Minimalist DIY Travel ESSENTIALS | PRO Packing Tips

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Minimalist DIY Travel ESSENTIALS | PRO Packing Tips
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Whether you’re a lady, a gentleman, or for a friend
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here you go, Bro.
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Even if your’re in a relationship, bring
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these for someone else because someone
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always asks for condoms.
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Hello everyone and welcome back to
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Vagabrothers, your go-to channel for
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travel advice and inspiration on youtube.
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Now if you’re new, you don’t know we are
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I’m Alex. I’m Marko, and we are two
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brothers who’ve been traveling the world as
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full- time travel vloggers for the last
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four years. We generally spend over half
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the year on the road ,so we know exactly
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what you need to pack for any trip of
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any size. Now we’re guys, but whether you’re a
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guy or girl , a lot of these principles
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are the same. We always travel carry-on, but
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we’re going to teach you how to pack in
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a separate video. This video is our
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minimalist travel essentials packing
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list to help you bring everything you need
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and nothing you don’t. We’re going to put a
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links down below in the info box for all
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the products that we mentioned. So if
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you’re new, make sure you hit the
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subscribe button and get ready take some
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notes.
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First off the absolute essentials:
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Your passport. Sounds basic, but you’d be
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surprised how many people forget it.
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Also, get a digital copy and email it to
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yourself.
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Bring some cash. I go to my bank and I
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carry crisp, hundred-dollar bills.
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This is specifically for emergencies,
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like worse comes to worse, you’ve lost a lot
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of stuff or your bank accounts are
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frozen.
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This is what you can use go to exchange at
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a bank and get the local currencies.
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I thought you were going to say, ” This is what you’re going to use
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when you’re doubling down on the roulette table”
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Exactly. Also bring an ATM card if you
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need to get local cash. There are going to
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some transaction fees, but it’s pretty
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affordable. Also some small bills for
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tipping or some baksheesh, which means
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money to make things happen in certain
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parts of the world.
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Thought you said hashish- different. No do not
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travel with that. Travel essential is a
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credit card.
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Obviously, most places around the world
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accept credit cards,
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just make sure that you call the company
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beforehand and notify them that you’re
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going to be out of the country because
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if not , they made freeze your credit card.
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Then you have to spend hours on the phone
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trying to get unfrozen from a foreign
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country.
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Another good tip is to get a credit card
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that gets you miles.
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We’ll go into that in a different video.
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Lastly, you can put everything
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together in a passport organizer.
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This one’s from Belroy. It’s really nice quality,
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but anything will do as long as it’s safe and secure
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and you won’t be spilling your passport and
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tickets on stuff on the ground. If you’re
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also a frequent traveler you might just
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consider keeping your oyster card
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or metro card from New York or Paris
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if you’re through those cities more than
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once every few years,
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it’s worthwhile to put those in there as well.
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Next up: electronics also extremely
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essential these days. So first off a
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power converter. This is what’s going to let you
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charge your electronics in any country.
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We recommend getting a universal one so
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that you can change it whether you go to
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England, which is different than Europe, which is
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different than Australia and Asia.
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Just get a good one you can use in multiple
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countries that should last you for years.
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A cellphone. Obviously not many people are
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traveling without these things nowadays.
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Even if you don’t have an international
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data plan, you can just flip your phone
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in airplane mode and pick up Wi-Fi along
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the way.
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Also make sure that you download google
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maps. You can use it offline, and this
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will help you get from the airport to
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the hotel. Next up not as essential,
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but a tablet is a good idea, either
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an ipad or any other form of tablet.
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What’s really great is Netflix app which
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allows you to download shows to watch
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offline.
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You can download a whole season of
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something and binge-watch on the
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airplane. It’s a really great way to make
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time fly. Netflix and travel. Pretty chill
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Super-important are noise-canceling
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headphones. Train travel, plane travel,
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all very loud.
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You want a good set of noise cancelling
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headphones. If your headphones are
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bluetooth headphones, make sure that you
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bring the cord so that you can plug it
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in and watch movies on the plane.
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All right next up: to document your travels,
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your going to want to bring some sort of camera.
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The GoPro Hero 4 or 5 session
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They’re all really good, especially if
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you’re going to be outdoors or doing
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water activities . If you want to do
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something a bit more minimalist, you can
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just take an ollo clip which is pretty
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cheap, and it basically turns your cell
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phone into a wide angle lens or fish eye,
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which is a lot easier for taking selfies.
