Here’s What’s in Our Travel Blogger Gear Bags

The perfect shot all depends on the equipment you carry – whether it’s a tripod to stabilize long-exposure shots, a GoPro slider for enhanced timelapses or extra battery packs, which, if we’re honest, are the real MVPs.

Unless you want to feel (and look) like a camel toting loads of equipment around your destination, it’s important to get organized and determine what’s essential to pack and what’s OK to leave behind.

For a typical trip in which we want to capture photos and ground/POV/drone footage, here’s what we pack in our gear bags.

What’s In Traveling Twogether’s Gear Bags 

Most important are the gear bags, themselves. We both carry Manfrotto backpacks that are specially designed and compartmentalized for cameras and camera accessories.

The backpacks we chose are a much cheaper alternative to this one, but are nearly identical, save for the leather trims and front zippered pocket.

Additionally, we both share four rechargeable backup batteries, a 12-inch tripod and lens cloths and cleaner.


Emily – The Traveling Twogether Writer / Photographer / Social Media Manager

  1. Canon EOS Rebel T7i
  2. EF-S 10-18mm lens
  3. EF-S 18-55mm lens
  4. EF-S 55-250mm lens
  5. Lensball
  6. Plenty of SD cards and an extra battery for my Canon

My favorite item in my bag is …

My wide-angle (10-18mm) lens. I love landscape photography, and this lens allows me to capture even more of the beautiful scenery we come across.

The best feature of my camera is …

Its wireless photo sharing capabilities. OK, OK – I know this is a fairly standard feature on most DSLR cameras nowadays, but I recently upgraded to the Canon T7i from the T3 and am blown away by the feature! It makes posting on our social media in real time so much more convenient.

If there’s one thing that’s missing from my bag, it’s …

Lens hoods for my 10-18mm and 18-55mm.

Mike – The Traveling Twogether Videographer / Drone Pilot / Designer

  1. Panasonic Lumix GX85
  2. Lumix 12-32mm lens
  3. Lumix 45-150mm lens
  4. DJI Mavic 2 Zoom (recently upgraded from the DJI Spark)
  5. Freewell basic ND filters for my drone
  6. Laminated drone FAA registration card
  7. GoPro HERO7 Black
  8. GoPro HERO5 Session
  9. Movie Maker 2 GoPro slider
  10. GoPro mount accessories, four extra batteries for my Lumix and extra micro USB and USB-C cables

My favorite item in my bag is …

My drone, because it offers different perspectives that would otherwise be out of reach.

The best feature of my camera is …

The five-axis stabilization, which provides smoother video footage at a competitive price.

If there’s one thing that’s missing from my bag, it’s …

A hand-held gimbal for increased stability when shooting with my Panasonic Lumix.


What’s in your gear bag? Let us know in the comments below!

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