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GoPro Hero4 Silver: It. is. fabulous. !!! I don’t think I suspected something so tiny to make such high quality photos and videos! Convenient and easy to travel with!
Apple iPhone 7: Yes, I even shoot with my iPhone 7! The camera is pretty decent and sometimes the best camera is the one you have ready!
Manfrotto Tripod: A great full-sized, yet easy-to-travel-with tripod that can accommodate most cameras. It’s very light, comes with its own drawstring travel bag and attaches easily to the velcro straps on the outside of my backpack!
Joby GorillaPod Flexible Tripod: A versatile mini tripod with wraparound legs that conveniently hold your phone and most cameras. Easy to get those odd angles! Use with a remote control to get those selfies!
GoPro Dual Battery Charger + Battery: This will come in handy since the GoPro loves to go through batteries quickly. I usually have 3 with me at all times. I have 4 batteries total so charging two at the time helps!
SanDisk Extreme PRO Memory Card: These are the memory cards I use. Unlike most people, after I download my photos, I keep them stored on these cards.
SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSDXC Card with Adapter: For the GoPro! Comes with an adapter. Always have a backup because it doesn’t take long to fill it up!
Eco-Fused Memory Card Carrying Case: Perfect for organizing and storing both filled and spare memory cards. I keep my photos on these permanently. Safety!
Compact Sling for Cameras: Probably my most favorite and most used item, I can wear my travel camera cross-body style! Frees up my hands fast so I can use my phone to get those Instagram Story shots!
GoPro Official Wrist Mount: My favorite of ALL the GoPro mounts because of its versatility and it doesn’t take up too much space!
Case Logic Compact Camera Case: Fits my Canon travel camera, an extra battery and SD card. Perfect organization!
Apple 13″ MacBook Pro: I literally couldn’t do anything without my MacBook Pro, especially while traveling! The 13″ is just the right size and light enough to make traveling with it very easy!
Rubberized Hard Case Cover for 13″ Apple MacBook Pro: Love the protection this hard case (with a soft feel) provides. The accompanying keyboard cover protects it from dust and food! It’s a great feature!
Organization & Transport
ProCase Tech Gear Organizer Wrap: Everyone always wants to know where I got this gem! It perfectly organizes all those cords, plugs, adapters, remote controls, etc. I even have my travel luggage scale and power strip (and more) in mine!
Kindle Paperwhite: I don’t go anywhere without my Kindle! It’s small, fits in my travel purse, and has a LONG battery life that generally doesn’t require charging on trips!
Kindle Paperwhite Leather Case: Love this sleek, thin protective Kindle cover. It even puts my Kindle to sleep when I close it and wakes it when I open it!
Etekcity Digital Travel Luggage Scale: This is a lifesaver! Never again wonder if you’re over the limit and no more last-minute, crazy rearranging at the airport!
Monster Outlets Travel Power Strip: For all those times where there is ONE plug (hello cruise ships!) for all your devices and your travel companion’s too! It has 3 plugs and a USB.
Travelon Floating Waterproof Smart Phone/Digital Camera Pouch: Great for the beach, kayaking, boating, etc. Protect your phone or camera from the sand and water. I store my ID and money in this too!
Kensington International Travel Adapter w/Dual USB: Easy-to-use travel adapter where the country/continent plugs pop in and out. It comes with USB ports and is very light weight!
Satechi Smart Travel Adapter w/Router and USB Port: If you need an adapter but also a router, this is it! Has a USB port and works with Apple, Android and Windows! Here is the version without the router.
SmartTravel Portable Travel Footrest for Airplane: This totally changed my flight experience! Hang it on the tray table and use it as a footrest or shorten the length and let your calves rest on it like a hammock. PERFECT for those long, international flights! There are other color choices. 😉
RAVPower Portable Charger: This is the newer model of the one I have. Has saved me on many occasions. It will charge an iPhone 7 over 5 times and an iPad once!
iPhone 7 Adapter & Splitter: Listen to headphones AND charge your iPhone 7 simultaneously. You don’t have to remove the lightning adapter to the headphones!
Merrell Waterproof Hiking Shoes: These are my hiking shoes. They are waterproof and grip well!
Kamik Women’s Snow Boots: These snow boots are amazing! Fit well and keep my feet warm and dry!
