The first and foremost item of my travel gear is my Toronto Blue Jays baseball cap. I represent Toronto and Canada wherever I travel which is part of my identity. You should bring a piece of your identity with you or maybe something of your loved ones.
I currently use the Canon 6D with a Tamron SP 24-70mm Di VC for my travel photography. I upgraded from the Canon Rebel T5i with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens and the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS STM Lens.
I use the Manfrotto Compact Tripod to stabilize my camera when taking bracketed photos. This tripod is compact and lightweight.
For storage of my pictures, I bring at least two Sandisk 16GB SDHC Extreme UHS-1 memory cards.
Importantly, to protect my photography equipment, I use the Lowepro Photo Sport 200AW backpack. I bring this bag as my carry-on aboard flights. The backpack is also good for storing personal items, though not much room for a laptop.
Swiss Army Knife
Another important piece of travel equipment for both genders is a multi-tool. I carry a Swiss Army Huntsman Knife on my travels. Sometimes, I use it to cut fruit, and sometimes I need it for protection (though I haven’t had to use it for this reason yet). Make sure not to leave the knife in your carry-on while flying like I did. I had to leave my Swiss Army Knife behind in Costa Rica and wasted money on buying a new one.
I use to use Heys Portal 30” SmartLuggage. It’s easier to pack more clothes and items with this luggage than conventional luggage. But the zipper kept tearing and I needed to downsize. You can read the Heys Portal Smart Luggage review.
The travel gear you wear really depends on preference and where you’re traveling. For warm or mild climates, I wear Windriver’s zip-off pants. The leggings can be torn-off to convert to shorts. With its multiple pockets it helps me carry many of my personal items and secure my cash or passport. The pants are 35% nylon, so it’s ultra-cool in hot climates; and water-repellent for the wet season. I can wear it around town or in the nightclubs.