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My favorite travel accessories

I decided to write a little bit about my favorite travel accessories. There is so much more than I take with me than just my camera and my lenses. I like to travel as light as possible, but sometimes it is not possible.

My backpack of choice is the Shimoda Design 60L backpack, I have had many bags along the years, but this one is by far my favorite, as a hiker I always need a modular system that is well designed, strong and light at the same time, the ability to be able to adjust the shoulders straps was vital.

lago di baines, My favorite travel accessories

Photo taken by Miroslav Petrasko

I love watches, and I love my Garmin Fenix 3, I know the watch is a bit outdated, but I didn’t see enough changing on the Fenix 5 to make a change, I track all my hikes with this watch, and I use it for all types of sports, you can also use it to geotag your images.

I’m a backup freak, so I always want to have my work backed up in several places, so every evening after a shoot, I will backup all my images to my laptop and also to my Gnarbox, an external HDD that doesn’t need a computer to backup too, Gnarbox is water resistant and also shockproof. Currently, I’m using the V1, but the V2 should be released very soon, and it should be a considerable improvement, looking forward to getting my hands on it.

The Dell XPS 9370 is my laptop of choice, and it has a quad-core processor and 8gb of memory, I wish I had the 16gb version. Also, it is not the 4k touch screen version. I usually don’t edit on my laptop, so I don’t need the most powerful laptop around, this is a great laptop the size it’s great, the battery life is outstanding and having a quad-core always help in case I need to do some editing on the go.

Dual Charger

Unfortunately, Sony doesn’t give you a proper charger with their cameras, you do get a charger, but you need to use your camera to charge the batteries, I hate doing that, so I just got a cheap dual charger on, so I can charge two batteries at the same time.

Yes, I carry around a first aid kit with me almost all the time when I go shooting, I currently have a Lifestystems mountain first aid kit, while is not the lightest around I carry this one when I have a bigger group with me and a different one when I’m alone.

The Sony WH-1000MX2 are my headphones of choice while I travel, having noise canceling headphones with the number of trips I have a year is vital not to go insane, if I bought new Headphones now I would pick the new, improved 1000MX3.

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