Here is an up-to-date list of what I carry around in my essential gear pack. This stuff travels with me around the world and ensures my content is well-captured, well-edited and well-stored. At the bottom, I've also included the software and apps I use for my work flow.

jana meerman fuji film x-t1

Fujifilm X-T1

Lightweight and beautiful mirrorless camera

jana meerman fuji film 18-55mm lens

Fujifilm 18-55mm Lens

Lens for landscape and portrait photography

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Canon Elph 360 HS PowerShoot

Point & shoot camera I use for vlogging

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

Lightweight and exceptional touch-screen laptop

jana meerman manfrotto advanced compact tripod

Manfrotto Compact Advanced Tripod

A tall and sturdy tripod for photos & videos

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RAVPower SD Card Reader

Easily transfer photos from your SD card to your iPhone & USB

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Anker Power Bank

Charges my iPhone 5 times, crucial for travelers

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Anker Unibody 3-Port USB Extender

Triples the number of USB plugs I have, plus has an Ethernet port

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WD Elements 5TB External Hard Drive

Backing up photos and documents is an absolute must

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Soundcore by Anker Life P3 Wireless Headphones

An absolute must-have while on the go; noise cancelling, too

jana meerman lightroom

Adobe Lightroom

The best photo editing software out there

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Adobe Premiere Pro

How I edit all my YouTube videos

Other Apps I Use

  • Moovit - a super reliable public transport app
  • - basically Google Maps but without any internet required: genius
  • Get Your Guide - book any kind of tour in almost any country with verified reviews
  • Epidemic Sound - royalty free music for my YouTube channel
  • Hostel World - reviews for hostels around the world (I usually book direct with the hostel though)
  • MailChimp - for sending my monthly newsletter