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Nov 5, 2018

Best Travel Gadget Gift Ideas for Carry-On Travelers

Best Travel Gadget Gift Ideas for Travelers

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Below is a list of gifts for travelers to help you find the best travel presents for the world traveler in your life.
All these useful travel tech gifts help travelers pack better and lighter. Maybe you’re buying for someone who packs carry-on only or perhaps you’d like to encourage your family and friends to take a little less on their next trip. These great gifts for travelers are things we use and love ourselves or have been recommended by other travelers like us.

Dec 21, 2016

Last Minute Gift Ideas For Travel And Gadgets

Last Minute Gift Ideas For Travel And Gadgets

Last-minute shopper? Or still have a few hard-to-shop-for people on your list? Here are some easy last-minute gift ideas:

Check the holiday shipping calendar
» For most standard shipping options, it is a no go. These take a minimum of 5 days and will not make it before Christmas (You are still good for other holidays such as Hanukkah and New Years)
» If you are an Amazon Prime Member, you have two-day shipping, and your presents will make it just in time
» In some locations, Amazon even offers one-day or same day delivery

Give the gift of Prime
» Great Last-Minute Gift
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» Stream millions of songs and thousands of playlists
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Nov 14, 2016

Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Travel and Gadgets

Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Travel and Gadgets

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May 3, 2016

Mother's Day Travel Tech Gift Guide

Mother's Day Travel Tech Gift Guide:

Does your mom travel by car?

Keep the passengers entertained with pre-loaded games, shows, and movies.

Tablet Holder
Easiest way to watch movies and shows for the rear passengers is hands-free with the iPad or other tablet mounted onto the seat's headrest

For a quick and quality shot from the car or a quick pit stop, a small digital camera would a great travel gadget for mom. A point-and-shoot with great optical zoom will let you shoot from a distance yet get clear up-close shots. Cameras, such as the one below, also have 1080p videos, high sensitivity sensor with 20 Megapixels.

Does your mom take the long and more scenic way on a train?

Pocket Tripod
One of the biggest benefits of train travel is the scenery. When traveling through the countryside, it is likely that you would have an opportunity to get out and take it in and take some shots. To get the best shot set up a tripod, especially at dawn or dusk. The Tiltpod Pocket Tripod is one top gadget in this category. It attaches to your camera’s strap, and is small enough to carry in your handbag.

Good camera captures a lot of light at the right moments and limits the light coming in at another. Cameras best at this are DSLRs. On train trip you would get the best scenic shots with a semi-pro camera that is quite user friendly.
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Train travel is a slower pace trip. The time spent in travel also would let your mom or anyone else traveling with her to catch up on movies, shows, and making of albums, movies and other things that have been pushed aside by regular daily activities. And, if really have to, catch up on some work stuff as well.

Portable External Battery Charger
All these devices need to remain charged up to be used during the trip.  A battery charger with lots of mAh would keep your mom's gadgets going throughout the trip.

Does your mom take a flight to reach her holiday destination?

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones
Screaming kids, teenagers, and adults. Not a great combination in a small enclosed space. Tune all of these out with a good pair noise-cancelling. headphones. Headphones, such as the Bose Quiet Comfort cancel out all noise around you. Enjoy the silence or listen to your own music, without having to turn it up to hear it clearly.

Mom can get comfy in limited space and also tune out the surroundings with a good book. On Kindle, she can preload multiple titles to pass the time in the airport and on the airplane.

Does your mom like to take in the sites on a cruise?

Two-Way Radio
A walkie-talkie might seem like a rather old fashioned type of gadget to use, though if you’re traveling with a family or a few friends it is a great way to stay in touch on a cruise ship. Ships are well known for their lack of (or blocking) cellular services and Wi-Fi. Which makes it very hard or very expensive to communicate using your smartphone. A set of walkie-talkies makes it simple to keep track of everyone around the ship and get together whenever necessary.

Waterproof case for iPhone
Waterproof cases mean you can snap pictures, watch movies and send text messages in the wettest of environments without damaging the iPhone or iPad

Lifeproof case

For Mother's Day get $50 Off Fire HD 10 Tablet

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What is your mom's favorite gadget?
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Nov 23, 2015

Best Holiday Tech Gifts Ideas for Travel

Holiday Gifts Ideas for Travel

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Dec 16, 2013

What I Love Just As Much As Travel and Gadgets?

Saving money on the travel gadgets

There are some great deals still to be found after the BlackFriday/Cyber Monday craze. While during those days most of the retailers raked up great sales with some discounts, they continue to offer deep discounts through the holiday season. Some of these discounts are even better and are on better gadgets.

Top Holiday Deals
Year-End Deals

Gadgets worth their price
Sometimes going against the general rule is a good thing. Especially with some travel gadgets. These devices will save you money in the long run even if they cost a bit more upfront.

