I’ve been getting quite a few emails these days about what I use and recommend while traveling. I thought it was best to write my first holiday travel gift guide as I have packing lists but some things, including my camera, I’ve never really shared.
Just a note up front that the links through to Amazon are affiliate links so while you don’t have to pay more for the item it does mean Amazon will give me a referral fee which I can put toward some items on my Christmas wish list. Also I looked for the least expensive option for you so it takes you less time to get what you want.
For two years of travel I carried a bulk Canon 40D/60D DSLR and 3 lenses. A hassle, I realized I was using my phone more and more when traveling. Over a year ago I switched to this mirrorless camera which is so light I can carry it in my purse or coat pocket. It is the same camera I have been shooting food videos. I LOVE this camera.
The kit lens with the Olympus is great but bought this lens which is incredibly sharp – just look at this video of food in Dublin to see what it can do.
For those that don’t want to a really expensive camera but want something that will shoot great photos I have owned quite a few Cybershots and loved them. For a year I shot most of my blog photos of food with it as it has an amazing food setting and I think it’s a great camera overall.
I’m not that adventurous but I do scuba and snorkel so this camera is perfect for places like the Galapagos. But also if you have someone who likes any kind of adventure activity this camera has tons of attachments so you can strap it to your bike helmet and shoot what it’s like to mountain bike down some crazy path – something I will never do. But I still like the Go Pro.
I’m one of those crazy people who loves the smell of books and never thought I would be accustomed to a Kindle. But after a few minutes of reading on mine I forgot it wasn’t a book but electronic. It’s perfect for travel or just throwing in a purse. I’ve never had the Kindle Fire, maybe it’s better? I included an affordable version for someone on your gift list.
I wrote about this photography ebook ages ago but I still believe it’s the best book on how to learn to properly use your DSLR camera – or new Olympus!
I know I rave about these all the time but I have used these cubes for nearly four years in my backpack, in my luggage, even n a weekend getaway bag. They will change how you travel.
Travel Inspiration Stocking Stuffers
It’s not 100% accurate in the geography but I have this in my apartment in Toronto and love it.
How cute are these?
I have written in a journal since I was five and I’m so thankful that I still have my first trip abroad documented in a journal. I can now laugh at how strange and unusual I thought France appeared when I was 16.
My favourite travel book isn’t really a travel book at all. In fact I may share my reading list this week, books always make a great travel gift.