In Scott Kelby's recent webcast recently traveled to Lisbon and Morocco and did a webcast where he shares his travel tips and stories, especially the one where he broke his new 70-200 zoom on day one.
"I never used my tripod the entire trip. This is all I used my entire trip." - Scott Kelby
In KelbyOne's The Grid episode 306 (starting at 43:24) Scott talks about traveling around with a Platypod. He says "I never used my tripod the entire trip. This is all I used MY ENTIRE TRIP! I took a tripod, I carried it for eight days. I never used it one time. I used this. Let me tell you what. Number one, this is always just in my coat pocket. So I left my tripod actually in my room. I was going to use it one time, I didn't get to use it. I will tell that story later but I used this. There is a screw (hole) on the bottom, so I would screw the little thing on my rapid strap onto here, I would put my camera on here, and it locks tight.
"Number one, this is always just in my coat pocket. So I left my tripod actually in my room." - Scott Kelby
Anywhere I went, I pop this down. Never got stopped by security guards. If there are signs that say no tripods, no one ever comes up. Security guards would look at it, they would look at it and they would not do anything! They would look at it and go:
"Well that is not a tripod. Hey Earl! What do you think, is that a tripod? There are no legs, that is not a tripod. So it is ok? I guess so."
You know what I did too? I was in a library and there was a rope and stanchion so you couldn't walk any further. I put this right on top of the rope and stanchion, it a big round thing, it was perfectly flat. I put it on top, and you know what else I did? It was a little out of line with a table I wanted to shoot, so I took the rope and stanchions, and moved it over. Dude I have so many great stories to share with you all, I have so many great behind the scenes shots to share." - Scott Kelby