To decide on what to take, think about the environments you’ll be in, and what sort of scenarios you envision yourself photographing. It’s best to take a lens or two that can provide the most versatility, while not being overly cumbersome in weight or size.
Also consider the weight of other items like tripod or flash. Lightweight and compact tripods are ideal for tucking into your day bag.
Have a look at our review of the best travel tripods for more information.
Explore On Foot
There’s no better way to get to know a new location than to explore it on foot! Walking a town lets you see the nooks and crannies that you could otherwise easily miss if you traveled by car.
If you have more than one day in a town, take advantage of the first day to explore and scout. Scouting just means that you seek out spots to go back to later on to photograph.