I apologise for the title. I really do. Hearing people say ‘totes’ is like nails on a blackboard for me.
In this case, however, I am taking about actual totes.
Camera totes to be precise.
(Apologies for the horrid grainy photos – I obviously had to dust off the ol’ point and shoot to take these photos.)
I’m not sure if I’ve even told you this but The Man and I are heading off overseas for five weeks this summer (HOORAY!).
I love travel photography, but I’m a bit of a princess and find all the paraphenalia frankly a bit annoying. I have a second lens but I never use it because I hate lugging it around, so I take the compact camera bag instead of the bigger one with room for the extra lens (then I’ll be taking a snap and go ‘Ugh, I wish I had my telephoto with me’). I also find it inconvenient to carry around a camera bag as well as a backpack or handbag.
Plus – you know me – I’m all about the functional but there’s no reason why it can’t look good too!
Enter Jo Totes.
I had been coveting this baby for awhile now so I was very excited to unwrap it on my birthday recently (thanks to my parents and in-laws).
I looove how I can fit my camera and spare lens(es) all safe and sound between the padded dividers and there’s still room for my wallet/sunnies/cardi/whatever. There’s even a secret pocket at the back for my iPad as well as pockets at the front for the usual out-and-about essentials. I also like how it doesn’t scream ‘I AM A TOURIST AND I AM CARRYING LOTS OF VALUABLE EQUIPMENT’.
OK now I just sound like an ad I know, but seriously Betsy is going to be my new best travel buddy. The Man also gave me an iPad camera connector so I will be able to upload photos on the go.
Now I’m all set for blogging anywhere in the world!