24 October 2013

{A Travel Inspired Wish List}

As both a traveller and a blogger, I feel like my list of 'must-have' gadgets is ever expanding.  Every other day it seems as though cyberspace introduces a new something that I'd love to add to my toolkit.  Granted, many of these gadgets have to do with photography, but isn't that what brings travelling and blogging together so seamlessly?  I digress.

My Ultimate Travel Wish List

Here are a few things that are currently on my radar:


What's on your list?  Am I missing anything?

45 comments:

  1. hmm my last comment didn't post for some reason. Anyway, I want all of these things. I have the scratch map but I need (not want) everything else.

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    1. Ah, I want a scratch off map so bad! Would be so much fun to tick off our new travels :) I want everything else too... Chelsea got me hooked on the GoPro Hero.

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  2. Currently on my list, a new zoom lens and a new iPhone.

    I will also strongly encourage the purchases of a scratch map, LR, an ONA bag and especially the wide angle lens. I've been loving it for my scenic pictures.

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    1. I also want the new iPhone, I still have the 4S and it has a cracked screen. The only other lens I have for my SLR is a zoom lens, but it's a sigma and when on safari the vehicle tends to shake a lot (which is what I bought it for). Without the image stabiliser I sometimes find that my photos come out blurry. When we're stationary though, it does the trick just fine. You're the one who put the wide-angle lens on my radar! :)

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  3. Oooh I want that bag and the scratch off map book!!!!
    http://johced-ourjourneytoeverywhere.blogspot.com/
    xxx

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    1. Doesn't that bag make you swoon!? I saw it's on sell somewhere for R980!

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  4. oo i love that camera bag! great picks. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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    1. I'm swooning over the ONA bag too :) I saw it's on sale somewhere online for $100... tempting.

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  5. iphone has camera attachments? awesome and completely necessary. also - i'm hoping for a wide-angle lens for christmas :)

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    1. Isn't it awesome!? You can actually instagram in fish-eye, macro, wide-angle, etc.

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  6. I just want to travel more!! Right now our "fancy" Canon isn't working so well. so we're thinking of using the iPhone and maybe just buying a cheap little camera.

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    1. I'm with you on that one! iPhone takes really good photos, and it's more convenient than lugging around a huge SLR. In Greece I took way more photos with my phone than with my Nikon.

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  7. Ooh this is a great list! I have been thinking about wanting to upgrade our camera sometime in the future myself...I love that camera bag btw! Hope you're having a good week girl!

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    1. What camera are you thinking of upgrading too... and what do you have now? :) I'd eventually like to upgrade mine too, but for now I'm just wanting better editing software. iPhoto is not cutting it anymore. I love the bag too... and I saw it somewhere online for $100 the other day. Tempting.

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  8. That scratch map is on my wish list! Totally want one.

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    1. I just found that there was such a thing as a scratch off map and now I'm also dying to get my hands on one. Makes for a perfect and affordable christmas gift too!

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  9. ummm yes, to all of it. please and thank you : )

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    1. You're the one who got me hooked on the GoPro - just have to have one now :)

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  10. so, the more I experiment with LR, the more I like it. you should definitely jump on that while you're still a student (right? you're still doing that crazy busy Master's program?). I would also love a new camera bag! ONA makes such pretty ones. and that scratch map looks so fun!

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    1. Does LR have a student discount!? I definitely need to jump on it then :) Do you know how much it's for?

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  11. The leather camera satchel, please!! My Mum has an old leather satchel (not for cameras) that has been lying in a cupboard for about 25 years and I beg her to give it to me every time I see her. Maybe I can convince her to give it to me and then find someone to make some inserts.

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    1. That sounds like the best idea ever! I know you can even buy camera inserts for your purse so it would be quite easy to convert it into a camera bag.

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  12. GoPro Hero3 in my list as well. It is perfect camera for adventure backpackers.

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    1. It is, isn't it!? Chelsea from Lost in Travels is the one who initially got me hooked on it.

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  13. Hey Jenna, you just saved me so much christmas gift browsing time. So thankyou! That satchel is gorgeous and that scratch map is such a good idea! I now know just what to get my husband for Christmas! PS my husband has the olloclip, it's pretty legit!!!

    abroadsworld.blogspot.com

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    1. Olloclip is at the tippy top of my Christmas wish list :) And the scratch off map makes the perfect and affordable gift for anyone who is even remotely interested in travelling. I'm going to get it for a few of my friends this year.

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  14. I've been wanting an ONA camera bag for a long time....swoon!!!

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    1. I know... it's too perfect. I saw them on sale online somewhere for $100. Tempting, right!? Now I need to remember where.

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  15. I have that scratch map. It's really cool-- but it makes me realize there are so many other places I need to travel to still!

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    1. I can only imagine! It seems like the more you travel, the more you realize how many more places there are to see :)

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  16. Perfect list! Lightroom is the best (at least I think ;)) for editing photos and I really want one of those iPhone lenses. How cool!

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    1. Aren't they awesome :) Those ones are about $60 I think, but I know you can get cheaper ones for around $10. Perfect stocking stuffer!

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  17. New follower (and fellow expat) here! I found your blog through Treasure Tromp. I'm excited to follow along with your adventures! :-)
    ~Megan
    www.neitherherenorthere-megan.blogspot.com

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  18. I need all of that on my Christmas wishlist but I really, really want that bag! :)

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  19. I definitely love all of this! That bag is definitely something that I want.

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  20. Wow, truly an amazing story I was reading. You live in my beautiful country, what a privilege! Do enjoy!

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  21. That travel scratch-off map! Great find - going on the Christmas wishlist maintenant!

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  22. I think I'm getting Jon that scratch map for Christmas!

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  23. That Olloclip looks fabulous! I finally gave in and got an iPhone and am still trying to figure out how to unlock all the magic within. We have a travel scratch map and it's our favorite :)

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  24. I love that scratch travel map so much!

    MUST.HAVE.ONE.

    hahaha!

    Cocktails & Memories
    http://cocktailsandorgies.blogspot.com

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  25. This has my name written ALL over it.

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  26. I have that scratch off map!! my parents got it for me right before I left for South Africa, I was so stoked to scratch it off when I returned haha. also, a calculator watch. it will change your life.

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  27. That Ona bag is part of my wishlist this year too. It's so annoying having to bring a bulky camera bag + a purse. haha. I also hope to have a gopro.


    Bridging the Gap

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  28. lightroom is definitely on my list too! It would be so helpful!

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Thanks for commenting! I love reading each and every one of them :)