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If you’ve ever wondered or asked where I got my pink selfie-stick/tripod, what camera I use, or where I got something that I’ve worn in a photo – You can find all of my actual travel gear on this page!
Most of the items can be found on Amazon, which I’ve linked on the images, and if you order something from there, I get a small commission which I really appreciate since it all goes back into my travels and content!
All of these items are exactly the same ones that I use in real life and none are listed just because the brand sponsored a post! If I don’t really use it and love it, it doesn’t make the list!
Hero 5: The latest GoPro version that doesn’t require housing unless it’s for mounting or going scuba diving. The quality is amazing and the built-in touch screen makes it easy to aim, capture, and preview photos.
Hero 4 Black: In my opinion, very similar quality to the Hero 5, the only difference is it’s not waterproof and it doesn’t come with a screen (but you can buy one that does). I keep my Hero 4 Black for when I go diving since you MUST have a waterproof case for any GoPro, and also because my 3DR Solo drone only works with a Hero 4 or 3.
Both models have built-in wireless that connects to your phone – which is how I preview and take all of my photos! For tips on all of that fun stuff see:
Funeso Pink Selfie Stick: This is the exact stick you see in my Snapchats/Instagram stories when I’m showing off “Who’s taking the picture”. It collapses to about 9inches, and has a removable tripod foot, both of which easily fit in my purse.
Luxebell Selfie Stick: A more discrete, lightweight, and longer selfie stick pole. This brand lasted longer than most others that I’ve tried, but be sure to rinse it off and dry it if you take it in water!
iPhone 6S: I assume everyone has a smartphone already, but as I mentioned, I’m including ALL of the products I use during my travels, and my iPhone6S is one of them. I use the camera when I need a closer-up photo since the GoPro’s typically make shots look far away and don’t zoom in.
iPhone 7: The camera on the new iPhone is ridiculous, and I’d actually highly recommend it for anyone just starting out in photography, blogging or Instgramming as opposed to spending a ton of money on an expensive DSLR.
3DR Solo: This was my very first drone which I got because it was the only drone I could find that worked with a GoPro, and also because it was fairly inexpensive. It works pretty well, the only downside is that it’s pretty bulky and gets heavy carrying when you travel.
DJI Mavick: This little thing can create photo and video wonders and is small and light enough to travel with. It’s a bit on the pricey side, and I don’t use it nearly as much as I should, but I prefer to travel with it over the bigger ones.
GoPro Batteries: Always a good idea. Just make sure you get the right ones for the right cameras; the new GoPro Hero 5 unfortunately has a different type of battery as the earlier models.
SanDisk Micro SD Card: The annoying essential that’s a must but always confusing to figure out which one to get. Sandisk Extreme is recommended by GoPro for their cameras, and the higher memory you can get the better.
GoPro Dome by Split: This funny looking contraption is what takes those awesome over-under water shots! That’s right, people aren’t just talented at making the water go halfway up their GoPros, the shots are done with this massive bubble like lens that you attach your GoPro to in the back!
SkyRoam: This little gadget is literally what allows me to be a digital nomad! It gives me Wifi and data for my phone and laptop in almost every country I go to! I love it so much that I’m one of their global ambassadors (which I asked to be!) and often promote them just because I’m obsessed with it.
You can rent a Skyroam for your trip, or you can buy one and buy day passes for less. I have a special discount for $15 off if you buy one, just use the coupon code “MYLIFESASKYROAM“
MacBook Air: I would not be able to do anything that I’m doing without this laptop. It’s thin and lightweight and literally fits in my purse, so I can easily take it everywhere and use it at anytime. The memory isn’t huge, but that’s what external drives are for!
Portable Power Bank: There’s tons of options for portable power banks that are probably cheaper than GoPro’s, but it’s the one I personally use so as promised, I’ve listed it! It stores enough battery to recharge your phone and GoPro once and you can charge them at the same time.
Universal Adapter: This little gadget is so simple yet SO essential! You’ll never even have to worry about what plugs are used where because this little thing has ALL of them. Plus it has two USB slots so you can charge multiple devices at once!
GoPro Remo: This is a portable remote for your GoPro that allows you to press the button or verbally send commands to your GoPro instead of actually pushing the buttons on the camera. I typically just use the Capture app from my phone, but in the event that the Wifi won’t connect, or I don’t want to take my phone somewhere (i.e. anywhere near water) I use the remote.
GoPro Quik Key: Another item I use if my Wifi is being weird; this is basically a Micro SD adapter that plugs into your phone so you can have instant access to all of your photos and videos.
External Hard Drive: If you plan on taking a lot of photos and videos, or if you’re a digital nomad like me, you DEFINITELY need to get an external hard drive to back everything up on! Well, that and I also need it because I ran out of space on my laptop…
Ricardo Carry On: I use this bag most of the time because it’s sturdy and has a zipper that lets me expand it by about 5 inches. So far it has proven to be indestructible, and has traveled to about twenty countries.
Harvey’s Seatbelt Bag: Another item that I’m convinced is indestructable and that I’ve used on every trip I’ve been on is this mini tote bag made from seatbelts. As you can probably imagine, seatbelts are pretty strong, which is why this bag has been through hell and back and doesn’t even have a fray, tear, or stain. It’s slash proof, and roomy enough to fit everything I need including my laptop. It also saved me from getting severely injured when I got hit by a car on a motorcycle!
Genius Pack Carry On: For new travelers, or for anyone who sucks at packing, the Genius Packs are, well, genius! They have organizational compartments inside that specify where you should put things; such as socks, undies, chords, and dirty laundry. Mine doubles as a camera gear and electronics carrier.
Gabbiano Luggage: For the stylish travelers, Gabbiano has an awesome collection of funky and stylish quality luggage. You’ll definitely stand out on the conveyer belt! I use my purple Gabbiano for short trips that don’t require me to cram a month’s worth of close into it!
Compression Bags: This brand of compression bags (AKA vacuum-less space saver bags for travel) has proven to be the easiest to use and the most sturdy. These things are literally the big secret to how I travel for extended periods with only a carry-on. I simply lay all of my clothes flat and then smoosh them down with these compression bags!