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Every 12 months I uncover sure gadgets that I find yourself utilizing repeatedly, as a result of they’re both versatile, cute, comfy, or a mixture of all three. As journey is such an integral a part of my life, the vast majority of gadgets I personal are issues that work simply as properly at residence as they do on the go, too. Here’s a spherical up of my favourite merchandise for 2021!



If you missed final 12 months’s spherical up, learn this publish for my high merchandise from 2020.






50L Wandf Foldable Travel Duffle Bag and Delsey Turenne Carryon to move residence gadgets from USA to Mexico. 


Lightweight Packable Duffle Bags – Top Pick of the Year!


The first merchandise on my listing is a stunning favourite – the Wandf Packable Duffle. I’ve written a novel about this merchandise as a result of it’s that good!


I’d first bought one among these duffles for my transfer from England to Playa del Carmen final 12 months as a result of I wanted light-weight baggage with most house so I might transport as a lot of my belongings as doable on one journey. It ended up being one among my finest baggage purchases ever and I’ve since gotten a number of extra sizes to accommodate my steady strikes.




Two 80L Bago Duffles for Family Road Trip


I now personal 8 of those packable duffles together with:


  • 40L / 20” Wandf duffle in Grey – carryon dimension however not most sensible for worldwide journey when maximizing baggage allowance is essential
  • 50L / 22” Wandf duffle in Blue – barely bigger than 40L, technically might nonetheless work as carryon with the chance of being outsized, supreme as a weekender or for highway journeys, however once more, too small for my worldwide strikes
  • 80L Wandf Duffle in Grey – my favourite choice for checked baggage to move gadgets in worldwide strikes
  • 80L Bago Duffle in Snow Grey – finest dimension for checked baggage and sleeker wanting cloth than earlier two manufacturers and types, however zipper feels flimsy and apprehensive the fabric might rip mid-transit
  • 96L Campsmart Duffle in Black – may fit for most baggage allowance. I did danger it on a flight and it labored however I don’t like the thought getting charged for overize bag payment. Don’t love the standard of this model

Note: I purchased so many as a result of I ended up leaving half of them in several locations.




Using 80L Wandf Duffles transporting sheets, towels, and different gadgets from the USA to El Salvador for my new beach front Airbnb!


For the aim of shifting internationally, the 80L is ideal as the utmost dimension for checked baggage with American Airlines, my most popular airline when touring in North America. While a 90L might work, I don’t wish to danger being informed I’ve an outsized bag thus risking a hefty baggage payment.

The featherlight materials and huge open house means I get to maximise my checked baggage allowance vs losing beneficial kilos on an everyday wheeled suitcase. Plus, they are often packed away to fold into their very own pocket after I’m carried out transporting gadgets.

I can’t rave sufficient about touring with any such bag if you must examine baggage. My greatest situation is that suitcases bigger than 25” are typically very heavy, thus taking out of your baggage allowance in case your objective is to hold extra gadgets. This is the perfect resolution as a result of it’s light-weight, cheap, and you may make full use of the standard 50lb checked bag weight allowance.


This is fingers down my favourite merchandise of the 12 months and has turn into my go-to suitcase and the Wandf duffle bags wins as my most popular model 100%! 


Tip: at any time when I’ve used cardboard packing containers for transfer, safety has stopped me twice and I even obtained fined in Cancun for “importing in goods”! Yet one more reason to journey with my duffles vs cardboard packing containers. Plus, they’re extra sturdy for heavier gadgets, too.




 Using Gonshi Vacuum Storage and Compression bags to journey carryon solely for a 1-week winter snow journey to Park City, Utah


Compression Bags – 2nd favourite product of the 12 months!


Earlier this 12 months I visited Park City, Utah for a week-long wintry keep in a Deer Valley cabin. Even although I wasn’t snowboarding, I needed to deliver cute cozy clothes to spend lazy days within the cabin, having fun with the view, and being surrounded by nature.

In addition to my standard light-weight however heat winter garments, I additionally introduced clothes that was thick, plush, and greater than I most likely wanted but I nonetheless managed to pack carryon solely!

My secret? Compression bags!

While I DO NOT advocate compression baggage for quick paced multi-stop journeys, they’re good for a single vacation spot when all you need to do is unpack and repack one time. For extra multi-stop journeys, I at all times use a set of packing cubes and the Compass Rose ones are shade and quantity coded so it’s straightforward to arrange my clothes if I’m having to unpack and repack ceaselessly.




I used two compression baggage plus one Compass Rose carryon size packing cube with my Delsey Turenne carryon suitcase. I severely splurged on house and didn’t pack as flippantly as regular. I took a lot stuff. 


Read the complete weblog publish for full particulars and winter packing listing!




