Now a days there is a huge list of things one must have during travel with them. Some time back we wrote about how we continued traveling far and wide after having our baby. And the secret behind it – a bunch of travel friendly products for kids and toddlers that really helped us make our life traveling with our baby super easy and convenient. Along with the tips for traveling with toddler, that we have learnt and discovered over a period of time, touch wood, now it’s a breeze traveling with our kid.
Post this , we got a lot of enquiry from our friends and readers on what other products we use during our travel in general. That add to the convenience. And also, help us be efficient with our travel plans. So, we have decided to start a series on the same. And in this first part, we introduce you to some of the electronic items that we always carry where ever we go.
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An easy and portable pen drive
Actually, a very small pen drive, which can fit in any corner of the purse. But it’s of enormous use. It helps us store the soft copy of our important documents. Including our tickets, hotel vouchers, important contact details and what not. We normally carry our laptop also along with us. So, with a pen drive we can easily transfer data & print data stepping into a cyber-cafe or using our hotel’s lobby service. This way, our useful data is at our fingertips as and when we need it. Also, not to forget – it can as well store lots of songs and some movies and videos for road trips and those boring layovers and flights :). A must have during travel.
A compact Power Bank
Universal travel charger
Well, after all, a holiday is all about making memories. And we all capture memories during our travel. So much so that the phone, the camera everything tends to overflow at times. (Yes, that reminds me, I do have to make some space in my camera before the next trip !!). And what helps us here is a nice memory card. Easy to carry, easy to fit and easy to store. A tiny memory card that can help us capture lots of memories during our travel. This is our next must have during travel.
Well, this is not something you can’t do without. But this is something everyone is bound to fall in love with. Many a times, when we travel, we need books and magazines to help us fill our time. During long queues, during the airport layovers, during the road trips and even in the hotels. After all books are our best friends! Moreover, we also need them to be our guide at times. There are so many guide books available for all the places. And we can just grab one to the destination we are headed to. How amazing it will be? But imagine carrying 100s of hard copy of books with you. How will you carry them? In your limited backpack. No way! Right. That is where Kindle comes in.
I know it has many amazing features. But the ability to carry my whole library with me in one small and compact device is what overpowers everything else for me. And it is my must have during travel. I have used it everywhere I have been. When I read a book on the beach or poolside in Goa. Or when I read one on that lovely window seat at the Lodge at Wah. Or when I had one always with me during those road trips around India. (And everyday while I commute to work..well ok, I know that won’t count)
An amazing camera
One thing that none of us wants to miss at. A must have during travel far or near. We have had experience with multiple cameras. But we intend to elaborate on that sometimes later. For now, let us emphasize the fact that a camera is a must of must to carry with you. I have seen people take pictures using phone or ipad, but for me somehow, the experience doesn’t match that of a camera at all. I need one all the time. Even if I am going out just in the town to explore a new place. I have a friend who carries her camera randomly and comes up with such lovely snaps that I am completely bowled over every time I peek into her camera.
Don’t want to carry a heavy DSLR or SLR tucked in your belt or hung in your neck all the time? No problem, here is a compact one to serve most of your purposes. And also doesn’t take up much space in your luggage:
PS: Laptops are yet another integral part of our travel electronics now a days. More so for those who have to work during their travel. Here’s a read to help you decide how to choose the best laptop for you.
Do help us grow our list by letting us know what other electronic essentials you carry during your travel. Do they help in making your life easier? In what possible ways? We will love to hear back from you.