A good camera lens is often better than the camera behind it. Without a good lens, you can be using the best camera in the world and still take photos that don’t look quite right. When you’re traveling, picking a good lens to come with you is especially challenging. Not only do you need to pick a good lens, but now you need to pick maybe 1 or 2 (maybe 3?) lenses that solve the problem of several lenses.

I’ve listed out my favorite picks for lenses that are versatile enough to get you through almost every situation.