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Any kind of travel is great, whether its being a tourist in your own city or planning a whirlwind, world tour. We want nothing more than for you to get out and plan adventures with your family, whatever your budget allows.
Having the right gear, though, can be the difference between discovering a new passion and having a miserable time.
It’s rare to find us anywhere without one a backpack cooler. We have several backpack coolers and take them almost everywhere we go:
- Walt Disney World
- Universal Studios
- Amusement parks
- The beach
- Sporting events
When a backpack cooler isn’t enough, we rely on a high-quality cooler to keep our food and beverages cold. Since we’re a large family and eat a ton, we don’t skimp with cheaper coolers that eventually leak or don’t stay cold longer than a day. When picking a cooler, also pay attention to the design, especially the handles and wheels. It might not mean much when you’re purchasing one, but it will when you’re hauling it to and from your vehicle.
Cooler Ice Packs
Having a quality cooler is nice, but it’s a waste if you’re you’re just going to fill it with bags of ice or inferior ice packs that thaw out too quickly. We trust Arctic Ice Reusable Ice Packs. They stay cold for days upon days.
I typically don’t use one, but that’s because I usually don’t sleep when I travel. My family swears by them, though. The J-Pillow Chin Supporting Travel Pillow is among the best, thanks to its unique design that helps support your head, neck, and chin. Consider it an upgrade to your old travel pillow.
Hanging Toiletry Bag
Our family of six packs a lot of toiletries, so having a large hanging toiletry bag helps keep them secured, organized, and conveniently out of the way.
Carry On Suitcase
Having quality luggage can often make or break your trip. There are plenty of quality brands out there as well as an assortment of sizes to choose from. We like Travelpro Maxlite Suitcases, but pick whatever works best for your needs.
Backpack Folding Beach Chair
We don’t always take gear with us on a beach vacation, especially if we fly, but when we do take it, we always pack our backpack folding beach chairs. They are an absolute must for any beach vacation (and cheaper than renting chairs).
I’m sure there are better headphones than this, but these are my go-to noise-canceling bluetooth headphones for working from home and traveling. They’ve lasted forever and block a ton of noise.
Content Creation Gear
Canon M50 Mark II
The Canon EOS M50 Mark II is an upgrade from our older camera. It’s what I used to learn photography and what I still use when we travel. It’s a solid camera for most needs. This version comes with tons of additional accessories.
Sony Alpha A6400
We recently added the Sony Alpha A6400 Mirrorless Camera to our gear. We use it to film YouTube videos and videos when we travel.
GoPro HERO10 Black
For action videos, we stick with the GoPro. We have the HERO9, but the GoPro HERO10 Black looks even better.
Do yourself a favor if you have a GoPro and purchase the GoPro HERO10 Protective Housing. You’ll protect your camera during use plus it’s waterproof down to 196 feet.