Techy Travel: Doing It Right

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In the age where technology forms a part of our daily lives, it can be hard to part with it when travelling. In fact, tech can help you along with your travels, keeping you entertained while also helping you to capture some of your favourite moments.

But planning to travel with tech requires some careful thought, helping you find the balance while making sure you keep your thing safe.

Take a look at some tips for getting it right when you travel with tech.

Pack carefully

There are different types of tech that can be useful to take with you when travelling, including:

  • Phone
  • Tablet
  • E-reader
  • Laptop
  • Camera

While you might not need to take everything with you, think about the items that are the most useful. Tech for a city break could be different to the tech needed for longer travels, so consider what you’ll use it for carefully. When packing, make sure you have all of the right cables and accessories and make sure everything is packed securely to prevent damage in transit.

You should also think about the cost of your tech when travelling. Data charges can be very expensive when travelling, so consider using a comparison table for data roaming to help you get a better deal. There’ll be no point taking your tech with you if it’s too expensive to use it!

Make sure your insurance covers everything

Taking valuable tech away with you comes with some risk. Damage or theft can have huge financial implications, which is why it’s important to make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance. Don’t take risks with the value of your tech by estimating, make sure you know the total cost of replacing your good and making sure you’re covered for it.

Keep your insurance details (as well as other key travel documents) in a safe cloud storage space so that you can access it anywhere if needed.

Keep your things safe

It’s easy to let your guard down while travelling, but you could be putting yourself and your belongings at risk if you’re not careful. There are different ways you can protect your belongings while travelling, including using safes, secure bags and luggage and not taking everything out with you at once. Keep your valuables close to you, and make sure all of your tracking and locations apps are connected to help you locate missing items.

Know when to switch off

While tech can be beneficial when travelling, it’s important that you learn to switch off too. Not all moments need to be uploaded to Instagram or Facebook, sometimes it’s better to simply enjoy the moment. Take the time to really experience everything around you, and consider going old school from time to time and simply see where the road takes you!

Tech for travel has its benefits and risks, but if you’re sensible and careful, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t take your tech with you. Pack carefully and stay safe to make sure your techy travel is done right.


Andy Higgs
Andy Higgs

I know what it's like to go from being a crazy backpacker without a care in the world, via being a vaguely sensible parent to being an adventurer once more. In other words, evolving into a Grown-up Traveller.

Like everyone else, I love to travel, have visited a lot of countries and all that but my big thing is Africa.

I also own and run The Grown-up Travel Company as a travel designer creating personalised African itineraries for experienced adventurers

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