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2022 Must-Haves for Traveling

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These days I’m all about minimalism. If I find a travel product I like, I’ll reuse it as much as possible and make sure that if I do buy a new one, I stick to some of the features I really like about my old product. To save you time on research and trying new things out, I’m here to share my 2022 must-haves for travel!

1.Everlane ReNew Transit Backpack



Two years ago, I was stuck at home during the beginning of a pandemic. I was sooo close to donating my Everlane backpack since I didn’t see a good use for it anymore, and am glad I didn’t! Now it’s my favorite travel companion.

The Everlane backpack is a must-have for travel because it’s got a bunch of different components, including one just for your laptop, your mask, and a separate one for your phone and wallet. It doesn’t look boring, and it’s also comfortable to wear. There’s a pouch on the side for my favorite travel water bottle. The bag literally has a space for everything!

So far this backpack hasn’t failed me and I intend to keep using it as my personal item while traveling.

2.Toiletry Containers


Toiletry containers are one of the most underrated travel must-haves!

With TSA restrictions on liquid container sizes, having TSA approved toiletry containers has made my life so easy.

I use this one from Amazon. It has just the perfect number of squeezy bottles to fit my face wash, face lotion, and toner. And I use the spray bottle for my hair heat protectant.

3.Canon G7X Camera Mark II



I’ve owned the Canon G7X for about five years now and it’s still one of my favorite cameras. It’s a point and shoot that’s a great entry-level camera for anyone who’s interested in photography and want to try it out for the first time.

The Canon G7X is like a very very powerful point and shoot that does allow you to adjust the depth and field etc. so it’ll feel like you’re getting practice with a mirrorless before you have to shell out thousands of dollars for one!

The Canon G7X is also one of the best cameras for travel because of how lightweight it is.

4. A Good Pair of White Sneakers



A good pair of travel shoes will take you a long way, literally! One of my must-haves for travel is my Stan Smith white sneakers. And there are more than 40 colors to choose from so you’ll surely find one you like. I do recommend sticking with a mostly white sneaker though as that’ll pair more easily with any outfit.

I also recently bought the Adidas Astir Shoes and I’m loving it so far.

5. Suede Jacket



I’ve forgotten how many times I’ve worn my suede jacket on the plane.

A good suede jacket is lightweight and chic but will still keep you warm enough on the plane. It’s also a great jacket to wear on a spring or summer night out.

6. Columbia Women’s Hiking Boots



I got my first pair of hiking boots for our trip to Puerto Rico, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

Before purchasing, I did a ton of research. This pair of hiking boots from Columbia ended up being the best option for stability, weatherproof-ness, and looks. Very much to my surprise, it also turned out to be pretty light weight.

I put the shoes to test when we started trekking along unpaved paths in the El Yunque rainforest. It was loads of fun and I felt like these shoes could help me through any type of terrain.

7. Adidas Hiking Backpack



For years, I’d been hiking with my Baggu bag (here’s the latest version!) And I still really like that bag because it’s so cute and fits the perfect amount of stuff for hiking. My only issue with it was that it was so thin I didn’t feel like my camera gear was being protected every time I set the backpack down.

This year I decided to look elsewhere for something more weatherproof and a little smaller so things didn’t shift around so much in my bag when I hiked.

That’s when I came across the Adidas backpack, which has now become a must-have for travel!

It’s got a few different compartments (you know I love compartments), and it can be worn as a backpack or a sling bag which I liked. I also tested this bag out while visiting the El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico. It passed the test and I plan on continuing to use this for future trips that involve hiking.

8.Camera Lens Cleaner



If you own a nice travel camera or end up buying one, I highly recommend a lens cleaning kit. This will save you a ton of money in camera repairs and keep your travel camera in better condition in case you decide to resell it one day.

I like this kit from Amazon – it has everything that you need and more!

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