We're always taking pictures. We go on a trip, and you can bet there's always camera, and picture taking. The only problem is, we can't always be in the picture together. Sometimes, we're lucky and can grab another tourist to take our picture. But some of the places we like taking pictures, grabbing someone is not a good idea. That's why I'm very grateful to one of the greatest invention since sliced bread: Tripods.
I think I owned a Bushnell Master before, but I broke it. It's less than 50 bucks, and it's affordable. Right now, I'd dearly love to own a Nikon Bogen Manfrotto. It's on sale for 300 dollars, but it's heavy duty and it folds small enough for my shoulder bag. Sometimes, it's not all about prices.