HOW TO MAKE YOUR TRAVEL MEMORIES LAST FOREVER

HOW TO MAKE YOUR TRAVEL MEMORIES LAST FOREVER

Hello, everyone!

Travelling is one of my favorite things. I love exploring new places, cities and countries. I love visiting favorites destinations as well. Places where I have been before but the time spent over there makes me wanna go back again and again. But what happens when (for various reasons obviously) I can’t re-visit a favorite destination? The technology is here to save me and my memories. It is true that technology nowadays is my (and yours) best friend. From smartphones to iPhone, to digital or dash cameras, every modern device helps me capture the moments and the journey as well. That way, my travel memories will last forever. 

Smartphone/Samsung

I don’t have the latest version of any smartphone. In fact, my current model is an older one, but since it’s working properly and there aren’t any issues, I am yet to buy a new one. I use my phone to take pictures on Instagram and sometimes for my blog. But when I travel, no matter what the destination is, my phone will take the very first pictures of a new place or a beloved city.

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Camera/Canon

Since I started blogging I was coveting a DSLR camera. As my phone supports a camera with a few only pixels I wanted a camera with more pixels in order to take photos with better quality. Not long ago, I was lucky to receive the Canon EOS 750D. (It was a gift from my brother).

Sometimes I really struggle to take photos or I don’t like any of them as I am still learning how to use my camera but since I got it, I love taking photos for my blog and for Instagram. When travelling I take my camera with me, always protected inside its own bag and I am planning also to buy new lenses. I really want to upgrade my photography skills and besides that, I want to capture every detail and beautiful secret corner on every place I am visiting.

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Dash Camera/SHISHUO Dash Cam Front and Rear**

Well, smartphones and cameras are the two devices I use for blog or Instagram and travel photos. But when I am actually in motion, I mean when I am in the car, on the move, my newly dash camera is my favorite gadget. I have been gifted the Shishuo dash camera a few weeks ago and although I have used it a few times while on short road trips I know it’s gonna be my ”to go” camera for any kind of trips.

The Shishuo dash camera is a dual channel camera that can either face back into the car’s interior or it can look through the rear window and record the road behind the car. It weighs less than 1 pound (450gr) and has a 4 inch HD IPS display. The camera comes in a package which contains the car Dash Camera, car Charger, 16GB Micro SD card, adjustable mount and user manual.

Features

It’s a compact camera in black color which makes it discreet and not very noticeable, powered through cigarette lighter socket. The recording quality is excellent, 1920x 080P @ 30 fps full HD high resolution while the front lens has a 170° wide viewing angle.

The camera has more features:  G-Sensor (Built-in) and Motion Detector. The G-Sensor it’s a very sensitive sensor that can detect any collision, hard brake, big turn, or other sudden acceleration changes. Once any movement detected within 3 meters in front of the camera the motion detector will trigger the recording automatically.

Loop Cycle Recording it’s another feature and a must in every dash camera.  Once the storage is full, the camera automatically overwrites the oldest files on the memory card, and the camera keeps recording.

Additional features are available: LED compensation which helps to capture better views at night and WRD (Wide Dynamic Range) which allows better images at both over brightness or dim lighting situation. Parking Mode (only available with the camera connected to the car battery). When parking, if the G-sensor been triggered by a collision, moving or vibrating of the vehicle, the camera will then record a 10-15 second video clip, this clip will be automatically saved and locked later. Also, the Emergency Video Lock Button is available, a dedicated button on the camera which saves the video file with a single touch of a button instead of potentially having to go through a menu.

All in all

Although dash cameras are usually bought for security or legal reasons, nowadays more and more people (including me) use a dash camera for other reasons too: I use the dash camera to record my route while on holidays or road trips, to capture the scenic out of the car and to share my edited videos with friends and family. Now that the tree leaves have fallen down and the Autumn colors are so vivid, colorful videos scenes in the country are the ones I am looking forward to recording and saving.

And what about you? Have you ever used a dash camera? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Products marked with ** were gifted, but all the opinions expressed are mine, based on personal criteria.

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15 Comments

  1. Joshua
    November 13, 2018 / 9:24 pm

    These in dash cameras are an interesting idea. Guess it could be a great tool to record any theft or parking lot accidents.

  2. November 13, 2018 / 10:19 pm

    I have never used a dash camera. I think they are great for semi truck drivers or police (emergency vehicles). I never really thought of using them for personal use.

  3. November 13, 2018 / 11:54 pm

    Oh my gosh, I never thought of this, but now I really wish I’d had one when we took a huge road trip this summer! The scenery was just gorgeous and we couldn’t capture it all!

  4. Neely Moldovan
    November 14, 2018 / 1:31 am

    O h I think my husband would love this! He loves things like this and I may just have to surprise him with it

  5. November 14, 2018 / 10:44 am

    I’m a big fan of travel too! I’d never have thought of using a dash cam for this purpose though… great idea!

  6. Jack branson
    November 14, 2018 / 3:26 pm

    Sounds a good way, never heard of these kinda of cameras. Must be great way to keep memories and this would be best option when we start to travel.

  7. November 14, 2018 / 4:39 pm

    For me taking photos on my iphone and publishing them on Instagram or Facebook is how I keep my memories alive!! I dont have to publish them all either because I tend to never delete photos in my phone so I can always swipe back!

  8. Christa
    November 14, 2018 / 11:54 pm

    I take a lot of road trips. I never thought of getting a dash cam. That’s a great idea!

  9. November 15, 2018 / 2:33 am

    We don’t have a dashcam but we do have an action cam that can work as one. My hub uses it and mount it on his helmet too if he goes riding his motorbike. we will check out your recommendations though.

  10. November 15, 2018 / 4:22 am

    Honestly, I’d never even HEARD of dash cameras til this post. But I admit I’m intrigued -thanks for the heads-up, will have to look into!

  11. Tonya Morris
    November 15, 2018 / 6:41 am

    I really need a dash camera! I love that you use yours for capturing routes while traveling! Most people do not think of that!

  12. November 16, 2018 / 2:33 am

    I am going to have see to if I can find a driving recorder. A friend of mine got that and it looked so cool. I can see what you can do with that. I think taking the memories and making movies, in the end, is a fun task as well.

  13. Ruth
    November 16, 2018 / 2:33 am

    It is very important to capture any memories, specially once in a lifetime opportunities when you are travelling. Great post with some great suggestions 🙂 I just wish I was better at photography x

  14. November 16, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    I’ve heard about these new cameras used in cars, but I didn’t know they could be used also for leisure or photographing! That’s awesome! I have my phone (also older model iPhone6) and a Canon 600D. It is such a heavy duty! I’ve been using it every single day for the past 8 years! It’s my only one for photographing, but it doesn’t record video very well, so now I’m looking into getting one that would film high quality. Preferently Canon so it will fit my other lenses and gadgets 😉

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