Marriage · Travel

New Travel Gear

Z. and I sprung for some new travel gear for our grand Thailand adventure. If you are considering upgrading your travel gear, this is what we got, although I vote be able to vouch for it until we come home.

The biggest item was our new travel backpacks. Guys, they are so awesome. I hope they work as well as we think they will.


We went with the Osprey Porter 46 travel backpacks in the green and the red. Look how pretty they are! We have been trying to move toward traveling more minimally and this seems like a big step forward.

Or we are becoming dirty, hippy backpackers. Either works for me.

And this video shows how it worked.

It was a big investment, made much easier by being the birthday gifts from Z.’s parents to us for my and his birthday.

Secondly, we got Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 camera. I am still getting used to it, but I think it will be exactly what we need it to be. Aka an affordable camera that you can beat the hell out of without being destroyed.


Our final purchase may seem weird, but it will either be the best thing we bought or the worst. A lot of our happiness on this trip relies on how much we like this product.


That’s right. 3M Ultrathon Insect Repellent Lotion. With all the DEET. Might give us cancer, but might keep us from getting malaria. We’ll see. 

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