What to pack when traveling long term
For my 3 months of traveling around the world, here’s the essential things I choose to take with me to keep my luggage weight small.
This is my main backpack, which is essentially my carry-on luggage through the airport. It is just the right size to be able to fit into the airport’s overhead compartment. I read many reviews online and finally settled on this one. I like it very much, it is very durable and you could also check this luggage in if you want. Check out the price of Osprey Farpoint 40 on Amazon.
This is the backpack I use daily while traveling around. It actually can fit quite a bit of stuff. I choose this as it is just big enough to be able to fit my 12.9″ Ipad Pro and it also has very good back support. Check out the price of Osprey Daylite Plus on Amazon.
A universal power adapter is something you should definitely get for your travel if you are going internationally. It works with a majority of countries and also has 2 usb ports for your devices. Check out the price of the Universal Power Adapter on Amazon.
My phone battery runs out very fast so a portable power bank is a must-have while traveling. Check out the price of the Anker portable power bank on Amazon.
I bought a pair of travel locks which came in handy as I can use that to lock my main backpack and lockers while staying in hostels. Check out the price of this travel lock on Amazon.
As space is valuable, definitely get a microfiber travel towel. They are compact so it takes up less space and drys quickly. Check out the price of this Microfiber travel towel on Amazon.
If you’re traveling anywhere near water and want to make sure some of your things don’t get wet, then do bring a packable dry sack. I actually brought 3 dry sacks but ended up really only using one of them. Check out the price of Osprey dry sack on Amazon.
I use a neck pouch to put my passport and some cash. When the hotel/accommodation has lockable compartments or if you feel the hotel is very safe, then I would recommend just leaving your passport and valuable items there, but if not, then I would carry this neck pouch with me, either on my neck or in my day pack. Check out the price of Pacsafe neck pouch on Amazon.
I get motion sickness if I travel on airplanes or long car rides, so having some motion sickness pills definitely helps with not getting nauseous! Along with the pills I also wear a seaband 🙂 Double security lol. I really hate getting nauseous.
Some areas where you travel to will have a high risk for mosquito-born diseases, so definitely bring insect repellent for that. The one I bought is a very strong one recommended by the doctor. Ultrathon Insect Repellent.
For photography, I brought with me my mirrorless camera Fuji XT1 with 35mm 1.4, 27mm 2.8 and 14mm 2.8 lens. For landscape photos, the lens I used the most was the 14mm 2.8. Fuji XT1 is a pretty small camera, same for the prime lens, so it worked really well for traveling. See what else I took with me for photography while traveling.