An updated simplified version of my last blog “What To Bring To Asia.”

You can use this list as what to pack before the trip or what to buy when you are in Asia.

#1. Backpack is the best way to go. If you are bringing a suitcase you’ve already packed too much! Invest in a high quality bag. I got mine from sport check and it has held up perfectly.

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Airplane

The main flight is long, these are the things that made it comfortable. For an outfit my go to is a matching loungewear set. The plane is usually cold so it’s important to bring pants and a sweater.

What To Bring:

  • Headphones
  • Neck Pillow
  • Sleep Mask
  • Ear plugs
  • Hoodie / Sweater / Knit Lounge Set (I looked on amazon but couldn't find any sets made out of organic materials.)
  • Pants
  • Hair Tie
  • Candy/Snacks/Gum
  • Gravol
  • Nytol (Put Joe and I out for 12h on the plane)
  • Note Pad + BRING A PEN!!
  • Passport + ID + Copies + Wallet + Some Cash
  • I put the last two in a different photo so you will see it later on.

Beach

What To Bring:

  • Beach Bag OR Day Pack OR Fanny Pack
  • Flip Flops (can buy easily in Asia)
  • Water Shoes (Can be bought in Asia)
  • Sunglasses
  • Mosquito Repellent Lotion (buy in Asia)
  • 2 Simple Bikini's Neutral Color like Black, White, Beige etc. Triangle bikini, Smocked bikini. So you can make multiple outfits out of it, and it's perfect for any occasion.
  • A fun Bikini to shoot photos in
  • One piece swim suit
  • Sunscreen + Tanning Lotion / Oil. Maui Babe is my favourite but buy it in winter the price is $18, but in the summer it goes up to $40
  • Sarong (You can buy them for $5 in Asia). Make sure it's a full sarong that covers your knees for the temples. No slits, since your knee can pop out.

Electronics

What To Bring To Create

This section will vary based on person! Here's a full content creator list.

  • Phone + Fast iPhone Charger.
  • Laptop + Laptop Charger.
  • iPad + iPad Charger. If you plan to edit videos on your iPad the newest Pro has been upgraded to make it possible.
  • Tripod. Try to find one that is stable, so you don't tip over your camera. The Amazon 60" basic tripod is the one I have, it's not that steady when you have it elevated. Sometimes I like to attach a backpack in the middle to ground it.
  • Gorilla Pod I prefer to bring this over a tripod to save space. It's pricey but can hold a big lens.
  • Phone Bluetooth Clicker (remote that connects to your phone to take photos so you don’t have to use the timer.) I bring two because somehow I always loose one of them.
  • Indonesia – Universal Adapter. You can buy them for $2 at any local convenient store instead of paying $20 on Amazon. Thailand uses the same as Canada, you won't need an adapter.
  • Drone + Remote + Drone Charger. Mavic Air 2.
  • SSD Portable External Hard Drive to load all of your travel video's and photo's on to. SAMSUNG SSD, SEGATE SSD. (HDD easily break, although they are cheaper it's not with the risk of loosing everything. I broke one in the past and lost a year of content work.) HDD break easily because they have a disk that spins while plugged into your computer, if you even slightly knock it over it will most likely break. SSD do not have spinning disks.
  • Camera + Camera Charger.
  • Headphones.
  • USB C to USB converter if you have a newer MacBook.
  • SD Card to USB adapter
  • Sport Camera, GoPro or Insta 360 Go ($) Insta 360 One X ($$$) are my favourite recommendations.
  • Waterproof Dry Bag for all your gear.

Clothing & Shoes

What To Bring:

Try to bring neutral colour clothing, you can then create multiple outfits out. I'm currently working on my Basic Travel Wardrobe Capsule Blog Post. I also bring one bold colour long dress or flowy skirt for photos. Pick a simple cut and you can then change the colour of the dress in Picsart. For example your red dress can turn into a blue dress. I will post a tutorial later on for this!

  • Simple Tee (White, Black, Tan, or Cream), Oversized Tee,
  • Cropped Shirt (Aritzia Sculpt knit is one of my favourites),
  • Dress (Midi dress, and a long dress for pictures which you can pick both up in the local markets),
  • Jean Shorts,
  • Simple Tops,
  • Optional: White Button Down,
  • Socks,
  • Undergarments 98% or 100% Cotton,
  • Walking Shoes,
  • Flip Flops or Sandals,

Beauty + Medical

What To Bring:

  • Glasses,
  • Contacts + Contact Solution + Contact Case,
  • Mascara,
  • Concealer,
  • Bronzer,
  • Hair comb or brush,
  • Deodorant,
  • Face Routine,
  • Foldable Tooth Brush,
  • Toothpaste (cheaper in Asia and they have cinnamon and coconut flavours),
  • Razor,
  • Nytol, Gravol, Imodium, Pepto, Allergy (optional)
  • If You Bring Prescription Medication Read My Other Packing List Blog HERE about the requirements in Indonesia.

You can purchase almost everything on the list in Asia. The list includes everything Joe and I used all the way to the end of the trip. We eliminated lots throughout so this guide should help you stray away from over packing.

(Note: Electronics are more expensive in Asia)

Safe Travels 🤗