Over the last couple of months, I’ve been religiously using my Fjallraven Kanken Backpack whilst travelling and generally on a daily basis. I’d heard so much about these backpacks and everyone seemed to have one. I was kindly gifted this gorgeous lilac one from the brand and I’ve been using it ever since. These backpacks were originally designed for Swedish School children to help their posture and not to damage their backs when carrying heavy school books. No matter how much I fill this backpack, it sits so comfortable on my back and you can really tell there is something special about this design.
The Fjallraven Kanken Backpack* has become my go to when it comes to travelling. One of the main reasons is that it’s the perfect size to carry my MacBook Pro in as it has a little compartment at the back. I’ve found it really hard to find a good back which is sturdy, comfortable and big enough for my laptop without it been too much of a pain until I started using this one. I frequently travel and I thought I’d go over what my main essentials are (mainly technology) and what you’d find in my Kanken Backpack.
Macbook Pro & Accessories
As I said before, this backpack is amazing for carrying my MacBook Pro. Although it’s quite heavy, It’s not dragging down my back. I also keep my external hard drive and charger in the little compartment at the back too. The backpack just makes it so much easier going on planes too as I don’t have to worry about keeping it in my suitcase or having to carry it in my hands.
Olympus Pen Camera
Another piece of technology which always comes everywhere is my trusty Olympus Pen Camera. Although I’m pretty sure it’s on it’s last legs as I’ve had to switch lenses from my Panasonic Lumix. This is my camera which comes everywhere with me especially when travelling. It’s an ideal camera for a blogger and so easy to use.
Purse, Passport & Post Office Travel Card
Obvious travel essentials are my purse (this one is from Mulberry), my passport which I keep in this super cute document holder from Prezzy Box and if I’m travelling abroad, I’ll usually be using my Post Office Travel Card. I first started using this card when I was in America last year as it has different wallets to hold different currencies and it was super handy when I went across to Canada. The rates are usually pretty good and there’s no hidden costs on the card.
Where would I be without a couple of beauty essentials coming with me on my travels. I usually have a couple of lipsticks with me and some travel sized bits at the very least. At the moment, in my bag is my three most used shades of Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks (Crush, Stripped and Veronica), a Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip Balm and a mini Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. I like to have a few bits especially if I’m going on a plane to keep hydrated as the air onboard isn’t great for the skin.
Another ultimate essential you will certainly find in my backpack is my Portable Charger for my iPhone. When you’re on the go, I just like having a portable charger so I’m not left with a dead phone and lost in the middle of nowhere.
A few little extras, If I was heading out on a long haul flight, I’d usually keep spare clothes and underwear in my bag. Just in case anything happened to my suitcase and things got lost along the way. Usually if I roll the items at the bottom of my backpack, they take up no space at all! I also keep a little first aid kit with me which includes plasters, paracetamols and bandages just in case of any little accidents. You never know what could happen!
I’d love to hear what your essentials are when travelling? Do you have a Kanken backpack?