Amanda | LVV Travel

Amanda is an Aussie backpacker who loves adventure, waterfalls and everything outdoors. Together with her husband, Daniel, they have been travelling the world for over two years and run LVV Travel. They share travel and backpacking guides and aim to help backpackers travel adventurously and sustainably.

22 Comments

  1. whatsvictoria
    9 Mar 2017 @ 6:47 pm

    This is a great post! Brilliant tips guys 🙂

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  2. Neha Verma
    9 Mar 2017 @ 3:04 pm

    Drones are an emerging technology. Your tips will really help some one who is starting with them. Soon they are going to be super popular because of their simple capability to reach the spots where we human can’t and they can take such snaps that we can’t because we can simply not hang in the air 🙂

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  3. Ami Bhat
    9 Mar 2017 @ 12:19 am

    I always get worried about whether it will come back or not. And I am not sure if I want to even buy one as I am a little lazy about carrying it around. But I love seeing the others capture it all in a drone.

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  4. Janine Good
    6 Mar 2017 @ 12:46 pm

    This is so helpful. I was going to buy a drone for my hubby and was going in blind. They are a very expensive hobby at this stage, but your post has given sound advice and reviews to consider when I’m ready to drop the money for a good quality brand. Aerial photography is such an art and getting the flights just right takes exceptional skill. Thank you for posting all this helpful information.

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  5. arv! Jpr
    4 Mar 2017 @ 7:51 pm

    This is lovely information on drone since these are becoming so popular. The idea of shooting with drones really is interesting. Here in India it is illegal to use drone, unless you’re using may be for just 30-50 feet which doesn’t send the radar on a frenzy. I have heard only about the DJI Mavic but never about XPS.

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  6. finaciofotografia
    3 Mar 2017 @ 5:01 pm

    What a detailed post… I am photographer and I have some friends with a drone, I travel most by land walking so isn’t easy to carry one, maybe when I take my van to live in, this is the next level. I spend hours on internet looking for drone movies. I love your about Iceland, so calm, so beautiful, just make me want go there.

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    • La Vida Viva Travel
      4 Mar 2017 @ 2:17 pm

      Thank you so much. We walk a lot too and it isn’t so bad. It just limits how much clothing etc you can bring. But if you’re in a van, definitely consider investing in one!

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  7. Kcalpesh Ajugia
    3 Mar 2017 @ 4:33 pm

    Great guide. Even I plan to get a phantom and go by shooting the places I visit, albeit, initially only in India. Hope I can manage the permissions etc. Your guide’s really going to help. I’m already very excited 🙂

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  8. Nomadic Nirvana
    3 Mar 2017 @ 3:03 pm

    I really wish I had a Drone,there are many permission issues in Main Cities of India !!!

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  9. MakeTime2SeeTheWorld (@VickiLouise86)
    3 Mar 2017 @ 2:20 pm

    This is such a detailed post – and so so useful! I’ve only just started hankering after a drone and this will really help with making my decision. Good tip about the insurance too – I’d hate to get my new toy and stack it on its first outing. On that note – I’ll definitely be using the GPS function!

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    • La Vida Viva Travel
      4 Mar 2017 @ 2:19 pm

      Thanks so much. I’m just so worried it’ll hit someone in the head one day. We fly using GPS but are always prepared to switch to manual if needed.

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  10. travellingslacker
    3 Mar 2017 @ 12:00 pm

    Wow, Amazing Post! I always though it would be a very cumbersome process to travel with a drone but you make iit look comparatively easier. I have also noted many people getting into trouble wth authporities. I guess everyone needs to be sure if it is alloed in a certain place.

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    • La Vida Viva Travel
      4 Mar 2017 @ 2:20 pm

      It definitely isn’t so bad at all, especially travelling as a couple. If people did their research, there wouldn’t be any trouble.

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  11. Jackie
    3 Mar 2017 @ 9:17 am

    This is such a great and comprehensive post! I just recently got my first drone and haven’t traveled much with it as of yet so this list definitely is helpful. I especially loved your “don’t be a d-head” note LOL hilarious and true.

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    • La Vida Viva Travel
      4 Mar 2017 @ 2:21 pm

      Thanks Jackie! Yes… seriously, I thought common sense was common. Turns out, it isn’t so much. Some people are just not very considerate!

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  12. sabrina
    2 Mar 2017 @ 11:47 pm

    This is a truly informative post. Thank you so much for sharing! I’ve been on the road for 17 months and not one day has gone by without me thinking about buying a drone but I’ve always been concerned about weight and size. But now that the Mavic is out, I’m seriously considering adding it to my gear! 🙂 Oh…awesome videos!

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  13. ravenoustravellers
    2 Mar 2017 @ 4:30 pm

    We have been debating whether to get a drone for a while now so we found your post really interesting and helpful – thanks for sharing. Just watched your videos too, so beautiful I love how the drone gives such a unique perspective of the landscape.

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  14. Global Girl Travels
    2 Mar 2017 @ 3:57 pm

    We also use drone a lot and it has been such a great tool to have. Like you said, it’s the next best thing to getting those aerial shots or videos because we cannot afford to hire a helicopter for every single time we want to, right? Your videos are excellent, especially the landscape in Australia. So beautifully captured and edited.

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  15. gingeybiteseats
    2 Mar 2017 @ 3:50 pm

    Oh wow, so much info on drones and some stunning photography to go with it too. Loved the video of Western Australia, we were there a few months ago but never saw it in this way! 🙂

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  16. Ticking the Bucketlist
    2 Mar 2017 @ 12:30 pm

    I would love to have a drone but it is so expensive that I cannot afford one now. Until then, I will enjoy the awesome pics that you have taken…your Myanmar pics in the post are stunning. I never knew that the drone isnt covered by insurance…thanks for sharing. I didnt know there were companies that would do a policy for the drone…helpful piece of information!

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