We have been travelling in some form or other for nearly a decade now and we have learnt exactly what you need. We’ll start with a simple list of everything we currently recommend and then break down each item in a little more detail below.

*The products in this list (and across our entire site) are updated constantly to ensure the best recommendations*


  • The perfect travel companion! The Panasonic Lumix LX10 fits easily into your pocket, captures beautiful 20.1MP images, records gorgeous 4K footage, and does this all through the brilliant 24-72mm Leica lens. Level up your travel photography today!

  • I have been flying drones all over the world for a few years now and it is an absolutely breathtaking experience. The DJI Mavic Mini series is, without a doubt, the best travel/backpacking drone in the world and the Mini 4 Pro is the best of the bunch. You could go for the Mini 3 but the 4 has omnidirectional sensors which will mean less worry flying, especially when you're a beginner. You can now get over 40 minutes of fly time so you don't need to waste your money on the fly-more kit either. Click through to get all of the technical specifications and buying options.

  • The Go Pro Hero 12 takes the world-renowned Go Pro formula and hits even greater heights. The best of these has to be the Emmy award-winning HyperSmooth 6.0 for incredibly stable video during your wildest of travel adventures, and the front-facing screen for easy selfie and video capture! Find out even more by clicking through!

  • This basic aluminum tripod will enable you to catch images and scenes that may be otherwise unobtainable without a tripod. It is an affordable 'no-frills' tripod that will do the job and not weigh too much in your luggage.

  • We have been travelling with a portable projector for years and have used it in many more places than you would think, including hotel rooms and Australian outback camping! The most important thing is to get a projector with a battery as you might not always have power! This AKASO mini projector has a crisp image, long battery life, and is super small and portable. Non-battery projectors are much cheaper but it will limit the possible uses.

  • Not only does this chest strap give you some excellent opportunities for great POV shots, it secures your action camera so that you can enjoy your adventures without worrying about losing it! The strap is fully adjustable so multiple people can enjoy it.

  • Every single person travelling to a new country should have one of these in their luggage. We have this exact one and have been using it all over the world for some time. Even if you are going to a country with the same outlet it is a fantastic multicharger which means that you don't have to bring so many plugs along with you in your luggage. It's a MUST buy.

  • This will probably be the last selfie stick you ever buy! It has a sturdy aluminum telescopic 40" range, a tripod for propping your phone up in better locations, a detachable wireless shutter button so you can control when all pictures are taken, and extends down to a brilliantly compact size making it perfect for any type of travel.

  • We have been using Bose noise-cancelling headphones for over 5 years now and they are a game changer on planes and other types of loud transport. These have the most up-to-date noise cancellation as well as a built-in mic for calls. I have frequently worn mine for very long-haul flights of up to 12 hours and the comfort is absolutely incredible.

  • If you travel and you read then you almost certainly own or have thought about buying yourself a Kindle. You'll never have to choose which books will fit in your luggage again. This incredible new Kindle is perfect in direct sunlight, has an adjustable backlight, and can survive being submerged underwater!

  • We have been using Anker portable chargers for years and highly recommend their easy design and reasonable size. This super cool 10,000mAh battery pack has magnetic wireless charging capability to help minimise wires and hassle even further. This makes it extremely versatile and helpful for those long periods away from a socket. A must-buy for any backpacking traveller.

  • There are loads of incredibly expensive earbuds on the market but if you're looking for a really good pair that won't break the bank then the Anker Liberty 4s are the way to go. They have all the top end features, including active noise cancellation, and an incredible battery life to keep you listening for longer.

  • Hard luggage is the only way to go in my opinion. Yes, you can get slightly larger soft cases as they are very slightly lighter BUT everyone knows how airports treat our luggage, so don't risk it! This 28" suitcase has a hard case, built-in TSA lock, and multiple pockets for separating useful items. It's a no-frills, sturdy, well-built, and affordable hold luggage that will do you well throughout your travels.

  • I really think all carry-on and hold luggage should be hard shells like this one. I've lost track of the times that I've had luggage returned to me all banged up or watched other people on the plane stuff, push, pull, and cram their luggage next to mine. None of this is an issue with hard cases. I particularly like this one as it comes with an external USB charger (connected to your own portable charger inside) which is very handy.

