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Earthpak 20L Dry Bag

EarthPak Dry Bag in the PhilippinesThis is a must-bring for us anytime we travel to a tropical location. My husband and I got this dry bag for our trip to the Philippines, but it has come in handy many times since then. The 20 liter pack is the perfect size for both of our stuff for a daytrip. I highly recommend bringing a dry bag whenever you travel to a tropical location due to the unexpected storms and high likelihood of many water related activities. You can find the one we have here.




6ft long phone charger

Once you try a 6ft charger, you won’t go back to that tiny 3ft one. I absolutely love mine, especially for travel. The cord is long enough to reach to the backseat of a car if the only plug is in the front. It is also wonderful for airports since seating and outlets can be limited. You don’t have to sit in the seat closest to the outlet in order to use your phone while it’s charging. I bough this two pack from RAVpower, but there are tons of good options on amazon. 


Osprey Kyte 36 Backpack

My Osprey Kyte 36 BackpackI absolutely love my Osprey pack. My husband bought it for me when we were dating. It's perfect for backpacking or traveling. The 36L can hold everything I need for a short backpacking trip or a two week trip abroad. The pack is pretty expensive. But it is 100% worth the investment for its quality and due to the Osprey All Mighty Guarantee. No matter where you bought it, how old it is, or what happened to it, they will fix it or replace it for free. Two of the straps on my pack broke on our Philippines Trip and within a week of contacting them, I had a brand new pack delivered to my door free of charge. 



Aquamira Filter Bottle with Red Line Filter

I bring water with me everywhere I go. You could say I’m a bit paranoid about running out of water. This bottle gives me peace of mind to know that I’ll never be without clean water in a developing country. The nice thing about this bottle is that you can keep the bottle and just replace the filter. While the filters are a bit expensive, it’s worth every penny for me. For international travel, you’ll need the Red Line Filter which has bacteria and virus protection. You can also purchase a Green Line Filter that can be used in the same bottle that is good for backpacking in a developed country since it has bacteria protection, but not virus. You can find it here.