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Justine has been part of #TeamPixel for a few years now and loves the quality of photos this phone can help us create for the blog and our Instagram. No hard-to-use DSLR needed!
This is the phone that Scott uses to take photos for our blog and Instagram. It has lots of incredible features including a wide angle lens, automatic aperture setting and excellent night mode.
Bridge cameras are perfect for beginners as you can try out different settings like you would on a full DSLR camera but without the need to change lenses. We chose this compact bridge camera for ourselves as the 50x zoom and 20.4mp lens is a really powerful combination!
Whether you’re skiing or heading out on a city break, we can’t recommend merino wool clothing enough. It keeps you cool when inside, warm when outside and is a total miracle fabric for sweat-free travelling!
We’ve recently discovered silk sleeping bag liners (thanks to a fantastic Christmas gift idea!) They’re light, portable and the perfect solution if you can’t be sure what type of conditions you’ll be sleeping in; e.g. when camping, sleeping in hostels or any other cheap accommodation in far flung destinations.
Toiletries & First Aid
Lonely Planet is our travel publisher of choice every single time. Their selection of travel guides and coffee table travel books is vast, they’re always full of stunning photographs and chock-full of useful travel information.
If you love the idea of ticking off the ultimate bucket list throughout your lifetime of travelling then 203 Travel Challenges is the book for you. From sinking into hot springs around the world to sleeping in a tent during the working week or trusting a friend to organise a trip, you’ll never be short of ideas for fun travel experiences!
Dog Travel Essentials
Instead of travelling with a large dog bed, consider using a travel dog bed that has a roll down cover to protect your car when your dog jumps into it.
When travelling in warmer weather, your dog may need a helping hand to keep cool. Cooling mats don't need to be plugged in and lay flat. If it starts to lose its coolness, all you have to do is leave it at room temperature and it naturally cools right down again.