  • Have you ever been on a flight that comes with an under-seat section for a bag? I bet you chuck your handbag or duty-free under there and forget about it. Well, that space is actually much bigger than you think and Cabin Max has made this incredible 30l bag that fits perfectly in that space. We have been using this for years now and it is incredible how much more you can fit into that space.

  • It's very important to have your details on your luggage when checking it in, in case of airport mixups and mistakes. This luggage tag features a big initial for you to easily see when it comes out as well as an internal personal details page in case it gets lost.

  • This gorgeous passport and document holder will keep all of your paperwork and travel documents in one place to help reduce stress and speed things up at the airport. It has lots of different compartments for cards, tickets, and other useful travel items. It also comes in LOADS of different colours so check them all out by clicking through!

  • Everyone should have locks on their luggage when checking in ANYTHING. It doesn't matter where you are in the world, thieves exist. Locks deter thieves as they will just target the bags without locks. These brilliant TSA travel locks are easy to use and also have a cool feature that informs you if your locks have been opened at the airport by the TSA so you can check your bags before you leave!

  • This travel pillow can be altered in 3 different ways depending on weather you are a front, side, or back tilted sleeper. It also has a huge benefit over the standard U-shape design as it wraps round the front to prevent your head from being pushed forward. It comes in multiple different sizes (including kids) so take a look at the options now.

  • This very affordable waterproof fanny pack is perfect for water excursions like kayaking and snorkeling but also for beach days when you don't feel comfortable getting into the water with all your valuables chilling on the sand. This one is a no-frills, 'does the job' pouch that we highly recommend to keep your valuables safe.

  • Keeping track of all your electronics and wires is a nightmare at the best time, let alone when travelling. This case allows you to tidy everything away and give everything a proper place. As well as protecting your electronics, it allows easy access to everything in one small bag!

  • If you are planning on staying in hostels and other shared accommodation spaces then it is very important to have a pair of PJ's handy. This gorgeous set will keep you comfortable and look good at the same time. They come in lots of different colours so if pink is not your style then click through for more options!

  • Need to change on a crowded beach? No more cowering behind a normal towel whilst someone holds it up! Need a compact towel that fits in your day bag? It's got that covered too. These have genuinely been a lifesaver over the years and there are literally no downsides!

  • Grab yourself some comfortable and stylish swim trunks for a decent price right here. They have a ridiculous amount of patterns and colours so remember to check out more if black is not your style. These will dry super quick and are made robsutly so should easily last your whole travelling experience.

  • We all know how frustrating it can be to hire snorkels from local vendors as the quality tends to be below par, or they just immediately fog up. We have chosen the Greatever snorkel set due to its affordability, face fit, and anti-fog attributes, which all combined make for an excellent addition to your luggage!

  • A decent pair of polarised sunglasses is difficult to get at a decent price, especially if you want them to look good. These from WOWSUN have lots of different styles (male/female) and colours to choose from and they are very affordable. Click through to see all of your options.

  • Need to keep the sun out of your eyes but want to look gorgeous doing it? Then check out this beautiful Panama hat. It is designed to handle being folded and packed into small spaces and come out as good as new so it is perfect for travellers and backpackers!

  • There is nothing worse than a terrible snorkel hire from the local hotel that leaks and fogs up immediately when they touch water. Buy the kids a set that will allow them to make the most of all of their snorkelling adventures! This set comes in different colours so be sure to cehck them out through the link.

  • A gorgeous 100% Icelandic wool hand-knitted hat to keep your head warm in the coldest situations. It would make a perfect gift/souvenir for anyone who is travelling to Iceland or has travelled to Iceland and forgotten to pick one up when they were there!

  • These are gorgeous 100% Icelandic wool mittens that will keep your hands warm in the worst of climates. They make for a great Icelandic souvenir or a gift for anyone back home!

  • This 36-box of Dramamine motion sickness tablets should significantly help with any forms of nausea caused by motion sickness. If you are planning boating adventures or long trips on public transport then these are ideal. They also do a non-drowsy tablet if you want to be completely awake during your experience. You can check out all the options by clicking through.

  • We all know the benefits of antibacterial hand spray, even before the pandemic. These are especially important for backpackers as you will find yourself in situations where soap and water might not be at hand. These small spray bottles have been specifically designed for travel and can easily fit into luggage and day packs.

