travel gear guide


I feel strongly about certain travel gear & photography accessories. Keep reading for my detailed travel gear guide including my favorite travel shoes, clothes and photography and tech equipment for all different types of seasons, vacations and adventures.

Disclosure: This travel gear guide may contain affiliate links. I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post. As always, all opinions are my own and I would never post about something I have not personally used/verified.

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Travel Shoes/Clothes:

keen hiking boots travel gear guide
Hiking BootsThese Keen Hiking Boots are the most comfortable, durable hiking boots ever. I bought them for my Iceland trip and they went through ALL different types of terrain there; glaciers, lava, moss, grass, you name it. They are totally essential for any Iceland trip and any hiking trip in general. I just wore them all day everyday again for my Atacama Desert, Chile trip and they were still amazing! They are extremely comfortable to spend hours in so your feet will never be in pain. My entire family owns these and couldn’t recommend them enough. Buy here on Amazon.
sorel snow boats travel gear guide

Snow BootsMy Sorel Boots have made it through plenty of New York winters, and most recently, my trip into the Arctic Circle in Swedish Lapland. They kept my feet warm, comfortable and dry for hours on end. Buy here on Amazon | Buy here on


Uniqlo HeatTech Clothes: Going on a winter destination trip? You need all the clothes from the Uniqlo HeatTech line. I bought two of each for my Swedish Lapland trip and now I wear them all the time around NYC in the winter too! I bought the socks, shirts, leggings and scarves. They were a serious lifesaver for the negative degree temperatures and are beyond soft and warm. Buy here on


Photography Gear:

canon eos m10 travel gear guide
Mirrorless Camera: I love love love my new Canon EOS M10 I got last year. It’s perfect for what I was looking for and now I won’t travel without it. I’ve always loved Canon cameras back to the skinny little point-and-shoot cameras I used to have in college, and this is no exception. It takes amazing pictures especially of the night sky. Highly recommend this as a nice camera for those that don’t want to carry around a big, heavy DSLR but want something much nicer and better quality than your phone. I did see that they discontinued making it so if they are sold out by the time of reading this, I still suggest any of Canon’s new EOS mirrorless camera models. You can’t go wrong. Buy here on Amazon | Buy here on

GoPro Hero: I love my basic GoPro. This is the first edition one and although it is old and there are way more updated models, I like the simplicity of this one. I only use my GoPro for water activities (which I always try to incorporate into my travels). Since this basic model doesn’t have WiFi or a view screen, you can’t see the images and videos you shot until you plug it into your computer. I actually love this feature – makes it a good surprise to see what kind of awesome shots you got when you get back from your trip! Whatever the model you want, I highly suggest a GoPro as another camera to always have with you while traveling – it is the best for water and action videos and photos. Buy here on Amazon.

Joby GorillaPod: One of my newest and favorite purchases. This is a multi-purpose tripod that you can wrap around ANYTHING and everything for the most amazing, unique angles that a regular tripod just can’t give you! Best of all it’s super lightweight and portable so it’s perfect for traveling. This is recommended by 1000+ bloggers and they are not wrong – my best purchase yet. Buy here on Amazon.

Extra Camera Batteries: You never want your camera to die. Especially in drastic temperatures (too cold or too hot), batteries die way quicker than normal. I bought this two-pack of batteries for my Canon EOSM10 and they’re perfect. This brand makes the same batteries for any camera and I highly suggest in investing in them. They’re way cheaper than the real brand’s battery (Canon’s were $50 for one, these are $16 for two) and work equally as well as the initial battery. Buy here on Amazon.

Extra Memory Cards: Another catastrophe would be running out of space on your camera for your amazing pictures! I always have extra memory cards with me on my travels. I have a 16GB in my camera at all times and always bring another 16 and a 4GB with me in my bag, and leave them in the hotel safe until I need them! Buy here on Amazon.


Have a certain travel gear/accessory you can’t leave home without or think I should add to my travel gear guide? Let me know in the comments! Head here for my carry-on essentials and packing tips!