all the products I use AND RECOMMEND


Apple Macbook Pro - 15-inch with Retina display

Apple iPad Air 2 - with Retina display and 16 GB of storage.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus - My policy is to always upgrade to the biggest, newest iPhone.

Nomad Pod Pro - for Apple Watch and iPhone; 6000 mAh battery pack with an all-purpose USB port.

Plantronics BackBeat Fit Bluetooth Headphones - waterproof and blue.

Logitech C930e Webcam - USB 2.0 1920 x 1080. 

Ring Video Doorbell - doorbell- and motion-triggered wide-angle video instantly uploaded to the cloud.

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Recording Audio Interface - USB connection and interface for Heil PR-40 microphone. 

Twelve South PlugBug World Adapter - MacBook global power adapter + 2.1 amp iPhone/iPad charger.

JOTO 2 outlet surge protector - Incredibly reliable, fast and safe surge protection.

Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard - for iPad, iPhone, Android devices, and Windows tablets.

LG Nexus 5X - unlocked Google Android smartphone, black, 32 GB (works with Project Fi).

DODO Case for iPad Air 2 - charcoal with camera port.

Apple Watch 42mm  - Space Grey Aluminum Case/Black Band

Shure MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone - with separate free app. 

Amazon Echo - voice-controlled virtual assistant appliance.

Heil PR-40 Dynamic Studio Microphone - with padded case.

LOOP BEST World Travel Adapter - with dual USB chargers (blue).

Nomad Ultra Rugged Battery Cable - it's got a built-in battery pack!


Opinion - by far the easiest-to-use iOS podcasting app (which I use for Mike Elgan Radio).

Google Translate for iOS - for both signs and words.

Audacity - open-source podcast editing software (which I use for the FATcast).



Google Fi - flexible international phone calls and data with a Nexus phone.

Skype - calls and messaging, especially for podcast interviews.

Squarespace - for this site.

AirBnB - the go-to site for booking accommodations anywhere.


Tilley Endurables TH5 Hemp Hat - with secret pocket (mocha).

Foster Grant Microvision Reading Glasses - with carrying case


ProTactic 450 Backpack - designed for photographers, but great for nomads.

Instant Immersion Heater - portable water boiler.

Osprey Meridian Wheeled Luggage - 28-Inch/75 Liter, metal grey with detachable day pack. 

Nomad Carabiner for iPhone - Holds your stuff and charges your phone! 

Nomad Carabiner for Android - Holds your stuff and charges your phone! 

Gentlemen's Hardware Kitchen Multi-Tool - Everything you need for an Airbnb kitchen (except the cutting board)

Sparkfun S.H.O.V.E.L. - Titanium spork with a serrated knife, a bottle cap opener, and six feet of red paracord

Stanley Classic One Hand Vacuum Mug - The AeroPress Coffee Maker fits in the top, the bottom fits in a car cup holder 

Aerobie AeroPress Coffee Maker - with tote bag, scoop, funnel and filters.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II - digital SLR camera.

Swiss Army Jetsetter 3 Pocket Knife - It's TSA approved for carrying on flights!

Bar10der Bartending Tool - This portable device gives you everything you need for opening bottles and tending bar.

Würkin Stiffs Silicone "D-Bag" Doppel Bag - It's a durable, cleanable toiletry bag made out of silicon!

Gerber Freescape Camp Kitchen Kit - Two good kitchen knives in a briefcase with integrated cutting board and sharpener.

World's Smallest Corkscrew - It hangs on your keyring and is smaller than any key.

RediTape - Regular duct tape, but in a light, flat, pocketsize form.