Here are few quick travel tips, especially if you’re in technology.
Never forget the Phone.
The very first thing starts on my phone before we’ve even left the house. I make sure to turn it into low power mode just to conserve as much battery as possible, and I leave it on for basically the whole trip. This is going to be a team. A lot of these tips revolve around electricity and keeping it flowing in the right directions.
Take Backup of the Picture.
Another simple one. You probably know about this before, but I take pictures of your basic documents in case you lose them while you’re on the road. I can really help you get out of a tight spot. When it comes to cameras, a beginner mistake I still see happen all the times people buy these little action cams. You know, there’s a whole bunch of different brands out there. They’re great cameras, especially if you want to take them underwater. But you know what is a better camera, probably your phone. Not only do you have something extra, you need to charge all the time and different memory cards to manage and all this stuff, but most of these cameras have effectively fisheye lenses, very distorted, not Super flattering.
So when you’re trying to pack for a vacation, it’s already there. And you may not be surprised to see that the most important thing inside here is charging cables, but I do have some specific recommendations for it. It has more than one outlet. That’s more than you need, but at a minimum, make sure that you’re able to charge your phone and anyone else’s phone that you have with you overnight, all at the same time, you don’t want to be trading off and wake up so that only one of the phones is charged and that you have a cable to charge your batteries as well. I kind of hate the state of things right now. Where I mean, right here, I got two lightning cables, MicroUSB another micro USB, USB C and my watch charger. When you are shopping for a USB charger like this, I highly recommend getting one that has a cable, because if there are limited outlets in the room and this just had the prongs coming out of it, you may not be able to fit this whole thing into the wall with whatever else is plugged in.
If you’re like me using a computer that only has USBC, you are probably carrying around a dongle that looks something like this. It works great. It just came with a normal USB cable, but for like five dollars, I can replace it with one that goes to USBC. And now I don’t need the dongle. I try to avoid the dongle at all costs.
Next, about backup for your photos, but there’s also a backup for the rest of your trip. The key thing that you need to do whether or not you’re shooting professionally is back up while you are there. I know you didn’t do this, but I do. There are some family friends that I know were travelling. I think they’re in Mexico and they had all of their family photos on their camera, not just from that trip, but from the past two years. They just kept the memory card in the camera and kept shooting and then the camera, of course, was lost. That’s kind of a worst-case scenario. They didn’t have any backup. You’re probably not doing that. But that reminds me there are people out there that are just keeping their photos only in one place a lot of the time. It’s on their phone. That’s like the one place that you keep them and you think they’re safe. You really could lose your phone at any time. So what we do anyway is we bring multiple drives with us and we keep them in sync. During the trip, we make sure that both of them are backed up before we empty any memory card. And if you are just shooting on your phone, make sure that it’s either backing up online automatically or that you are syncing it to your computer or something. Just make sure there’s a second copy before you come home.
One thing when you’re browsing the Internet online that you should do, and sometimes I forget to do I use a VPN when you’re accessing the Internet? There are many ways for them to get in. So when you are travelling on other people’s networks, get a VPN, you should probably pay for one because of free ones. It’s worth it to keep your data secure.
Say No To Tripod.
Next is the tip of what you should not do. Just don’t bring a tripod. Photography works on the road a lot of days of the year and honestly, never have a tripod with us.
Four Wheel Luggage.
First of all, I’m still shocked that I ever see anybody that isn’t using a four-wheel piece of luggage. You guys are crazy. The way we usually travel will have two small carry-on pieces of luggage into large, larger than these pieces. And that’s how we go everywhere. We couldn’t manage all that stuff if it wasn’t on four wheels. The point is, is that you can roll it like this. You can take it one-handed. You don’t need to leave everything. Everything about four wheels is just necessary. I can never go back. And also, everybody gets basically the exact same luggage when you’re picking up your like you might notice most of it is just the same soft black piece of luggage that all looks completely identical. That kind of help, but we also put stickers on our luggage. This is brand new, so we only have one so far. But over time, this starts to fill up, and you can spot your luggage a mile away. You can do anything, just something so that in one quick glance, you can tell it’s yours. I mean, a luggage tag, anything, just some piece of design that, you know, it’s yours without reading the name on the luggage. I’d also recommend against getting really cheap luggage. We have bought plenty of cheap luggage, and it’s all broken. Not surprisingly, this advice is kind of common.
Rinse the clothes.
The very last tip is not tech-related. Rinse your clothes while you’re on your trip, especially your socks, your underwear, your T-shirts, anything that might make your other clothes smell bad. Just put them in the bathroom sink, run some cold water, and hang them to dry. Or if you feel like that’s too much, then just put them in a separate bag. Then your clean clothes inside of your suitcase.
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