If you are planning on going travelling this year then you’ll need to stock up on some essential travel items. There are some gadgets to entertain you while you are travelling from one place to another, but also some handy items that will make your life easier.
Here are our top essential travel items to give you a helping hand in 2013.
Even if you organise everything down to a tee, such as your airport parking and arriving on time, some things you just can’t control. What happens if your flight is delayed, or your luggage lost? Well, with the second there is a clever way of keeping track of your lost luggage. Trak Dot uses advanced location based technology to pinpoint where your luggage has ended up. This innovative new device connects to your phone and sends you alerts about where you luggage is and when it has arrived.
There are so many tablets on the market that it can be difficult to decide which one to purchase for your travels. Bring your iPad, Kindle or Nexus along with you to keep you entertained. If you are starting a travel blog then these tablets will be essential for writing and uploading all your posts. Keep connected with friends and family through social media and video chat. Just make sure you get a good protective case to keep your tablet safe during your travels.
Some people prefer to take pictures on their mobile phones or tablets, but when it comes to travel photography it’s best done on a quality camera. You don’t want to ruin photo opportunities with poor quality pictures. There will be plenty of stunning views, impressive landmarks and interesting scenery to photograph while you are away so it’s best to use a decent camera. There are loads of small, compact, travel friendly cameras on the market if you want something that’s easy to carry around.
If you are very organised and like to have things planned properly then there are lots of apps on the market to help you get your trip sorted. From predicting the weather to finding the nearest wifi hotspots, there is a travel app for just about anything. Tripit is a popular travel app that lots of experienced travellers use to organise their tours around the world.
Spare One Emergency Phone
We all know that mobile phones tend to run out of battery at the most inconvenient of times. If you are travelling alone and find yourself somewhere remote without the use of a phone then you could get into a sticky situation. To prevent this from happening take a Spare One Emergency phone with you, so you can rest assured that you will have an emergency phone if you need one. The Spare One is a lightweight emergency phone that lets you make emergency calls without a SIM card.