Travel Gear

 

Some travel items are just indispensable when it comes to travelling and are a true travel essential. To me a travel essential par excellence is an over ear noise cancelling headphone. Absolutely indispensable in an airplane. Especially when you have (young) children seated close to you.

For the past few years I have never travelled without my noise cancelling headphones, and it’s the first thing that comes out of my backpack as soon as I have found my seat. Definitely a must when putting my travel gear list together.

 

I have to be honest, when I was offered to test and review these Nova Sport earbuds, I wasn’t too enthusiastic to start with, but let me explain. I've always had problems with earplugs. For some reason they never stuck in my ears and always fall out. Reason for me to never wear earphones and to stick with on ear and over ear headphones.

I’m a big fan of over ear headphones, but some are quite large and therefore not handy to travel with. I don’t like using them while walking for example. I think they’re just too big for that. However I sometimes would love to be able to enjoy some music while hiking or exploring new places.

 

It’s no secret, I’m a true suitcase type of traveler. It is often much more convenient. For me a suitcase needs to be perfect. The wheels must be smooth, the handle needs to operate smoothly and not unimportantly, it must look good! In this travel gear blog I will show you all about the personalized Sumatra suitcase from Princess Traveller.

When travelling, safety is very important. I always carry a day backpack wherever I go. Hiking through the mountains, or exploring a new city, I always have a small backpack with me. As an admirer of anti-theft backpacks I got to experience using the Bobby Duffle Bag by XD Design and in this blog you can read how I experienced using it.

 

Whatever time of year it is, I’m a real nature and outdoor fan. I love to be outdoors and explore new and familiar places. Being stuck at home because of a global pandemic has made me go out and enjoy nature even more.

I go out for a descent walk a few times a week in the forests and hills of South Limburg in the Netherlands. We had a long and pretty warm Autumn, but now that Winter has kicked in, my windproof softshell jacket and thin hiking trousers are no longer sufficient.

Thanks for being interested in my travel packing list. In this blog I will give you a little insight into what I carry around on my travels around the world, which suitcase or backpack I use, when I decide to use which one, how much I decide to carry around, etc.

I have written this blog purely for those who are all asking what gear I use when traveling, so this is not a typical list of all travel accessories the standard travel blogs recommend you to take along. Too much bullshit on those travel gear packing lists anyway if you ask me.

 

Ever since I was a kid I have been fascinated by maps. They hang above my bed, I collected flags of countries I had a globe to learn about our planet, basically I was already a big fan of exploring before I even started traveling around the world.

 

Who can travel without an internet connection? Is that even possible nowadays? Think about electronic tickets, ordering a taxi, booking a hotel or even making whatsapp phone calls. Everything is done over the internet and being connected feels just so much better. As a professional travel blogger I feel like I can’t travel without anymore. I mostly buy local sim cards to stay connect, but got the chance to try Vision Global Wifi. In this review I will tell you what I found out using this portable wifi device.

Planning a trip abroad and wondering how to stay online? Totally understandable, because just like in real life having a working data connection makes life so much easier. Therefore I wrote this article to help you staying connected on your trip overseas. In this guide I will explain you how a portable WiFi device works, how much it costs per day, how to get one, the pros and the cons and my recommendation.