Travel Vlogging 101: Choosing Camera Gear

Many people ask us how we can film so much with so little equipment. This week, we share our secrets on what camera gear you need to start making travel video.

Check out the equipment we mentioned here:
– F-Stop Satori Backpack:
– Canon Rebel T3i DSLR Camera:
– Canon EF-S 18-200mm Zoom Lens:
– Canon Powershot S120:
– Go Pro Hero 3+:
– Go Pro Suction Cup Mount:
– Go Pro Accessory Kit:
– Promaster CX525 Tripod:
– Promaster Superlite 3-Way Head:
– SD 32GB Memory Sticks:
– Sennheiser MKE 400 Shotgun Mike:
– Zoom H1 Portable Digital Recorder:
– Joby GP3 GorillaPod:
– Pico Flex Table Dolly:
– Pelican 0915 Black SD Memory Card Protective Case:

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VAGABROTHERS: We’re Marko and Alex Ayling, brothers, backpackers, and bloggers on a mission to explore the world through its people. Winners of My Destination’s global travel-video competition “The Biggest, Baddest, Bucket List” which paid us to travel the world for six months, checking off our travel bucket list and documenting the adventure on YouTube. See the full BBBTV web-series here:



  1. Ambitious Jemz Astrology on August 11, 2018 at 11:39 am

    I am glad I found this vide. It was very informative. Thank you!

  2. Tips For Travellers on August 11, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Great video as very detailed and gives specific honest information about what you guys using. Thanks !

  3. Local Goes Global on August 11, 2018 at 11:41 am

    It’s been a few years since this video came out. What equipment would you switch out?

  4. Marcus Olaguerion on August 11, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Hey man! If you’re going to pick one camera to travel, which one would you choose, action camera or digital camera?

  5. Felicia Follum on August 11, 2018 at 11:42 am

    I have a cannon powershot, am looking for a Nikon Entry lever camera for my old lenses (SLR not DSLR), a android phone and GoPro

  6. LuCruTV on August 11, 2018 at 11:43 am

    very useful advice! thanks!

  7. The Art of Assimilating on August 11, 2018 at 11:44 am

    This video is great guys, thanks!

  8. MightiestArm on August 11, 2018 at 11:44 am

    its easier for you guys to pack this stuff cause there is two of you, how would you pack it if it was just one?

  9. Komzy's Gaming on August 11, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Hey guys pls how does your canon s120 audio go? Am planning on getting that but as a vlogger i want a good audio

  10. Andrew Hewitt on August 11, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Hey guys! Brilliant work!
    QUESTION: would you ever use an iphone 5 or 6 for blogging? I’m trying to choose between an iphone 5/6 and a cannon EOS 700D.

  11. Maria Melania Lallo on August 11, 2018 at 11:49 am

    This is very helpful! Thanks Vagabrothers =)

  12. Jason Jump on August 11, 2018 at 11:49 am

    hey guys I love your videos and me and my wife are going on a year long trip. We like the f stops but noticed that the satori is no longer available and the suka that they have is taller. it’s height is 27. what troubles have you had checking the satori in if any and tilopa. also we have 2 cannon 5d mark 3s and were wondering if there was any equipment updates that you like better. we are thinking of getting a sony for quick shoot and for one to have a flappable screen. thanks, jason

  13. ORBIT POLE on August 11, 2018 at 11:52 am

    hey guys! I would love to talk to you about using some of our Orbit Poles for your videos.

  14. Suman D Choudhury on August 11, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Do you use a Gimbal while taking a motion shot?

  15. Digital Films on August 11, 2018 at 11:55 am

    I plan on doing vlogs along with sit down videos. And I’m a beginner maybe not even beginner. Do you recommend a camera that’ll work for my preferences
    .mic input
    .good auto focus
    .flip(up only) or articulating screen
    . Maybe different lens (or a long zoom -bridge camera)
    — if bridge camera "wide angle" view–

  16. Homy House on August 11, 2018 at 11:56 am

    I am learning to make vlog by the tools like this

  17. Paul Breland on August 11, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Boys, NEVER get a "real" job. You’re too smart, too talented, and you would die of boredom before you’re 30.

