whats-in-my-bag

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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, Reviews

What’s in my bag?

After 6 or so What’s in my bag? posts, you’d think I won’t have space anymore in my bags. As the years pass, my travel style continues to change, and so does my packing style. There are new products to try and added to the list, and there are products that are taken out of the list. Here’s some more that made the cut.

iBattz Mojo Removable Power Card Wallet
This small device has enough power to fully charge my HTC Chacha or my iPod touch. Considering that using 3G and wi-fi can drain your gadgets faster, this is great to have around if you’re headed somewhere without electricity.

iBattz
Charging Chacha

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Everything Travel, Preparation

What’s in my bag?

Here’s a different take on my What’s in my bag posts. These are some of my travel essentials — the mainstays inside my bags whenever I go on a trip.

Quick drying, super absorbent microfibre towel

Microfibre towels
Sea to Summit and Aquazorb microfibre towels

When I was just starting to travel, I passed on buying a microfibre towel because of its price. To compromise, I bought a small towel and a sarong. I figured the towel would be absorbent enough, yet it wouldn’t take up as much space, won’t weigh as much as a regular bath-sized towel and dry (relatively) faster. I finally gave in and bought a Sea to Summit Drylite towel in 2009 and quickly saw the difference: it dries so much faster, absorbs much more and it’s a whole lot lighter. It was pretty expensive though: Php 599 for a small towel.
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Preparation

What’s in my bag?

The long weekend is upon us, and like most Filipinos, I am headed out of Manila. As much as I prefer to avoid traveling on a peak weekend, this is my last chance to hit the beach as summer ends. Inside Viktor: clothes, battery charger, SD card reader, sunblock, googles, toiletries, underwater case, medicine kit, hat, Envirosax bags.   I've…read more
Preparation

What’s in my bag?

Let's have another round of What's in My Bag, shall we?   I'm not taking Viktor today, but instead I'm breaking in the Columbia backpack I picked out last Wednesday. I'm looking forward to testing out the other Columbia items as well, like the hiking boots, the Omni-Dry shirt, the Titanium pants. Well, here's to hoping I actually make it…read more