Most of us like to travel and explore new places, meet new people, and experience a different culture. However, traveling can quickly turn into a challenge, especially if you are entering a site that you don’t know much about, or if you are simply not prepared with the right tools and gadgets.
Since the coronavirus outbreak, traveling has been reduced to a minimum. But things will change in a not-so-distant future, and the world will start to function the same as before. Countries are now working on new travel measures to help tourism in their countries and attract many people.
In the next part of the year, we expect to see many great travel deals and cheap airline tickets, which means that you will be able to travel for a significantly lower cost.
If you'd like to make your adventures more comfortable than ever, you need to be well-prepared. Travel gadgets are the ultimate tools to make your holidays hassle-free. So, in this article, we highlight some of the best gadgets that you need to bring with you on your next vacation.
Even though technology is advancing very fast, unfortunately, there is no smartphone solution for a long-lasting battery. On average, smartphone batteries can last up to a day with regular use. And if you have an older phone, the situation will be even worse.
Since you will be traveling in not-so-familiar places, you need to have your phone online at all times. When you are traveling, you cannot predict the time between charges or access to a plug, which is why you have to carry an external battery (power bank).
This is the one thing you should never go on a trip without. There are many different versions of power banks, each with varying capacities of energy storing. You should choose the one that works best for your phone.
Nowadays, there is no absolute need to carry a giant DSLR camera with you, as smartphones have brilliant cameras. They can produce incredibly-looking pictures, and they are always at your disposal.
However, if you like to take photos or videos of your travels, you should bring your digital content to the next level by using a gimbal. A smartphone gimbal can stabilize your footage and has built-in controls to allow you to create one simultaneous sweeping motion that looks much steadier than with a shaky hand.
It is an exciting travel gadget, and it will not eat up too much of your budget.
Listening to music is a big part of traveling. Creating the ultimate atmosphere with some chill music is also a great way to meet new people. The good news is that audio gadgets technology has also progressed. Nowadays, you are able to get a Bluetooth speaker that is the size of a matchbox but still delivers an incredible punch.
On the plus side, most Bluetooth speakers are now waterproof, so you don’t have to worry if you are going to the beach or lounging by the pool.
One of the biggest nightmares for travelers is packing and unpacking. It is tough to look sharp, since all your clothes are squished in your suitcase. Until now, travelers were left with only one option: to find an iron at the place they were staying, although that could be hard. Nowadays, you can pack a double-duty gadget that has a tiny size but can still iron your clothes exceptionally well.
Additionally, most travel iron gadgets are built with multiple purposes, so you can also use them as steamers. That way, you will be looking smart at all times.
Travelers know that it is sometimes hard to find enough outlets in the rooms they stay in. In many cases, the outlets are tucked away in strange places, so you cannot charge your phone while playing with it.
This is why you should get a multi-port wall charger. It is the perfect solution if you are traveling with other people or your family. Most multi-port chargers have 3-6 ports, so everyone can charge their phone from the same wall outlet.
We all know that Wi-Fi is hard to come by in most of the countries you travel to. Fortunately, there are Wi-Fi extender gadgets that will allow you to strengthen the range of accessible Wi-Fi and to connect multiple devices at the same time (up to 15 devices).
Gadgets like the Jetpack MiFi 8800L can be used as your own personal network. Moreover, it has a remarkable battery life and can be used as a wireless charger for your phone at the same time.
People who love to read run into the problem of carrying books with them on their vacation, as the space in their suitcase or bag is limited. Fortunately, there is a great solution: you can invest in a Kindle, which is a tablet specifically designed for reading e-books. This way, you can store as many books as you like and be ready to enjoy some good reads wherever you decide to go.
Even though your phone can take amazing photos on your vacation, and most of the latest models are waterproof, it is still a good idea to buy an action camera. In order to film more extreme actions like jumping in the water, diving, climbing, etc., your only option is to opt for a more robust choice of camera, such as a GoPro.
Mobile phones are fragile, and to avoid breaking your expensive phone, it's better to use an action camera. Most of them have incredible options like smooth recording that can film a steady video even if you are riding a winning horse on Kentucky Derby, as well as touch display, time-lapse, hyper-lapse, and timewarp functions.
These are some of the essential gadgets that will definitely make your travels much easier. Preparation before every vacation is crucial to avoid unnecessary trouble and to make your stay more pleasant.
You have to be able to see the practicality of things that are designed to minimize your efforts and worries. You should definitely try some of the gadgets on this list and see how they enhance your travel experience!
Do you use any of the items on this list? Do you have any other go-to travel gadget to recommend? let us know in a comment below.
Hey, I'm Camille! I'm a 30-something "ex-French" girl turned world explorer. In 2013, I quit my life to travel the world - and I haven’t stopped since! I have lived in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, and Colombia, and have visited 50+ countries as a location-independent travel writer and affiliate marketer. I like sleeping in hammocks, riding scooters, eating all the foods, and scaring my mother trying adventure sports! I now share this journey with my nomadic boyfriend Mr B, with whom I recently bought a home base in the mountains of Bansko, Bulgaria.