Things I Love and am never without when I’m traveling
Current as of 11/3/14:
(Note: If you click on the pictures, it will open a new window to where to buy them on Amazon, which is where I buy practically everything these days)
1. My Gregory Jade 60 Backpack: The Women’s version of the most award winning men’s pack ever (Gregory Baltoro).
2. My Fitbit: Read my ode to My FITBIT
3. Nippies: Sick of your bra/bra straps showing in your sundresses? I swear by these things, especially in hot and humid countries.
4. My GoPro Hero4: Island hopping, snorkeling, scubadiving with whale sharks. You name it, I’ve filmed it using my GoPro:
6. Anti Fog Inserts: If you are going to be using the GoPro in the water, they are pretty necessary.
7. My Kindle Paperwhite: I actually have a fire and a paperwhite, and I much prefer the Paperwhite. Its cheaper, simple and the battery lasts forever.
8. Sony DSC-RX100: Its the closest you can get to having a DSLR but in a compact size… practically the best of both worlds.
10. Samsung Galaxy S3, International Unlocked smartphone: Then buy a local simcard and use all the data to your hearts content.
12. Maybelline Unstoppable Smudgeproof Waterproof Eyeliner: I dont wear any other make-up when I’m traveling, but this shit works… even when diving.
14. Camelback All Clear Purifier: This was a new one for me this year and I love it. On kilimanjaro while everyone else was waiting an hour for their iodine to kick in, I was drinking my water within a minute… and it allows you to drink tapwater anywhere which is good for your wallet and good for the environment. Purifier is chargable via USB.
20. Phillips Sonicare Diamond Clean Toothbrush: 3 words that melt a travelers heart: Rechargable via USB.
22. Travel Towel: I thought this was unnecessary until I bought one. Now, I only wished I had bought one sooner. Packs small and is awesome for diving/swimming and dries in 30 minutes flat.
23. Ultralightweight down jacket: I have the Mountain Hardware Ghost Whisperer. Fits into its own pocket and is ultra-lightweight
24. Ultralightweight rain jacket: Can be folded to the size of a granola bar. Win!
25. ArcTeryx Pants: These are the only technical pants I will use and wear and bring with me on any vacation beyond one pair of jeans and a plethora of sundresses. They last forever. I have had some pairs for 6 years with no wearing anywhere on them. I can’t find the women’s version on Amazon at the moment and bought my last two pairs on Ebay (Womens Arcteryx Rampart).
26. Carmex – I always have at least 2 jars.
MY TRAVEL DIVE KIT:
My entire kit + dive flashlights + GoPro Case + MacBook Pro fit in an Eddy Bauer brand regulation size carry-on which was my goal.
ScubaPro GO BCD with AIR II Alternate Air source: It weighs less than 5 lbs, fits in my carry-on, and you don’t need an octopus because of the integrated AIR II.
ScubaPro MK25/S600 Regulator: Amazing regulator but they’re expensive. I got the special edition on sale on amazon last year for almost half price, so watch for sales!
ScubaPro SeaWing Novas: I actually have the open heel version of these, but full foot fins are lighter which makes them better for traveling. So if I could do it again, I’d buy these… and they are $40 cheaper.
Underwater Kinetics SL4 eLED (L1) Dive Light : I also have a huge water torch, but this one is awesome and my most preferred for the best light vs. weight ratio while traveling.
+ Air gauge, Goggles and Wetsuit: but as those are so personal depending on your face or body shape, I’m not recommending any.
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