The one thing you should never travel without is a great book. I have always loved to read and some of the best wanderlust often comes from the pages of travel books. Growing up I devoured mysteries and gripped the pages of thriller/horror books like Goosebumps and Fear Street. As I got older and my passion for traveling grew I read the travel classics like Heart of Darkness, The Adventures of Ibn Battuta and Seven Years in Tibet. These days you would be hard pressed to find me on any trip, or in my own bed for that matter, without a book or an Ibook that is, in my hand.
Some of my biggest travel inspiration has come from the books I have read, each page fueling my wanderlust for nature and exploration. Here is a list curated by myself and a few other writers, bloggers and travel addicts of our favorite books about travel, nature and adventure.
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Over the years Andrew and I have spent a small fortune on cameras and gear for shooting my Youtube episodes and taking pictures. I have personally gone through many cameras, Gopros, tripods and microphones. Some things I have loved and some things I have hated. Many things broke due to cheap parts like my old lightweight tripod, or our Sennheiser shotgun mic that rarely ever lasted for more than 5 minutes. Sometimes gear is broken due to user error, like the time my camera strap came untied and my telephoto lens smashed on the concrete in Yosemite or the time our first drone took a swim in the Pacific Ocean. Through all my experiences in different countries, different climates, weather and situations I have come to love certain pieces.
Here is a list of the gear I currently own. This is also a guide for those trying to up their game in the photography or video realm and those looking for great gear for guerilla style shooting.