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If you want something a bit more
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sophisticated, you can get one of these point and
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shoot cameras. We use the Sony RX100 4,
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but the new 5 version is even better.
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It takes great video, great photos.
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We actually use it a lot on this vlogging
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channel, so we definitely recommend it.
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We just get this little tripod on the
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bottom ,and then you have a pretty good
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thing for doing all sorts of cool photography..
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Remember guys, There’re links to all of
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the products that were talking about in
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the description box. Super-important, easy
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to forget, easy to lose …charging cables.
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iPhone cable or Android if you use that
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a mini-usb..this will charge the vast
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majority of your electronic products, and
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if you have a GoPro, a GoPro charging
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cable. To store your cables, I prefer
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using the Digital Burrito. Yes, this is a
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real thing from Jansport. No you cannot
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eat it. You cannot eat it. People have tried.
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It’s a great thing for storing your
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cords right here. You can put your
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power converters over here, maybe USB
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drive, whatever you want, and it rolls
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right on up.
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Viola! Organizing and staying cool.
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The main question a lot of you might have is
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do you need to bring your laptop? In our
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case, we definitely do. We bring laptops; we bring
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external hard drives. But for a lot
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of you that might not actually be
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necessary.
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Most of these new cameras allow you to
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sync your photos directly from the
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cameras to the phone where you can put them
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on the cloud. So bringing a laptop is
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definitely a personal choice, but for us
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it’s an essential. Last things here: do not
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forget to bring the USB charger where
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all these chords plug into. If you can
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get one has multiple ports, that’s way
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better. It will save you from having
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to have a bunch of different adapters.
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Also smart to bring a battery pack,
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especially if you’re using your phone a lot
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This one here is from Anchor. It’s really slim.
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Definitely recommended it. These things
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charge up overnight and will give you
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that crucial re- up when you need in
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the middle of day. I need that battery, Mate.
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Next up: in flight gear. I never go
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anywhere without a journal and a pen.
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It’s a great way to keep track of how
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your travels changed you as a person.
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I do my first one before the trip. I always do
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them on trains or whenever i’m going from
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A to B, and then a last one to recap it all.
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With travel a lot of time you are sitting around
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waiting for stuff, so having a good book,
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having a journal definitely great ways to
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pass time. Speaking of reading, we recommend
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you get a good book. I usually travel with
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a Kindle. I like to have a Kindle.
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I do paperback because you can trade the
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travelers. This is the most time-honored tradition
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ever… trading books with other travelers.
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Other travel essential is a refillable
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water bottle. We use Nalgenes with the
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carabiner clip.This thing is crucial
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because you can hang it off of the seat
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in front of you on a plane and
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definitely you’re saving the environment
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by using a refillable water bottle.
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Other travel essentials are eyeshades and
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ear plugs. Both are good for sleeping, but they can
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also be good to cut off conversation
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from the talkative person next to you
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on an airplane.
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Doesn’t work on your brother. Okay moving
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on to clothes…very essential. Start off
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with underwear.
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We recommend Ex-Offici. They are both
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for girls and guys, but they’re easy to
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wash, and they’re very breathable.
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They’re really easy to wash in your hotel room,
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which is why you don’t need to bring
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that many pairs. Their tagline is one pair
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of underwear for a trip all the way
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around the world. We recommend going
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with three, but definitely an essential piece
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of kit. Four pairs of socks: one dress
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here; one warm and cozy for the plane and
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then two pairs of athletic socks.
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Next moving onto layers, starting off
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with shirts. We typically bringing three
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shirts. I mean you don’t want to pack too
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much. You can always buy something later.
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I typically go with two button-down shirts and
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also a t-shirt..Keep in mind to pack
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in outfits. So whatever you’re going to pack
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for pants, you want to make sure they
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coordinate. We’ll be doing a video about
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travel style a little bit later where we
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go into further depth about that.
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Two pairs of pants, one light one dark.
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We recommend the Traveler Jean by Banana Republic.
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It looks like a jean, but it’s
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super stretchy and breathable and super
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comfortable. A jacket if you’re not going to
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be wearing it all the time,
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get a Patagonia kind of puff jacket
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that you can crunch down and zip up or
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just a normal sweatshirt, which you can
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wear pretty much every day. Regardless of
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where you’re going to travel how cold it
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is, the principle’s the same: if you’re
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going to the snow, you still bring one jacket.
