I’m very picky about what I buy because I’m a bit
cheap selective and like to buy high-quality products that I can keep forever. I will literally read every review on Amazon until I’m 100% sure what I’m buying is going to work.
Here are the things that I absolutely have to have on my travels.
Courtesy of Sateless Suitcase
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 II Camera Lens: This lens is the most recent addition to my arsenal and I love the way it subtly blurs the background- it’s particularly good for food photography, portraits and details. Just don’t try to use it on a landscape!
SanDisk Extreme Flash memory card – 32 GB – Class 10: This memory card is so big that I never have to delete pictures on the fly to make room for new ones, and I can record HD video. (Which I need to do more, whoops.)
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5: If you want to get serious about photo-editing, download Lightroom. While I used to use Picasa, Lightroom is an infinitely more versatile program and normally costs about $100!
Here’s more about my travel photography set-up if you’d like more information!
Osprey Rolling Backpack: While I used to use a traditional backpacking backpack, I’ve since upgraded to an Osprey rolling backpack, a similar model to this. No more back aches for me and it’s held up beautifully!
Samsonite Luggage Hyperspace Spinner 21.5 Expandable Suitcase and Samsonite Luggage Hyperspace Spinner 30.5 Expandable Suitcase: Years ago when Delta lost my luggage (PERMANENTLY) they reimbursed me for the purchase of these two beautiful suitcases. When I’m going somewhere for a long time to live, I bring these guys. My favorite feature is that they each have four wheels that spin in every direction, making them easy to maneuver.
Macbook Pro 13.3 Inch Laptop I absolutely LOVE my Mac! It’s lightweight, fast, sleek, attractive has no viruses and excellent battery life. So, so recommended.
Kindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G +Wi-Fi, 6” E Ink Display I used to waste about a third of my suitcase on books and now I can carry 3,500 books in this device. Best of all, no more searching for English-language bookstores and paying $20 for a $6 paperback! Also the battery literally does last for about a month.
Another perk – you can use wifi on it for free, unlike the iPad. The internet is rudimentary but it works, which has saved me many times when I’m stuck in an airport and need my flight number.
WD My Passport 1 TB Portable External Hard Drive Storage This hard drive gives me so much peace of mind- and it’s very portable which makes it perfect for traveling. I use it to back up all of my photos as well as my entire computer via Time Machine, a fantastic Mac program.
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