I have been setting more money aside for it, to be more prudent, to be able to travel abroad again. Though I am perfectly certain that I might end up changing the location.
Hopefully 2012, I won’t have a month following my proposed travel month of more travels for weddings. Which might end up being better. Or worse, depending on how you look at it. If I get severely booked than it might be problematic as I want to take a month, again, to backpack a place.
There is something about just backpacking a location. Not just the freedom and lightness that comes with that type of travel, but, it feels more personal and holistic. I was once in Boy Scouts, an Eagle scout for that matter, where backpacking and camping was our norm. (please don’t ask if I still know my knots. I do not.)
Packing my gear for weddings has been training me for travels, ironically enough. I only pack the gear that I need for a shoot. With every wedding I bring less and less, taking away frills and only keeping the important things. Even though lately, I been wanting to bring more strobes with me… The way I see it, with less gear I get less complacent on how to achieve the images that I want to get.
That said, packing my clothes and camera gear, has become easier and lighter. So I can definitely foresee an easier backpack adventure!
That said, I hope my brother and sister in law finally decide to do the big Asia trip they have been talking about as.. I would be going too!