Our Editors' Travel Photography Checklist
T+L’s photo editors share their tips on what to take along.
A lens cloth
Estimate the number of memory cards you’ll need based on your pics’ average file size, how often you snap, and whether you shoot video. Then bring twice that many. Store them separately from your camera in a waterproof case.
A connection to the cloud
Set up an iCloud, Google Drive, or Dropbox premium account to back up your photos any time your device is connected to Wi-Fi. You’ll have to pay extra, but if you ever lose your camera, you’ll be glad you did.
Only the cables you need
Many non-Apple products, including Android phones and cameras, use micro-USB connectors, so you should be able to bring just one and avoid that dreaded tangle of cords. Most USB wall adapters are interchangeable, too.