  18. John steve on August 11, 2018 at 11:56 am

    China here I come

  19. LukeJT on August 11, 2018 at 11:57 am

    How do you keep your cameras charged when out traveling

  20. Trips 2 Gether on August 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    really cool video!

  21. Nader Nadernejad on August 11, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Awesome video! These are some really great tips. If I come across the money, I’m going to invest in one of those microphones for better audio when I travel vlog in Europe!

  22. Princess and the Vlog on August 11, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Hi! I was given a cannon rebel t3i as a gift and I am wanting to start a vlog about my upcoming internship in florida. Will I have trouble walking around Orlando (at the theme parks) and vlogging? Do you have any tips on vlogging with it? Thanks!

  23. Odd Job Eddy on August 11, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Hope this is good advise!

  24. Traveling Fever on August 11, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Awesome video… I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark II, iPhone and GoPro

  25. Herman Sanderson on August 11, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Basically all you need is a Hero 5….
    That’s all

  26. Odin on August 11, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    "How to buy cheap camera gear" *shows 3000 dollars worth of gear*

  27. Zagica on August 11, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    How can you puck all this AND clothes in a carry on backpack?

  28. chu Lee on August 11, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    thanks! this is the perfect vdo for someone like me who is confused on what to buy.

  29. teaxie on August 11, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Thanks so much for this video. I’m going overseas soon and I was debating what I needed to bring while packing light, as well as what accessories are needed. Thank you so much!

  30. Alex Salgado on August 11, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Hey guys, I’m late to the party but have a question regarding gear.. more so about transporting it. I have a Kelty Coyote 80L that I use to travel/backpack with. Instead of buying a new bag I wanted to use the f-stop small shallow ICU insert to transport my camera gear. I don’t have a lot of gear so I figured it would be sufficient and well protected within the ruck bag. Basically a Sony a330 DSLR with 1 lens and all my go pro accessories. Let me know what you guys think.

  31. Jesus Christ on August 11, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    I shoot on an iPhone 3

  32. Sotheanarak Tuon on August 11, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Any plans for Cambodia bruh? I live in Siem Reap and can be your guide here

  33. Let's Travel on August 11, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    Great video guys.My SD cards always laying around and batteries I need that case what you have,where I can buy?Thank you.

  34. Jacob Lanferman on August 11, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    You guys should do more videos specifically about shooting and filming while traveling, like behind the scenes and stuff. I’m a photographer myself and I’d love to know more about your video and drone stuff.

  35. Earthly Retreats on August 11, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Just LOVE your videos, you guys have such great presence in front of the camera.

  36. Jeremiah Scott on August 11, 2018 at 12:19 pm


  37. Anthony Anaya on August 11, 2018 at 12:19 pm

  38. Where Is Mirna on August 11, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Ive started recording some travel vlogs and these tips were very helpful. thanks!!

  39. sassymatazzy on August 11, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Daaamn, y’all look different now. Looked like some babies in this video. Lol

  40. Matteo Michele Andreoli on August 11, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    I use an Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II with a 14-42 mm lens plus a Gopro Hero 5 Black for the action footage such as (surfing, hiking and diving).

  41. JENNY GEE on August 11, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    been looking for a video that explained EVERYTHING you guys JUST explained!! LOVE YALL! haha love your travel videos too! definitely motivated me to keep going!

  42. Andrea Volpini on August 11, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Love your channel, i’ll follow you!!

  43. dockers72 72 on August 11, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    gopro for days

  44. Hyperlaze on August 11, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Well, I recently started vlogging with my iPhone 6s and it works for me the best because I’m always having it with me. Maybe some day I’ll change my mind but for now, I don’t want to carry a DSLR and/or external mic with me all the time 😀

  45. Lexes O'Hara on August 11, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    Can I be a third wheel and travel with y’all? Lol

  46. cineman73 on August 11, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    hey V-Bros. what’s the story on that camera hot shoe V-splitter? unless I missed it, it’s not in your equipment list. that’s a pretty clever piece!

  47. Kevin Outdoors on August 11, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Great info. I’m starting to make backpacking videos where every ounce counts. This was helpful.

  48. Archie Around The World on August 11, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Ah!!! This was the best! Thank you! So helpful! I just started vlogging and I’m hoping to start traveling soon. Great video!

  49. Andre Antone on August 11, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Marko looks and sounds so young here! Great vid guys love your vids hop to run into you guys here in San Diego!

  50. its riana on August 11, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    any small travel vloggers want to support each other? ill sub back & watch a few videos as well! just comment ❤️