How do you go about packing your gear for travelling, or would you always take it onto a plane as hand-luggage?
I am flying back over to the UK tomorrow for a week, and I wanted to take my kit with me (we're going to see our new puppy! ). My problem is that I also have a laptop, ipad etc to take with me. Last year I went to Malta and I packed my camera inside my main (hold) luggage, inside a pretty sturdy Crumpler bag .. everything was fine. I now have a bit more kit, and it won't all fit inside my old bag. I use a bog-standard "Amazon Basics" rucksack now which holds all my kit, but it's not as tough on the outside as my Crumpler was and won't offer much defense inside my main luggage.
How do you guys go about transporting your kit usually? I have a big rucksack for my Laptop etc for my carry-on luggage, but not enough space in there for all the camera gear too. I don't think I can take 2 bags on, so hold-luggage might be my only option. I will leave any non-essential items behind, but I do want to take a couple of lenses. I was considering a liberal application of bubble-wrap & clothes to keep everything safe!!