One of us is obsessed with buying organizational systems, packages, and bags which leads to this sort of packing list; the other of us is mad about gadgets, electronics, and the newest toys which leads to the packing list below. It is a bit of a problem that our electronics bag weighs more than all my clothes, toiletries, and miscellaneous equipment and that we carry nearly $9,000 on our backs.
But, here's the thing: we use all of it every single day. Though this list is long, we would not give up any of our electronics because they keep us connected, working, and able to capture the best parts of our travels. If you want the quick and dirty version of our electronics gear, watch this short 2-minute video which captures how we pack in our electronics, including weight and total costs.
Or, if you want the nitty gritty details, come walk through our electronics packing list with us.
If you have made it all the way through this post, then aside from needing a stiff drink, you probably think we are either crazy or rich to own and carry all this equipment around. I can't speak to the crazy part, especially after this stunt, but we are certainly not rich. We have been slowly building up this gear over the last four years and usually give each other electronics gear as Christmas or birthday presents. The Macbook Air is on loan from Patrick's company so that Patrick can consult for them while we travel and the Sony Vaio is a two-year old computer that we purchased to replace my old laptop. We certainly could travel with less but because we both work while we travel, we use all this equipment.
What are your favorite electronics equipment for your travels? Anything here that you think is unnecessary or that is better replaced with another item? Let us know if you have any questions about what we chose and why we chose it because we (and, by we, I mean 90% Patrick and 10% Akila) have spent a lot of time thinking about this stuff. Too much time, really, as you can probably tell from this post.
[Ummm, so, if you click on any of the links above and purchase something from Amazon, we will get a tiny amount of money - like maybe enough to buy a cup of coffee at Starbucks. I'm just telling you this because the FTC thinks you aren't smart enough to figure this out for yourself. Everything listed above we reviewed after purchasing it ourselves and we have received no endorsements for any of the above review.]