The list author says: "I always keep a bag ready to go for my next adventure. These are my must-haves (and nice-to-haves) for easy, packable travel. I also try to use sustainable products, if possible. (I will include more as they become available on Amazon and/or I travel more!)"
"Perfect for every travel situation except wet ones (like white-water rafting without a dry bag). Especially great for loud hostels, but keep an eye on them! (The only frustrating thing, of course, is their size and storage container. I think they are worth it.) I bought re-purposed ones (they change out the rubber that touches your skin), so I feel like they were recycled!"
"I know a lot of people use an iPad now or would prefer it, but I love the size of my iTouch and being able to access email and the web in any wifi zone. I have an older generation, but I would love to upgrade and get Skype capabilities...maybe even an iPad so I can transfer photos to free-up my storage card."
"Comfort and strengthening. Go for the KSO Trek in brown or black leather for something a little less likely to draw attention, however, I find they are a great way to start conversation and meet people! And I prefer to travel as close to barefoot as I can! (I just wish they were recycled and/or vegan.)"