If you’re planning on travelling this year, you may be trying to decide which tech you need to take along. Take too little, and you’ll be likely to miss your favourite tech items. Take too much, and your bag will turn into a mess of power cords (and you run the risk of being so wrapped up in your tech that you miss out on all the great things going on around you.
Here is the top tech for travellers:
Whether you plan to keep friends and family updated with a blog, or you’re going to attempt to work remotely, a laptop is a must. One of the favourite choices for travellers is the MacBook Air, which is super light but grunty enough to do everything you need it to while on the move.
Where would we be without the ability to update Instagram and Facebook on the go? Taking a smartphone with you will allow you to pop in a local sim card and use Google Maps, Foursquare, Trip Advisor, and other helpful apps while on the ground.
Most people fall into two categories when it comes to smartphones- iPhone lovers, and Samsung fanatics. Whatever your choice, a smartphone will allow you to listen to music, keep up with friends and family members, update your social media accounts, and find your way around the world while on the go.
A GoPro is one of the best travel accessories available, and allows you to share your adventures with the world. Whether you’re snorkelling or scuba diving or bungy jumping, your GoPro can come along for the ride. Many travellers also use their GoPro as their primary camera, and a GoPro combined with a selfie stick can produce some pretty amazing photos.
Yup, you read that right. Drones have become one of the top choices for travellers this year, and many of them are making amazing travel videos with them. Even advertising companies are in on the drone experience, and Toast TV are implementing incredible videos into their advertising.
Tablets are the perfect options for long flights or bus rides. If you plan to travel without a laptop, a tablet can allow you to do most of the things a laptop would, In a smaller, lighter device. Whether you want to chill out and watch Netflix in your hostel or hotel, take photos in a museum, Facetime with family members, listen to music, or update social media, a tablet does the job of a laptop with the convenience of a smartphone.
It can be hard to stay fit on the road. For many people, giving up their daily gym habit and eating a little too much pasta and gelato can lead to a few extra pounds. A Fitbit is a great way to keep on top of your health and fitness, and it’ll even give you gentle reminders when you haven’t gotten enough steps for the day.