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The Best Travel Drones

Looking for the best drone to bring on your travels or give as a gift? With new models being constantly released it can be tough to decide which drone to purchase for your travels.  Here are my picks for the best travel travel drones currently on the market. These drones are portable making them perfect for travel and includes drones for every budget – from the newest and latest models to the most affordable options for beginners.

Best Travel Drones

DJI Spark

The DJI Spark is a more affordable and compact option. Spark features all of DJI’s signature technologies, with intelligent flight control options, a mechanical gimbal, and a camera with incredible image quality.

  • Product Dimensions:    9.8 x 3 x 8.2 inches
  • Item Weight:    1.49 pounds
  • QuickShotVideos with a Tap
  • Detects clearly patterned surfaces with adequate lighting (lux>15) and diffuse reflectivity (>20%)
  • Mechanical Gimbal Stabilization
  • Shake-Free Shots
  • 2-Axis Stabilized Gimbal Camera
  • FaceAware
  • The DJI GO 4 app features automatic editing templates and an array of filters. Quickly edit videos and share them straight to social media.

DJI Mavic Air


The DJI Mavic Air is super small, portable and foldable and is a relatively new model (released early 2018). The Mavic Air is the most portable DJI drone to house a 3-axis mechanical gimbal.

  • Product Dimensions:    7.5 x 4.5 x 9.4 inches
  • Item Weight:    2.2 pounds
  • 32 MP Sphere Panoramas
  • Foldable & Portable
  • 3-Axis Gimbal & 4K Camera
  • 3-Directional Environment Sensing
  • SmartCapture

DJI Mavic 2 Pro

If you like to be one of the first to try the newest gadgets, check out the brand new DJI Mavic 2 Pro which is one of the two newest models from DJI released in August 2018.

  • Product Dimensions:    9.8 x 9.7 x 4.5 inches
  • Item Weight:     5.51 pounds
  • Equipped with a Hasselblad L1D-20c camera with a 20MP 1” CMOS Sensor.
  • Up to 31 minutes flight time, 44 mph max speed, 907g takeoff weight, 3-axis gimbal for steady shots, 8GB internal storage, SD card support up to 128 GB
  • Enjoy live view in real time during flight and record 4K videos at higher bitrates with advanced H.265 compression.
  • Functions include ActiveTrack 2.0, Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing, Hyperlapse, Low-Noise Design, Adjustable Aperture, HDR Photo

Mavic 2 Zoom

The new Mavic 2 Zoom is one of the two newest models from DJI released in August 2018.

  • Product Dimensions:    8.4 x 3.6 x 1.3 inches
  • Item Weight:     5.51 pounds
  • Powered by a 1/2.3 inch CMOS 12MP sensor with up to four-times zoom, including a two-times optical zoom (24 – 48mm).
  • Up to 31 minutes flight time, 44 mph max speed, 905g takeoff weight, 3-axis gimbal for steady shots, 8GB internal storage, SD card support up to 128GB/li>
  • Enjoy live view in real time during flight and record 4K videos at higher bitrates with advanced H.265 compression.
  • Functions include ActiveTrack 2.0, Dolly Zoom, Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing, Hyperlapse, Low-Noise Design, HDR Photos

Hover Camera Passport


Hover Camera Passport is consumer-friendly self-flying camera that’s safe, portable, and easy-to-use. Hover Camera uses proprietary Embedded Artificial Intelligence technology to autonomously capture personal or aerial 13MP photos and 4K video, while always keeping you at the center of the picture.  The Hover Camera is super portable and weighs less than 1lb so can be carried with you anywhere.

  • Auto-Follow using face and body detection technology
  • No FAA Registration Required
  • Crafted out of carbon fiber making it extra durable to falls and accidents
  • The Passport’s propellers are enclosed in a cage
  • Gesture Control + Owner Mode: With owner mode you just scan your face into the app and the Passport will automatically find, follow, and record you. You can also snap photos with a quick gesture to the camera
  • Weighs less than 1lb and folds up to the size of a small book
  • Wi-Fi Frequency Bands: 2.4GHz, 5GHz

Holy Stone HS160 Shadow Drone


This super affordable drone is one of easiest travel drones to use and is perfect for kids or beginners. The photos are nowhere near the image quality of the other drones, but the price cannot be beat.

  • Foldable & flexible blades
  • 3D VR Mode
  • 720P HD Camera for Aerial Photography
  • Altitude Hold Function: Built-in barometer with altitude hold function providing stable flight
  • APP Control: Operate the HS160 RC Drone through an APP after connecting the Wi-Fi to your phone (iOS or Android), offering you real-time image transmission
  • Gravity Sensor Mode
  • One Key Start/Landing: Press button to make the drone’s engine start or land steadily after the drone is paired with its controller
  • 4 Speed Modes: 4 speed modes from low to high, suitable for beginners, intermediates and experts
  • LED Light: Equipped with LED navigation lights and remote control indicator lights for night flights
  • 2 powerful 3.7V 500mAh Modular batteries including 1 bonus
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