One of the joys of travelling is leaving most of your shit behind. You don’t tend to need as much, and well anything you take you have to carry. So the incentive is there not to take much at all.
There are certain things I can’t do without. Here’s my top 3.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
Yes I know. First thought its a luxury, but the more international plane journeys you do, the more essential these babies are. Speaking of babies they bring down the cabin noise to a dull roar. That annoying screaming kid gets morphed into the background in an instant.
Current headphones of choice? Bose QC35’s. The bluetooth version of the QC25’s that you will see every second person with in the air.
A Decent Travel Wallet
I know these seems like a bulky annoyance, but it is a life saver for me. I like to have all those flight day items all together in one place. A place for my passport, boarding passes, lounge access pass, frequent flyer cards, spare photo’s, and a pen. All that crap you need for passing through borders, or getting around airports.
My wallet of choice is from Bellroy. It’s Australian company, and it seriously make the most awesome wallets & cases of all shapes, sizes , and needs.
A Seperate Techbag
This makes my life walking out the door much easier. I have cables, adapters, charges, and other bits and pieces in a single bag. I don’t use this bag at any other time than traveling. At the moment it consists of:
- HDMI cable
- Lightning HDMI adapter
- 2 lightning cables
- 1 apple watch cable
- 2.5mm male to male audio adapter
- Cigarette/Car Power USB 2.1 A adapter
- Mini USB Cable
- Micro USB Cable
- 2 Apple Charges (1 for phone / 1 for ipad)
- Lightning to USB Camera Cable
- Australian 4 USB outlet.
It’s always there ready to go. I don’t have to check whats in there, cause it’s all there. Only things I take on top of this, is the appropriate power adapter for the country(s) I’m going to. I use to have many multi-adapters over the years, and they all broken. Now I just go with the solid, single plug type ones. And carry multiple if I have to. They last longer, and are more solid. Then I take along a 3 outlet power board.