As a travel film maker, I’m constantly looking for ways to minimize my travel costs. So, here I’ve put together a list of resources that I constantly use while travelling to help you travel better, smarter and lighter
The resources listed below are the same ones that I use when travelling.
These websites, apps, gears and accessories helped me save lots of money and time each time I go to a new destination.
From booking cheap accommodations to finding the right software, everything is listed below.
What Camera do I use?
The question almost everyone asks me is what camera do I use.
I started Vlogging with my Mobile camera but within a few months, I upgraded to an Action Camera. I wanted a cheaper option than GoPro but wanted a comparatively good quality output. After weeks of research, I ended up on Xiaomi Yi 4K.
Now Yi 4K serves as my go-to camera for all the adventure and underwater shots and for all the main vlogging purpose I have my Canon G7X Mark II.
Whenever I’m in need of a DSLR I would lend a Canon 200D or Canon M50 from my friends. (Its always good to have some photographer friends around 😉 )
I must say both the DSLR are very compact and Lightweight which makes it very comfortable while travelling.
I Prefer this cam for all my action shot, let it be trekking, underwater, while driving bike, cycling etc. It’s Rigid and easy to carry around and can be mount anywhere we want.
This is the main camera I prefer to use for Vlogs. It’s Super Compact, easy to carry, easy to play around and it gives amazing output.
This is one of the best budget DSLR for Vloggers. It’s Lightweight, compact and perfect for travellers.
It’s always necessary to have the right pieces of equipment for the right shot. So, here are few of my equipment
I personally prefer using a monopod when vlogging because it’s sturdy and it gives me leverage to extent the camera away from me or keeps it close without taking help from others
Storage & Power Backup
It’s always unpredictable while travelling. I always carry 2 power banks ( one for my mobile & one for my camera).
For capturing all the beautiful pictures and video I need High-speed storage devices both for camera & external hard disk.
Since both the camera support high-speed Memory card, I prefer this card. Its been one and a half years and it’s still working like a charm.
Canon G7X mark ii can be charged via USB. So, I always carry around a power bank charged just for that
I always prefer to travel lightweight and carry items that can u used for Multiple purposes. These are few accessories I always carry along
This bag is quite sturdy and served me well for my last few trips. I just bought it recently so will update about it in future
This is a must-have for small hikes and an easy to carry small bag. The best thing I liked about this bag is it folds up and literally fits my fist.
This fitness tracker helps me track my daily routine. Especially when I’m back home after travelling, sitting at the editing table for long it helps me remind for being ideal for long, it tracks my sleep, steps and also helps me wake up by vibrating. Anyway, if you are planning to buy one, go for Band 3 it is the latest version and has few upgrades
Apps I use while travelling
I always prefer to travel lightweight and carry items that can u used for Multiple purposes.
Software I use for editing my videos and photos
These are the software I spend hours upon creating content for my Youtube, Instagram and other social media.
I hope all the resources mentioned above may help you while travelling or creating good content.
If you got any other queries to ask, just drop me a DM on my Instagram
Disclosure: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links (to Amazon.com and other affiliates), meaning that if you decide to make a purchase, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a small commission. That being said, everything I recommend on this page is because I use it now, or have used it previously, and recommend it. Thank you!