USA: Travel Safety
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Going on holiday used to be about getting away from it all, but in an increasingly wired world where we’re ‘always on’, more of us are choosing to take our devices with us.
The boss’s emails are left unanswered but we’re embracing travelling with technology to make our trip easier, safer and more enjoyable.
A recent Tripadvisor survey found travellers are taking up to 4 devices with them: smart phones, music players, games consoles, DVD players plus, for some travellers, the all-important hair straightener for that big girls’ night out!
But while you’re recharging your batteries in Bali, you’ll also need to the batteries of all those gadgets.
What about that sunset! How good was that meal? Look at the view! Being able to share your holiday with family and friends on social media is important (ok, maybe you’re just trying to make them jealous) which means you’re going to need to be able to stay connected easily without it costing an arm and a leg in phone charges.
Our Tripwise travel app has a section on Getting Connected in your destination, with details on the local carriers and the best SIM deals – you can try the app for free. But for some simple tips on how to avoid horrendous charges.
Apps for travel
Speaking of apps, here are what I think are the handiest must-have travel apps for a happy holiday:
You already have the Swiss Army knife of gadgets, your smart phone, but what about other travel gadgets?
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