travel advice & savings
 
RAIL PASSES GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES at RAILPASS.COM Click Here
4 replies
Laptop & Camera questions?
Laxer
Laxer's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 19
Member: 7340
Joined: 03/16/2008
User offline. Last seen 15 years 48 weeks ago.

Okay, for my first backpacking trip to europe, i will want to take a lot of pictures and I was thnking of just putting them on my laptop. WOuld you reccomend bringing your laptop for your camera? or get extra storage on your camera so you dont have to worry about safety or having the laptop stolen?? any help much appreciated?

Don
Don's profile picture
Moderator
ModeratorModeratorModeratorModeratorModerator
Eurotrip Points: 30
Member: 59
Joined: 01/03/2007
User offline. Last seen 7 years 25 weeks ago.

I wouldn’t take a laptop, either. Either spare memory cards, or upload them to your gmail or flikr acct. at a cafe or library.

Laxer
Laxer's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 19
Member: 7340
Joined: 03/16/2008
User offline. Last seen 15 years 48 weeks ago.

yeah thanks thats what i was thinkin cuz of the hassle of having it.

Pondcrossers
Pondcrossers's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 12
Member: 7367
Joined: 03/23/2008
User offline. Last seen 15 years 48 weeks ago.

I asked myself the same question a long time ago but came to the same conclusion.

I am leaving for Europe later this week with a decent SLR and an Archos 605 — it’s a PMP with an 80gb hard drive that will download images from my camera. The only qualms I have with it is that it means I’ll be carrying more things (plugs, cables), and another pricey item to watch over.

Also, these days it’s not too expensive to buy a bulkload of memory cards (depending on the format) if you find the right deals —stretching the time between uploading data further. I’ve read of people burning discs at cafes and mailing them home but I never really considered that route myself.

regancannon
regancannon's profile picture
Traveler
TravelerTravelerTraveler
Eurotrip Points: 241
Member: 7232
Joined: 02/18/2008
User offline. Last seen 12 years 23 weeks ago.

I love pictures…and love taking pictures…
 
But I’m not bringing a camera this summer!  Weird, isn’t it?  I can’t figure out why, but for some reason my mind is just made up about this.  I just hate how cameras can’t come close to capturing the true beauty of the people/places/things you see when you travel…so this time around if people wanna know about my trip they’ll just have to endure a few hours of stories Smile haha.
 
Just reminded me of a John Mayer song, 3×5, “didn’t have a camera by my side this time…hoping I would see the world through both my eyes.”
 
Guess that’s my mindset too! 
 
…That said, I can wait to see y’alls pictures!

I am leaving from Seattle with $13000 for 367 days
Reykjavik, Paris
Requesting help with Hostels, Nightlife, Food, Sights