Shout out to my Priority Pass lounge access and my Nexus/Global Entry card for making my travels so much better, but because they’re not actually physical items, I didn’t put them on the official list.
My best buys of 2018 were…
Yes, I know there are countless memes about AirPod owners and even joke meetups in Boston for individuals to meet up and simply listen to their
Canon Powershot G7x
This year, I sold my Canon T3i and used the funds to finance a smaller and more portable Canon G7x. I noticed I was always leaving my camera at home because it was too bulky and I didn’t want to carry any extra weight. But I still wanted nice photos. So, I decided to look into a small point-and-shoot with superior capabilities and this little number didn’t disappoint.
Away Everywhere Bag
Early in 2018, Away launched their “perfect weekender bag” and I used some store credit to get it. Since then, the Everywhere Bag has come with me on almost every trip and served as a perfect bag for side trips to Belgrade and Athens during my two-month stint in Bulgaria.
Allbirds Merino Wool Sneakers
These shoes are so soft and lightweight. I wear them without socks. They are the ideal slip on and off shoe that also gives decent performance for light sports. My favourite part is they are merino wool, so they don’t smell and are easy to wash. They are also surprisingly chic and easy to pack flat.
When I bought this jewelry travel case on Amazon, I didn’t think much of it but it’s actually made packing my rings and things so much easier. No more small baggies that I lose in my luggage or annoying sorting of what I want to bring or not. This little box holds all my jewelry, so I can just toss it in my luggage for every trip.
Lush Shampoo Bars
I ragged on shampoo bars early in 2016 but gave them a second chance and was blown away! My guess is I hadn’t found my formula but now I think they’re a great space-saving hack for travelers.