Ultimate Travel Gear Guide for Video

Our travel gear. Everything we travel with and use to make Spanish and Go happen fits into these bags.

Our travel gear. Everything we travel with and use to make Spanish and Go happen fits into these bags.

When it comes to great content, it’s all about the story, not the gear. But if you’re into video gear and travel, it's fun to peek behind the scenes and see what’s working for others.

I owned a commercial recording studio for eight years, so I know all about the joys of trying to keep up with the latest and greatest tools for the job.

While it can be fun to nerd-out over gear, it’s helpful to know what works well on the road. This is a list of what we use to make Spanish and Go happen.



All of our editing is done on our two laptops. We use Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Logic Pro X, for our audio and video software editing needs.

Cameras / Lenses / ND Filters:




The Right Gear for The Job

My favorite pieces of gear are the DJI Mavic Pro, Panasonic GH5, iPhone 7+, and DJI OSMO Mobile. These are the products that get us the majority of the shots you see in our episodes.

Out of all the gear we have, the two most underestimated pieces we have are the extension cable and surge protector. These two things keep us going while on the road when we have upwards of six things we need to charge at the end of a long day of recording.

Related Spanish Vocabulary:

  • Luggage = Equipaje

  • Backpack = Mochila

  • Memory Cards = Tarjetas de Memoria


  • Computadora = Computer

  • Camera = Camera

  • Audio = Audio

  • Tripie = Tripod

  • Batterias = Batteries

  • Microfono = microphone

Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, we earn a commission if you make a purchase. We use all the companies listed here and recommend them because they are the best we’ve found to help us on our travels. If you are preparing to go on your own adventures and would like to support us in some way, using these links will help do exactly that. If you have any questions about the companies, please let us know.

Jim Fricker II

Jim Fricker II is a gringo from Minnesota. In 2010 he decided he was no longer content with only being able to speak one language, so he set out to learn Spanish. As a result, he met his wife, May. As an added bonus, he never had to endure another Minnesota winter again.

    Over the years Jim has been a musician, recording studio owner, music producer, teacher, and technology enthusiast. He has produced dozens of albums for various unsigned artist, been commissioned to compose music for national organizations, and always tries to make sure he has his daily green smoothie in the morning.