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The iPhone Camera Challenge

by Globetrooper Todd | 11 Responses
iPhone Camera Only

Ever since I started traveling, I’ve been torn by a common dilemma. I’ve wanted to capture moments as vividly as possible, but I’ve also wanted to travel as light as I can.

Of course, high quality cameras take up a lot of room and weigh a tonne. I’ve tested smaller point-and-shoots with fast lenses, but they don’t come close to a full-frame DSLR with high-quality glass. Hence, the dilemma. Do I forego my quest for feather-weight travel or ditch my obsession with gorgeous photos?

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Posted in Gear & Gadgets | June 29th, 2011

A Day in the Life of a Desert Explorer

Gobi Desert Mongolia

A zipper opening, that’s my wake-up call. No, please, not yet, just ten minutes more. Mornings have never been my strong point. And when you’re faced with walking for 8+ long hours every day for two months, the effort to get up is so, SO … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Make Money Blogging to Pay for Travel

Make Money Blogging

Imagine that… travelling the world, writing about your experiences, and getting paid enough to keep on doing it. Sounds like a glorious way of life, doesn’t it? Or is it too good to be true? Some say the opportunity is long gone, especially citing the maturity of … Continue reading →

Taking New ‘Ways of Life’ Back Home

Small Efficient House

Maybe it’s just me, but as I’ve travelled, I’ve developed an odd habit of applying new surroundings to a mythical home I’ll build when I settle down. All of a sudden while writing a blog post, I’ll notice the way the window closes or the … Continue reading →

Cost of Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Cost of Living Thailand

I always thought the cost of living in India would be the lowest on Earth. But after spending only a few weeks there, I started to hear suggestions that Thailand was even cheaper. Could that possibly be? Our cost of living posts have become somewhat … Continue reading →

Expedia, Thanks For Nothing!

Expedia Review

As someone with a she’ll be right attitude, it’s unprecedented for me to leave for an airport early. Normally I get there with just enough time to spare because I only have one carry-on bag and anyway, ‘what the heck could possibly go wrong?’ This time … Continue reading →

Attn: Travel Bloggers

wordpress travel plugin

Our quest at Globetrooper has always been to help people travel the world together. But today we’ve extended this mission beyond the Globetrooper website by developing a WordPress plugin to help others travel bloggers meetup with their readers across the globe. It’s a simple plugin … Continue reading →

Postcards from a Mongolian Desert Expedition

Gobi 2011 Expedition Mongolia

As most of you know, Lauren from Team Globetrooper is currently undertaking one of the toughest adventure challenges of her life. She’s trekking 1,600 kms (1,000 miles) across the remote Gobi Desert in Mongolia. She’s covering over 30 kms each day, all with her trusty companion Bumblebee (the … Continue reading →

Wimdu Australia Launches With Free Accommodation Offer

Wimdu Australia is a marketplace for private accommodation. That means travellers can book rooms in the homes of local people, and locals can rent out their rooms to earn money. It’s a win-win situation that leads to much lower accommodation costs and deeper immersion in local … Continue reading →

Travel Shoes: The Lightweight Strategy

Travel Shoes

I love to travel light, but shoes are always a problem. I’ve tried to adhere to a one-pair policy, but it’s just not possible if I plan to keep fit, visit cold places and trek in the wilderness. I’ve attempted to find an all-round travel … Continue reading →

Have You Tried Audiobooks?


Every now and then I discover something I can’t believe I’ve been missing. Things like goats cheese, Moleskines, pancakes with bacon, global travel even. Well guess what, I’ve found a new one: audiobooks. And they’re especially handy for travel. Lauren got me onto audiobooks just … Continue reading →

Goa, India: An Unpopular Opinion

Goa India

When we arrived in India, we joined a circumnavigation of the entire country by rail. We visited its furthest corners from Dwarka in the West, to Jammu in the North, to Dibrugah in the East, and Kanyakumari in the South. But as 12,000km of train travel … Continue reading →

Cheap Flights the Unconventional (and Easy) Way

Cheap Flights Strategy

When we think of cheap flights, we usually think of scouring the web for hidden deals. Either that, or using frequent flyer points and complex strategies that yield free flights in a few years from now. But there’s an easier way. This may not work … Continue reading →