Sea to Summit Clothes Line

 

 

Two inches long by two inches wide when compressed, this clothes line for the modern traveller is a great investment. It allows you to do your own laundry which saves you considerable money in the long run.

 

  • It is compact. You could stick it in your ear.

  • It can hang off anything. Light switches, doorknobs, dresser knobs, trees and T.V.'s.

  • It doesn't need clothespins. It actually had beads that you draw tight on each side of your individual piece of clothing.

  • It has u-hooks on each end so there is no need to make knots.

 

Either that or you could just buy a 15 foot length of rope.

GoPro with protective case and tripod arm

GoPro with protective case: If you plan on traveling, get one! This is the most versatile camera and it's absolutely amazing for travelling because it is:

  • small-great for packing in a small day purse/bag

  • waterproof-take it on a boat, scuba diving, to the beach 

  • Durable: drop it, take it to the desert

  • User friendly: so easy and it takes great pictures with minimal skill.

"Trail Wallet" app

This is the single best app we have purchased (3.99 or something) for the road.

  • Keeps track of our traveling budget by entering purchases in the local currency and then it automatically converts it to the Canadian dollar (or whatever you set as your home currency).

  • Allows you to categorize each purchase (accommodation, transportation, food etc)

  • Provides a daily expenses summary as well as a summary of total expenses

  • Shows a breakdown of where your money is going by category

  • It's incredibly fast and easy to input in your phone as you make purchases

 

Forget doing conversion math in your head before making purchases or going to a new country.

  • Add foreign currencies at their current exchange rate with your home currency

  • Plug in the local currency amount of a purchase and it immediately tells you how much it costs in your home currency

  • Use it to figure out how much local currency to take out at the ATM

Headlamp

I'd say essential travel gear but don't forget to have extra batteries. We've used for:

  • Inevitable, sometimes long ass power outages

  • Orient in your dark dorm room after lights out

  • Beach camping

  • Reading in the dark

"WikiTravel" website

Google "Wikitravel (destination)" and you will get a lonely planet-esque breakdown of get in/get out/things to do/things to see/safety etc. For free!

 

"Google maps" app

This is a gamechanger for travelling. See DO and DON'T section for google maps.

 

 

Scarf/Shawl

Also an essential pack so long as it's large enough to cover your shoulders

  • Lightweight and small for bringing to wear in the cold evening

  • For covering your head in mosques

 

"Prana" track pants

We both have themSo comfortable and also somewhat of a nice "Lulu Lemon effect" on the butt.

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