Vacations are a time to recharge and rejuvenate, but the packing part is never any fun. Whether you’re headed to a ski trip in the mountains, a beach trip by the shore, or a hiking trip in the canyons, we have you covered with this packing guide for vacation technology!
Here are 5 pieces of vacation technology to remember to pack:
1. Your phone charger
This is an easy one to forget, since our daily routines usually involve grabbing our phones off the charger, but leaving the charger behind. For your trip, check and double check that you have your charger with you (cord and charger)! One tip for remembering to bring your charger is to set the lock screen on your phone to a picture of a note saying “remember your charger!” This is especially helpful if you’re staying at different places during your trip, since every additional stop is an additional opportunity to forget your phone charger! You don’t want to be left with a dead phone during your travels, so be proactive about remembering to pack it!
2. A portable battery charger
In terms of vacation technology, having adequate battery power is high on the priority list. Even if you remember to pack your phone charger, it’s a good idea to have a back-up portable battery charger. This is especially helpful if you anticipate spending long days on the go without easy access to outlets. Having a charged phone is important for the sake of your Snapchat Story, yes, but it’s also an important emergency precaution. You don’t want to be stranded somewhere without the ability to call a taxi, access a map, or alert the police! Check out this article for a list of some high-rated portable battery chargers!
3. Useful Apps
Load up your phone with apps that might be helpful while you’re traveling! Of course, there are the basic apps you should have, like Google Maps, and WhatsApp (if you’re traveling abroad), but there are lots of other apps out there that you might find helpful! Check this article from the Guardian, titled: 10 of the best travel apps…that you’ll actually use. Apps are an essential piece of vacation technology because they provide important information right at your fingertips!
4. Music and E-books
Whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or car, you’ll want to have some entertainment with you. Make sure your phone is loaded up with your favorite tunes prior to your trip so you’ll have music to listen to during your down time. E-books are also a great option. You can choose to bring your Kindle or iPad if you have these pieces of technology, or you can load ebooks onto your phone if you’re looking to pack lighter!
5. A Hearband by Lucid Audio
Vacation technology needs to be versatile so you can use it for a wide range of activities. Lucid Audio’s Hearbands use Lucid Audio’s AMPED technology to give you a customizable hearing experience. With the Hearband, you can amplify the sounds around you, like conversations, concerts, or the sound of the waves. You can use it to stay safe by listening to music while staying aware of the background noises around you. The Hearband delivers crisp, clear music and sounds to your ears AND it’ll take up almost no space in your luggage! Its sleek design and its innovative features make it the perfect piece of travel technology for all of your adventures!