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The definitive resource for world travelers, commuters, and everyone in between.

Packing Lists

Earth Friendly Sustainable Packing List

Packing List

Earth Friendly Sustainable Packing List

Our Earth Friendly Sustainable Packing List is full of ethical, sustainable, and zero-waste products. Everything you need to travel the world, minus the guilt.

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Digital Nomad Packing List

Packing List

Digital Nomad Packing List

The ultimate packing list for traveling the world as a digital nomad with a backpack. We cover it all: men’s and women’s focused items from clothes to tech to toiletries and more.

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Guides

How To Choose The Best Sling Bag For You

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How to Choose the Best Sling Bag for You

In this travel sling bag guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know to find the best sling bag that will work for you. We cover it all.

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Best Daypack For Travel | Pack Hacker

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How To Choose The Best Travel Daypack For You

The best travel daypack is unique for each person. We break down how to choose into 7 easy sections, including packs that are compressible, packable, expandable, and more.

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Best Travel Packing List Guide | Pack Hacker

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How to Create the Best Packing List For You

Our packing list guide teaches you how to pack like a pro. From clothes to packing cubes, backpacks and more—we cover it all because we’ve done it all.

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Working Remotely While Traveling | Pack Hacker

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How to Work Remotely While Traveling

From coworking spaces to coffee shops, we’re here to help you navigate the world of remote working.

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Best Packing Cubes For Travel | Pack Hacker

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How To Choose The Best Packing Cubes For You

An in-depth guide on how to choose the best packing cubes for your travels. From compression packing cubes to ultralight and budget, we’re here to help.

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Ultimate Travel Gift Ideas | Pack Hacker

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Our Favorite Gift Ideas For the Traveler in Your Life

You could give a bunch of Starbucks gift cards, or you can give friends & family something from our favorite travel gift ideas guide. It can be hard to know what to buy for the travel junkies in your life but, lucky for you, we’re experts in this sort of thing.

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Gear Reviews

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Quechua Ultra-Compact Packable Backpack

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Ultra-Compact Packable Backpack by Quechua

The Quechua Ultra-Compact Packable Backpack is one of the most budget-friendly compressible backpacks out there—and it’s hardier than it looks.

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Fjallraven Kanken Photo Insert (Small)

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Kanken Photo Insert (Small) by Fjallraven

The Fjallraven Kanken Photo Insert doesn’t have anything innovative going on—it’s simply a solid camera case to keep your gear safe and tidy on the road.

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GORUCK Bullet Ruck 10L

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Bullet Ruck by GORUCK

The GORUCK Bullet Ruck is a compact, durable daypack that’s great for everyday use—especially if you’re carrying a relatively light load.

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8.5
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Pods

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Pods by Hyperlite Mountain Gear

Lightweight and durable—if a bit pricey—the Hyperlite Mountain Gear Pods are great for keeping your gear organized on the road.

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AmazonBasics RFID Travel Passport Wallet

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RFID Travel Passport Wallet by AmazonBasics

The AmazonBasics RFID Travel Passport Wallet is a solid place to keep your travel documents organized on the road—though it doesn’t have the best look.

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Lems Mesa

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Mesa by Lems

You can rock the Lems Mesa shoes on cobblestone streets, mountain peaks, and everywhere in between—but we’re not sure how long they’ll last you.

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The Blog

Abby McNeill at Peyto Lake—Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Stepping Outside Of Your Comfort Zone as a Nomad – With Abby McNeill

Abby McNeill has been living as a nomad, stepping outside of her comfort zone, and meeting people all over the world—from the bustling streets of India to the snowy mountains of Canada. She is an earth-conscious traveler who loves planning her next trip while discovering hidden corners around the globe.

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Zach and Julie Pack Hacker

Globe Trotting as a Couple – With Julie & Zach

Julie and Zach fell in love with traveling and one another—and they’ve been trotting around the globe ever since. Here they share some tips on finding cheap flights and making the most of your time on the road.

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Thomas and Sheena | Chasing A Plate

How To Eat Like A Local – With Thomas & Sheena

Thomas and Sheena packed up their apartment, bought plane tickets, and started traveling full-time to discover the best cuisines around the world. They continue to share their love for food and culture with others through Chasing A Plate.

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Jaayden Halko at the Seven Rila Lakes

Traveling The World As An Indie Game Developer – With Jaayden Halko

Jaayden Halko quit his former job to travel the world and start his own indie game development company. He chases warm weather and finds new home bases all around the globe while doing what he loves.

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