I have a plan coming together for a 50+ day trip to Europe. Any real-world experience on getting 16GB across the pond daily in a reliable manner?
My initial conditions are no wish to use an online storage medium and no wish to keep the only copies with me physically. Also if I can leave my laptop at home and run on my Asus tablet so much the better; I intend to carry what I need rather than drag literal baggage all over. Finally this is quite likely a once in a lifetime trip, two years worth of vacation time, etc etc so I won't complain about spending a little.
My plan is to write to both cards (in a 1Dx), save everything on a pair of TB-class external drives and then mail USB sticks home separately more or less daily. 16GB thumbies appear to be affordable on the basis of one pair per day, and I can sell most of them when I get home anyway.
I'm all ears - the flight doesn't leave any time soon.
Jim...sounds like a great trip, have fun!! London was my favorite spot on a trip to Europe many years ago.
Your plan looks pretty good....but it might be more work than is needed?
As an alternative, I know you wrote that you weren't interested in cloud storage, but have you tried it? It's so simple and inexpensive, and is such a great way to backup important photos.
I've been using Flickr and Zenfolio to share/backup my most treasured photos. (Thinking about signing up for crashplan)
If I was in your shoes, I would take time to look through my photos each day on my laptop to narrow (cull) the keepers down to my best 20-40 shots, and then upload just those to Zenfolio...done.
By the end of your trip, you'll have 1,500+ of your best photos stored to both your laptop and online, and all your photos stored on one ext HD.
Good luck, and I'm looking forward to seeing some of your photos!