 Earth Origins Orono Foster Memory Foam Sandals with Anatomie Tank, H&M Jeans, Wallaroo Sun Hat, and Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody


Supportive Comfortable Sandals 


Over the previous 12 months I used to be in determined want of supportive sneakers and I examined it out at the very least a dozen sandals in the hunt for the final word in consolation: There had been two sandals that stood out amongst the remainder: Earth Origins Orono Foster Memory Foam Sandals and Reef Star Sassy Cushioned Flip Flops (featured beneath). They saved my toes as they obtained additional swollen within the Playa del Carmen fierce summer time warmth!

These Earth Origins Sandals turned out to be superb! I used them to stroll all over the place and typically all-day at residence, too.




Earth Origins Orono Sandals with J Crew Midrise Denim Shorts, Rails Linen Shirt, and Wallaroo Sun Hat


I really like that the type might work with quite a lot of outfits even in an elevated approach. While I’m unsure if I’d put on them as strolling sandals for Europe in the summertime, I can see myself utilizing them when touring to locations resembling Southeast Asia and tropical locations close to and far.

I’ll admit, after I first obtained these, I wasn’t too eager on them. The shade was a great impartial however I didn’t suppose it was the very best shade to flatter my pores and skin tone. I additionally thought that they had been approach too huge for my slim to medium foot. At that point, I didn’t understand the straps had been velcro and adjustable! Since my toes swell within the warmth, they labored completely and stayed safe whether or not in reasonable or excessive temperatures.

These ended up being the sneakers I used essentially the most this 12 months.


Full weblog publish evaluating all of the sandals to return!




Reef Star Flip Flops worn with Zara shorts, Farysays Top, and Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody


Comfortable Flip Flops With Arch Support


My Reef Star Sassy Flip Flops with cushioned arch help have turn into my go-to flip flops at residence in Playa del Carmen.

Never in my life would I’ve thought that any flip flops would have enough arch help. While I additionally purchased the favored Dillon thong sandals from Vionic they’re designed extra like sandals vs true seashore flip flops. I didn’t discover them as comfy because the Reefs as a result of they had been too huge for my slim foot and match is as necessary in consolation footwear because the arch help.




Reef Star Flip Flops worn with H&M Long Sleeve Blouse (similar), Anatomie Tank, Wallaroo Sun HatH&M Denim Shorts, and Woven Bag (bought in El Salvador)


These Reef flip flops are soooo comfy that I’ve now ordered a second pair and I’ll for certain be touring with them for seashore, scuba diving, resort, and pool journeys along with utilizing them at residence as home slippers.


Read this publish for extra comfy flip flop suggestions!




Zesica Wrap Floral A Line Short Dress worn with Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody and Taos Sneakers


Lightweight Summer Dresses


The summer time months of May – August are an absolute scorcher in Playa del Carmen! I purchased this Zesica Dress as a result of it appeared light-weight for the warmth and seemed so packable and fairly for future journey, too! 

I initially shared it in my Spring Haul and the readers completely cherished it! It rapidly turned a bestseller.




Zesica Long Dress worn with Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody and Marc Fisher Pacca Sandals


It’s out there in short and long length so I purchased two colours, Red and Navy, within the quick model and the Light Purple shade within the lengthy. I’d love if they’d a 90s impressed black floral print, however do I look ahead to making an attempt on different colours as they’re persevering with so as to add extra to their assortment.

Since I’m not a print woman and love my neutrals, I’d most likely keep on with these attire to be worn by the seaside, colourful colonial cities, or for summer time get-togethers vs carrying them when touring for a metropolis vacation spot.




Zesica Dress worn with Vionic Wedges


I feel the costume is superior for summer time and for journey, however I do have a few alterations I would make. I’ll admit that the neckline is a little more uncovered than I really feel comfy with and I’m not a fan of cleavage cowl ups, so I could have the attire tailor-made to suit my again so that they don’t sit so low within the again. 

For the quick type, whereas the ruffles give it a enjoyable and flirty look, I could purchase the longer lengths and simply have them reduce to my most popular knee size sans ruffles. 


Both the short dress and the long dress are provided in sizes S – XXL. I’m carrying a dimension small in each.




Eddie Bauer Departure Long Sleeve Shirt with Zara Shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Backpack, and Taos Sneakers


White Long Sleeve Button Down Shirt


Over the years, I’ve found my good “uniform” that simply transitions from seashore to metropolis, and from every day put on to journey: a button down shirt plus denim. I like an informal however polished look and this mix has been endlessly versatile for my wants!

Because of this, I’m on an limitless hunt for the proper button down blouses for the proper minimal capsule on a regular basis and journey wardrobe I intention to make.




Eddie Bauer Departure Shirt with Anatomie TankH&M Denim Shorts, Wallaroo Sun Hat, and Marc Fisher Pacca Sandals


In 2020, I used to be obsessive about the Eddie Bauer Ripstop Shirt, however in 2021, a unique Eddie Bauer lengthy sleeve made my favorites listing: the Departure Shirt.

It’s additionally a white button down however the cloth of the Departure is softer and appears extra like an everyday shirt vs. a journey or mountain climbing high. As a plus, it nonetheless has all the identical nice options such because the UPF 50 safety and moisture-wicking capabilities which preserve me comparatively “cool” and dry within the Playa del Carmen warmth.

