As photographers, we seem to all have a bit (or a lot) of wanderlust within us. Case in point, I’m writing this article from about 35,000 feet above you right now on my way to a work-cation. Traveling can be stressful – getting to the airport on time, worrying about your luggage, waiting in long lines, screenings, bag checks, etc. To make this process easier, there are a few little photography travel tips that can help make the process of getting to your destination just a bit easier.

If you travel often for work or pleasure, the following video from Chase Jarvis is perfect for you. Chase has logged “millions of miles” as a photographer, entrepreneur and founder of CreativeLive. He gives five very useful tips, not just for photographers, but for any traveler.

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This video isn’t specific to how to pack your gear. If you’re interested in how to bring your gear with you, Chase mentions that he has a previous video specifically on that topic, which you can find here. The video below, “Travel Like a Boss,” will give you tips on luggage, how to avoid the long lines at the airport, how to work and sleep on the plane, and a few  other miscellaneous hacks such as getting the best seat on a flight or most importantly, what snacks to bring.

Chase talks about the TSA Pre-check, which is something that I have been looking into as I do travel a fair amount. It’s a service you sign-up and pay for, and once approved, you can get into a special line where you don’t need to take out your laptop, take off your shoes, etc. Theoretically, the line moves faster, and there are fewer people – I liken it to getting a FastPass at Disneyland.

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He gives some other great time and sanity-saving tips, as well as a few recommendations on what he brings to make the trip more enjoyable. In the last few years, I’ve logged a good number of airline miles of my own. There are a few items I always bring with me when I travel. In my Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag, I carry my 15″ Mac Book Pro, my Fuji X-T1 with two lenses, my planner, a book or magazine, and I always bring a pre-prepped meal (I use a delivery service). Like Chase mentions, I too travel with noise canceling headphones, which are amazing, especially when there are screaming children on the plane. I also bring with me this awesome $15 organizer that helps me keep track of all the various cords, plugs, and charger I have to carry with me.

For more travel hacking tips or tips on travel photography, check out these CreativeLive classes here.

What are some of your travel must-haves, tips or hacks? Comment below.