I travel very light.
Seriously - I can pack everything in 15 minutes.
Here's what I consider the essentials.
Apple MacBook Air - My Mac has lasted me like 5 years and shows no signs of stopping.
Perfect for the location independent entrepreneur who does a lot of travel.
Digital Pocket Scale - I use this small scale to weigh my food so I can track my macros.
Gymboss Interval Timer and Stopwatch - Great for the gym. Helps me time my rest periods between sets. I also use it when I do hill sprints outside.
Jackery Portable Travel Charger - If I'm out all day or traveling, I make sure to have this charger with me.
Jump Rope - One of the simplest, most effective, most inexpensive pieces of workout gear. Plus it's super lightweight and barely takes up any space.
Kindle - I don't understand how anyone can travel with physical books. My Kindle is much more practical. I have the Fire, but I don't believe you can go wrong with any of the Kindle models.
Gamma Ray Blue Light Glasses (I wear these when it starts to get dark out, especially if I'm using my phone/Kindle/laptop).
They look good too, unlike some other brands that look weird.
This mask is surprisingly comfortable, blocks out all light and doesn't make me sweat.
Great for the plane or at home, especially if you don't have blackout curtains.
The Marmot PreCip Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket is excellent.
Lightweight. Folds down to the size of your fist. Essential if you're traveling around Latin America or Southeast Asia, which are often rainy.
(Comes in like 25 different colors too)
My current go-to travel bag is the Osprey Porter 46 Travel Pack.
It's bigger than your average backpack, but not one of the obnoxiously large backpacks you see many hikers and digital nomads carrying around.
It's also carry-on size, which is a big plus since I hate having to check my bag (as long as you don't go over the weight requirement).
For photography, I love my Sony a5100 Mirrorless Digital Camera.
The problem with DSLRs is they're so big so you're less likely to carry them around.
The a5100 sets you up for high-quality pics and fits in any bag.