travel gear

Preparation, Reviews

What’s in my bag?

In the ten years I've been traveling, I've gone through so many travel gears and accessories. There are some that other people have sworn by, but I find not quite fitting for me and my style of travel. I have items that I've had since I started, and continue to buy when it wears out. And then there are those…read more
Preparation

What’s in my bag?

Are you a first time traveler, and at a loss about what to bring on your trip? Here are some of the things I always make sure to bring whenever I go out of town.

Scarf, sarong, or jacket

Scarves are a good way to dress up your casual outfit, and it can also help keep you warm when the weather turns chilly. A light, dark-colored jacket can also do the trick.

A sarong has multiple uses — it can be used as a blanket, a beach wrap, or as a mat.
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Preparation

What’s in my bag

It seems as if my bag is accumulating more stuff to bring as the years pass. In my years of traveling, I have discarded things I used to think was the bee’s knees, and have learned to embrace some of the items I used to scoff at. Such is life.

Here’s another round of new stuff that I like to have with me when I travel, as well as other things that I have been asked to try while traveling.

Baggu

If you’ve been reading this blog for a long time, you’d know that I’m a huge fan of reusable bags. I’ve been using them way before plastic bags were banned in the Philippines.

Baggu
Fluorescent orange, oh my!

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Preparation

Travel must-haves

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After traveling for years, I already have my staple travel gear. I’ve blogged them numerous times before, but here’s a short list of the basics for first time travelers.

Good, sturdy luggage
Not all travelers are backpackers, and though I travel mainly with a backpack, there are times when I have to bring out the big bags.

Muji Hard Carry Case Luggage – Made of durable and lightweight polycarbonate, this travel case provides supreme comfort with its 360-degree turning wheels and an adjustable carry bag to fit any height.

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Everything Travel

Muji’s new Smart Travel items

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I’ve always loved and lauded Muji’s travel items, so I’m delighted to find out that they’re expanding their range of travel items. Among their new products, my wish list/to-buy includes:

Shrink Wrap Shirt. A shirt that’s meant to be worn wrinkled. I like that. No need to worry about creases in your clothes from packing haphazardly hours before your flight. Even better, it folds into a compact bundle that you can squeeze into your bag.
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Preparation

What’s going in my bag

A sort of spin-off my usual What’s in my Bag post because I haven’t packed yet. I’m leaving on Friday, for a trip that I’ve been looking forward to since the start of the year. I really don’t know how to pack for this destination, so I’m sticking with some tried and tested stuff, as well as a new addition to my packing list.

Headware

Headware
Sha and Winston sort-of modeling the Headware for me

It’s one of those stretchy, tubes of fabric that you wear mostly on your head, but if you’re built like Olive Oyl, you can probably wear it as a tube top or a mini skirt. The wonderful people at Headware sent me a couple to try out, and I’ve taken a liking to it. It keeps sweat from dripping to my eyes and camera when I’m taking pictures and it keeps my hair from flying around the place when it’s very windy (or when I’m on a boat). There are different ways to wear it, but if you’re creative enough, you can use it as a makeshift burka for your doll.
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Everything Travel

My Muji

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Friends Rotch, Kaoko, Cla and Chris had been waxing poetic about Muji after trips to Singapore, so naturally, I was intrigued and determined to know for myself what the fuss was all about when I finally found myself back in the tiny island state. It was easy to see the appeal of the store: Japanese food items and beverages, stationery, home and kitchen items, clothes and accessories, all with clean and simple designs. What appealed to me most about Muji’s products is that there is no logo of the brand anywhere.

Muji neck cushion
My companion in travel and at home, the Muji neck cushion

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