Doing business while traveling is a great way to mix recreation and productivity.
In fact, some are even doing it as a tax deductible, which is really great.
Since you are mixing business and traveling, you will need to pack-up the right stuff. Of course, you still want to go light as possible for many reasons, from avoiding airline extra luggage fees to being mobile.
In this article, we are going to share what we think are the things that you really NEED for work and leisure travel, while fitting everything in a backpack.
The Short But Important List
Keep in mind that this is just a suggestion, and you can add or subtract items depending on your situation. So here are the vitals that you shouldn’t skip…
An unlocked cellphone
Box of water purification pills, condoms and batteries
USB flash drive
Laundry detergent – this is especially true if you are traveling in Asia. Sometimes you can’t find a reliable laundry service.
Solar charger – this isn’t a substitute for an electric outlet. However, this is too handy to pass, and it can save your electrical items more than once from dying.
Daypack – just in case you need a smaller bag to move around.
Phone clamp or mini tripod – so you can do online conference without having to hold your phone all the time.
Telescoping pen and their refill ink
A good book – a good way to pass the time, especially when there is no internet connection.
USB battery charger
Camera battery charger
External battery – credit card sized ones are the best.
Bigger external battery that has solar panels at the back.
Convertible USB cable (lightning, mini and micro)