  • Remember to pick up some spare hair bands before you travel! you might think they will be easy to find when you're out and about but you'll be surprised how difficult it is to find them when you need them the most! This pack comes with 27 which should be enough for any backpacking or travel adventure!

  • There are always new ways to avoid having to pack liquids in your luggage, and these chewable mouthwash tablets are one of those great options! They turn from solid to liquid in your mouth, so you can pop one in, swish around and be minty fresh in no time! They're perfect for long plane journeys or road trips where fresh water is sparse!

  • We all know that tampons and pads are bad for the environment (not to mention uncomfortable and expensive!) so get yourself familiar with a reliable menstrual cup. These can be reused for up to 15 years – think of the money and plastic waste you’ll save! Made from medical-grade silicone, Sirona’s cup is designed for comfort, sustainability, and protection.

  • With an adjustable nose piece and comfortable straps that secure around your head, not your ears, these masks are ideal if you want to protect yourself against dust, germs and pollutants. There are 10, 20 or 50 in a pack, and they come in white or black.

  • Remove your make-up easily with these environmentally friendly, reusable cotton pads. Use the black side to wipe away dirt, make-up and oils, and use the white side to apply the rest of your skincare routine.

  • Ditch the make-up wipes and be kind to your skin with this hydrating cleansing balm. It melts in your fingers and nourishes your skin, whilst effectively removing any make-up, dirt and oil from the day. Taking a solid balm in your luggage is also helpful as you don't have to worry about liquid limits when flying.

  • This is the perfect picnic bag as it is so spacious, sturdy and well-insulated! It will keep your food warm or cold for around 8 hours and is leak- and waterproof. The two types of straps make it easy to carry, and there are plenty of extra side pockets to hold things like your phone, chargers or cutlery.

  • All backpackers need a decent headtorch in their bag somewhere. These headlights from GearLight are robust, affordable, and offer a very good amount of light when you really need it.

  • Famous for being so incredible at filtering out 99.9% of bacteria, parasites and microplastics from natural water sources, the LifeStraw is a must if you're even remotely outdoorsy. There is no expiration date, and you can filter up to 4000 litres of water with it. The LifeStraw is small enough to fit in your backpack and will give you easy access to safe, clean drinking water.

  • This multi-tool should be an essential part of your travel kit. It's tiny enough to be stored in your luggage without sacrificing space, but comes with plenty of functions you won't want to be without - scissors, a screwdriver, a can opener and tweezers to name a few!

  • These nut bars are not only brilliant for long hikes and camping but also for long-haul travel and backpacking adventures around the world. They are small and pack a punch when you need a little bit of energy or a small meal.

  • Think you're brave enough to bring this out to play with your new travel mates? It's a classic and quick game that will have you sharing all sorts with strangers and friends alike - unless they're not horrible people like you are ...

  • This board game set comes with 12 popular games that can be easily taken with you on your travel adventure. These are especially good for anyone travelling in a campervan or vehicle as then you would be able to easily take all 12 for maximum fun!

  • If you are going for a long backpacking adventure, or you go through plastic water bottles way too quickly, then you need to check out this stainless steel water bottle by ThermoFlask. It will take the beating of months/years on the road and keep your drinks ice cold or toasty warm, wherever you may be.

  • People often buy really good gloves, hats, boots, and jackets when they are going into colder climates but neglect the need for a good pair of waterproof/windproof trousers to go along with it. These brilliant fleece-lined trousers will keep you warm, dry, and comfortable for those long days in the freezing cold.

  • If you need a pair of no-nonsense, warm, waterproof, and windproof gloves that will work with your touch devices then we highly recommend checking out these gloves. I recommend getting slightly larger than you think as the sizing is on the small size.

  • Anywhere tourists travel to in high numbers will be hotspots for thieves. Having your personal documents, cards, and cash in one of these discreet travel wallets is a very good idea for peace of mind. This one also comes with RFID blocking so people will not be able to scan cards through your clothing.

  • If you're going to be wearing boots, especially in colder climates, then you need to grab yourself a decent set of cold-weather socks. These thermal socks from HOT FEET don't break the bank and will keep your feet warm in some of the coldest weather. You also get 8 pairs!

