SHOP MY TRAVEL MUST-HAVES

I get asked a lot of questions about my travel gear and what travel accessories I always take with me on my adventures. From cameras to toiletries, here you can shop all of my favourite travel must-haves.

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Camera gear

Even if you’re not a travel blogger, being able to take beautiful pictures of your travels is important to a lot of people. From cameras and lenses to gimbals and tripods, discover and shop the best travel camera gear. In this section, I’ve marked the equipment I use and have also included some recommendations from friends and fellow travel bloggers.

Mirrorless & DSLR cameras

There’s no doubt that smartphones are now able to take incredible photos. I use my iPhone 13 Pro a lot for capturing content on my travels, especially for video content (cinematic mode kills!). But for truly stunning photos, you cannot beat a mirrorless or DSLR camera.

Sony a7 III
Sony a7 III Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

Mid-range mirrorless camera

Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera
Canon EOS R5
Mirrorless Camera

High-end mirrorless camera

Canon EOS 90D
Canon EOS 90D
Camera

Mid-range DSLR camera

OM System OM-5
OM System OM-5
Camera

Mid-range compact camera

Camera lenses

Depending on the style of photography you prefer, having a selection of lenses for your needs will really up your photography game. Currently I use the 28-70mm lens which came with my Sony camera, as well as a wide angle lens which is great for cityscapes, architecture and interiors. I also have my eye on a 35mm prime lens but lenses aren’t cheap, so I’m working my way up to it!

SONY Vario-Tessar 16-35mm lens
SONY Vario-Tessar
16-35mm lens

wide angle lens for Sony

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art
Sigma 35mm F1.4
DG DN Art

prime lens for Sony

Tamron SP 35mm
Tamron SP
35mm

prime lens for Canon

Canon EF 70-200mm
Canon EF
70-200mm

zoom lens for Canon

Action cameras

I have always been a fan of GoPro and I’ve owned a few different models throughout the years. Sadly one still remains lost on Mount Kilimanjaro somewhere – but that’s a story for another time! The GoPro brand is almost synonymous with action cameras, but there are some truly brilliant rival brands to consider too.

GoPro HERO10
GoPro
HERO10
Akaso Brave 7 LE
Akaso Brave
7 LE
Insta360 ONE R 1-Inch Edition
Insta360 ONE R
1-Inch Edition
DJI Osmo Action 3
DJI Osmo
Action 3

Drones

I adore drone photography. It offers a perspective like no other and flying the drone feels like an adventure in itself. If you’re thinking about getting a drone but aren’t sure – just go for it. I felt the same but I’m so glad I took the plunge.

DJI Mini 2
DJI Mini 2
DJI Mini 3 Pro
DJI Mini 3 Pro
DJI Mavic 3​
DJI Mavic 3
Autel EVO Lite+

Tripods

Tripods are key for stabilisation and getting a beautifully crisp shot. They are also a must for any solo travellers like myself, if you want to appear in your own photos.

Benro iFOTO Aluminium Tripod Kit + IB0 Ballhead
Benro iFOTO Aluminium Tripod Kit
3 Legged Thing Winston 2.0
3 Legged Thing
Winston 2.0
Vanguard Veo 3+ 263AB
Vanguard Veo 3+
263AB
Gitzo GK1542
Mountaineer Series 1

Gimbals

Buying a gimbal for my iPhone has been essential in upping my Reels game on Instagram. I do not have the steadiest hands, but with a gimbal I now have buttery smooth footage that looks professional. I also have a gimbal for my camera which is a lot more technical – although the FeiyuTech gimbal is great, you pretty much need a Masters degree to balance it!

Hohem Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphones
Hohem Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphones
FeiyuTech a2000 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer
FeiyuTech a2000 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer
DJI OM 5 Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer
DJI OM 5 Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer
DJI RS 2 Gimbal Stabilizer
DJI RS 2 Gimbal Stabilizer

Smartphone camera accessories

These are some of the camera accessories that make my life a lot easier when it comes to iPhone photos and videos. My iPhone camera still isn’t great in low light and the flash can sometimes be too intense. So the LED light has been a game changer for shooting in places like restaurants and bars. The Bluetooth remote is essential for any solo travellers wanting to take travel photos with you in the shot.

Newmowa LED Video Light
Newmowa LED
Video Light
Bluetooth Remote Control for Smartphone Camera
Remote Control for Smartphone Camera
USB-C to SD Card Reader
USB-C to SD
Card Reader
RØDE VideoMic Me-L Smartphone Microphone

Travel bags

A good, sturdy suitcase can make packing and travelling a lot easier. Here are my recommendations for the best suitcase brands, as well as some stylish holdalls which are perfect for a weekend trip.

Delsey Paris Chatelet Air Suitcase
Delsey Paris Chatelet
Air Suitcase
ANTLER Clifton Suitcase
ANTLER Clifton Suitcase
Aspinal of London City Holdall
Aspinal of London
City Holdall
RØDE VideoMic Me-L Smartphone Microphone

Carry-on essentials

Here are some of my favourite carry-on essentials for a more enjoyable plane journey. From getting a good sleep to ensuring your phone has enough power to last a long haul flight.

Memory foam travel pillow
Memory Foam
Travel Pillow
ALASKA BEAR Contoured Sleep Mask
ALASKA BEAR Contoured Sleep Mask
Anker Power Bank
Anker Power
Bank
Chilly’s Series 2 Water Bottle
Chilly’s Series 2
Water Bottle

Travel beauty and toiletries

I love my skincare routine and I used to think that travelling meant I had to make do with lower quality products or whatever was available at the hotel. Especially with the liquid allowance when travelling with carry-on luggage only.

But there are plenty of wonderful travel-size toiletries and sets available nowadays. Here are some of my favourite beauty and skincare recommendations for travel.

Re-charge Black Pepper Travel Gift Set
Re-charge Black Pepper Travel Gift Set
Cowshed Cowshed Travel Collection
Cowshed Travel Collection
Drunk Elephant Weekend Kit
Drunk Elephant
Weekend Kit
Furtuna Skin Rituale Luminoso Transformation Travel Set
Furtuna Skin Rituale Luminoso Travel Set
DENTTABS Teeth Cleaning Tablets
DENTTABS Teeth Cleaning Tablets
Agent Nateur holi(Rose) No.4 Déodorant
Agent Nateur holi(Rose) No.4 Déodorant
Dr. Bronner's Citrus Bar Soap
Dr. Bronner's Citrus
Bar Soap
Silicone Travel Bottles
Silicone Travel
Bottles
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream SPF15 lip protectant
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour SPF15 Lip Protectant
Orange & Bergamot On-the-go Hand Sanitiser Gel
Bergamot On-The-Go Hand Sanitiser Gel
Pai Skincare Rosehip Bioregenerate Face Oil, 10ml
Pai Skincare Rosehip Face Oil, 10ml
Lily England Travel
Hair Dryer

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