Welcome to my Travel Basics page!
In this page you find some of my favorite products to make your travel more comfortable. Since Japan is not the country next door, it might be worth investing in some good products before you leave. I'll try to keep this page updated with the best products I'll find, and also those with the best price compared to their quality, but keep in mind that these are not the only good products in the market. You are very likely to find some other excellent products that are not referred here. Always compare the products characteristics and prices before making your decision 😉
Samsonite carry-on luggage
This is an excellent model for your travel, because of its dimensions (20.0 x 13.5 x 9.5 inches) and it has also 4 multi directional spinner wheels. Perfect to use as hand baggage in the airplane. And it benefits from the 10-year limited warranty from Samsonite. Prices can change according to the colors so check them all.
Osprey Women's Travel Backpack
Excellent backpack for women while moving throughout Japan. It is extremely comfortable and resistant. I recommend the medium size which will be enough for most travels. It's not the cheapest backpack, but you can keep it for years so it is totally worth it.
Osprey Men's Travel Backpack
Excellent backpack for men while moving throughout Japan. It is extremely comfortable and resistant. I recommend the largest size since there's no big difference in price. It's not the cheapest backpack, but you can keep it for years so it is totally worth it.
TETON High-Performance Backpack
If you're looking for a more affordable backpack, this is the model you need if you don't fill it with a lot of weight. If you're traveling on a tight budget and don't plan on using it multiple times, you can choose this model, otherwise go for a real brand that you can keep for years.
This is an excellent model for your travel, because of its dimensions (28.0 x 19.75 x 12.5 inches) and it has also 4 multi directional spinner wheels. And it benefits from the 10-year limited warranty from Samsonite. Prices can change according to the colors so check them all.
When traveling to Japan, you'll have several hours of airplane, sometimes even a whole day so getting a travel pillow is probably a good idea to try to get some rest before landing. This model is pretty comfortable and relieves neck pain during travel.
Compression Packing Cubes
This is a great product to help you fit everything in your luggage. When visiting Japan, you will probably want to buy everything you see so make some extra space in your luggage by compressing your clothes with these packing cubes. Available in different colors.
RAVPower Portable Charger
This is something you definitely need in every travel. Since you'll probably have with you your phone, camera and pocket Wi-Fi the whole day, it might be difficult to charge them while outside. This model is not the most recent but it is pretty good. I can charge several times my iPhone without having to charge the powerbank.
RAVPower Portable Charger 26800mAh
This will be next model I'll buy. I love this brand because it is really reliable, and they make good products. I'm happy with my old model, but this one has more capacity and a type-C output for more recent devices.
If you don't want to pack all of your devices' chargers just get this USB charger and your USB cables and that's it. And it uses fast charge (4x faster than conventional charging).
While traveling, you will need to carry your papers with you all the time. If you don't have one already, this passport holder is a must-have. Available in several colors with a nice design, it also has RFID blocking to protect your credit cards.
If you're traveling during the day, it might be a little difficult to get some good sleep in the plane. That's why sleep masks are also a good choice. Specially this model which comes in packs of 2, and it is super soft.
Travel Toiletry Bag
This a basic product that you can't forget in any travel. This model is very comes in 2 sizes and has plenty of compartments to fit all of your products and cosmetics. Plus, it is available in several colors.