The list author says: "This is a brief list of items I found to be useful while traveling. Items below will work for business and pleasure travel, adventure travel and vagabonding (long term travel). I only buy or suggest the highest quality items regardless of the price, because they need to be reliable, durable and last for a long time. Unless stated otherwise, I have personally tested all of the listed items. When everything else is the same, I tend to choose black-colored items, but this is my personal choice. This list is my "thank you" to all other people who made similar travel-related lists on Amazon - I spent many hours looking through all of them choosing what works for me. I hope you will find some items here which will work for you and enhance your travel experience.
"I tried many cameras - for a casual traveler this one provides the best combination of size, ease of use and quality of pictures. It takes decent video too. Auto settings result in "near professional" quality photos with very minimum knowledge of photography."
"This one is a must have for scuba, snorkeling and just any other water activity. Requires weights (See below). Super easy to use and really works great! Made by Canon specifically for G9 (though they make cases for other Canon cameras too, like Digital Elf 1000)"
"Perfect size low cost camera carrying bag for your Canon G9 underwater enclosure. Very well made and has extra compartments for accessories. Has sufficient padding to protect your enclosure from being banged on a boat between dives."
"Sometimes you just want small camera which fits in your pocket, so you don't look like a tourist. SD1000 makes killer photos, is super small and uses the same flash cards as G9. There is also an underwater enclosure for it made by Canon -perfect for snorkeling, but for scuba - buy an enclosure for G9 - is it worth exrta $$. Get spare batteries"
"SanDisk makes the best cards and this is their "Pro" line. I buy no higher than 4 Gb capacity so I don't risk loosing 32 GB of photos on one tiny card. That said - buy several and back up to your computer daily. At prices like this why not buy the best??"
"This size is a nice to have in addition to the Classic 120 GB - it is good for a beach or other places where it can be easily damager. Remember - Apple warranty does not cover water damage - use ziplock bags to protect it in wet environments."
"This is the best portable speaker system on the market. Works both plugged in and with batteries. Sturdy and good size. Works with PSP too. Sony used to make another good model (Sony SRS-T77), but it is long discontinued"
"I found these to be the best small all-purpose headphones. Bang & Olufsen quality for under $150! Ear clips allow for use in sports (snowboarding, biking, etc.). Also great for watching movies on a plane. Very portable with a little leather carrying pouch is a nice touch."
"I am not huge fan of the new aluminum casing (black was much better) but this puppy is the best performing laptop I ever had. Make sure and max it with 8 Gb of RAM. 13 inch size fits perfectly in a standard hotel in-room safe, which is paramount for security reason."
"Durable, sexy looking 500 gb portable hard drive. You can have a complete copy of your hard drive (use shareware "superduper") in a drive which is just slightly larger than my iPhone. As an additional bonus - its cord USB also works with Canon G9 for laptop connection, so you only need to pack 1 cord for both devices."
"Tumi makes the best luggage. Period. This is the best satshel for a carry-on. See other Tumi luggage pieces here or on Tumi web site. It will last you forever and always look like new and at the same time generic enough which makes it less likely to be stolen."
"I personally use Tumi combination locks (which do come in black) but they don't sell them on Amazon. Make sure and get TSA-Accepted lock or they will break your lock to inspect your luggage if checked on a plane"
"In some countries you don't want to advertise the country of your citizenship, so this one makes a nice cover. Protecting your RFID info is an added bonus. Update: RFID protecting metal shield sets off airport metal detector. Update: Tumi has a very nice passport case made of ballistic nylon, but it doesn't have RFID block"
"Super nice sunglasses, high quality, light and durable and come with 4 sets of interchangeable lenses and another set of temple pieces with build in cord, making them perfect for all occasions including extreme sports. 100% UV protection. As a bonus they don't look like "sports glasses" or as "expensive glasses" so they are not as likely to get stolen. I obviously have a pair with black frames."
"Food!! Pure and delicious snack in a small package. This brand has only few all-natural ingredients with no additives. Many flavors are good, banana is by far my favorite, but Cherry Pie is also very good."
"Million uses - I get them in different sizes: quarts are "legal airplane in-cabin" size, so make sure to pack extras. 2 1/2 -gallon huge ones are great for clothes and other stuff. I found that this brand (Hefty) is particularly nice - strong bags and "one-zip" makes them easy to open and close."
"This non-padded pouch with multiple pockets is great for all of your small technology essentials - spare batteries, flash cards, small cords, adaptors and the like. Weights close to nothing and mesh zippered pockets allow to easily see and find the items. I have one in different pocket combination and obviously in black color, but it is not sold on Amazon"