Packing for a Photo Vacation

A few months back my wife and I had to bail on a vacation we were planning to the Maldives.  We discovered the cost plus the time needed to get there combined with my wife's PTO made it less than ideal.  So, after a sad come-to-Jesus with our friends we started to talk about the top places in the world we would love to visit.  

Not surprisingly, we had a number of similar places we wanted to visit. So, we began to hunt for cheap flights and discovered that my dream location had direct flights from Minneapolis round trip for $600 a person.  Combined with my flight miles, we wound up flying direct international for 2 people for $400!  Needless to say, that trip starts this coming week and we are both ecstatic.  

We will be spending 7 days in a van driving across my dream photo location.   Starting to pack for a dream photo vacation with only so much room, meant a new Thule bag, numerous new memory cards as well as trying to figure out what to bring and what not to bring camera wise.  With a desire to take both film and digital photos, as well as capture video, it has complicated what may and may not fit in our new Thule bag.

Dream vacation equipment

Equipment above: 5dMarkiii, Rebel t2i, Pentax K-1000, Powershot S110, Yashica Mat 124g, Portra 160, Kodachrome 64, Velvia 100, Nisi ND1000, Nisi ND64, Nisi GND 0.9 and miscellaneous chargers, batteries, tripod, and memory cards.