My Travel Gear and Equipment for Everyday Travel

Identity

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.

Toronto Blue Jays hat stolen in Granada, Nicaragua.

Travel Equipment

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.
Canon 6D

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.

Luggage

For my checked baggage I use the size medium, Eddie Bauer Travex Expedition Drop Bottom Rolling Duffel bag.

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.

Clothes

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.