I saw a post on Matt Mullenweg’s blog outlining what he has in his backpack, and found it somewhat interesting since I travel a bit and always keen to see what other travellers do to make life easier.
I clearly don’t travel with as many gadgets or things as Matt does, but I thought I’d share a few of the items I do carry.
I’m a pretty simple traveller, I have my key items that I always like to take with me and have slowly perfected that should and shouldn’t go.
Firstly, things not pictured that I always take include a charger (sometimes I put this in my wheely carry-on bag), a full-sized USB mouse (there are no batteries to go flat and I can use it all day without getting sore fingers). I also have a pretty decent collection of drugs for various situations, should I need them. Hayfever to cold, headache to heart attack, I think I have a decent collection.
Now, things pictured:
- iPhone 6 (64GB) – My favourite iPhone…. since the last one.
- Bright orange, heavy duty cable – VERY easy to lose / not notice white leads, orange has been great at not being left behind.
- Thunderbolt to VGA – projectors, most LCD/LED/Plasma TVs have a VGA input, and a lot of hotels also have VGA inputs.
- Generic iPhone headphones – handy for making calls on with the mic & adjusters.
- Mediocre in-ear headphones. I go through these often, either lose, break or forget to bring them. Around $100~ buys a decent pair of headphones that I can use on a plane for sleeping. Most airlines give out respectable noise cancelling headphones in business class anyway.
- Notebook – always take this or an A4 notebook with me. Big fan of scribbling notes / thoughts down. Also better than using conferences notebooks as you then have 5 different sources of notes for a trip.
- Montblanc Meisterstück 1 Pen Pouch – Where my StarWalker Platinum Resin Pen lives.
- Montblanc Wallet
- Montblanc Passport Pouch
- 15″ Retina Macbook Pro
What can or can’t you live without when you travel?