Here is some of our favorite travel gear and travel related brands
We love Pacsafe with their anti-theft and secure luggage. Especially if you are going to be backpack around place investing in a good anti-theft backpack is worth every single cent.
We travel around the world with our Samsonite Spinners. We have the spinner wheels as they very easy to roll around airports, train stations and any and every border.
Packing Cubes are a great way to keep things organized. They should be part of everyone's luggage. LL Bean has a really great selection of packing cubes.