Digital camera - of course, you want the one that takes great shots. Since you are traveling, you would also want one that can withstand a few bumps, able to multitask, and would not weigh you down. We like Panasonic Lumix and Canon PowerShot SX series. For more tips see this article Buying a Digital Camera for Travel .

Digital Luggage Scale- these compact gadgets will save you quite a bit of hassle and money when flying by making sure you avoid paying overweight luggage fees.
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Universal travel adapters - pay for themselves very quickly when you are traveling outside of the country

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Gadgets that save you money
Camelbak All Clear Purifier Bottle
This travel accessory will prevent you from spending a lot of money on buying multiple water bottles. It also saves the environment.

Rechargeable Battery Charger
Use fewer batteries and therefore buy fewer batteries. This charger can juice up most rechargeable batteries, so you only need to bring one and a couple of batteries saving space in your luggage as well.

A Hybrid Car
A pricier tag at the start though can pay for itself after one year of ownership and fill-ups. Of course, that is dependent on the driving style

- When using overseas try to avoid using US-based phones and services. Best to have unlocked phone that you can set up with international service and/or get a pre-paid SIM card on location to save on calls.
- New phones are coming out every few months. However, latest smartphones from a year or so ago are still great and have the same functions that the new shiny ones. Even though they might not be as shiny, when traveling, a slightly older smartphone can be a great tool without having to shell out the additional dough.
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Secure your gadgets
Keeping your gadgets is one good way to save on replacement cost. A great way to do so is to label all of the gadgets you take with you. Either by simply placing some masking tape and writing your info, doing some custom labels, or applying smart labels, you can safeguard your devices and valuables and make sure their return to if something does happen is a lot easier. Also tracking gadgets such as the ZOMM Wireless Leash or similar is a great idea. They make sure that you do not leave your travel gadgets behind and keep and your money with you.

Sometimes cheap is not the best choice
If it is too good to be true, it is. I have tested this saying a few too many times. And it is still true.

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Dec 5, 2012

Holiday Travel Tips

Book Your Holiday Travel Early
While it might be enticing to wait around and see if there will be any "specials" closer to the holidays, this strategy does not work well for airline and hotel prices. Procrastinators may pay higher prices if they wait too long to book their travel itinerary. Booking later would result in fewer airplane seats available, and hence higher airfares. Save money and avoid unnecessary stress that comes with waiting until the last minute. Holidays can be stressful enough

Be Flexible with Travel Dates, Routes and Airlines
The more your departure and arrival dates are flexible, the more you would be able to save. Large percent of holiday travelers have a per-determined date in mind. Either because of family travel planning or other similar reasons. Airlines and other vendors know that and adjust prices accordingly. So if departure is not written in stone, you can get a better deal.

Research Various Websites to Check for the Best Deals
There are numerous websites where you can plan a trip, compare prices, and purchase tickets. From Travelocity and Orbitz to the airlines' own websites. Don't just check one website and choose the best fare there. Check several of the websites to compare. To make this even easier there are multiple aggregators that check all these sites at once. Again it's best practice to not rely on just one here too.

Pack Lightly and Wisely When Flying to Avoid Fees
With second bag fees, over weight baggage fee, and fees for just bringing bags, packing light would save money and headache of shuffling things around.
To make sure that you are within the weight limit when packing for the trip or even more important, when returning, use a digital luggage scale such as the GSI Super Digital Travel Luggage Scale They are easy to use and easy to read.

If you got 'em use 'em: Frequent Flyer Deals and Hotel Reward Programs
You have racked these up with buying all the holiday gifts. Now it is time to trade them in. Just make sure to read the fine print and account for any blackouts.

Finding Wi-fi
While traveling, you can burn pretty quickly through your data allowance by using smartphone or tablet to look up directions, restaurants, and reviews. Planning ahead so that you are within vicinity of Wi-Fi could save you money time and hassle. Wi-Fi Finder is a great app for your smartphone or tablet. Available at the Apple store. You can also check with your cable provider if you are not traveling too long of a distance, as they might have hot spots available in or around your destinations. Also restaurants such as Starbucks and Danny's offer free wi-fi. Two thirds of public libraries offer free wi-fi too. Wherever you use wi-fi remember that free wi-fi service is open to everybody and anybody. Keep your information secure and do not enter sensitive and login information on these networks.

Bundle it up
Buying packages that include various combinations of hotels, flights, car rental and such is less expensive than getting all these a la carte.

Bring Your Own Entertainment
Hotel movie rentals, purchases at airports, and last-minute admissions to amusement parks and attractions can be expensive. Bring DVDs, books on tablets, game consoles and board games, and other small items that will not take up space. Keep yourself and kids happy by filling the wait time with favorite entertainment.

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Nov 21, 2012

Holiday Travel Gadgets Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers

Happy Holidays!

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