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Best Travel Vlogging Gear

Best Travel Vlogging Camera

Best Travel Vlogging Gear for travel, youtube and solo travel. I share the best vlogging setup for travel, vlogging accessories, best blogging courses, camera bags and a video gear checklist

Canon G7X Mark II – Best travel vlogging camera. I pack three extra Canon G7X NB-13L batteries. This makes the ideal travel vlogging camera setup

Canon 80D DSLR Creator Kit with Rode VidMic Go + Lens
 Watch my review.
I used a Canon EOS Rebel T2i for many years- highly recommended for beginners.

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GoPro Hero5 Black

Waterproof, touch screen LD screen back, wide angle lens. This is for rugged action shots and water sports.

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Factory Unlocked iPhone 7

Waterproof + GSM/CDMA!

Canon EFS 10-22 lens

*Best Wide lens and least expensive*

Canon EOS adapter M mount

So I can use my Canon EF/EFS lenses with my Canon M50

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Canon 70-300 Zoom Lens

Had this for years! A bit heavy but worthwhile.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

A great portrait lens.

Past Best Travel Vlogging Gear

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Sony NEX-5T mirrorless camera 

My backup vlogging camera. You can swap lenses.  Watch my review

What’s in my Camera Gear Bag?


Best Camera Bags for Travel under $100

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Apecase Envoy Bag

Totes my DSLR’+ one lens + point-n-shoot camera+ iphone.  My go to bag when I want to be girly.

My Favorite Camera Backpacks under $100

Best Vlogging Accessories

Joby 5K Gorillapod

This alien tripod makes a great travel tripod. Mounts up to DSLR cameras.

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DigiPower Selfie Extreme Stick.  

This stick extends to 5 feet and is enough to stabilize a shot.

Movo On-Camera Microphone

As of 2019, it’s been my new mic to replace my Rode. Smaller and more compact, it’s easy for me to setup.

Sandisk Extreme MicroSD 64GB with SDcard adapter

I can never have enough memory cards.  Sandisk extreme reads speeds up to 90MB/s; write speeds up to 60MB/s

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Rode Video Mic Pro

 I bought an additional Micover Wind Screen to filter wind noise.

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Peak Design Capture Camera Clip

Camera holster straps to a backpack strap and secure your camera for speedy access.

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 PopSocket is a must for any selfie taking Instagrammer.

How to Make a Travel Video on YouTube (in 6 Steps)


Video Editing

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Apple MacBook Air 11.6-Inch Laptop

This laptop I take with me on all my travels. Light-weight, small, thin; it’s exactly what I need to conduct things on the fly.  

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Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 for Mac

I’ve been Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 for years. I’ll be needed ot upgrade to the creative cloud pretty soon. Adobe Premiere isn’t the most intuitive video editing software out there, but it does the job needed of professionals.

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Seagate Backup Plus 2TB

I always take 2 hard drives to back up my video and photos. Seagate is a highly recommended brand for stability.  The weight is around 2x an iPhone 6

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Insignia USB card reader

I always pack a USB card reader for transferring footage from my memory cards to my laptop/external hard drive.

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By far the smallest, lightest and rugged portable external drive I’ve owned yet! It’s an SSD vs HDD so storage is safe. Waterproof, dust and shock proof. Almost the size of a credit card.  Read my review here.

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Level up your YouTube game with TubeBuddy by gaining views. A bundle of features which help you optimize your video for search engines, thumbnails, etc..More goodness than I can list!

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Level up your YouTube game with TubeBuddy by gaining views. A bundle of features which help you optimize your video for search engines, thumbnails, etc..More goodness than I can list!

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Epidemic Sound

How do I get the coolest tunes I use on my YouTube videos?

Blogging & Video Courses

1:1 YouTube Coaching & Course Program

My YouTube coaching program is designed for video creators and business owners who are striving to expand their influence and profit. We’ll come up with a customized strategy plan for your channel to level up your game so you know what 100K+ channels know and start you on a powerful business mindset. Book a Free Discovery Call>> 

Build Blog Freedom Fast Track course

Build Blog Freedom Fast Track course

Don’t waste time laboring over your articles which won’t grow traffic. Digital Nomad Wannabe Sharon Gouley shows you how to grow your traffic and increase your blog income and her surefire strategies help!  Take her free 7 Day SEO Boost Challenge  or do her 7 Day Link Challenge and you’ll find your AHA moment.

Wanna start a YouTube channel but don’t know where to start? Video Creators’ Tim Schmoyer gets you up and running in 30 Days to a Better YouTube Channel. He offers insightful tips, an easy format of strategies to walk you through getting your channel primed for success in 30 days!

Check it out here

Blogging Resources


A2Hosting is my current hosting company; was recommended to them by a few Dev folks. Fast speeds. I host my blog and portfolio sites on them.  Use my affiliate link for an enormous discount off your first year.

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Superstar Blogging (formerly Travel Blog Success; taken over by Matt Knepes) Turn your travel blog into a business. From monetizing, working with video, pitching sponsors, and networking with blog stars, the courses  take your blog to the next level. Read my review

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WordPress Every blog is born from a WordPress theme. This is a must for every blogger. WordPress is free to download and easy to start a blog on. It offers many free and paid pre-made themes to choose from and will house your blog until it grows.

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Hostgator is my favorite hosting company and great for bloggers starting out. They have cheap monthly prices, an easy interface and good customer service. I have a Baby Gator plan which houses multiple sites for around $71/ six months.  I recommend them.

This website design is designed with Impreza Theme, a Themeforest theme for WordPress. It is sold through Envato, a marketplace of plugins and themes. Impreza feels easy to learn with some WordPress knowledge. Their support is really responsive and good- highly recommended.

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My Work as a Female Solo Travel Blogger & YouTuber

Disclosure: There are affiliate links in this post which helps support the work I do. The companies listed, I recommend because I think they’re awesome and they’ve helped me a lot in my travels. If you support this site in some way and want to book your trip, these links will help you do that.

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