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If you’re going to place that could be
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cold, you still bring one jacket. You just
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change that jacket depending on the
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weather and layers.
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Lastly, you do need to bring some sort of
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waterproof shell… a rain jacket is good,
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but if you’re going to the snow, you might
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want to bring something thicker, like a parka.
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The rain jacket that I’m wearing here
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is from Rains. It’s a Danish company packs down light,
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and it’s got some cool stuff.
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Next up: shoes
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Shoes and travel don’t necessarily
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go together very well. A lot of people
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tend to overpack shoes. We recommend
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doing it like this: one primary shoe.
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We usually bring boots, and we wear those on
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the plane. A pair of flip-flops for
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lounging or if you’re going to go to the beach,
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or if you’re in a hostel for going
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into the shower, and an ultra-light kind
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of running shoe. So if you’re going to
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be doing anything active or if you want to go for
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a jog or hike, you have that option as well.
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A final few things here:
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swimsuit, which can double as workout
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shorts, sunglasses, hats. A lot of people
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have asked where I get my hats.
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I get the crushable Jackson Fedora from
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the Village Hat Shop. com
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There’s a lot of crushible options out
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there. It’s easy to travel with Fedora as
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long as you can crush it, and it comes back to life.
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Also bring a quick dry towel, which is
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really handy for the beach or showers
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in hostels. This one’s from Nomadix.
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And lastly, a reusable grocery bag. I tend
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to put my ultralight running shoes in
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that bag, and then I use the same bag for
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dirty laundry when I’m traveling.
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Last but not least: toiletries
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Ladies we’re not going to cover makeup
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in this, but a lot of these toiletries have
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overlapped with you, so stay tuned.
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A toothbrush; this one’s designed
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for travel and packs into itself.
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Toothpaste. Nail clippers because
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you don’t want to borrow someone else’s.
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Hand sanitizer because traveling
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gets you dirty. Deodorant for the people
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you’re traveling with. A razor unless
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you’re growing a beard. Chapstick
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Honestly, chapstick is super important,
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especially when you’re on the plane.
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Get that dry mouth, and there’s nothing worse
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than that. If you want shaving cream, I
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recommend Trive and Disaster. They have….
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It’s under a hundred milliliters. It’s
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super smooth ,and they also make a whole
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kit here of travel poetries, that include
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moisturizing cream, face cleanser and
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body wash and shaving cream. All smells really
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nice too. Clone or perfume for those
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intimate moments, I prefer a solid clone.
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They also make solid perfumed, but this
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one’s from Fulton & Roark.
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It can go on carry-on, not liquid.
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Whether you’re a lady,
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a gentleman or for a friend… here you go, Bro
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Even if you’re in a relationship, bring
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these for someone else because someone
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always asks you for condoms. Pills…. not the type
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that you take at the club, but the ones that
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actually do good things for you.
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This is the daily vitamin. I basically
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fill this up with daily vitamins ..Advil
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and melatonin for going to sleep on the plane.
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If you don’t know what melatonin is, it’s a
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natural sleep aid. It’s available over the
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counter, and it’s really effective in
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combating jetlag. Also bring barroca or
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vitamin B, which help for hangovers
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because when you’re traveling, you can’t
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afford to lose a day because you had a wild
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night the night before. Also it’s just good for
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staving off a sickness when you travel
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you don’t get a lot of sleep your
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internal body clock is all off so you’re
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way more susceptible to getting sick
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which is why the daily vitamins, the
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barocas, the vitamin B supplements, all of
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these things are really going to help
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you when you travel. Also if you’re going to a tropical
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area, vitamin B can help prevent
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mosquito bites, so it’s really good.
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This may sound weird, but X-Lax seriously
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when you travel, irregularity happens
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and X-Lax is your friend, just don’t get
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the chocolate because maybe one of your
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friends eats it on accident, and bad
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things happen. Don’t know what you’re
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talking about. Neither do I. Lastly, a
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sewing kit. You can take these from hotel
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amenity areas, and for that reason you
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can also take shampoo and stuff from
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hotels. It’s not steeling. It’s reusing.
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Take all your toiletries and put
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them into a toiletry bag . This one is a
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Dopp kit by Topo Designs. They make some
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good stuff, and yeah, it’s all
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organized in there. That’s our
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essential kit. If you want to see how we
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fit it all into a carry-on bag,
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