Krystle Wright's Travel Essentials
Krystle Wright lives out of a bag for most of the year. Whether she’s camping on a frozen fjord for a month in the Arctic, paragliding in the Karakoram Range in Pakistan, or sleeping on the back of a yacht on the Great Barrier Reef, Krystle strives to pursue fresh challenges and is recognized for her creativity, composition, and an indomitable spirit. Naturally, we wanted her opinion on some of her favorite products for life on the road. Check them out!
It's surprisingly tough to find a pair of shorts that fit well when it comes to hiking or even just everyday lifestyle. These shorts are one of the best additions I now have included into my tropical travels. First of all, they don't ride up when I'm walking around nor do they give me any chaffing as I recently hiked around Kauai for hours on end in these beauties. They sit nicely on my hips and don't hug too tight that they would cause any muffin top. What more can I say, they are my new favorite shorts that are bloody well comfortable, simple and easy. The color pop is a bonus!
I recently bought these shorts as I wanted a quick dry pair of shorts that could easily be added to the essential kit. Just a get go to item to have when roaming around the tropics!
Soft, recycled materials, good-looking design, what more do you need! I added this shirt in particular so that my skin doesn't roast in the baking sun but due to the materials, I still keep cool whilst covered up. Definitely on the hunt for more of these shirts from Patagonia.
Due to me excessive travel, I always carry a reusable mug since I am a hot chocolate fiend. I recently traveled through western Mongolia with this mug and it sure knows how to keep a hot chocolate actually hot. Nothing worse than lukewarm hot chocolate. Plus the size is ideal as I've had other mugs that are too big and on these travels, weight and space become crucial. I know there's a lot of stiff competition out there for the coffee mug but the ladies at Wylder teamed up with Stanley for this awesome looking practical savvy mug.
I am always on the lookout for a new hot chocolate to try as I avoid ingredients such as corn syrup and if possible, dairy. I don't want to be overloaded with extra sugar and this hot chocolate is delicious. For those who have traveled with me on expeditions or witnessed me in cold climates, I am the oddball who hates coffee but I love a good hot chocolate. This brand has become my new regular when I need to pack for remote trips.
I've realized that as I become older, I have to become more vigilant in taking care of myself otherwise my lifestyle of travel has begun bringing about more consistent injuries. And honestly, it's mostly due to my procrastination and not stretching. Even if it's only 10 minutes here and there, stretching my body between flights or mid-travel is a must to my health and this mat has worked wonders since it is much lighter than typical yoga mats and of course, it rolls up smaller.
I speak a lot about weight and space but with travel, everything adds up fast and suddenly it becomes impossible trying to fit everything into one duffel bag. This towel rolls up incredibly small, lightweight like a feather, dries fast and yes, it actually dries you properly. I've tried other mini towels and have bought useless ones that felt like they didn't actually soak up the water after a swim. All I need in life is the essentials that perform well and this towel has been awesome value to the kit.