I’ve always loved to travel. I think it’s because when I was a little girl my parents would pack us up in what I now call the “truckster” and we would embark a on a 3 day road trip to Mexico to see my family. I didn’t mind the long hours because I always had my Sony Walkman with me to listen to my favorite tunes, and a good book. Nowadays I’m not as patient sitting for so many hours, so I enjoy flying a lot more. I’ve been on short flights, for example to Chicago, and long ones like Sweden and Argentina. While short flights are over before you can even finish the drink you are given, I dread the long 15+ hour flights; therefore, I always make sure to take some gadgets along with me to keep me busy. Here are my favorites:
iPad Air. I absolutely cannot travel without my iPad. I use it to watch movies, play games, read books, etc. There are so many apps available that it is impossible to get bored when you have an iPad. (Unless you run out of battery, and are left just staring at it) Want to avoid the one million “Are we there yet?” from your kids? Then an iPad is the way to go.
Beats by Dre.As a mom, I know the feeling of traveling with a screaming kid, and I feel for the parents that have to do that. So instead of complaining I just put on my Beats by Dre wireless headphones, and drown out all noise around me by listening to my favorite music.
Lenovo Yoga. Now if I have to some homework to do, I prefer to carry my Lenovo Yoga. It’s easier to type documents, send e-mails, create PowerPoint presentations, etc. The best part about my Lenovo is that this versatile laptop has 4 modes to choose from so you can adjust it according to your needs. Set it up in laptop mode for Web surfing and checking e-mail, then flip it into tent mode to watch videos, or fold it to use as a tablet. It’s perfect for small spaces. (We all know there’s not much elbow room in those seats!)
Fitbit. Something you wouldn’t really think of using on a flight, but if you fly often you know there can be delays, and you end up sitting for long periods of time. By wearing your Fitbit you can monitor how much exercise you’re getting, and that can motivate you to move around the airport instead of sitting. Another neat feature is that it automatically syncs with select through Bluetooth 4.0 with select devices, saving you the hassle of having to connect cords or manually enter data.
These are my favorite things to travel with, and we have definitely come a long way from the Sony Walkman. I always wonder what the future will bring to make our travels a lot less boring, but in the meantime please share your favorites with us.