Ultimate Travel Gear

Our Best Travel Gear + Camera Equipment List

We’ve had quite a few people ask us what types of cameras and gear we use to travel so I decided to dedicate an entire post to it. We’re not pros by any means, and have the best travel gear we can currently afford. Don’t let people fool you, you don’t need a $3,000 camera to take great photos. Here’s our camera equipment list and some other things we never travel without! 

Basic Gear

Anker Portable Power Bank – Super handy on camping trips and long road trips

Car Power Inverter – Perfect for when we need to charge large devices (i.e. our laptops, drone and DSLR batteries) on the go. 

Aux Cable – We always pack one of these because some rental cars don’t have bluetooth. We love listening to our music on the road and having this ensures we’ll never be without our music! 

Columbia Packable Rain Jackets – We take these everywhere with us because they pack down so small and take up almost no space. We usually pop them in one of our backpacks for every hike because you never know when the weather will get nasty. 

High Sierra Backpack – While I typically carry my drone backpack, Nadja always brings this backpack. This thing is super lightweight and durable, and has a shit-ton of awesome compartments. Probably the best $35 I’ve ever spent on Amazon. 

Universal Plug Adapter – We take this guy on every single international trip. 

Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones – Nadja is in LOVE with these headphones I got for her recently. Not only is the audio quality impeccable, the noise cancellation feature is great for tuning out those screaming children on flights.

Outdoor Survival Kit – Perfect for Camping, Hiking, and to keep in the car! 

Photography Gear:

Nikon D3200 DSLR – This is an inexpensive entry level DSLR, but it definitely gets the job done. If you’re wanting get a start in photography, I highly recommend getting this camera and learning how to use all of the features (there’s a ton). 

GoPro Hero 4 Black – Perfect for when we scuba dive! 

Lenses:

Sigma 10-20mm This is where the real magic happens. You can have a entry level camera body but throw some nice lenses on it, and you can get exceptional photos. My favorite lens for landscape photography is our Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 wide angle! Perfect for capturing wide open spaces, landscapes, and architecture. 

Friends Trip

Nikkor 55-200mm lens is great for portraits and zoom. I really love using this for outdoor portraits like the one below! 

Camera Equipment List(This photo was taken on our epic trip with 8 friends in a luxury villa ?)

Drone Gear:

DJI Phantom 3 Standard I love using a drone because it gives you an entirely new perspective. Some destinations that have been photographed millions of times all of a sudden look entirely different from above.

Drone Backpack – Love this backpack because it has other compartments that we usually throw GoPros or other small accessories. 

Misc Camera accessories:

72″ Tripod – This tripod is pretty inexpensive and gets the job done! Been using this more and more recently for those long exposure shots of the Milky Way! 

Polarizers for all lenses – Since we mainly shoot outdoors, having polarizing filters are a game changer! Love it because they reduce reflections in the image (such as in water) and bring out the color in water and the sky! 

Neutral Density Filters – Great for getting those stunning waterfall shots like the one below.

Waterfalls at Franconia Notch State Park
Waterfalls at Franconia Notch State Park

YOEMELY GoPro Dome – Yeah, this thing is super dope. It allows you to get those sweet over/under water shots like the one below. One of my favorite GoPro Accessories! 

Best GoPro Accessories

I hope this camera equipment list is helpful to you! What are some of your travel essentials? Comment Below!! 

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