I've totally become that person that's always taking pictures with my phone, and I've completely embraced it. Mobile phones really do take remarkably high quality photos and when I don't want to lug my 5D somewhere, it's perfect for documentation. I'm already a complete VSCOphile and use their app, VSCO Cam, pretty regularly, but for this trip I've also been using 360 panorama like it's my job. The interface is really easy to use and the stitching is great. Panorama apps and camera settings are usually pretty finicky if you don't have the steadiest hand, but I haven't had a problem with 360 at all.
So, without further ado, here are the photos I've taken so far with my phone, all edited with VSCO Cam.
This last one was only taken about 30 minutes ago. Gotta love technology when it functions properly.
It really has been an amazing trip so far. I know when I think of "traveling" I imagine adventures in Thailand, France, Australia, New Zealand, Greece, and the like, but the United States has more than its share of incredibly beautiful locations to visit. And when compared with the scenery in Virginia, this might as well be a world away. I can't wait to share more.