My favourite travel essentials

I’ve been travelling for quite a long time. 106 countries so far. I’ve ridden around the world on a motorcycle. Backpacked through South East Asia. Cycled through Central America. Driven a 4×4 through Southern Africa. Island hopped through the Pacific.

I’ve camped wild in places like Mongolia and Namibia. I’ve slept in £2000-a-night overwater villas in Bora Bora and on a motorbike at the side of the road in far-eastern Russia.

I’ve flown in some of the world’s best first class seats and crossed the Caspian on an ageing Soviet rail freight ferry and got stranded off the coast of Turkmenistan with no food or water for 3 days.

I’ve been suckered by all the gadgets and gizmos in the camping shops and the online travel stores. I’ve bought highly rated products that failed within days. I’ve packed things that I’m surely going to need only to never use them.

I’ve also found some really good products that do what they do so much better than any of their competitors, and which solve the problems you really have when you’re a traveller. That’s why I review and recommend the best travel gear.

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Check out this post for the list of my own travel favourites and the essentials I take on every trip.

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