For most trips, I take my green 50L Quechua front-loading backpack and a 20L Camelbak daypack. I bought the Quechua bag at a Decathlon in Shanghai in 2011 (to replace a blue one of the same model and size that came down with an ant ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ problem in the Philippines). The updated model is available at Decathlon stores. The Camelback was originally Danโ€™s and I liked it better than my 25L Quechua of a similar size, as itโ€™s slimmer and supports weight better. I donโ€™t use the water bladder and use the compartment for other things. Both bags have held together in all types of environments and situations.

These are some items that I canโ€™t travel without:

I like paper printouts, and I make sure to print these things for travel days and emergencies: