I love hearing what others pack for different trips, so today I wanted to share what I bring so I can work while I’m traveling.
While I’m not traveling for “work” (soon!) I am lucky enough to be able to work from anywhere so I always have a few key things with me no matter where I go.
Laptop + Charger
When you’re a self-employed girl boss who’s business is (mostly) all online you always take your laptop with you. Trying to do anything on my phone for work (outside of posting to social media) is a pain.
And there’s nothing better than setting up shop in a cool little cafe in some new city and cracking out some work.
When Michael and I first went to SE Asia together in 2014 I left my laptop at home. We ended up spending a lot of time while in Chiang Mai in coffeeshops because he had some unexpected work come up. And I remember really just regretting my decision to leave my laptop at home.
It now comes everywhere.
This is a must for travel in general, but there’s nothing worse than forgetting to pack your headphones.
While there’s other tasks you can complete if you’re out in public, you can’t edit videos because hello, that would be rude.
Not to mention popping on some motivational, upbeat music, watching videos or taking a break to meditate.
External Hard Drive
The storage on my laptop is pretty decent, but I never want to run out of space to create. So, having extra storage is a must.
Plus you can throw videos, photos and everything from your trip on there to keep your phone and SD cards clear for even more goodness.
I also store different things on my hard drive that I might need to access for work.
Bullet Journal + Pen
My planner! I would be lost without this one. There’s something about the routine and organization I get from this tiny book that is revolutionary to what I’m able to accomplish for work.
Even day to day if I don’t have my planner I can’t tell people if I’m free a certain day, which makes planning anything difficult.
Camera + Charger
I love that I now have a smaller Canon g7x for traveling. And because of this I almost always have my camera with me.
Not only do I like documenting my travels, but being able to film a new FemmeHead video even when I’m not home is valuable.
Overall, it’s a simple list of items I need, which makes life oh so easy. And how amazing is it to be able to run an entire business with just a few things!
What are your work must-haves when traveling?