15 Essential Items for Successful Travel with the Photographer in Mind

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Each year involves travel for my family. For me, that includes a great opportunity for photography. But even before I’ve arrived, I have to be as careful about what I’m taking with me as I am about our itinerary.

It’s easy to focus just on the camera and lenses, which are undeniably important, but here are some other things that I have found are essential for a successful vacation which includes photography.

ThinkTank Airport Take Off Rolling Camera Bag which accommodates small laptop, cables and adapters. – $369.75

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Lowerpro Passport II bag, which serves as an everyday camera bag.- $45.37

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BlackRapid RS-7 Camera strap for maximum portability and security. – $61.69

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Moleskin Classic Notebook to jot down important notes and memories. – $15.73

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Eagle Creek Travel Gear Undercover Money Belt to secure money and credit cards. – $20.00

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An empty Embassy Mens BiFold Wallet in the back pocket in case of pickpockets. $10.48

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A copy of my passport and regional or international drivers license.

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A list of emergency contacts including the front desk of the hotel, police or hospital.

Streetwise Maps to compliment maps on smart devices. – $4.61

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MAXAH Surge Protector All in One Universal International Travel Wall Charger. – $6.39

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Accell D080B-007K-R PowerSquid Outlet Multiplier to contend with limited outlets. – $19.95

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iTEKIRO 4000mAh Solar Panel Charger Backup Battery Power Bank – $14.99

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Transcend 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive which can be left in the hotel room safe. – $71.99

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Nike Dri-Fit Half Cushion Crew Socks to maximize long days of walking and exploring. – $18.99

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Outdoor Research Sombriolet Sun Hat  to protect from sun but not hamper photography. – $26.00 – $55.00

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