We like to be organized and stylish when we travel so investing in the right gear is a priority. Here are some of our favorite products. You also might like to check out our Amazon store for more ideas.

All time favorite travel items

scarf for plane
Away carry on luggage
Skyroam Solis
water bottle for travel
portable battery charger
ipad mini
packing cubes
travel power adapter
Noise canceling headphones
Travel first aid kit
Laundry sheets

Best guidebooks and travel maps

Even though we love online resources to plan our travels, sometimes a good old fashioned guidebook and map can make your trip planning easier. Here are our favorite maps and travel guide books available worldwide:

  • Lonely Planet – great practical advice from independent travel researchers. Our favorite guides for Asia and South America
  • DK Eyewitness – deep historical and cultural guides with excellent graphics for understanding the context of the places you visit
  • Rick Steves – America’s favorite authority on European destinations has a great mix of context and practical advice
rick steves italy map
lonely planet bali
Eyewitness Tuscany
Rick Steves Europe

Best travel photography gear

If you love capturing photographic memories of your trips like we do, it pays to invest in some great equipment. You might be surprised to learn that most of our photos are taken with my Samsung Galaxy S9 phone but when I want to slow down and capture the moment I use my Olympus Pen Mirrorless camera or Canon EOS DSLR

olympus pen camera
go pro
canon camera
Samsung phone

Best travel shoes

Travel shoes must be comfortable but there is no reason to compromise on style. Classic footwear is the best way to go when planning for any trip. Here are some of our favorite styles for women.

J.Crew Anya suede ballet flats
2750 Cotu Classic Sneaker
Women's Tree Breezers
Kenneth Cole New York Women Levon Zip-Up Ankle Booties Women Shoes
Dina Sandal

Summer travel style

Summer vacations are fun to pack for. Throw in a couple of cotton dresses, a floppy sun hat, sandals and sunglasses and you’re ready to go. 

2750 Cotu Classic Sneaker
Vineyard Vines Women's Striped Knit Swing Dress
LAUREN Ralph Lauren Packable Signature Grosgrain Sun Hat
Halter wrap one-piece swimsuit
Draper James Women's Floral Linen Wrap Dress
Dolce & Gabbana 54mm Round Sunglasses

Best handbags for travel

I always carry a crossbody bag on our travels. This is the best style for keeping belongings safe and close to hand. There are many stylish options to choose from so it is the best of practicality and style.You can read our full guide to buying a crossbody bag suitable for travel here.

Vince Camuto Leather Crossbody Handbag - Bailey
Miky Crossbody Leather Pouch
Medium Polly Leather Crossbody Bag
Calvin Klein Signature Crossbody

Best travel luggage

We never regret investing in high quality luggage. Most of our suitcases are made by Away, Samsonite or Delsey and they have stood the test of time and battery by hundreds of luggage carousels.

If you’re looking for a practical and stylish luggage set, read our luggage sets buying guide to discover what features to look for.

Away medium luggage
kenneth cole luggage
tote with zip
delsey carry on
samsonite luggage set

Travel gear for kids

When you travel as a family you come to rely on certain products to make your life easier in transit and on the road. Our twins love their scooter cases (read our full review here) and we rate them as among the best luggage for kids.

kids backpack
kids headphones
kids water bottles
zinc flyte scooter case

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