My favorite travel resources

After traveling to 56 countries all over the world, there are some products and camera gear that I like to bring on each of my trips, and companies I prefer using to plan my next adventure. I hope they’ll help you too. 

 

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Bloggers' Dinner at The Imperial in London.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Nikon Z6

Nikon Z6

My favorite mirrorless full frame camera for both photo and video

NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S

Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S

My go-to lens for beautiful portraits

NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S

Nikon Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 S

I use this lens 95% of the time, great for street photography

Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S

Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S

The perfect travel lens for when you only want to bring one lens

Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

Nikon Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

Bigger and heavier than the f/4, but better in low light situations

Fujifilm X100VI

Fujifilm X100VI

Compact camera for when you want to travel light, but still take great photos.

Peak Design Cuff

Peak Design Cuff

Nice camera wrist strap to protect your camera from falling

Peak Design Slide Lite

Peak Design Slide Lite

Camera strap for mirrorless cameras

LUGGAGE & BAGS

Peak Design Everyday Backpack v2

Peak Design Everyday Backpack

My favorite camera backpack when travelling that also fits your laptop

Horizn Studios M5

Horizn Studios M5

The perfect smart cabin suitcase for city trips

Away The Original Bigger Carry-On

Away The Original Bigger Carry-On

Too big for most airlines, but the perfect carry-on for when you’re travelling by car or train

Horizn Studios H6

Horizn Studios H6

Medium sized check-in suitcase that I use for most of my longer trips

Away The Original Large

Away The Original Large

Lightweight suitcase that fits a lot!

ONA The Bowery

ONA The Bowery

Small camera bag for when I’m walking around a city

TRAVEL GEAR

Twelve South AirFly Pro

Twelve South AirFly Pro

Connect the in-flight entertainment system to your wireless noice-cancelling headphones

Bagtag Flex

Bagtag Flex

Electronic bag tag to check your suitcase in faster

Drowsy Sleep mask

Drowsy Sleep mask

Super comfortable light blocking sleep mask, to get some sleep on a plane

Apple Airpods Pro

Apple Airpods Pro

My favorite noise-cancelling headphones to tune out all unwanted sounds

Apple AirTag

Apple AirTag

I keep one in my checked luggage and camera bag so I’m always able to track their location.

TRAVEL PLANNING

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Booking.com

Easy to use and nice discounts as part of their loyalty program. I book (almost) all my hotel stays through them.

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Sunny Cars

All inclusive car rental, including all insurances, with great service. So no hidden fees or other surprises.

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HotelTonight

Love their app with great hotel deals. Use my promo code JVERDEGAAL to get up to €45 back on your first booking.

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Viator

Not all activities are easy (or fun) to organise by yourself. I use them to book food tours or excursions.

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Get Your Guide

Not all activities are easy (or fun) to organise by yourself. I use them to book food tours or excursions.

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Lonely Planet

I always start planning a longer trip to a new destination by getting the Lonely Planet guide.

TRAVEL REWARD CREDIT CARD

American Express Flying Blue Gold Card

American Express credit card

With my Flying Blue Gold card I earn miles that I redeem for reward tickets to new destinations.