Friends and family constantly ask me what camera equipment they should take when travelling overseas. The answer is different for every person due to their skill level, their current equipment, and their interest in photography. Hopefully by explaining what equipment I, as a professional photographer take when I travel overseas and more importantly why I take it each piece of equipment it will help you in deciding what is the best choice of equipment for your situation. This is the 1st of 3 posts to educate you on photography equipment choices for when you travel both internationally and domestically.
As a photographer the equipment that I carry has changed dramatically over the last few years. My recent two month journey across Europe also has markedly shaped what I take in equipment for future overseas trips.