Before you travel, you have to decide on what to pack – or more importantly – what to leave behind. For short business trips, it’s clear that it’s best to stick to the essentials. However, longer vacations pose a bigger challenge. Apart from the basics, you also need to consider what are the best gadgets to take with you.
While on vacation, your first inclination is to unplug. However, technology has shifted the way we spend our vacation time. It’s true – some gadgets may distract you from fully enjoying the experience you’re trying to have, but some gadgets can make your trip more enjoyable, and even preserve your travel memories. Here are some devices to help you get the most of your next adventure.
Think of something you can’t live without. For most people, the smartphone might top that list. It is easily one of the most life-changing pieces of technology that came out in the last 20 years. It has replaced most devices, including cameras, camcorders, music players, and even flashlights. Use it to easily communicate with family, friends, and colleagues back home, as well as take numerous photos and videos of your trip.
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Whether you’re hiking mountains or relaxing by the beach, you won’t have to worry about damaging your expensive gear. Taking pictures or videos has never been easier. Feel free to take your smartphone or camera underwater to document your experience, or mount it on the edge of a cliff to get that full mountainside view.
Music has been known to improve moods. And with the rise of technology, it has become much easier to attain music in the digital age. Take your vacation to the next level by being your own DJ, curating your vacation playlist, and turning up the volume.
One of the downsides of using your gadgets continuously throughout the day is the battery life. To make sure you have enough juice to document your trip from dawn to dusk, keep a power bank with you at all times. Today, power banks come in all weights and sizes, and can have enough stored power to fully charge your smartphone, camera, or music device.
An average person has about 3 gadgets. An average hotel room has 2 sockets. Let that sink in for a moment. Older hotels were not designed to cater to modern technology, while newer buildings only place outlets in line with specific furniture like lamps or television sets. If you’re bringing multiple gadgets on your trip, keep a multi-USB adaptor on hand and conveniently charge all your devices in one area.
Planning your next adventure? Let us help you sort the details out so all you have to worry about is what to pack and which gadgets to bring. Contact Marsman Drysdale Travel Inc. now!