I’ve been traveling solo for about 10 years. After a few trials and lessons, these are the top travel resources and items I continue to use.

Travel Packing Essentials

Anker Power Bank: I always bring a power bank with me. This is a must travel investment, and you want one that can hold a lot of charge. Anker powerbanks are solid and can provide multiple charges.

Sony ZV-E10 Mirrorless Camera: If I’m not using my iPhone, I bring my Sony ZV-E10 in white with me. It’s compact & perfect for vlogging. Paired with Rode Wireless II Go mics.

Universal International Adapter: This is another must if you don’t want to buy several country-specific plugs to charge your phone and such. This one from EPICKA has been solid and good quality!

Good walking shoes: You’re most likely going to be walking a lot. I wear Xero Shoes – I can walk for hours and not have sore feet.

Where do you book flights?

Skyscanner: This is the site I use most. I can check which days are cheapest out of a whole month. This helps me plan out my travel destinations as well.

Where do you book accommodations?

Agoda.com: I’ve found that Agoda usually has the cheapest rates for hotels. This is where I book a majority of my stays if I don’t use Airbnb.

Booking.com: This site is another great one and sometimes has hotels not featured on Agoda. It’s one of the most popular and dependable booking sites.

What data do you use when traveling?

Airalo: I’ve purchased both country-specific and regional esims on Airalo. You can use my code ROSEAN3468 for $3 USD off your first purchase.

Nomad: I’ve also used Nomad to buy esims in the Philippines. Another great esim provider for different countries as well. Use my code ROSE84NH for $3 USD off.

MobiMatter: I’ve used MobiMatter in three countries now. It’s usually the cheaper option, but with reliable network performance. Use my code RDUCU28040 for up to $5 USD off.

Do you use Travel Insurance?

Safetywing: While I haven’t had to use it thankfully, getting travel insurance from Safetywing was straightforward. This insurance can cover multiples countries with one policy and is pretty affordable.

Where do you book tours?

Klook.com: Klook is one of the most popular sites to book travel tours. The prices range too and include both private and group tours. You can also book transportation on Klook as well.

Viator.com: Another well-known site to book tours. You can find a lot of adventure activities here as well that Klook may not have.

What luggage do you use?

Osprey daypack: I’ve been using the same Osprey daypack with me for 8 years. Osprey’s a well-known brand with sturdy and good quality material. Mines can comfortably fit a 16″ Macbook pro.

Lucas Carry-On Suitcase: I just switched to a carry-on sized Lucas suitcase (after a few broken and cheap luggage). So far, so good!

eBags Packing Cubes: I have not replaced my packing cubes for 8 years now! I use 2 slim cubes and 1 medium cube. It saves a ton of space!