  • If you are thinking of going into colder climates then you have to make sure you have a suitable jacket to go along for the ride. This ski jacket is waterproof and windproof which helps keep out the cold and a fleece lining which helps to keep in the warmth. The jacket is also extremely affordable compared to other brands meaning your comfort is no longer going to cost you an arm and a leg!

The perfect travel companion! The Panasonic Lumix LX10 fits easily into your pocket, captures beautiful 20.1MP images, records gorgeous 4K footage, and does this all through the brilliant 24-72mm Leica lens. Level up your travel photography today!

I have been flying drones all over the world for a few years now and it is an absolutely breathtaking experience. The DJI Mavic Mini series is, without a doubt, the best travel/backpacking drone in the world and the Mini 4 Pro is the best of the bunch. You could go for the Mini 3 but the 4 has omnidirectional sensors which will mean less worry flying, especially when you're a beginner. You can now get over 40 minutes of fly time so you don't need to waste your money on the fly-more kit either. Click through to get all of the technical specifications and buying options.

The Go Pro Hero 12 takes the world-renowned Go Pro formula and hits even greater heights. The best of these has to be the Emmy award-winning HyperSmooth 6.0 for incredibly stable video during your wildest of travel adventures, and the front-facing screen for easy selfie and video capture! Find out even more by clicking through!

This basic aluminum tripod will enable you to catch images and scenes that may be otherwise unobtainable without a tripod. It is an affordable 'no-frills' tripod that will do the job and not weigh too much in your luggage.

We have been travelling with a portable projector for years and have used it in many more places than you would think, including hotel rooms and Australian outback camping! The most important thing is to get a projector with a battery as you might not always have power! This AKASO mini projector has a crisp image, long battery life, and is super small and portable. Non-battery projectors are much cheaper but it will limit the possible uses.

Not only does this chest strap give you some excellent opportunities for great POV shots, it secures your action camera so that you can enjoy your adventures without worrying about losing it! The strap is fully adjustable so multiple people can enjoy it.

Every single person travelling to a new country should have one of these in their luggage. We have this exact one and have been using it all over the world for some time. Even if you are going to a country with the same outlet it is a fantastic multicharger which means that you don't have to bring so many plugs along with you in your luggage. It's a MUST buy.

This will probably be the last selfie stick you ever buy! It has a sturdy aluminum telescopic 40" range, a tripod for propping your phone up in better locations, a detachable wireless shutter button so you can control when all pictures are taken, and extends down to a brilliantly compact size making it perfect for any type of travel.

We have been using Bose noise-cancelling headphones for over 5 years now and they are a game changer on planes and other types of loud transport. These have the most up-to-date noise cancellation as well as a built-in mic for calls. I have frequently worn mine for very long-haul flights of up to 12 hours and the comfort is absolutely incredible.

If you travel and you read then you almost certainly own or have thought about buying yourself a Kindle. You'll never have to choose which books will fit in your luggage again. This incredible new Kindle is perfect in direct sunlight, has an adjustable backlight, and can survive being submerged underwater!

We have been using Anker portable chargers for years and highly recommend their easy design and reasonable size. This super cool 10,000mAh battery pack has magnetic wireless charging capability to help minimise wires and hassle even further. This makes it extremely versatile and helpful for those long periods away from a socket. A must-buy for any backpacking traveller.

There are loads of incredibly expensive earbuds on the market but if you're looking for a really good pair that won't break the bank then the Anker Liberty 4s are the way to go. They have all the top end features, including active noise cancellation, and an incredible battery life to keep you listening for longer.

Hard luggage is the only way to go in my opinion. Yes, you can get slightly larger soft cases as they are very slightly lighter BUT everyone knows how airports treat our luggage, so don't risk it! This 28" suitcase has a hard case, built-in TSA lock, and multiple pockets for separating useful items. It's a no-frills, sturdy, well-built, and affordable hold luggage that will do you well throughout your travels.

I really think all carry-on and hold luggage should be hard shells like this one. I've lost track of the times that I've had luggage returned to me all banged up or watched other people on the plane stuff, push, pull, and cram their luggage next to mine. None of this is an issue with hard cases. I particularly like this one as it comes with an external USB charger (connected to your own portable charger inside) which is very handy.

