Whoever said “it’s not the journey, it’s the destination” has clearly never been on an airplane. For some, the journey is the part of the trip that you just have to try to sleep through. The journey is important because travel can be stressful! It is a good idea to make a checklist.
Make sure you don’t bring a whole wardrobe and make sure you don’t forget any important things. To help you on your way, here is a list of six essential tech items to pack for your travels.
A Heavy-Duty Phone Case
Damaging your phone is bad enough on a normal day. However, it is drastically worse on vacation. Prevent your phone from getting broken from a drop or accident by ensuring that you have a protective case. They even make cases for the iPhone that are both protective and attractive. This is ideal for all your vacation mirror selfies.
On some flights, regular headphones just aren’t enough. With noise-canceling headphones, you will be able to block out the crying babies and snoring seat partners no matter how loud they are. Don’t forget to pack these essentials. If you don’t, you will find yourself turning regular headphones all the way up to no avail.
There is nothing worse than being halfway through a flight or road trip and losing access to your phone due to a dead battery. Portable chargers are important for your safety in case of an emergency where you need to contact someone when the plane lands. Not only this but they are also great for ensuring you will be able to read or play games on your phone on a plane or in a car.
Your Kindle or iPad
Whether you are reading books or playing Candy Crush, you will want something to do on the journey. Bringing along your favorite tablet device can be an excellent way to stem off boredom. This will make the travel a little bit easier. You’llbe surprised how fast time goes by when you have a fun distraction.
A Portable Hot Spot
One of the most important things to bring is a portable hot spot. This will allow you to have internet wherever you go. While it can get pretty expensive to use it at all times on your trip, it is a great way to check your emails or buy a few more lives on your favorite game. Your trip will be much less frustrating if you don’t have to worry about trying to connect to what are often spotty or costly Wi-Fi connections at your destination.
Even if you are not planning on getting any work done on your trip, it is always a good idea to bring your laptop.
You may decide to use some of your free time to getsome work done, and you can keep up with your emails on the go. Not only does bringing your laptop give you the freedom to work from wherever you are in the world, but you can also stream your favorite shows and movies from wherever.
You can pass the time traveling by putting in your favorite DVD or downloading one before you leave.
The Takeaway . . . before Take-off
Being on the road can be very long and boring without something to do. Thankfully, there are countless electronics to keep you occupied, and there are accessories that will keep those electronics charged and safe from any damage.
So, if you are taking a trip, don’t forget to pack these six essentials in your carry-on.