On a trip through Europe, we spent a few days in Strasbourg, France. The city is gorgeous. The leaves were changing color and the town is surrounded by a canal, bordered by half timber houses and lots of trees, so it looks beautiful in the fall.
In the United States we know gingerbread at Christmas made into a gingerbread man, a dark cookie sweetened with molasses. But in Europe it takes all kinds of shapes.
(A list of our favorite tips for traveling with a camera is included at the end of this blog)
Outside the Sacre Coeur there was a food festival at Christmas where famous food providers from all over France were demonstrating cooking techniques. There we discovered the Canele d’Armagnac and the Baba au Bougnat, which quickly became our new Christmas tradition.
Really nice having some down time while traveling. Just leisurely wandering instead of rushing to the next planned activity.
OUR TIPS FOR TRAVELING WITH CAMERA EQUIPMENT
OUR LIST OF FAVORITE EQUIPMENT FOR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY
Traveling with camera equipment can get a little tricky, so we have listed some of our favorite tips for making it easier.
- Take only your favorite camera and lenses
- use a comfortable cross-body camera case
- always carry a polarizer
- use watertight and shock resistant equipment
- put gel packets in the camera case
- Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L II,
- Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L,
- Canon EF 17-40 f/4L USM Ultra Wide angle Zoom,
- Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II zoom
- Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L macro
OTHER EQUIPMENT –
- Hoya 77mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter
- Hoya 72mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter
- SanDisk Extreme Pro 16GB 160MB/s CompactFlash cards
- CompactFlash card case that is watertight and shock resistant
- Interteck reusable blue silica gel packets
- Tamrac sling pack camera bag