Next up is travel insurance - I can't stress how important this is! And not just for the usual suspects like skiing, surfing, snowboarding, bungee jumping.. you'd be silly to do fun (dangerous) activities without insurance, but apparently even if you don't do crazy activities you'd still be mad not to have insurance.
After three years of travelling (and doing crazy activities) our worst injuries happened at the mildest of times: Tanbay fractured his arm walking on a pavement in Australia and I needed seven stitches after making hummus in Italy.
The point is, you need insurance. We recommend World Nomads Travel Insurance - it's the one we use because it's designed by travellers, making it easy to buy, extend and claim, even if you're still travelling.
They also cover you for a lot of extreme sports (like bungee jumping) that other companies won't - and they're often cheaper than those other companies!
This is a new favourite of ours: having wifi on the go. How? With a Tep Wireless - a small device that allows you to connect to the internet anytime, anywhere. Find out more by reading our review: Tep Wireless Review or order yours here: order a Tep Wireless.
Seriously, your phone won't cut it. When we were in Australia and Northern Europe we just used a phone, and looking back now the photos are rubbish! Then we moved onto a small digital camera, and looking back now the photos are still rubbish!
Nowadays we travel with four different cameras, one would be enough probably but it depends what you're doing:
Nikon D3300 - essential for taking good photos. Don't leave without one! You can find your one here: Amazon US | Amazon UK
Canon G7X - essential for taking good videos. If you want to be a YouTuber or simply take good videos this is a must - seriously. You can find yours here: Amazon US | Amazon UK
GoPro - essential for taking good photos and videos under or around water or anytime you're doing any kind of sport. You can find yours here: Amazon US | Amazon UK
360 degree camera - essential for taking amazing 360 degree videos that are really popular on Facebook and YouTube. You can find yours here: Amazon US | Amazon UK
Yes these are more expensive than the cheaper ones (duh), but they are 100% worth it. Pay a little more now so you don't have to buy a new one in ten minutes. Find yours here: Amazon US | Amazon UK
We're Laura and Tanbay, a British/German couple who have successfully weaselled our way out of the rat-race and want you to do the same! We also want to make it clear that we sometimes use “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we use personally and believe will add value to our readers.