Tools of the Trade
As travelers and bloggers, there are tools of the trade we can’t do without. Those I normally travel with are:
iPad – for that quick post or immediate social network connection. Just recently bought a logitech keyboard/hardcase for it and it functions pretty much like a netbook, allowing me to use all my Apple keyboard shortcuts and more efficient strokes. Lets face it, while I love my iPad its just so hard to make a post or compose a blog using the keypad.
iPhone – or any phone for that matter. I am just partial to iPhone being so used to its interface and all the apps I am accustomed to like the Maps, Weather, and its camera for that quick snap shot that I can upload to Instagram or Facebook immediately. Recently upgraded to iPhone 5 and loving it!
Canon S100 Digital Camera – I love this camera for its crisp image quality and portability. I also use it for underwater photography, so long as I bring the housing and other peripherals. Most of the pictures I take now are with the S100 because it is just so easy to carry and quick enough to get snapshots of interesting wildlife like the bee below .
Pocket Wifi – I love this gadget! Having it means that I am connected anytime, anywhere so long as it is powered. I just bought this for the trip in Sydney and it works like a charm. I don’t have to scrounge around for free wifi signal and feel like a scavenger – yes, I have wifi signal piggy-backing issues! It is also very cheap to maintain and quite fast with 3G and HSPA signals. In Sydney its only AUD40 for 6Gb of data download, that a lot already if you are only downloading emails and doing social networking. Of course, downloading media like movies is a different story.
Theft-proof carry all case – I carry a Pacsafe Anti-Theft Satchel that fits all my gadgets…functional as well as stylish…without the extra burden of managing a bag.
Oh don’t forget the chargers and adapters. I make sure that I carry chargers and adapters that are compatible across devices.
What’s your travel tool collection like?
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