My Packing List & Favourite Travel Gear

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you buy something through them, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting this website. For more information, please read our disclosure for more info.


I’ve been travelling most of my life and have been flying solo for more than 15+ years. So I have a bit of experience in packing and what to bring for a trip.

Having the right gear will make your trip that much more enjoyable.

Below is a list of my travel gear I cannot live without. I tried every single item and am only recommending it because I love them! Hope you will find this list useful!

Favourite Backpacks

Osprey Ariel 55 Litre Backpack

  • large top-load pack for hiking and camping 
  • structured external frame with mesh fabric for ventilation 
  • compartment for a hydration pack 
  • straps on the outside to attach hiking and other equipment 
  • durable, reliable, lightweight 
  • all mighty guarantee

Osprey Talon 33 Litre Backpack

  • ideal size for any type of trip
  • great for a one-week to six-months trip
  • soft frame with mesh fabric for ventilation 
  • durable, reliable, lightweight 
  • can fit in airplane overhead compartment
  • all mighty guarantee

Wanaka Adapt 24 Litre Backpack

  • compressible backpack with inflatable airframe
  • the insulated camera bag can be converted into a cooler
  • a fanny pack can be converted to adventure sling
  • can fit in airplane overhead compartment




Favourite daypack / bag

Herschel Packable Daypack

  • ultra lightweight daypack with adjustable straps 
  • ability to collapse into its internal self-storage pocket 
  • durable, reliable, inexpensive, multitude of colours 

Longchamp Le Pliage Neo Bag

  • an everyday, satin small nylon bag
  • cross-body, over the shoulder or hand-held 
  • removable shoulder strap
  • big enough to fit a 12″ Macbook  
  • durable, reliable, lightweight


Lululemon Festival Bag

  • 5 litre polyester, over the shoulder bag 
  • internal pockets and accessible front pocket for essentials 
  • the strap can be shortened and worn as a fanny pack
  • water-resistant, durable



Fjallraven Re-Kanken Backpack

  • 16-litre of storage space
  • made with recycled material
  • adjustable shoulder straps



Things I cannot live without

Muji paraglider cloth gusset case (packing cube)

  • small: w20xd26xh10cm
  • super lightweight
  • ability to collapse into its internal self-storage pocket 
  • great for packing clothes
  • use two to three packing cubes for all my clothes 


Muji polyester hanging toiletries case

  • large: w16xd19xh6cm
  • a polyester case that can hold all your toiletries
  • comes with a hook inside
  • separate compartments for different items 

Muji reusable bottles

  • transfer your regular products into 100ml travel size bottles 
  • ideal size for carry-on luggage (airport security restriction)
  • frosted flip top bottle – for toner 
  • frosted flip top tube – facial cleanser 
  • cream pot – face cream

Squeeze water bottle

  • very light when it is not filled with water
  • can double as a neti pot 
  • made from BPA-free and BPS-free polypropylene
  • great for eco conscious travellers


Lush Godiva shampoo bar

  • 2-in-1 vegan shampoo bar 
  • wash your hair up to 80 times 
  • natural ingredients that are good for your hair 
  • minimize grease on the scalp 
  • natural synthetics that will not harm the environment 


Diva Cup

  • reusable menstrual cup
  • made with 100% healthcare grade silicon 
  • easy to use, comfortable
  • an eco-conscious product 
  • perfect for any woman with active lifestyle


Favourite digital nomadic gear

12″ Macbook

  • small but has fast processor
  • sufficient for blogging, photo editing, etc 
  • long-lasting battery: up to 10 hours
  • lightweight laptop: 0.92kg 
  • smaller and lighter power adapter (than MacBook Pro)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Smartphone 

  • large screen with great resolution 
  • fast processor, great battery life 
  • dual SIM that accepts two nano-SIM (purchased in Asia) 
  • a dual camera that produces crisp and high-quality photos 
  • built-in S pen – great for communication 

Universal travel adapter

  • all-in-one worldwide travel adapter with dual USB ports 
  • weighs 2.4 ounces 
  • can charge 3 devices at the same time 
  • small and compact 

Selfie stick & foldable tripod 

  • extendable selfie stick
  • foldable tripod
  • comes with a Bluetooth remote
  • small, compact, lightweight, easy to use 


Favourite Shoes

Nike Free RN Flyknit

  • rubber soles with thin mesh fabric 
  • removable foam insole 
  • durable, flexible, super lightweight, compact
  • great for walking and hiking 

Toms Canvas Women’s Classics Shoes

  • canvas walking shoes
  • suede insole with cushion for comfort
  • durable, flexible, lightweight 
  • great for everyday walking 

Havaianas Slim Flip Flops

  • quality rubber shoes
  • comfortable, waterproof, easy to clean
  • durable, flexible 
  • great for the beach and any hot climate 

Birkenstocks Madrid Eva Sandals 

  • stylish waterproof sandals
  • moderate arch support
  • durable, reliable, supportive, ultra-lightweight 
  • great for everyday walking, even in a wet climate


pin it on your Pinterest board!