I’ve compiled a list of things that AS and I swear by– things that we would never travel without. If you’re looking for a gift idea for that wanderluster on your list, you’ll find something here for just about every kind of traveler. Perfect timing because the holidays are just around the corner!
❅❅ Giveaway Alert: Scroll down to the bottom for a chance to win! ❅❅
— For the Fashionista —
DANIEL WELLINGTON – CLASSY TIMEPIECE SET
We prefer using a real watch to checking our phones for time. This is especially true when we have to shut off our devices on flights or when our phones are simply out of reach (like when it’s buried deep under all that junk in my bag). Not only are these Daniel Wellington watches practical, but also very classy. Gone are the days where I’m sitting on long-hauls wondering “How many more hours until my back stops hurting?”!
From now until December 30th get 10% off every watch and cuff purchase; use promo code kollectingkoordinates to get an additional 15% off until January 31st!
— For the Music Lover —
SUDIO SWEDEN – WIRELESS EARBUDS
These are amazing. We watch shows and movies on our phones when we’re in transit, and it’s always a pain having to hold up our device close to our face. With these, we’re able to sit back, relax, and enjoy studio quality audio without getting tangled up in wires. The design is elegant and comes with a beautiful leather case; they even feel nice. These are compatible with any Bluetooth device and last up to 8 hours before needing a recharge. Seriously, once you go wireless you can’t go back!
Click here to learn more; use promo code kollectingkoordinates to get 15% off your purchase!
— For the Shutterbug —
A lot of you have asked what camera we use. We don’t have a DSLR- can’t afford one, but we’re taking donations if anyone’s feeling generous (jokes… not really). Mirrorless cameras are easier on the wallet and very compact, perfect for traveling! Our old Sony NEX-5R has been with us for many years now and we still love this little guy. We got a E-mount prime lens and wide-angle lens for different purposes and we’ve been really happy with it! If your wallet’s a little fatter, the Sony Alpha a6500 and Sony a7 Full-Frame are amazing contenders. There’s also the Canon EOS M3 or Nikon 1 J5 if you aren’t a Sony fan.
We love capturing memories but sometimes pictures just don’t do it justice. With our GoPro HERO4 Silver, we’ve been able to make videos from our travels and share it with our families who live vicariously through our blog and Youtube channel. Check out our video from our Philippines trip, shot with our GoPRo
The HERO5 Black came out not long ago but we’re gonna hang onto our 4 for the time being since we have all the accessories and gimbal for stabilizing. There’s also the Session if you’re looking for something more affordable.
— For the Carry-On Traveler —
E-BAG AND PACKING CUBES
We travel light and swear by the eBags Mother Loade Weekender Convertible. We’ve gone 3 weeks in Southeast Asia (on 2 separate occassions) and almost a month in Europe with it. You’ll be amazed at how much you can shove in this thing. It’s super light, sturdy, and costs less than 100 bucks!
— For the Bookworm —
Long transits are now a lot more tolerable because of my Kindle Paperwhite. It’s thin, light, and super easy on the eyes even in dark settings (i.e. on flights). The touchscreen display reads like real paper and I never have to worry about screen glare even in sunlight. It’s got a crazy battery life too!
— For the Beachbum / Comfort-Seeker / Yogi —
This baby is so versatile- you can use it as a blanket on flights, beach towel, or yoga mat! I recently got one from Rollo and can’t wait to use it on our upcoming trip to Central America. Morning yoga at Lake Atitlan and sun tanning at the Belize Cayes? Yaaaaas! They’re 5ft in diameter, 100% cotton, and come in 5 different fun, fringy styles.
❅ ❅ GIVEAWAY – ROLLO TOWEL ❅ ❅
Want your own? I’ve teamed up with Alli from Rollo to give away a roundie towel to our North American* friends!
The winner will be announced on Instagram on December 1st. Here’s how to enter:
- Follow @kollectingkoordinates and @rollotowelco on Instagram
- Tag a friend- each friend counts as one entry
- Bonus entry: leave a comment below!
*You must have a valid address in Canada or US to enter.
Disclaimer: I was gifted products from Sudio Sweden and Daniel Wellington in return for a blog post. As always, all views expressed here are my honest opinions and I wouldn’t recommend something I don’t personally use or believe in.