I’d prefer to get this in one other shade to have a second dependable shirt choice to flow into in my capsule wardrobe. 

It’s out there on Eddie Bauer or Moosejaw, and as for sizes, it’s provided in XS-XXL. I put on a small petite dimension.




Farysays Top worn with Anatomie TankH&M Denim Shorts, and A.S.98 Sigg Boots


Lightweight White Button Down Blouse


Another white button down shirt that has rapidly made its approach into my supreme capsule wardrobe is the Farysays Top – one other piece from my Spring Haul and a TFG reader favourite! 

It’s surprisingly versatile and I really like that I can put on it in a spread of the way together with tucked in or out of my shorts and worn loosely outdoors of my denims.




Farysays Top with Anatomie TankH&M Denim Shorts, and Ecco Flowt Sandals


I additionally purchased the highest in black and like each however choose the white shade essentially the most. In Playa del Carmen I put on the white high with a nude bra or the black high with a black bra and don’t hassle with a tank beneath. In a non-beach vacation spot I’d put on it with a cami below if closed or a tank high if unbuttoned as proven above.




Ugg Simmens Boots (similar), worn with Columbia Waterproof Jacket, J Crew Everyday Cashmere Turtleneck, Winter Hat, and Zara Jeans


Comfy Warm Winter Boots


I initially purchased Ugg Simmens Boots (similar) after I lived in England and they rapidly turned my go-to winter boots, significantly after utilizing them to maintain my toes heat whereas residing in a ship for one San Diego winter! 

Their lined inside makes them delicate and heat with each step, the only has enough traction even for frost and transient stints within the snow, and as a serious plus, the design is flexible, simply transitioning from a straightforward mountain climbing path then being paired with a pretend fur coat within the metropolis. 




Ugg Simmens Boots (similar) worn with H&M Gloves, Winter Hat, and Zella Leggings


They’ve confirmed to be a worthy journey companion over the previous 12 months significantly on my 12 day journey to Deer Valley, Utah and Los Angeles in February and my 3-week nationwide park highway journey by way of Utah and Colorado. I wore it nearly every day for the chilly winter in Kentucky, too.

The facet zipper makes them straightforward to slide on and off for lengthy highway journeys, discreetly on an in a single day flight, or to put on at residence as slippers as a result of they’re tremendous cozy. It’s not an ankle size or calf boot. It’s someplace in between making it much less cumbersome if you must pack it in a suitcase however the top additionally retains snow and rain from seeping inside.




Ugg Simmens Boots (similar) worn with H&M Faux Fur Jacket, Asos Top, and Zara Jeans


While Ugg boots are costly. I initially purchased the Teva De Vina as a result of it was cheaper, however I didn’t just like the type as a lot so I ended up shopping for the Ugg boots anyway. I’ve now discovered my lesson to only purchase what I would like when it’s good even when it has the next price ticket as a result of I solely have to spend the cash as soon as on the proper merchandise vs shopping for cheaper issues that simply don’t work.

Unfortunately, the Ugg Simmens is now discontinued, however I additionally ended up shopping for the Ugg Lorna in black, which is a really related type. 




H&M Denim Shorts with Anatomie Jacket, Anatomie Tank, Wallaroo Hat, and Birkenstock Sandals


High Waisted Denim


I’ve been a very long time fan of excessive waisted shorts and with their elevated recognition in latest developments, I’ve discovered quite a lot of choices together with my favourite paper bag quick type. Between the above black H&M Denim Shorts and the white Zara shorts, I feel I’ve discovered the proper two for my capsule wardrobe.

I don’t put on skirts as I discover shorts extra flattering on me, and I discover that the excessive waisted types go well with my physique kind the very best.

While I wouldn’t pack these for metropolis journeys or to go to modest cities, residing by the seashore and frequenting seaside locations, denim shorts are thought of a vital in my tropical travels and every day apparel. 




H&M Jeans with Anatomie Tank, Wallaroo Sun Hat, Taos Sneakers, and Woven Bag (bought in El Salvador)


In addition to shorts, excessive waisted flared and straight denims have additionally turn into the popular leg taking on skinny denims. I like shopping for H&M denims together with the above Flared High Ankle Jeans greater than larger priced manufacturers as a result of it permits me to check out versatile types and suits at an inexpensive value and Plus, in addition they have curvy designs, too

In my long run travels I found that denim is extremely versatile, doesn’t require frequent washing, and can simply be dressed up or down. Plus, denim fits my private informal however polished type so that is a part of my on a regular basis life-style regardless of the place I’m going.


As a reminder, except taking part in particular actions, the very best clothes for journey is the clothes that makes you are feeling your finest! Just make sure that the material works for journey and that it’s appropriate for your vacation spot. Read my sequence on how to decide on the proper garments for journey and create the proper trip capsule wardrobe – you need to use the identical ideas in your closet at residence, too!



What had been your favourite journey merchandise from final 12 months? Share your picks within the feedback!


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