Hi guys! Today we have a fun travel post. We took a day trip to Hingol National Park and Kund Malir, Balochistan with The Globe Trotters. We were a group of six and we had such a fantastic time, with breakfast at a truck stop at 7 am, hiking up to the Princess of Hope, walking along the beach. Mostly it was disconnecting with technology and just spending the day with friends that made it all so much fun. Following is a trip round-up and our road-trip essentials. Let’s do this!
Road trip essentials:
So far the best product I used to wipe the inch of sand that was on my face was the aloe vera wipes from Cool “n” Cool. Seriously, guys, Cool ‘n’ Cool is the best brand ever. We stock on their makeup wipes and cotton pads like no one’s business.
Road trips are about enjoying the outdoors and not worrying too much about looking your best (except maybe for the photos but hey, a smile is the best accessory in these times). It is obvious that due to the weather conditions your skin will either sweat or dry up and your hair will become a frizzy mess. Keep yourself hydrated and carry a few products to clean up during the trip.
- Wet wipes
- Oil blotting sheets
- Body mist
- Lip balm
Going to let the pictures do the talking…
Me, because posing is a must
It’s not like I undid my hair for this shot, nope.
Guys, theres no shame in making every opportunity a photo opportunity. If you plan on going on a trip solely to take pictures, then read my tips.
Protect your lens:
If you have a DSLR, make sure you carry a fully charged battery and empty out the SD card. Also carry the lens cap because you don’t want the elements to damage your lens. On our trip there was quite a lot of sand so I kept the lens cap in hand so I could cover it when I was done taking pictures.
Snap now, party later:
Another thing that I find really works on a road trip is to take your pictures early in the trip. That way you can get done with your photo session and put away your camera and enjoy with your friends rather than worry about not having taken pics.
If you are taking pictures on your phone, first put your phone on airplane mode to save battery. There are usually no cellphone signals or wifi when you are way out of the city. So preserve all the juice for immense photo sessions.
Turn up the phones brightness:
If it is too sunny out, turn up the brightness on your phone so you can see what you are taking a picture of clearly.
Lighting is everything:
A phone camera cannot adjust brightness as well as a DSLR can. So remember, don’t take photos against the light, unless you are going for something like this:
For selfies, I recommend taking pictures where the light source is on one side. Like here the sun is on the left side. It is illuminating our faces evenly and creating just enough shadow without washing us out completely. If you take a picture directly facing the light source chances are you will squint and the photo will come out very white. And if you take it against the light, your face will be in complete shadow you won’t be able to make out any details.