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Document Travel and Start a Blog. It’s still a Thing.

Jake Redman January 6, 2022

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No matter your travel-type, you should have the right equipment with you. Whether it’s for documenting your travels, capturing killer travel pics, exploring different interests, or just being safe.

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Take pictures and share em! Jake on a Cathay Pacific 747-400.


There are many ways to document your trip to make it more memorable. You can snap a seemingly endless number of pictures, write about on socials it or shoot tons of video! But the best way to make sure that all of these memories are captured is by using the right gear. But be prepared for different situations while traveling – some people might need a phone charger while others might need a selfie stick!

There are a number of tools that you should have with you to do this. Let’s take a look.

How to Take Amazing Travel Photos & Videos

When you want to document absolutely everything, it’s important to know how to take the best photos and videos. For this, the first step is to be in a place that is aesthetically pleasing. It’s a critical step because if you are in a place that doesn’t have interesting colors or structures, it can be challenging to create vibrant, interesting pictures. It can seem as though the sky is always blue and the ocean is always calm, but this isn’t always the case. In order to find a good spot, you must think outside of the box. Research neighborhoods of the places you want to visit ahead of your trip or click through using google street view.

In addition to being in an aesthetically pleasing location, it’s important to find one with movement and action. The best way to do this is by finding an active street scene or by finding an animal moving around and capturing it on camera.

The Tools You Need To Record Your Trip & Explore Your Interests

Travelers are always looking for new ways to record their trip and explore the world. Having quality equipment is so important here. A video camera should have a good lens, ability to shoot in low light, wide-angle lens, good battery life, ability to shoot in 4K resolution, no lag when zooming in or out of subjects.

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Share pics of food…or just yourself sitting at a restaurant in Cambodia.

But you might also want to document sound too. A good sound recorder should have a built-in microphone for recording conversations or ambient noise. An evp device could help with this. It should also have an external microphone input for recording audio that is farther away from the device itself. The sound recorder must be able to record up to 96 kHz/24-bit audio quality.

How To Start A Travel Blog & Why You Should…No, Seriously.

A travel blog is still a useful platform for you to share your travel experiences and to get new ideas on where you should go. With a blog, you can make new connections, get feedback on your trip and while making money is no simple task these days, it’s still possible to monetize your travels.

Not convinced? There are many benefits of starting up a travel blog including:
-Building your personal brand and making connections in the industry
-Increasing your earning potential by monetizing your blog.
-Reaching thousands of people every day with your stories.

Already running a travel blog or have tips for documenting & sharing travels? Let us know in the comments or @modhop on Twitter, Instagram or TikTok.

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Jake Redman

Jake Redman

Modhop Host & Founder Jake Redman brings years of global exploration and travel tips to the podcast and our videos at Modhop. Jake is also a Producer and Host for SiriusXM.

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