Travel tools and resources

On this page you’ll find the exact tools, gear and resources I use to travel, take photos, and maintain this website.

Electronics

MacBook Pro Retina 13.3 inch
My main computer for work, runs the last version of MacOS and has a touch bar (which I rarely touch).

iPhone 6s
This is the smartphone I use at the moment.

Apple Magic Mouse
Not the best mouse available, but great for travelling (it’s really flat!).

AKG K451
Good headphones for both music and calls.

Kindle
My knowledge source since 2011.

Fitbit Charge 2
I track steps, heart rate, sleep and workouts with this little wearable.

Canon EOS 1300D / T6
My DSLR, which I’m still learning to use.

Canon EF 50 mm 1.8 STM Lens
My trusty 50mm to food & drink shots, portraits and street photography.

Canon 18-55mm
Just the lens I found with the camera.

Canon EW-63C lens hood
Prevent unwanted stray light from entering the 18-55mm lens.

Targus Remote Wireless presenter
Cheap clicker for when I give presentations.

Google Chromecast
Send audio and video content from smartphone, phone or tablet to tv.

Syncwire 4-USB Port Wall Charger
With UK EU US International Travel Adaptor (Interchangeable).

Anker Astro Mini 3200mAh Battery Charger
Lipstick-sized battery charger, because our mobile devices don’t last that long.

Bags & wallets

Carpisa carry-on suitcase
Part of a 3-size suitcase set, but I only travel with the carry-on these days. Hard shell, polycarbonate, TSA lock, virtually indestructible.

Timbuk2 Command messenger bag
TSA-compliant messenger bag for the urban sophisticated professional.

Lowepro Pro Runner 300 AW Photo Backpack – Black
Tough backpack for photographer, with fully customisable interior.

AmazonBasics Packing Cubes
Pack all your things in these cubes, then place each cube in your suitcase. Best travel hack ever!

Tucano Second Skin for 13 inch MacBook Pro
Soft neoprene sleeve to protect the MacBook Pro.

Montblanc Credit Card holder
Stores six cards, and a small amount of cash. Most importantly, takes no space.

Travel resources

Airbnb
Book unique homes and experience a city like a local. Use this link to sign up and you’ll get £25 towards your first trip.

Motel One
My favourite low cost hotel chain. It’s a German company, expanding all over Europe. Exceptional design and pragmatism.

Booking.com
Another precious resource to find an accommodation everywhere.

Uber
A private driver for you. Get some credit with my code uber10poundsforyou.

Gett
A global ride sharing app available in 100+ cities. Get up to £50 credit with my code GTGMWQA.

Skyscanner
Every time I have to plan a new trip, this is where I start my flight search. Such a great and easy tool to find the cheapest flights.

Citymapper
If you have to visit a big city such as London you can’t make it without this—it tells you how to get where you need to go.

Trainline
It’s one-stop shop for train travel. Routes, fares and journey times from train companies in 24 countries.

Foursquare
It’s the app I use for discovering coffee shops, restaurants, bars, pubs and more.

Nomadbase
It’s one of our products at Human Made—lets you connect with remote workers and nomads that are in the same city as you right now.

Pennies
iOS app for managing your personal budgets & spending money on the go.

Running a website and social media accounts

WordPress
The free and priceless CMS used by 28.9% of all websites (source)—updated to Nov 2017.

SiteGround
Great hosting with excellent user support at a reasonable price.

TweetDeck
Manage multiple Twitter account.

Buffer
Schedule tweets, create image for your social posts, and more.

iA Writer
Markdown editor that syncs with WordPress and Medium.

Adobe Creative Cloud
Edit photos on Photoshop and Lightroom.