Welcome to my travel shop!
My shop consists of highly-curated, non-sponsored items that I personally own and that I have tested (and, therefore, approved of) over my 8+ years of travel – it includes all of my favourite travel gear, from photography equipment to travel accessories and gadgets. Getting equipped for travel is a rather considerable investment, and, understandably, everyone wants to make the best purchases possible. Which is why I created this space: as a very picky person myself, the items that I choose to buy have already gone through an exhaustive checklist – why not let you guys save yourself a packing headache and benefit from my gruelling decision-making process?
Because I like to keep it real, every product recommended on this page is something I personally endorse and not paid placements; however, some contain affiliate links, which means I earn a small percentage of the sale when you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. This helps cover the increasing costs of running this blog – thank you for supporting To Europe And Beyond!
Carry On Travel Essentials
Noise Cancelling Headphones
Ultra soft sleeping mask
You’re going to need a sturdy, functional bag to fit all of this stuff. The OG Weekender features a padded laptop compartment with several pockets, crafted from premium materials. Fits perfectly underneath most airplane seats.
Like many people, I often get brilliant thoughts right when I’m about to fall asleep. My notebook allows me to jot down new ideas, coordinate my travel itinerary, and write reminders for when I get off the plane.
Luggage And Travel Accessories
Heys 30-inch Luggage
Packing Cubes – Various Sizes
Travel-Size Laundry Bag
This indulgent Kate Spade laundry bag is self-explanatory but essential nonetheless—especially when travelling in humid climates or on sports-oriented trips. You don’t want your clean clothes to smell like your dirty ones, do you?
Leather Toiletry Bag
One of the best travel accessories for women. I love the luxe feel of this leather wash bag, makes me feel very fancy. Large enough to fit and carry all my toiletries and cosmetics in style.
Luggage Hanging Scale
Travel Size Toiletry Container
Travel Photography Equipment & Tech
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless
I wanted a light and powerful camera that was simple to use on my travels, with changeable lenses and within my price range; I wanted the unicorn of travel photography – I found it with this Olympus.
Olympus 25mm prime lens
My go-to lens! I use in roughly 75% of the time. Ideal for portraits, food photos, and close-up shots. It has a nice natural brightness to it and requires very little post-editing work.
Olympus 9-18mm wide angle lens
This is a wide angle lens that is both versatile and easy to use. There are other wide angle lenses that perform far better in low light, but this is a great option for entry-level travel photographers.USA & Canada
Professional Lexar SD Card
Never underestimate how much space you need on an SD card! Lexar cards are best for travel as they capture high-quality images and extended lengths of 1080p full-HD. They also feature high-speed file transfer from card to computer.
Rechargeable Battery Case
Because I use my phone A LOT when I travel (for taking photos, consulting maps, updating social networks, taking notes, etc.), my battery drains very quickly. This iPhone battery case has been a life-saver on many occasions.
Teeny Tiny GorillaPod
I dislike heavy camera equipment, but I am not willing to sacrifice performance or quality; cue this light-weight tripod and its flexible, wrappable joints. This is what I use for night-time travel photography or lengthy aperture shots.
1TB Portable Hard Drive
Mini Swivel Charger
MacBook Air 13.3-Inch
Travel Adapter Kit
Favourite Travel Books
Montreal City Guide
My very first book! Whether you’re visiting Montreal for the first or the hundredth time, this insightful guide will take you to places locals hold in high regards. Find out where they go for a romantic date, for happy hour drinks, and for Instagram-friendly coffee shops.
The Big Trip: Guide to Gap Years
World’s Best Cities – 220 Destinations
This is a great book for travellers looking for urban inspiration (Paris is overrated, right?). This book delves into the heart of more than 225 cities around the globe, some long-established, some up-and-coming – a glorious tribute to cosmopolitan life.
The Book of Everything
36 Hours: World Edition
Travel Gifts Under $40
Carry-On Cocktail Kit
If you are lucky enough to fly an airline that will mix a cocktail for you, then carry on. All others, please do yourself a favour, and get this amazingly quirky carry-on cocktail kit. You can thank me later.USA & Canada
Travel Listography Journal
This whimsical gift is perfect for writers and list-aficionados, with 70 topics quintessential (countries to visit, cuisines to try) and idiosyncratic (memorable people, animals seen in the wild, etc.) topics.USA & Canada
Shock-Proof Phone Case
Durable hardshell exterior is co-molded with an impact-absorbing inner layer for complete protection in a flexible, secure and lightweight form – and not to mention, super stylish patterns.USA & Canada
Eat Well, Travel Often tote
Pack This! Pad
I love how these colourful tags give my black suitcase a little oopmh, and make it so easy to spot the carousel. At that price, they make great travel-themed stocking fillers.
City Map Poster
I have four city map posters in my dining room and I truly enjoy seeing them every day. A great gift for design-oriented travellers! The Etsy store has dozens of cities available.