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If luggage space (and weight) was not a problem, what items will you travel with that you can't carry now?


by @carlosaave | 4yr  | 9 comments

I know that when you become a digital nomad you have to become somehow a minimalist. But if luggage space and weight were not problems. I would like to know what items would you miss traveling with. I certainly would carry. A guitar, a set of good knives, a pair of Hiking shoes, (they are sooo bulky), a good camping tent.

What about you?

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Either two 1080p monitors or a 4K monitor for authoring code.

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@destituto | 3yr

Records, player, speakers. Miss my sound system!!

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@nickdanforth | 4yr

All of my guitar gear for live/studio work. A full size bicycle instead of a folder.

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@carlosaave | 4yr

At one point I had a guitar, a microphone tripod, a microphone, and a small console to connect everything to the computer. I had to leave all of that behind. I would love to travel like Iโ€™m doing right now, but keep in touch with my hobbiesโ€ฆ renting stuff is so expensiveโ€ฆ

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@kathrynoh | 4yr

Nothing really. Iโ€™ve pretty much forsaken carry on only because not zealously adhere to some minimalist standard at the cost of my own life quality on a day to day basis. Not that I pack much but having a few things that make life better is worth it when you travel for long periods of time.

@carlosaav - Iโ€™d not really thought about it but one of the advantages of being a woman is that you can throw together a fairly formal wedding outfit with clothes that work for other occasions :slight_smile:

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@wanderingdev | 4yr

oh, if i had a hermione bag I would totally carry a full apartment with well kitted out kitchen, comfortable furniture, and weight room.

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@mmorris | 4yr

I wouldnโ€™t have left all our boardgames with a friend back home :frowning:. I am already restocking now that we are settled for a bit though :blush:

I bring my Traktor S2 already as itโ€™s not that heavy and pretty thin. I think I would have kept my Yamaha HS7โ€™s instead of getting a JBL xtreme (although, no regrets on the purchase. It packs a punch for a small package).

Other than that, we are pretty minimal and donโ€™t really miss anything we donโ€™t already have. We already travel with our juicer and Vitamix haha (although I wish I had bought the 220V versionsโ€ฆ)

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@jasonl527 | 4yr

Are you suggesting something like Hermioneโ€™s invite carrying pouch? If so, then I would carry a studio apartment from place to place. That way I would have a consistent home wherever I went. I do use check-in so I do carry two good knives with me.

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@carlosaave | 4yr

Yes exactly, like Hermioneยดs or Felix the cat bag.

I was talking to a friend who has been a Digital Nomad longer than I, and he told me that one of the things he misses the most is a good kitchen set (knives, pans, pots) he travels every two months through AirBnB and wellโ€ฆ you may know that AirBnB is kind of a lottery regarding kitchen suplies.

Another thing that happen to me this year is that I had three weddingsโ€ฆ I donโ€™t want to carry around formal clothingโ€ฆ but rental is usually half the price than buying a suitโ€ฆ so I ended up buying oneโ€ฆ but nowโ€ฆ I have no idea what to do with itโ€ฆ the sad part is to know that if I leave it behind I might needed in the futureโ€ฆ

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Going on 3-6 month #vanlife trip throughout the USA and Canada, and setting up my data connectivity to be able to work on the road. Without going into depth (unless you ask), Iโ€™m trying to figure out options for cell service as a US citizen in Canada, and looking for everyoneโ€™s input:
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by @theunisk | 4yr 3 years ago | 3 comments

A friend of mine is setting off on her first long solo trip, starting in Brazil. She will initially be backpacking but may turn to working on the road at some point.

Iโ€™d like to get her a nice gift for the trip and though I have a few ideas, I thought Iโ€™d come here for some further inspiration. What have you found yourself missing on the road, or what item or service has made your travels better/more comfortable/enjoyable ?
An example from my experience: a way to organise laundry, eg packing cubes or dry bags.

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by @nunoarruda | 4yr 3 years ago | 6 comments

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Iโ€™m thinking about joining a Professional Association.

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A quick Google gives me the Institute of IT Professionals http://iitp.nz/ in New Zealand.

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by @matttutt1 | 5yr 4 years ago | 4 comments

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Appreciate any help on this, thanks for reading!

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by @kathrynoh | 5yr 4 years ago | 0 comments

I recently lost/misplaced my ATM card and need to get it replaced. Iโ€™m currently in Thailand but leave early next month so figured I could get it sent to my next place, in Phnom Phen. However, the person Iโ€™m renting off has said itโ€™s very insecure and difficult to send mail to a residential address so to go ask if I can get it sent to the embassy. Iโ€™m only there for less than a month though and donโ€™t want to be cutting it fine again.

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by @baia | 5yr 5 years ago | 8 comments

Iโ€™m part of the 0.01% who dislike working on a laptop and require a big fat LCD and desktop keyboard on a huge desk surface, with a large glass of something on the side (you can do that with a laptop too but still).

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Has anyone else in the world done that before and if so are there things to avoid and smart tricks to follow?

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