Covering #Eurotrip2012


Tomorrow evening I'll be on a flight to Dublin, which will kick off my two week, seven city, whirlwind vacation in Europe. Sarah has appropriately dubbed this trip #EUROTRIP2012. I'll be traveling with Megan the whole time, with Cruz joining us for the first weekend and Sarah joining us for the second week of the trip. We've got our basic plans in place - planes, trains, hostels - but are otherwise fully unprepared. While many people may disagree I think this is how it should be. There's no way to tell what you'll feel like doing until you're actually there. Of course, there are lots of ideas in place: visiting the Guinness headquarters, a show in London, a bullfight in Madrid, wine tasting in France, and more.

I'm pretty excited to be traveling back across the Atlantic. My summer spent is London was amazing and I can't wait to be back over there without the responsibility of classes weighing me down. That said, it'll be an adjustment traveling around without a home base in London to return to.

This brings me to the real point of this post. It is more of a proof of concept than anything else. Since Megan and I must travel light I won't be carrying around a laptop or much camera equipment. I'm going to attempt to document this trip as well, if not better than I did last time around. The tech nerd in me is pretty excited to see how this experiment works out.

Here's what I'll be using: my iPhone, my Nikon D80, a Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8 lens courtesy of Biko, an Eye-Fi Mobile X2 SDHC card, and 4 to 6 apps. That's it.

I say, "That's it," as I that's not a lot of stuff... But it really isn't. I'm used to multiple lenses - heck often multiple camera bodies - multiple memory cards, a laptop, Photoshop, Lightroom, Adobe Bridge, and a fair amount of wires and card readers. I think I'll miss Bridge the most, it makes it unbelievably easy to sort through thousands of photos in a short period of time.

So, clearly this will be an adjustment for me. Basically, this'll work along these lines: Type up posts in my Wordpress app, take photos with the camera, using the Eye-Fi card's ad hoc wireless network upload photos to my phone, edit photos using some combination of Camera+, iPhoto, and Photoshop Express, post photos using MyPics to my Picasaweb account, and put up posts with select photos using the Wordpress app. Simple enough, right?

To get some practice with all of this, and to prove to myself that it will even work, I'm putting together this post entirely using the above method so forgive me if there are any egregious grammatical errors or typos.

So be sure to check back here regularly. I promise future posts won't be lengthy descriptions of technology. Instead they will consist of the witty remarks about food, the challenges of foreign travel, food, and... Food that you have come to expect.

You can also follow along on Twitter and with my photos.