Tell Us About Your Favorite Family Travel Gear!

We don’t do a ton of talking about gear here at Atlas Obscura, but let’s face it, it’s pretty important to getting out there and exploring the world’s wonders. This is especially true when you’re travelling with the entire family in tow. Whether it’s the perfect diaper/utility bag, a certain game to keep the young ones occupied, a special notebook to record your adventures together, or some other piece of equipment that you never leave home without, family travel gear can be an essential part of any journey. What’s the piece of gear that you always bring with you on your family travels?

(Image: Jessica To’oto’o/Public Domain)

Tell us about your favorite, most essential piece of family travel gear in the comments below. Let us know why you find it so helpful, and let us know what the best version is so that other travelers can grab it for themselves!

1 Like

I always carry a Surefire flashlight everywhere I go! My son has an entire collection and he bought a smaller but still amazingly powerful one for me. It definitely has come in handy many times. I have helped out many people with it, and they all probably carry one now themselves! :smiley::flashlight::+1:t2:

1 Like

Another fan here of the Surefire flashlight. At the top of my head, other things my family like having when traveling are our cameras – a mirrorless, a dash cam for land travels (does this count? Got the Crosstour model featured on here for security but ended up having other funny footages) – portable charging pack, packing cubes (very convenient!). Perhaps not counted as gear but we also have downloaded podcasts for long trips because we can’t all agree on the music.

1 Like