather bound notebook w pencil tucked in it to write down whatever crazy idea pops in my mind
Grayl water filter - its compact, fast and filter bacteria, viruses and heavy metals. I’m definitely Plastic conscious and although this filter is made of plastic, your saving so much on the long run. It's great to take water straight from the earth and be confident you'll not get sick.
Good Boxers - Icebreacker’s, they're expensive but really the best clothing product I’ve ever bought. However much i sweat they never feel wet and never smell. I own 4 pairs for a cycling trip this is a must.
Juggling Balls - a luxury item, yes but they are small and can be squashed in my bag. I’m a big Procrastinator and i have a go on these every time i'm waiting for transport or anything it is good to keep your hand eye coordination in check and they're great to break the ice with local kids while traveling through remote villages and such. Throwing and catching is a universal game that kids enjoy.
13) Kevin Perry (@Ventureforthphoto)
A Steripen Water Purifier - Im often traveling to places that are remote enough that you can’t count on bottled water
A USB charging hub with 8 slots - Im often Staying in places where I will be lucky if there is one working power outlet. The hub allows me to charge all my gear.
A Money Belt - that fits down the front of my pants. I use one that is meant to hang around your neck, but instead i wear it around my waist and tucked into the front of my pants. That way its in contact with a part of my body i will always be aware of any tampering. (Passport and monday need to be in plastic to ward off sweat)
Small bag to travel light (Osprey Porter)
Field Notes Notebook - aside from my wallet, passport, and camera there is one essential i am almost never without - a worn 3.5 x5.5” green field notes notebook. I’ve been carrying the same notebook in my backpack or pocket for coming on 4 years now. Its where I collect the national park service passport cancellation stamps. The best, easiest free souvenir you can bring home from on of the NPS 418 units
A bandana - Be prepared. You don’t want to sneeze on a plane and be caught without one. Also wipes sweat, is a napkin, makeshift dust mask for desert wandering.could be a tourniquet, soak it in an alpine lake and wear it on your head for evaporative cooling, cleans your car when you spill coffee everywhere is environmentally friendly and infinitely reusable.
Coffee Kit - after too many trips relying on instant or gas stations coffee, I just want to carry good coffee now. At its most compact it’s an aeropress with a baggie of pre ground beans. But more often than not im bringing a hand grinder, scale, fresh beans , and sometimes even a ceramic mug.
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