Although in the past I never traveled with technology, now that I am a travel blogger, I can’t travel without it. Below is all the tech I use when I runaway and travel the world. It is some of the lightest, cheapest and most versatile equipment out there. It is perfect for blogging, keeping in touch, and finding my way around.
However, if you’re not a travel blogger and don’t need a computer for work, then the only tech I would recommend bringing is a camera, and maybe my smart phone/tablet. That’s it really. To me, travel is about unplugging, doing away with tech and living the experiences.
*All the item images below are linked back to Amazon where you can purchase them if you would like. I bought everything except the Macbook Air through Amazon because they consistently have the lowest prices.
1 My Computer
The Macbook Air is super light and incredibly durable. Even after being tossed onto trucks while hitchhiking through Africa, it continues to thrive. Although it is on the pricey side, starting at 1000$, I couldn’t see myself blogging without it.
2 My Camera
I recently opted for the Sony Cyber Shot 20v and am very glad I did. The 20x zoom is remarkable, the image quality is crisp and bright, there is a good amount of manual settings for artistic control. It also has remarkable video image stabilization. It’s completely mac compatible with no need to instal any third part software. It’s really everything I need in a compact camera. The best part is, since it’s the 20v as opposed to the newer 30v, (the only difference is built in wifi) it’s only 300$.
3 Smart Phone
Nowadays I am traveling with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. It is small and lightweight but has a massive 5.5 inch screen, which makes it perfect for watching movies, drafting blog posts, or listening to music. And for such a small lens, it takes great pictures and videos, making it perfect for capturing the moment in a pinch. I purchased mine for 200$ on amazon wireless through a Sprint contract. The only problem is I can’t use it with international sim cards. The phone below is international and can be used with any sim card around the world. Unfortunately this model shown below costs over 600$.
4 External Hard Drive
5 SD Card
I travel with two 64 GB class 10 SD memory cards. I use one for my camera and the other to hold music for my smart phone. I find the ultra class 10 to be more than quick enough for capturing video and transferring files to and from my computer. Now that I have them, I probably wouldn’t go any lower though.
6) Spy Pen
Thanks to my sister, I now travel with this Brookstone Spy Pen. The video quality and sound isn’t great, but it comes in handy in dodgy situations or in places where video is prohibited. It’s a little unnecessary but hey, it makes me feel like James Bond.