3 Tips for Taking Your Drone on Your Next Vacation

Going on vacation is an exciting part about life and experiencing new places can awaken the

adventurer inside you and leave you with memories for a lifetime. A great way to enhance your

travels even further is by bringing along a drone. Drones have the capability to take amazing

aerial photos and videos, and most are easy to use, even for beginners. If you’ve ever

considered taking a drone on vacation with you for capturing moments and memories, there’s

no better time than now. Here are the best tips for traveling with a drone and why you should

buy one for all your future vacations.

1. Purchasing a drone

If you’ve never flown a drone before but want to purchase one for the first time, you may be

overwhelmed by the selection of drones to choose from. The good news is that you don’t have

to be. Many drone companies manufacture some great beginning drones. Check out the best

beginner drones at DroneThusiast to get you started. Beginner drones are often less expensive but still

come with amazing and helpful features.

One tip when purchasing a drone for the first time is to find one with multiple flight modes. Flight

modes such as return-to-home, altitude hold, and one-touch takeoff and landing will help you as

you learn to fly. Practice flying your drone at home and learn all its features before you leave on

a vacation. That way you can take to the skies as soon as you touch down and begin making


2. Traveling with a drone

We know that it can be stressful to pack for a trip and that many of us often feel like we’re

scrambling to remember everything we need. On top of this, the hustle of airports can be

overwhelming and busy interstate traffic can be daunting. You probably don’t even want to

begin to think about how to travel with a bulky drone. However, traveling with a drone is much

easier than you may think.

If you’re going to be going through airport security, you can either check your drone or carry it

on the plane with you. If your drone is larger, it might be safer and more convenient for you to

check it in. Always keep your drone’s batteries in your carry-on bag. Carry-on bags aren’t stored

in a pressurized environment, and the temperatures won’t fluctuate as strongly in the passenger

cabin. This will ensure that no damage is done to the drone’s batteries.

It’s also easy to make space for your drone if you’re traveling by car. Most drone manufacturers

have to carry cases specific to carrying your drone. You can easily put the drone and the rest of

your equipment in a carrying case so it’s all in one, safe place. All you have to do is put it in the

car with the rest of your luggage.

3. Charging your drone

While traveling, it’s important that you’re prepared to charge your drone as needed. Drones

have approximately 20-25 minutes of flight time, sometimes less and it takes about one hour to

charge a drained battery. To avoid losing any flight time, be sure to pack an extra battery or two.

If you are traveling by car, consider bringing a car inverter for to charge your drone while you’re

driving. One thing to note is that if you’re traveling to another country, you may need to

purchase an adapter to be able to properly charge your drone.

One of the best reasons to take a drone on vacation with you is its ability for you to capture

memories in a unique way. If you’re bringing along the whole family, consider buying a kid-

friendly drone so your children can capture memories too. Just like you’d take photos and

videos with your phone or camera, a drone can do the same from a unique point of view. There

are so many wonderful places in this world to explore. If you have an adventurous spirit, you’re

probably dreaming of visiting as many places as you can. Traveling is a great way to see new

sights and embrace new cultures and drones can help enhance those experiences.

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