The Craze of Recreational Drones in 2017 !

News outlets and bloggers are talking about more and more about drones these days, and legislators of every country in the world as well as manufacturers are trying to shape up a drone legislation so that everyone can be safe when flying.

However, it is very easy to fly a drone abroad. How to do it? A few answers in this article

First, of course, it takes a drone 😉 Yes, but which one?

There are different models available on the market at various price ranges, ranging from 20 € to 10 000 $. You have to know that the entry-level drones will be difficult to fly because it is up to you to stabilize them and it ‘s hard to manoeuver them for this reason.

These toy drones also called mini drones are more suitable for indoor use and are not often equipped with a GPS system for the positioning.

Personally, I choose the Phantom 4 by the Chinese manufacturer DJI. Big fella of 1.2 kg but this one stabilizes itself thanks to an advanced GPS chip. I choose this model because it is one of the cheapest that stabilizes by itself and that it is not too big to be carried in a hand luggage on a plane.

On the contrary, I opted for the Professional version because it allows having a camera live feed up to 7 kilometers away while the classic and more standard versions boast a camera live feed of “only” on 300 to 500m. This model was purchased end of 2016 for 1500 € in a store.

mavic pro DJI

Besides the drone itself, different brands offer a whole range of accessories, bags, propellers, filters, … The best model on the market is currently the DJI Mavic Pro, as seen on

I chose a quality carry bag because although they are less resistant than the shell ones, they are highly customizable and allow me to have my drone and camera together. I also took a second battery which is much needed if you are planning on doing multiple flights per sessions. Today I regret a bit of not having taken any UV filters and a sun visor to avoid rays on the screen for the live feed when you are facing the sun.

Best practices to use a drone

Regarding the use, the most important rule remains on the “not seen, not taken,” even in the places where it can be legally used because generally, the authorities do not know much about the regulations concerning commercial drones. Another rule contrary to the first but sometimes useful: ask a law enforcement officer. Especially in Asia for example, if a police officer says yes, no worries just keep on shooting. Otherwise ask the next policeman 100m away! There is always one who will find it interesting to watch.

More generally, I advise you to visit this site that brings together the regulations of many countries when it comes to flying recreational drones:

We must recognize it, during a journey, between the moments when it is forbidden to fly, and the moments where time prevents it (wind or rain), we could not use it about 60% of the time. However I still recommend this purchase, the pictures are breathtaking!

By the way, speaking of the images, here is the last link, that of the youtube channel on which I put my videos of a complete drone without assembly to give an overview of what it gives in flight as well as two videos. Pictures and videos are from a trip in Ireland !

castle aerial shots ireland

watch a full moon under the stars

Family Tents For Outdoor Camping

Practically every decent outdoor shop in every town will provide family tents for outdoor camping. Camping being among the most liked and addiction outdoor activities amongst families today, there are no surprises here. Individuals want to evacuate their gear and take the kids, the dog and triggered to spend a weekend playing in the sand or the mountain, fishing or just unwinding by bonding with mother earth.

It is refreshing to understand that you do not have to pack up and head house at the end of the day; instead, you can roast some hot dogs over an open fire, toast a few marshmallows and tell funny stories till the family prepares to nod off to rest.

Find a Tent for your Family

beach camping is coolTop msr tents for outdoor camping can be found everywhere and are available in simply one huge room such as an eight individual camping tent size; they also can be found in spaces that are divided, and camping tents that have smaller sized dome camping tents that link to them using zippers. These tents frequently have screened rooms to allow the family to enjoy the quiet of the early morning or the late night without feeding every bug in the county.

The size and design of the family camping tents for camping are all personal choices that will depend on what your household likes and exactly what you need according to how large your family is. A family is a relative term and could explain simply two individuals, one grown up, and some kids, or an entire houseful of kids and grownups.
There are many different types of families today other than the “typical” 4 individual households, so the family camping tent for camping will need to be chosen relying on family size and personal choices.

When a kid reaches the age of about ten, they will get to know if their parents are allowing them to have their personal tent and personal privacy. This suggests you could acquire a tent that is a bit smaller if your kid will be sleeping in their tent in a near future.

Most family tents come geared up with individual pockets that are designed to run an extension cord through the side of the camping tent, so you do not have to leave the zipper partly unzipped to accommodate it. Many state parks now have electrical power offered at their camp sites for the operating of fans and portable cooling units. The tent designers and makers know this truth and have begun creating tents where these types of home appliances can be used safely within their structures.

Save Money with A Camping Tent

Some of the best times you will have with your family will be spent doing basic things like under the stars, and strolling along the sandy beach in the moonlight while you hold your child’s hand and pay attention to the sounds of the browse on the rocks. Camping is far more affordable than renting a hotel room and consuming in restaurants while you are vacationing. Campers can vacation near to the kinds of activities they enjoy participating in.

Doing so minimizes the general expense of your trip or weekend by eliminating hotels and dining establishments, and it provides more families with the chance to take an economical getaway. The camping tents made for family camping that are offered today offer a broad range of choices when it pertains to materials, size and rate.