Have you ever been on a flight that comes with an under-seat section for a bag? I bet you chuck your handbag or duty-free under there and forget about it. Well, that space is actually much bigger than you think and Cabin Max has made this incredible 30l bag that fits perfectly in that space. We have been using this for years now and it is incredible how much more you can fit into that space.

It's very important to have your details on your luggage when checking it in, in case of airport mixups and mistakes. This luggage tag features a big initial for you to easily see when it comes out as well as an internal personal details page in case it gets lost.

This gorgeous passport and document holder will keep all of your paperwork and travel documents in one place to help reduce stress and speed things up at the airport. It has lots of different compartments for cards, tickets, and other useful travel items. It also comes in LOADS of different colours so check them all out by clicking through!

Everyone should have locks on their luggage when checking in ANYTHING. It doesn't matter where you are in the world, thieves exist. Locks deter thieves as they will just target the bags without locks. These brilliant TSA travel locks are easy to use and also have a cool feature that informs you if your locks have been opened at the airport by the TSA so you can check your bags before you leave!

This travel pillow can be altered in 3 different ways depending on weather you are a front, side, or back tilted sleeper. It also has a huge benefit over the standard U-shape design as it wraps round the front to prevent your head from being pushed forward. It comes in multiple different sizes (including kids) so take a look at the options now.

This very affordable waterproof fanny pack is perfect for water excursions like kayaking and snorkeling but also for beach days when you don't feel comfortable getting into the water with all your valuables chilling on the sand. This one is a no-frills, 'does the job' pouch that we highly recommend to keep your valuables safe.

Keeping track of all your electronics and wires is a nightmare at the best time, let alone when travelling. This case allows you to tidy everything away and give everything a proper place. As well as protecting your electronics, it allows easy access to everything in one small bag!

If you are planning on staying in hostels and other shared accommodation spaces then it is very important to have a pair of PJ's handy. This gorgeous set will keep you comfortable and look good at the same time. They come in lots of different colours so if pink is not your style then click through for more options!

Need to change on a crowded beach? No more cowering behind a normal towel whilst someone holds it up! Need a compact towel that fits in your day bag? It's got that covered too. These have genuinely been a lifesaver over the years and there are literally no downsides!

Grab yourself some comfortable and stylish swim trunks for a decent price right here. They have a ridiculous amount of patterns and colours so remember to check out more if black is not your style. These will dry super quick and are made robsutly so should easily last your whole travelling experience.

We all know how frustrating it can be to hire snorkels from local vendors as the quality tends to be below par, or they just immediately fog up. We have chosen the Greatever snorkel set due to its affordability, face fit, and anti-fog attributes, which all combined make for an excellent addition to your luggage!

A decent pair of polarised sunglasses is difficult to get at a decent price, especially if you want them to look good. These from WOWSUN have lots of different styles (male/female) and colours to choose from and they are very affordable. Click through to see all of your options.

Need to keep the sun out of your eyes but want to look gorgeous doing it? Then check out this beautiful Panama hat. It is designed to handle being folded and packed into small spaces and come out as good as new so it is perfect for travellers and backpackers!

There is nothing worse than a terrible snorkel hire from the local hotel that leaks and fogs up immediately when they touch water. Buy the kids a set that will allow them to make the most of all of their snorkelling adventures! This set comes in different colours so be sure to cehck them out through the link.

A gorgeous 100% Icelandic wool hand-knitted hat to keep your head warm in the coldest situations. It would make a perfect gift/souvenir for anyone who is travelling to Iceland or has travelled to Iceland and forgotten to pick one up when they were there!

These are gorgeous 100% Icelandic wool mittens that will keep your hands warm in the worst of climates. They make for a great Icelandic souvenir or a gift for anyone back home!

This 36-box of Dramamine motion sickness tablets should significantly help with any forms of nausea caused by motion sickness. If you are planning boating adventures or long trips on public transport then these are ideal. They also do a non-drowsy tablet if you want to be completely awake during your experience. You can check out all the options by clicking through.

We all know the benefits of antibacterial hand spray, even before the pandemic. These are especially important for backpackers as you will find yourself in situations where soap and water might not be at hand. These small spray bottles have been specifically designed for travel and can easily fit into luggage and day packs.

Remember to pick up some spare hair bands before you travel! you might think they will be easy to find when you're out and about but you'll be surprised how difficult it is to find them when you need them the most! This pack comes with 27 which should be enough for any backpacking or travel adventure!

