Whether you are going on a multi-day hike, on a weekend city-break or on a year-long backpacking gap year, having the right travel gear can truly make the difference. In this article, I will list all the gear I have purchased throughout the years, in order to help you creating your own set of travel equipment.
MY TRAVEL GEAR
For some people photography is one of the reasons for travelling, but even if that is not the case, most travellers will want to take fantastic pictures when travelling in order to document their adventures and share then with friends and family.
I personally really enjoy taking photographs when travelling, and even though I am not a professional photographer, I always make sure I take the time to take a few shots.
CANON EOS 760D
This might not be the most up-to-date camera on the market, but I purchased the Canon760D a few years ago mostly for a few fantastic features that I find extremely useful: WIFI and on-screen preview. The first one will allow you to quickly transfer pictures to your phone/laptop, while the second one is ideal for those who are just starting to play with Manual (as I was a few years ago!
Current Price: £500
More and more people are getting inspiration for travelling from platforms such as YouTube, and I am sure most of you have a few favourite travel YouTubers. Since the arrival of GoPros, travel videos have become the new big thing in the travel industry, and nowadays it is possible to have incredible cameras for less than a grand.
I have always found videomaking fascinating, but it is only recently that I started filming my trips and edit them into short films.
DJI OSMO POCKET
I fell in love with the DJI Osmo Pocket in the moment I first saw it. This 3-axis stabilized handheld camera is smaller than a phone and easily fits in one a pocket, which in my opinion makes is what makes it the perfect travel video camera. The handheld gimbal allows you to create incredibly cinematic footage without having to carry heavy equipment with you.
Current Price: £225
DJI OSMO POCKET 2
If you are looking for a slightly more advanced camera, and your budget is a little bit higher, then look no further than the DJI Osmo Pocket 2. The second edition of this amazing camera comes with a 4x zoom which will allow you to capture more cinematic footage.
Current Price: £339
DJI MINI 2 DRONE
Well, this is not entirely true. I do not own a DJI Mini 2 drone, but it is going to make its debut in my videomaking gear very soon! The Mini 2 is one of the best performing light drones on the market. Can you believe that it only weighs 250 grams? I would also recommend the Fly More Combo, which comes with three extra batteries, allowing you to fly it for longer.
Current Price: £548