Packing For Vacation Goes Hi-Tech

If you’re into photography and hi-tech toys, packing for vacation isn’t easy. Forget just one cord or cable or charger, and it can throw your trip into a tailspin. Here’s a picture of my backpack that contains most of my stuff for a recent Alaskan cruise. It must have weighed 25 pounds. I got my exercise hauling it through the airports.

Here’s an inventory of what’s inside:

  • DSLR camera
  • 2 lenses
  • Lens filters
  • 3 camera batteries
  • 2 tripods
  • Battery charger          
  • A small video camera
  • Another battery charger
  • Laptop computer (and charger)
  • iPad (another charger)
  • iPod (wife’s)
  • 2 car cell phone car chargers
  • USB cords
  • Headphones
  • Earphones
  • 1 small microphone
  • External hard drive (to store photos and videos)

The pictures were taken with my iPhone. I used it more as a camera than a phone on the trip. It takes great stills and videos.

Notice just everything has a battery, and has to be charged up. That’s A LOT of cords to plug-in. Here’s a great tip I learned from my wife. Take a power strip with you. It was a life-saver for me. I didn’t miss a single shot.

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