There are always new ways to avoid having to pack liquids in your luggage, and these chewable mouthwash tablets are one of those great options! They turn from solid to liquid in your mouth, so you can pop one in, swish around and be minty fresh in no time! They're perfect for long plane journeys or road trips where fresh water is sparse!

We all know that tampons and pads are bad for the environment (not to mention uncomfortable and expensive!) so get yourself familiar with a reliable menstrual cup. These can be reused for up to 15 years – think of the money and plastic waste you’ll save! Made from medical-grade silicone, Sirona’s cup is designed for comfort, sustainability, and protection.

With an adjustable nose piece and comfortable straps that secure around your head, not your ears, these masks are ideal if you want to protect yourself against dust, germs and pollutants. There are 10, 20 or 50 in a pack, and they come in white or black.

Remove your make-up easily with these environmentally friendly, reusable cotton pads. Use the black side to wipe away dirt, make-up and oils, and use the white side to apply the rest of your skincare routine.

Ditch the make-up wipes and be kind to your skin with this hydrating cleansing balm. It melts in your fingers and nourishes your skin, whilst effectively removing any make-up, dirt and oil from the day. Taking a solid balm in your luggage is also helpful as you don't have to worry about liquid limits when flying.

This is the perfect picnic bag as it is so spacious, sturdy and well-insulated! It will keep your food warm or cold for around 8 hours and is leak- and waterproof. The two types of straps make it easy to carry, and there are plenty of extra side pockets to hold things like your phone, chargers or cutlery.

All backpackers need a decent headtorch in their bag somewhere. These headlights from GearLight are robust, affordable, and offer a very good amount of light when you really need it.

Famous for being so incredible at filtering out 99.9% of bacteria, parasites and microplastics from natural water sources, the LifeStraw is a must if you're even remotely outdoorsy. There is no expiration date, and you can filter up to 4000 litres of water with it. The LifeStraw is small enough to fit in your backpack and will give you easy access to safe, clean drinking water.

This multi-tool should be an essential part of your travel kit. It's tiny enough to be stored in your luggage without sacrificing space, but comes with plenty of functions you won't want to be without - scissors, a screwdriver, a can opener and tweezers to name a few!

These nut bars are not only brilliant for long hikes and camping but also for long-haul travel and backpacking adventures around the world. They are small and pack a punch when you need a little bit of energy or a small meal.

Think you're brave enough to bring this out to play with your new travel mates? It's a classic and quick game that will have you sharing all sorts with strangers and friends alike - unless they're not horrible people like you are ...

This board game set comes with 12 popular games that can be easily taken with you on your travel adventure. These are especially good for anyone travelling in a campervan or vehicle as then you would be able to easily take all 12 for maximum fun!

If you are going for a long backpacking adventure, or you go through plastic water bottles way too quickly, then you need to check out this stainless steel water bottle by ThermoFlask. It will take the beating of months/years on the road and keep your drinks ice cold or toasty warm, wherever you may be.

People often buy really good gloves, hats, boots, and jackets when they are going into colder climates but neglect the need for a good pair of waterproof/windproof trousers to go along with it. These brilliant fleece-lined trousers will keep you warm, dry, and comfortable for those long days in the freezing cold.

If you need a pair of no-nonsense, warm, waterproof, and windproof gloves that will work with your touch devices then we highly recommend checking out these gloves. I recommend getting slightly larger than you think as the sizing is on the small size.

Anywhere tourists travel to in high numbers will be hotspots for thieves. Having your personal documents, cards, and cash in one of these discreet travel wallets is a very good idea for peace of mind. This one also comes with RFID blocking so people will not be able to scan cards through your clothing.

If you're going to be wearing boots, especially in colder climates, then you need to grab yourself a decent set of cold-weather socks. These thermal socks from HOT FEET don't break the bank and will keep your feet warm in some of the coldest weather. You also get 8 pairs!

If you are thinking of going into colder climates then you have to make sure you have a suitable jacket to go along for the ride. This ski jacket is waterproof and windproof which helps keep out the cold and a fleece lining which helps to keep in the warmth. The jacket is also extremely affordable compared to other brands meaning your comfort is no longer going to cost you an arm and a leg!