Posts in “Travel Tips”

On the Road Again

Time to hit the road once more...off in search of big animals in Mexico and Dominica. Though I won't be staying in the US, my itinerary takes me in and out of the US a few times. Security concerns are understandably at an all-time high given the Christmas Day fiasco last year, and airport personnel will probably be stressed out and on edge. US air carriers are also raising checked baggage fees, and quite of few of my friends who've flown to and through…

Travel Tip: Carry-on Bags

Travelling photographers are caught between a rock and a hard place. Camera equipment tends to get heavier and bulkier, while airlines baggage limits get smaller and more restrictive. For people with lots of photo equipment, this is a total nightmare. One the one hand, you should never check-in your camera bodies or lenses (not to mention laptop computer and hard disks). On the other, you can't possibly carry everything you need and stay within baggage…

Travel Tip: Transformers

If you travel frequently and you have a lot of electrical stuff with US-style 2-pin plugs, I have a great little gadget to help negotiate the myriad of plug shapes found worldwide: I don't know if it's available anywhere else, but I picked up a couple of these in Japan. They're light in weight, not too big (they fit in the palm of my hand.), and more importantly, these adapters morph into every plug-shape configuration possible, reminiscent of the…