When you’re travelling around the world, there’s nothing more important than travelling around in the most effective way possible. Technology has continued to advance in such a way that it can now help us when we travel to make decisions. From comparing the cheapest flights and hotels to transfers in between, technology helps us make informed decisions on our next adventure.

Take a look at some essential tools we can’t go without when travelling around the world.


It’s without a doubt that Smartphones have changed the way we travel. Features such as GPS are a great feature to get around a place you’re unfamiliar with, Google translate to help those language barriers or advice on the best places to explore on websites such as Lonely Planet.

Planning the trip hasn’t been easier, to booking your flights and accommodation or contacting loved ones and listening to music, it can all be done in the palm of your hand.

I think we’d be pretty lost without ours as it makes travelling so much more efficient when out and about. I’m not sure how we ever travelled without them.

Portable Charger

When you’re on the go, there’s nothing more important useful than ensuring you have enough charge on your gadgets. Sometimes main power sources aren’t always accessible when you’re on your travels so a portable charger is an essential. Whether it’s to view your latest pictures you’ve taken, playing your music/videos on your phone or getting in touch with loved ones. Portable charges offer convenient and practical solution to charging but also compact enough to keep in your backpack. This one from Anker offers super-fast, multiple charging for any phone or tablet.

Purifying Water Bottle

For those more adventurous travellers, it can be difficult when on the go to find clean drinking water, especially when in remote areas such as South America, the Middle East or Africa which means a water purification system is a must.

This Camelbak UV Purifier Water Bottle neutralises microbiological contaminants to EPA standards. This is an effective solution when on the go and small enough to carry around in a backpack, perfect for any destination to give you peace of mind.


With thousands of types of cameras on the market, it’s hard to decide on which one would be good for both great images as well as great videos to capture the special memories whilst travelling the world. 

There are now hundreds of the amazing compact cameras with the capabilities of high end DSLRs. This Sony G7X is a great point and shoot camera, great for photography as well as video. It has a great auto focus and it’s small enough to fit into your pocket for easy access when you’re on the move. 


If photography is your thing, the GorillaPod is a great alternative to a conventional tripod. This GorillaPod is lightweight and can be adjusted to wrap around any objects such as balconies and even trees. If you’re looking for a steady shot and a super versatile tripod that fits in your backpack, this is the perfect gadget for you.

There are lots of products now on the market and it can be hard to choose but whatever gadgets you decide to take, ensure you pack the things you will constantly use. Nothing is worse than carrying unnecessary weight with you around! Are there any gadgets that you can’t go without?