Travel Stack


For my entire professional career, I've been a nomad, traveling across the United States and around the world while working full time. During that time, I've been constantly improving what I call my "Travel Stack": all the gear I've decided to take with me as I travel. I'm sharing it here to give my own recommendations and hopefully get some input from you about what I should carry.




  1. Aer Duffel Pack
  2. Apple Macbook Pro
  3. Bellroy 3 card case
  4. iPhone 7
  5. Apple AirPods
  6. Bose SoundLink Revolve wireless speaker
  7. Paul Smith passport cover


  1. Apple Magic Mouse 2
  2. Roost Laptop Stand
  3. Kindle Paperwhite*
  4. MUJI A4 sketchbook
  5. Moleskine plain notebook, large
  6. Zebra G-301 Gel Pens
  7. Coolingtech universal adapter
  8. Anker PowerCore 13000 battery pack
  9. Amazon 6' USB lightning cable*
  10. Avantree cable straps
  11. Google Chromecast


Memberships and Money 

  1. Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card
  2. ATM card
  3. Passport
  4. Driver's license
  5. Priority Pass
  6. Global Entry card
  7. Public transportation cards, global
  8. U.S. dollars



  1. Ray-Ban New Wayfarer classic sunglasses
  2. Hydro Flask water bottle, 24oz with standard mouth
  3. Travel umbrella*
  4. Laundry bag, for dirty clothes
  5. Baseball cap
  6. Adidas running shoes
  7. Havaianas flip-flops
  8. UNIQLO hoodie, black
  9. Several crew t-shirts, mostly black
  10. Two pairs of UNIQLO slim jeans, both dark
  11. Adidas sweatpants, for working out
  12. UNIQLO slip-on socks, black
  13. Bread & Boxer boxer briefs, black
  14. Swimwear



  1. MUJI toiletry bag*
  2. Bioderma Photoderm Aquafluid sunscreen
  3. Barberstation Pomade
  4. Kevin Murphy Night Rider hair clay
  5. YSL L'Homme deodorant
  6. Toothbrush*
  7. Dental picks
  8. Toothpaste
  9. Sleeping mask*
  10. Face mask
  11. Ear plugs
  12. Pill bottles
  13. Melatonin pills
  14. Caffeine pills
  15. Ibuprofen pills
  16. Antihistamines
  17. Anti-itch cream
  18. Bug spray
  19. Tweezers
  20. Nail clipper
  21. Razors and razor blades


* Suggestions particularly welcome

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