Embarking on a trip around the world can be one of life’s biggest adventures! After updating your passport, booking your flights and accommodations and purchasing annual travel insurance, you may want to consider acquiring a few practical gadgets to help you organize further towards a smooth and comfortable journey.
This is a selection of gadgets I have found extremely useful when travelling long-haul myself. Apple iPad
Maybe one of the most obvious gadgets for travel, but there really is no other device that packs as much punch as the iPad, whether mini or full sized. Instead of taking your laptop on your round-the-world trip, pack you iPad for an operating system, camera, photo storage, online access, music and helpful travel apps. If you anticipate typing a lot while you are away, consider buying the keyboard accessory.
Use your iPad to take photos of your important travel documents and information, including your passport, annual travel insurance information, itineraries and reservation confirmations as backup copies.
Skross All-in-One Plug Adaptor
Since you will be visiting a number of countries, you no doubt will be charging your electronics using different plug and socket types. This world travel adapter will save you time and frustration by allowing you to charge everything in each country with ease. iClever BoostCube USB Wall Charger
No need for your electronics to wait their turn to be charged! This charger comes in one, two or six port options to meet all your charging needs. The cool thing about this particular brand is that its “SmartID” technology allows it to sense the device being charged and will adjust the amount of juice and speed that is required accordingly. You will find this a lot faster than older chargers, especially when charging newer technology models.
Overboard iPad and Tablet Waterproof Case
Remember all the photographed documents you have stored on your iPad, such as your passport, itineraries and annual travel insurance information? All will be kept safe and sound inside this fabulous waterproof case. With your iPad sealed from the different elements you will experience in various climates, this case will even keep your iPad protected in up to six metres of water!
The case has a clear front so you will still be able to do all things you love to do like taking photos, listening to music and catching up with friends and family online. The case also comes with a rear hand loop, shoulder straps and a padded back for added mobility and comfort.
Ostrich Pillow Light
When we think of gadgets we tend to think of electronics, but this gadget is far from anything needing a cord or charger. If you’ve ever tried to grab an impromptu nap in a moving vehicle, whether it be a bus, train or airplane, you know the bumps and lack of space to rest your head can make it pretty much impossible. This cushy pillow fits over the head and also blocks out light and noise. Next to annual travel insurance, we consider this gadget a godsend.
Patrick Chong is the Managing Director of InsureMore, an award-winning team of specialists in global single trip and annual travel insurance policies. Besides offering great deals on travel insurance, Patrick also collects and shares the best free travel competitions to help his clients get the most out of their holidays.