There are a lot of gadgets you can take travelling these days and if the last decade is any indication of future trends, there are only going to be more options as time goes on. Many travellers are wary of bringing expensive technology on the road out of fear of them getting lost or damaged but as long as you keep your wits, you’d be crazy not to bring your tech along for the ride.
Even with the surge in tablet adoption in the past few years, laptops are still a traveller’s best friend. They offer the largest array of options in terms of software and are the perfect travel size. If you’re unsure whether your current computer is worth trusting on a lengthy trip overseas, maybe it’s time to upgrade to a more modern machine – you might be surprised what you get these days for a pretty reasonable price.
Here are a few of the many reasons why your laptop is your travel buddy regardless of your destination or the duration of your trip.
Connection to the Rest of the World
These days it’s all about staying connected and there is no better way than through your laptop. Most laptops have built in cameras that are perfect for Skype sessions back home or video chatting that long lost friend you’re meeting up with for the first time in years. Your laptop gets on online in a flash thanks to the plethora of wifi hotspots all over the globe and ensure you’re never far from knowing what the weather is like at your next stop or the breaking news stories from back home.
Bookings and Schedule Changes
If you’re the type of traveller that likes to make changes to your itinerary on the fly then you’ll understand the value of having your computer with you at all times. It’s perfect for those last minute travellers or those that simple find something incredible on route and want to fit it into their schedule by making a reservation.
Chance to Unwind
Travel for many people is a chance to unwind and get away from it all but sometimes you need to decompress while you’re on the road and have some down time. With your laptop you can do this by turning even the most crowed 32 person dorm room into your own private sanctuary with a good movie, game or review all the pictures you’ve taken so far.
Best Bet for Blogging
For all the bloggers out there (and lets face it there are a lot of us!), there really is no alternative to a good laptop for staying on top of all your updates and posts. Whether it’s putting up your pictures or logging in your travels as they happen, your laptop is your lifeline. Just be sure to bring a portable hard drive along with you just in case the unexpected happens – which it always will when you’re least prepared!