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Here, I’ll show you the travel gear I’m buying for my upcoming trip, including where YOU can buy it (all you have to do is click on the links).
My aim is to find cheap, but good quality travel gear fit for a backpacker or a budget traveller.
I’ll tell you what sites I use to find low cost hostels and flight tickets. I once got a flight ticket from London to Copenhagen for only £7!! (Thank you, RyanAir!)
And what books I recommend when you prepare yourself for traveling – or if you’re already on the road.
Have a look, maybe I can inspire you a little bit. You can also check out a blog post I wrote, about what travel essentials I can’t live without right here. *
I am not a professional photographer. I never have been and I never will be. I’m never gonna own super expensive camera equipment, because I will never be able to put enough time and effort into learning how to use it properly. Instead I have a camera at a fair price that works best for me and for my needs. It’s fairly easy to use and I like the quality of the pictures.
We all need these.
I remember when I went to America last summer I forgot to bring mine with me. I ended up having to transfer all of my pictures onto my laptop every single evening, because I didn’t have enough space on my 2GB memory card. Don’t let that happen to you!
One of the most important items I travel with – I don’t know how I’ve ever managed to live without it. Not only can you charge your devices in over 150 countries. You can also plug in THREE devices at a time. Talk about convenience.
There’s nothing worse than running out of battery when you’re traveling, or standing in the middle of nowhere. Well, with this portable charger it doesn’t have to happen ever again. After getting a portable charger, I can’t even remember the last time I’ve had a dead phone. I need my phone when I’m out and about for maps, social media updates etc., so I rely on this charger a lot.
I used to be so against Kindles. I thought they were gonna make real books disappear, plus I didn’t think it would be like sitting with a real book.
Well, I’ve changed my mind. I love my Kindle to death. It’s one of the best presents I’ve ever received. I downloaded 7 books in the first two days and finished off almost 800 pages in 36 hours. It’s simple, it’s easy, it’s light, it’s convenient. It’s everything a traveler needs. I promise you that.
This tripod truly is lightweight, so it’s nice and easy to carry around with you in your backpack. You’ll hardly notice that you have it with you.
You need a good backpack when you’re headed out on your trip. Whatever you do, do not over pack. You do not need a 70L backpack. You don’t need a lot of stuff. So, a 45L backpack is more than enough.
I used this as my daypack for a long time during my travels. I love the look, the style and the cover. There are lots of pockets and it’s comfortable to walk around with. Some people might feel like it’s slightly too big, but I’m loving the fact that I can carry my laptop, my camera and my electronics around in one bag.
If there’s one thing I hate about flip flops it’s the way they abuse the skin between your toes. But that won’t happen with these ones! They’re the softest and most comfortable flip flops in history – at least according to me. And I love them so much that I own several pairs. Yes, they’re slightly more expensive than regular ones, but they’re worth every penny.
I’m amazed with how much stuff I can fit in here! And trust me, I have loads of toiletries with me.
And it’s perfect for those hostel showers as there’s a hook at the top – and it’s waterproof!
Some people love money belts. Other people hate them. I think I’m somewhere in between. In certain places they can be nice to have with you. And if you do decide to get one, then you should really only consider this one. It fits perfectly under your clothes and you’ll probably forget that you’re wearing it, as it’s that comfortable.
I don’t know how I’ve lived my whole life without these. They were so convenient during my trip to North America. If you’re a backpacker or just a traveler in general, I highly recommend these. It’ll help you stay just a bit organized and it’ll keep you from going slightly crazy when you’re trying to find something in your backpack.
I personally think that it’s so important to have an emergency kit with you, when you’re traveling.
I have had to use mine a few times – nothing serious, but it’s still nice to have with you in your backpack.
Write down all of your beautiful memories from your travels. This gorgeous looking journal will fit perfectly in your backpack.
This book by Nomadic Matt is full of great tips on how you can travel around the world cheaper and smarter. The man knows what he’s talking about!
I’m not usually a great fan of travel guide books, but I will always make an exception for Lonely Planet. With so many years behind them, I trust them and their advice.
Another great expert out there is Wandering Earl. If you want to make traveling a lifestyle, I recommend that you read this book.
This book by Susan Griffith is for you, if you’re looking to work in different jobs whilst traveling. Besides writing about travel opportunities, she also gives practical advice such as safety, visas and medical information.
Do you want to travel the world on a budget without having to pay for accommodation?
Then TrustedHousesitters is for you. Look after other people’s houses, and sometimes their pets as well, anywhere in the world.
I personally use both of these companies. What I usually do is that I look up the cheapest hostels with the best rating and then pick the place I’d like to stay at. I then check out the price on both apps/websites. The cheapest price wins! Simple, right?
Looking for something other than just hostels? But it still needs to fit your budget? Look no further. Agoda is for you. And what I especially love about Agoda is the fact that you can book your room now, but pay later. You’ll no longer miss out on the good deals.
I always recommend Megabus to people – like I did here.
If you’re traveling on a budget like I am, then you’ll need to consider this company. If you book early in advance you can get some awesome deals. It might take longer than flying, but you’ll save a ton of money. I promise.
I’m a huge fan of TripAdvisor. I love writing reviews about places I’ve stayed at, attractions I’ve visited or restaurants I’ve eaten in.
Plus I love reading reviews about places I potentially want to stay in/visit.
A guy who’s sick of the conventional life and sick of doing what’s expected of him, goes on an adventure that’ll change everything forever.
If you’re not a big reader, you can watch the film instead.
When life goes completely against you, adventure can become a healing process. I love books where I can sort of relate to them. I love books that makes me cry and that makes me laugh. Then I know it’s great writing.
The film was great as well, by the way.
* Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links. If you choose to purchase any of the items via the link, I will receive a small percentage of the sale. This is at NO additional cost to you. I have tried and tested all of these products myself, so I highly recommend them and I only want to recommend products that I think will be useful for you and your budget as a traveller.