"In the past year, I’ve been doing a bit more traveling — which has been fun and great! The thing is, it’s mostly solo trips, which makes it tough when I’ve wanted pictures (of myself, like the true attention seeker I am) from my trips for the ‘gram. Sure, I could get your standard selfie stick, but when I saw THIS selfie stick with an extra-long reach (almost 5 feet!) that also doubles as a tripod for $27, I was intrigued. I know what you’re thinking, 'But, Brett! Selfie sticks are so embarrassing and make you look like such a tourist!' Listen, I know — but also dignity be damned, I just want to live my best life, OK??
I recently took this bad boy on a solo trip to Hawaii and was so glad I did. At first, I was a little worried it was going to be a bit bulky or awkward to handle — but not only was it completely fine, there were certain times (like when it was a little windy for instance) I was grateful it felt a bit more sturdy!
As for the tripod mode, it really came in handy for setting up the occasional scenic candid (or, plan-did, if you will). While I used the tripod mode for setting up shots on my trip, you could totally also use it to set up a little photos hoot in your apartment on those days you’re really feeling your look. Overall, this selfie stick tripod really stepped up my travel game and I’ll definitely be bringing it on all of my future trips!" —Brett Vergara
Get it on Amazon for $26.99.