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3 TRAVEL ESSENTIALS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

3 TRAVEL ESSENTIALS I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT

3 TRAVEL ESSENTIALS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

There are some items that I pack that are trip dependent, like a bikini on a beach holiday or a snorkel mask for a diving trip. But regardless of the type of holiday, there are always 3 travel essentials that I just can’t live without.

    1. My pillow. Yep, I go everywhere with my pillow regardless of the length of time that I’m away. I’ve found that it has made a huge difference to the quality of sleep I have in hotels and on planes. I’m a particularly bad sleeper and find adjusting to new time zones difficult, but with the help of my fluffy pillow, I feel like I’m at home in my own bed. It also comes in handy when you’re delayed at an airport and want to catch some zzzzs.
    2. My photography gear. While I know most of you won’t be carrying around a drone and 5 cameras, chances are you’ll have one. Here is a list of my cameras and when I use them:
      • GoPro Hero 5 (insert link) for action based activities like water sports.
      • Canon 5D SLR for general travel photography including landscapes.
      • Canon G1X with underwater housing for scuba diving. While the GoPro is great for water sports and snorkelling it’s not ideal at a depth.
      • DJI Pantom 4 Pro Drone which is great for perspective that you just can’t capture at eyes level. For those of you who follow me on Instagram (insert link) you would see a lot of the top down shots I do using my drone.
      • Panasonic Lumix for those situations where I’m going out with a teeny tiny handbag and need something portable.
      • DJI Osmo for stabilised video capture. Even when you’re jumping up and down or ridding on the back of a motorbike the Osmo captures perfectly stable videos just like you would expect to see in a movie.It may sound like a lot of devices but who knows when I’m old and lost my marbles, I might need all these photos to remind me of the great times I had!
    3. My phone and apps. Probably the number one travel essential that I can’t live without is my phone. I’m addicted to all the travel apps that I can download to help make my trip just that much easier. From navigating my way around a foreign city with Google Maps to calculating the exchange rate with XE there is no end to what you can find.  Some of my other favourite apps include:
        • Google Translate which enables you to speak, scan or type a word or phase in any language and translate for you.
        • Open Table to help book a restaurant
        • Triposo and Sygic Travel to help work out thing to do
        • Uber which works in most countries around the world including Australia, US, UK, Singapore and even India!

3 TRAVEL ESSENTIALS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT BY MELANIE DUCA

 

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