Originally posted on April 4, 2017 @ 9:49 am
Traveling is a time to leave your regular routine behind and explore a vacation without feeling constantly connected to technology or work. However, there are certain gadgets that undeniably make your trip much more comfortable.
From making your trip easier to helping you with anything you might need along your way, these are the best gadgets to make sure you slip into your suitcase.
An iPhone is a wonderful piece of technology with hundreds of uses. For traveling it makes a trusty companion since you can use it for its most basic purpose which is keeping in touch with people either by text message or calling. Then with that basic function comes a variety of applications which can help you with just about anything.
Having an iPhone on hand when you travel means you will always know the best restaurants to go to, how to navigate around with GPS, and it even serves as a camera. It is an all in one, one stop shop for so many things that come up on a trip. If you don’t have an international calling plan, you may want to talk to your provider before you set off on your trip to avoid high roaming data fees causing you to go into serious debt.
A Travel Steamer
Going on a trip and living out of a suitcase means that often your clothes will be stuffed into corners and not look pressed and ironed all of the time. Sometimes no matter how nicely you fold your clothes and place them gently into your bag they still come out with creases and wrinkles.
Forget about ironing on your trip, you don’t even iron at home, so why would you want to spend your precious vacation time on doing something so dull. This is where a travel steamer comes into play. These little gadgets are handheld and come with a variety of electrical converters so that you can use it wherever you are in the world. Simply add water, and steam your clothing on the go. No more wrinkles, and no time lost on ironing!
This comes especially in handy for people who are on business trips or going out to nice events which require their clothes pressed.
Sometimes a smartphone, as convenient as it is, just doesn’t do an image justice. When taking low light, landscape, or macro shots, a full quality camera with a proper lens is sometimes the only tool that can capture the photo.
Get your hands on a camera that is fairly portable and offers great resolution. You won’t regret it!
Stay on top of your fitness goals even on vacation by bringing along your Fitbit. This way you can be sure you are getting enough movement into balance out all those vacation meals out and sweet cocktails!