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Travel blogging essentials you should not leave home without

Travel blogging essentials you should not leave home without

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Writing about family travel, holidays and days out means I’m always blogging, wherever we go. It wouldn’t be possible for me to keep on top everything that goes hand-in-hand with being a digital nomad (I use the term loosely) without a few travel blogging essentials.

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Here’s some of the important accessories and pieces of blogging tech I cannot leave home without. Even if it means sacrificing space for clothes…Mr Tin Box’s, not my own, obviously!

My travel blogging essentials

iPhone Claire using iPhone X to take a picture of pizza

This lovely bit of Apple goodness is an obvious piece of on-the-go blogging kit, so I’ll get it out of the way first.

I’d be lost without my iPhone X*. I’m always jotting down post ideas and text in Notes, and popping into my social media management apps to schedule, respond and reshare.

Social media apps for blogging

My two top social media management tools are Recurpost for Twitter and Tailwind* for Pinterest and Instagram.

I love Tailwind’s tool. It allows you to link images to a corresponding blog post and it’s free! Find out more about*

I pay a subscription for Recurpost and Tailwind each month as they make my ‘digital social life’ so much easier.

Take a look at more of the apps I use for blogging.

Macbook Pro

Claire working on Mac Pro laptop in the next bed to sleeping kids in hotel room

I take my MacBook Pro* away on longer trips, but it’s really handy to have when I want to start editing images and videos before we get home.

On the odd occasion that I do post blogs to WordPress on the go, I prefer to see these on my Macbook Pro screen rather than on my iPhone. I guess I’m old fashioned like that!

Videoing equipment

I use my iPhone X for the majority of my vlogs. The lens is excellent. Before my iPhone X I added a HD camera attachment*, which really helped. You can see the results on my YouTube channel.

If you did want to spend a bit more money I’ve had Ollo Clips* recommended to me by a video pro.

Something that has really helped up the quality of the video I record is a gimbal. Our gimbal* syncs with an app on my iPhone, steadies the shots and can track faces.

Portable power pack

Do you run down your smartphone battery before lunchtime? Yep, on intensive days out and excursions this happens to me too.

The Anker PowerCore+ mini* is one of the best presents I’ve had from Mr Tin Box. Power it up using a mini USB and it holds enough charge to bring your phone back to life one and a half times – more than enough to keep me going until I can reach a plug socket. And it’s really tiny too.


Claire standing infant of brick wall holding camera

I’m no expert when it comes to cameras but we recently bought a FujiFilm X-T 30* to replace our old Canon which I had grown very attached to. The FujiFilm is lighter and I’m loving the quality of the images.

What are your travel blogging essentials? I need ideas for my Christmas list!

More blogging tips

If you’re just starting out in the travel blogger world then you might also like to check out:

*Disclosure: this post contains Amazon affiliate links which means I may earn some advertising fees if you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase. You will not be charged extra for this. I have been gifted some of the items for the purposes of a mention on my blog. All opinions are my own and those of my family. 

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Dave K. Davis

Thursday 30th of April 2020

Hi Claire, Awesome list, thank you! Do you have any recommendations for a quality backpack that can fit all that equipment? Thank you and stay safe!

Claire Hall - Tin Box Traveller

Saturday 2nd of May 2020

Hi Dave, take a look at our review of this Osprey bag: It comes with us on most trips now


Sunday 19th of February 2017

Great list! Still need to get the MB Pro, but everything else is in place :)


Sunday 1st of January 2017

I need to get myself an iMac when I start to travel, it would definitely be hard to blog while travelling without a laptop! Great list, definitely need to add a couple of these to my list!

Claire Hall - Tin Box Traveller

Sunday 1st of January 2017

I love my Macbook Pro and wouldn't leave home without it now :)

Rob+Ann @TravelLatte(.net)

Thursday 10th of November 2016

You failed to mention the very first absolute must, which is prominently displayed in your photo: Tall cup of coffee! :) It's amazing how good of a video clip you can do on a smartphone these days! But...that won't stop a new camera from making it's way onto our list for Santa this year! Fun post - thanks for sharing.

Claire Hall - Tin Box Traveller

Tuesday 11th of October 2016

It's a really handy piece of kit. The problem I have is that my husband agrees and keeps pinching it for his trips away! :)

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