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How to choose the Best Travel Camera Kit for you | Pack Hacker

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The Best Camera Kit for Your Travels

This guide covers how to choose the best travel camera kit for you. We cover it all, from a simple smartphone to a compact point and shoot, all the way up to mirrorless and DSLR. Plus, our recommendations for camera backpacks, slings, and travel tripods for YouTube or vlogging.

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How to Make the Most of Merino Wool Travel Clothing

From t-shirts & sweaters to underwear & socks—Merino wool is soft, naturally breathable, & stink resistant, making it a magical fabric for travel.

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How to choose the best carry-on travel backpack for you

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How to choose the best carry-on travel backpack for you

Pack Hacker’s minimalist guide on selecting the best carry-on one bag travel backpack for you. We share the most important principals for selecting a pack.

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The short list for long term travel

Whether you're a digital nomad or a frequent business traveler, there are a couple pieces of gear you should consider investing in to make your trips much smoother.

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Tested Travel Gear

Ungrip Review

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Phone Strap by Ungrip

Say goodbye to shattered screens, Ungrip will keep even the biggest of phones securely in your hand and off the ground during all of your adventures.

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Popsocket Grip Review

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Phone Grip by PopSockets

Functional and fun, affordable and adorable. Despite durability flaws, PopSockets are a trendy and useful tool for securing and stabilizing your phone.

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Trtl Travel Pillow

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Travel Pillow by Trtl

An alternative to traditional design, the Trtl “pillow” offers a new type of neck support which outshines the usual overstuffed travel pillows.

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F-Stop Small Shallow ICU (Internal Camera Unit) Review

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Small Shallow ICU (Internal Camera Unit) by F-Stop

The F-Stop Small Shallow ICU (internal camera unit) is a camera cube insert that organizes and protects all of your camera gear within your backpack or luggage.

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Icebreaker Multisport Ultralight Micro Socks

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Multisport Ultralight Micro Socks by Icebreaker

The Icebreaker Multisport Ultralight Micro Socks are ankle-height merino wool socks that are lightweight and cool. A decent choice for your sock arsenal.

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EVERGOODS Mountain Panel Loader 30 Review

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Mountain Panel Loader 30 by EVERGOODS

The EVERGOODS MPL30 is a pack designed for the trail that still works well for travel. Ergonomic, well-designed and durable, it’s easy to love this bag.

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Pack Hacker Blog

Jackie Austin in Singapore

Jet-Setting with Jackie Austin

Jackie Austin works for an airline during the daytime and flies to Paris on the weekends. She has mastered the art of standby flights, dodging tourist season and making the most of short travels.

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Laura Ivanova

How to Travel Slow as a Photographer with Laura Ivanova

Laura Ivanova is a wedding and portrait photographer who’s passport is always ready for new adventures. She enjoys finding time for slow travels around the globe in places such as Bali and Budapest.

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Jessica Latone Travel Styles

20+ Countries and Countless Photos with Jessica Latone

Jessica Latone is a Toronto and Vancouver based photographer that’s learned a thing or two about travel on the road. She captures “lovely bits” from Iceland to Croatia & more.

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Natalie Avalos and Thomas Brown in Medellín, Colombia

Part-Time Digital Nomads Natalie & Thomas

Natalie Avalos and Thomas Brown’s graphic design & computer programming skills enable them to work remotely and live as part-time digital nomads.

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