Travel Vlogging Equipment

I have so much vlogging equipment for my travel videos over on my Youtube channel, even I have trouble keeping up with it all. I get the occasional question of what camera do I use etc. So, I thought I would compile a list of all the equipment I use to create videos (and occasionally blog posts too). If you have anymore questions that I didn’t answer here, then please feel free to ask me in the comments.

Travel Vlogging Equipment - Nicole Lauren Blake | Photo by Héctor Martínez on Unsplash

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Vlogging equipment

Camera – Sony a5000

Lens – Kit lens for Sony a5000 16-50mm f/3.5 OSS lens

Action Cam – GoPro Session

GoPro accessories | GoPro lens cover

Memory cards – SanDisk Extreme 32GB microSDHC (GoPro) – SanDisk Extreme 32 GB SDHC (Camera) – SanDisk Standard SDHC 8 GB (Spare)

Memory card holder

I have a run down of all of my GoPro accessories in this video here.

GoPro Accessories

I have a run down of all of my GoPro accessories in this video here.



Editing and other resources

TubeBuddy – I use this to check my tags mainly. I’m still using the free version, but thinking about upgrading to one of the paid versions. There are so many options that I simply cannot take full advantage of just yet. I may write a full post on TubeBuddy in the future if anyone is interested.

MacBook Pro – I have the 13″ late-2012 version, so you don’t necessarily need the latest one, but I have linked that one anyway as they no longer sell any other version (as far as I can see on the site anyway).

iMovie – I mainly bought my MacBook due to it having iMovie, but I did have one before that for my university course (that 1st one got stolen unfortunately). I do highly recommend a Mac, but it isn’t essential. You can also use iMovie on iPhone and iPad – some of my very first videos were filmed on my iPhone.

Adobe Spark – I am by no means a graphic designer, and I am awful with photoshop, but Adobe Spark is my saviour. I use it to create my thumbnails and any other images I need. It is super simply to use, and even better, free.

I have a video of how I use Adobe Spark to create my Thumbnails here.


How to make Youtube Thumbnails


There’s a number of things that I would love to add more vlogging equipment to my kit, but room in our backpacks and budget just don’t allow for it at the moment. These things include a tripod, a drone, a Zhiyun Crane and maybe a new lens or two. Hopefully I’ll be able to get these in the near future to help my content reach that next level!

What’s the essential piece of vlogging equipment you can’t live without in your kit? Let me know in the comments.


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  • Reply
    Stephanie Vivienne
    January 29, 2018 at 2:29 am

    Ooooh this is so useful! Loved seeing what you use for your YouTube channel! I have a Macbook air that I bought in 2012 and it still works to this day! I love iMovie, I tried to edit with a PC/windows but I honestly HATE it! haha great post 🙂

    • Reply
      Nicole Lauren Blake
      February 6, 2018 at 11:32 am

      I tried to edit with Windows and it was awful – couldn’t get through a full video in the end! So glad this list was useful.

  • Reply
    Aadil Latief
    January 31, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Utterly loved it

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