Keen’s Whisper Sandals: Great water shoes for rafting and kayaking or wearing in summer!
Elite Wool Ski Socks: Perfect for skiing and snowmobiling! They aren’t itchy either!
Arctix Women’s Cargo Snow Pants: The best snow pants ever! Fit well and I stayed dry!
Bolle Mojo Snow Goggles: Great goggles, especially if your face is hard to fit!
Shacke Pak Set/4 Packing Cubes w/Laundry Bag: Another set of packing cubes I have and love. I use all different sizes and shapes to fit my needs. This set comes with a laundry bag that I use too!
PRO Packing Cubes Set of 4: And this is the third set I use. They are awesome. This completes my entire set and I use a mix from all three to perfectly pack my suitcase. Complete game changer!
Travel Bra and Underwear Organizer: This is great for shorter trips for your bras and underwear! Great organization and storage and it will protect your bras from being smashed. Convenient carrying handle is always a plus!
Travelon Safe ID Travel Wallet: RFID blocking and double sided. On one side I put my US currency, credit cards and receipts. The other, I put foreign currency, travel type cards and my passport. Change in the middle.
Travelon Anti-Theft Cross-Body Bag: This is a great travel purse! It is slash-proof with great organization. I can get a lot in it. It has RIFD blocking capabilities also. This is especially great for traveling abroad in large cities!
InterDesign Power Lock Suction Shower Hook: If you like showering with a shower puff like I do, you probably would love a place to hang it. This solves that problem! It even has a place for a razor, folds and is space-saving!
Vapur Shades Water Bottle: This is a great travel water “Anti-Bottle”. It’s reusable, freezable and convenient. When not in use, it flattens and rolls up for travel. It comes with a carabiner to attach it to your backpack!
TSA Cable Luggage Locks: I LOVE these cable locks for luggage! I find them much easier to maneuver than the thick shorter looped ones! They hold up well and I’ve used them on my backpack too!
Apex Pill Baggies: I use these pill baggies to organize my meds when traveling. They have a nifty little labeling window and I can organize them into morning and night and I’m done!
Travel Beauty Products
Conair Compact Travel Hairdryer w/Dual Voltage: Folds up, light weight, space-saving and most importantly has dual voltage which is important when in other countries!
Conair Travel Smart Mini Hair Straightener: If you are one who NEEDS a flat iron while traveling, this is it! I love that it’s tiny, heats up fast, AND has a travel case! This goes with me on EVERY trip!
Turbie Twist Microfiber Hair Towel: If you have longer hair, this hair towel is fabulous. It’s so easy to wrap my hair up in this until I’m ready to dry it or tie it up! It dries out fast too for packing!
Travalo Classic Refillable Perfume Spray: Don’t take those big bottles with you! Pump your perfume or cologne into this for your trip. Saves a lot of space and weight!
Travel Folding Soft Toothbrush: Love these travel toothbrushes! They fold up so they save space and they serve as their own cover! All-in-one when traveling is awesome!
Woolite Travel Laundry Kit: This is great for needing to wash essentials while traveling especially in Europe where they don’t usually have stoppers in sinks!
Latex Clothesline w/Suction Cups & Velcro Straps: Great clothesline that stretches to 6ft and it’s braided so you can hang clothes without the need for clothes pins!
For Our Maltese Mafia
BPS Voyager Mesh Dog Harness: For our girls! This no-pull harness is EASY to get on. Most others seem to need an engineering degree to put on. My dogs are comfortable and will wear this as long as needed!
BPS Voyager Mesh Dog Harness: For our boy! This no-pull harness is EASY to get on. Most others seem to need an engineering degree to put on. My dogs are comfortable and will wear this as long as needed!
Fitwarm Fleece Dog Pajamas-Pink: For our girls! I LOVE these PJs! Keeps my dogs warm. Easy care-throw it right in the washer! I do air dry though just in case!
Fitwarm Fleece Dog Pajamas-Blue: For our boy! I LOVE these PJs! Keeps my dogs warm. Easy care-throw it right in the washer! I do air dry though just in case!
Le Creuset 5 Qt Round Braiser: I am LOVING my Le Creuset cookware I got as a Christmas gift! It’s an investment but carries a lifetime warranty and it goes from the stove to the oven to the dishwasher! Even cooking and then easy clean-up right to the dishwasher! The braiser is my favorite piece!
