Travel Essentials For Digital Nomads
Digital nomads are the free and wild travelers who have homes all around the world instead of staying in one place permanently. Whatever you are a new digital nomad or well-traveled professional, from this list you can find some of the newest and most important travel essentials every working nomad should carry with them. From cold Iceland to exotic Thailand, these items will help you with your remote job or the euphoria of traveling.
What are you waiting for? Check these items and create your own list of travel essentials for the exciting life as a digital nomad.
Maybe not the first thing you would pack but more important than many starting digital nomads could ever believe. Imagine yourself in the perfect lifestyle of traveling while working remotely. You’re constantly flying from one country to another. Visiting new cities and countries is like a dream but the flying part may cause some problems. Weight limits for baggage, don’t we all hate them?
As a full-time digital nomad, your bags are going to be full wherever you go. Laptops, clothes for every possible weather and new interesting souvenirs to remember the places you have been are surprisingly heavy, so you have to find a way to avoid the expensive over-weight costs. In a situation like this, travel scale will save your time and money. That’s why it’s the first item on our list of travel essentials for digital nomads.
If you don’t know what’s a power bank, you can’t yet call yourself a true digital nomad! These small practical devices act as a spare battery for your phone, tablet or even laptop. On foreigner country without the knowledge of their closest power point, power bank will be a lifesaver. However, you could take one more step to make your life as digital nomad as simple as possible. The solar power bank is like a normal power bank except instead of electricity you can charge it with solar power. Just keep your new power bank on sunlight and voila you have extra energy for your other devices wherever you go!
The popularity of packing cubes has grown significantly during the last few years, so you should hop on the trend that’s making packing so much easier. Packing cubes keep your luggage or backpack in order. Every item has their own place in cubes that are easy to put inside your bag. At the same time, your clothes and items are save from humidity, thieves or dirt depending on the packing cubes you purchase.
Universal adapter is a device that makes any power outlet compatible with your chargers. The outlets you will encounter as a digital nomad are always country-specific and so you can't, for example, use European chargers in America without an adapter. Universal adapter can pair together outlet and charger from anywhere in the world. No playing with a bag full of different adapters for every country you’re planning to visit. One universal adapter will work everywhere!
Trends in traveling, electronics and essentials for digital nomads keep changing depending on the newest inventions on the market. Pop Sockets are one of these newer popular trend items. Small round sticker can be attached behind your phone making it easier to keep in your hand. May sound useless little thing but don't say that before you have tried them! When you’re trying to navigate around unknown town or take a photo of a beautiful sunset from a very difficult angle, you will be thanking this cheap accessory.
Laptop and phone are essential for every digital nomad but many of us forget the practical tablets. The best-known tablet is definitely Apple’s iPad but that doesn’t mean it’s the only choice you will have. Cheaper models or basic E-reader (tablet meant only for reading books and magazines) will work as a good alternative. Now you may be asking, why would I need a tablet when I already have laptop and phone! There’s no one answer to this question because every digital nomad uses their gear as its best fits for them.
Some travelers like watching Netflix or Youtube while working and it’s easy to accomplish with a tablet next to your work laptop. On the other hand, you can carry the tablet in your purse around on your exploration trips and start working right away if you get surprising work request. The e-reader is the best choice for digital nomads who love reading or want to get their daily dose of world’s news.
Laptop stickers may sound odd addition for our mostly electrical digital nomad essentials list. Why would you need stickers to decorate your laptop? The answer is simple: When you start traveling as a digital nomad, you will meet other full-time travelers in hostels, co-working offices and on tours. Making new friends is one of the best sides of being a digital nomad. However, after meeting a bunch of nomads all around the world one thing won’t go unnoticed. Everyone seems to have similar laptops, tablets, and other devices.
It’s easy to mix your laptop with the identical ones your new friends are carrying with them. Funny laptop stickers make your device personal, easily identified, and stickers are always a good conversation starter.
The last item on our digital nomads’ essentials is also the most important thing you should get when starting this exciting new lifestyle. A portable hard drive will be your lifeline when traveling around the world. Normal travelers and tourists can always return back home after their trip but as a digital nomad, you signed in for endless adventures around the world. If your computer breaks, gets stolen or for some reason loses all your data, there’s no going back home to restore the lost information. The portable hard drive is easy to carry on and you can back up all the important work processes or projects inside.
Other digital nomad travel essentials worth of mentioning:
- Funny tote bag
- Eye mask
- Noise canceling headphones
- 5 meters long charger
- Stylish computer bag
- Portable speaker
- Sewing kit
What are your travel essentials or must to have items as a digital nomad? Collect your own list using the essentials we mentioned and your own favorites. Before you ever know it, it’s time to travel as a full-time digital nomad. Have fun and enjoy the free lifestyle!