So, when you pile into the car for a family road trip…there are likely at least 4 of you, maybe a family dog or two, plus all your stuff like clothes, snacks, drinks, pillows, (if you are like me) mom’s entire shoe assortment, entertainment, etc…. but then if you decided to bring the camera gear, it’s not only going to take up more of your inner car space, but it’s going to end up taking up a lot of your time and energy as well.
Whether you are pro or amateur – you don’t want to leave any of the gear in the car for risk of being robbed, but you don’t want to lug it around absolutely every place you go either – especially if you are heading to a sandy windy beach or vertical hike. That’s without even mentioning the weight of a DSLR on your neck or shoulders while touring and hiking. And then there’s the fact that you won’t be in any of the vacation pictures because you were behind that big black camera body and lens for the whole trip and your kids will look back on this vacation album and say, “Where was mom?”