Le Creuset 7.25 Qt Round Dutch Oven: I am LOVING my Le Creuset cookware I got as a Christmas gift! It’s an investment but carries a lifetime warranty and it goes from the stove to the oven to the dishwasher! Even cooking and then easy clean-up right to the dishwasher! Yes, please!
Le Creuset Nonstick 2 Qt Saucepan w/Lid: I am loving my new Le Creuset saucepans! I have the 3 Qt also. The double handle feature is nice for when it gets a bit heavy. Even, fast cooking and because it’s nonstick, it’s easy clean-up and it goes in the dishwasher when I’m done!
KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Qt Stand Mixer: I can’t praise my KitchenAid mixer enough! Easy to use and there’s endless possibilities, attachments, bowls, etc to use with it! It was the number ONE item on my wish list when we got married and 13 years later, we’re still going strong with it!
Le Creuset Stainless-Steel Splatter Guard: I love this product and it has saved me a lot of time and hassle! Put this on top of your skillet while you are pan searing and it cuts way down (if not eliminates) on the grease splatters you have to clean up on your stove! Dishwasher safe!
Doughmakers Grand Cookie Sheet: This was a surprise wedding gift and it’s been one of our favorites and one of our most used! It’s so easy to bake a few cookies, a small pizza, and my husband even heated up naan on it one night! Easy clean up, but not dishwasher safe.
Ultrak Jumbo Countdown Timer: I prefer this timer over my oven’s timer. I always have. It’s magnetic and I could put it on the side of my fridge (which for me is right by my double ovens). It’s easy to set and it’s loud so I can hear it when I’m in other rooms!
Le Creuset Silicone Handle Sleeve: This slides on the cast-iron Le Creuset cookware eliminating the need for hot pads! I can’t even begin to tell you how much easier this makes things. No more awkward grabbing of the handle with a hot pad!
Le Creuset Stoneware 10″ Spoon Rest: This is one of my most favorite cooking tools! It’s large enough to use 2 (sometimes 3 depending on size) spoons simultaneously and you just throw it in the dishwasher when you’re done! Easy!
Le Creuset Bi-Material Sauté Spoon: I love this sauté spoon that I use with my Le Creuset cookware, but it’s great for any nonstick or cast iron cookware! And once again, it’s dishwasher safe!
Le Creuset Bi-Material Ladle: I love this ladle! Great to use with my Le Cresuet dutch oven for soups, but it also works great with any nonstick or cast iron cookware! Dishwasher safe!
Le Creuset Bi-Material Pasta Spoon: I also love this silicone tipped pasta spoon! Use with any nonstick or cast iron cookware! This along with the ladle and sauté spoon make a great set. Dishwasher safe!
Le Creuset Silicone Spatula Spoon: Love this spatula spoon! Great for any nonstick or cast iron cookware! The bonus? Just pull the silicone head off and toss it in the dishwasher and put the wooden part back in the drawer!
Le Creuset Revolutionary Silicone Sauté Spoon: Love this saute spoon! Great for any nonstick or cast iron cookware! The bonus? Just pull the silicone head off and toss it in the dishwasher and put the wooden part back in the drawer!
Wired Silicone Whisk-Set of 3: Great set of silicone whisks! The set includes one 12″, one 10″, and one 8.5″ whisk. They are nonstick and won’t scratch your cookware or melt. The rainbow colors are fun too! Throw them in the dishwasher for easy clean-up!
Rocker Garlic Press/Mincer: I can’t say enough about this garlic press! It crushes and minces a clove of garlic almost instantly and since it’s stainless, you get the garlic smell right out of your hands while rubbing it when rinsing!
Le Creuset Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons: Love these easy-to-use dipper measuring spoons! There are 5 in the set including 1/8 tsp, 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp and 1 Tbsp. Dishwasher safe so clean-up is easy!
Hands-Free Food Storage Bag Holder: If you are into freezer meals, these are a LIFE saver! I took these to my last freezer meal-making party and we all used them! They hold your bags open for you and make the process go so much faster!
Freezer Bag Labels: I love these for my freezer cooking! Fill them out and put them on the bags and you have all the info you need! Can also be used on bottles, plastic and pans. Doesn’t leave a residue and can be used with any pen!