Are you planning to take some time off from your overstretched schedule and get away? If yes, that’s perfect. However, more and more people are now opting to take a stay-cation instead of actually traveling. They find it more relaxing to just stay at home, chill on their couch, and make the most of their Frontier bundles. If you aren’t like them and want to check out new and exciting places, then there is a fair bit of planning you should do, to make the most of your vacation.
Going to a new place can be stressful if you aren’t prepared. It is best to do some research on the destination and equip yourself accordingly. There are tech and gadgets you can take with you to make sure you are able to relax and make the most of your experience. Not only will taking them along give you peace of mind, but they also won’t even take up much space in your luggage.
Here are 10-travel tech, which can make your vacation better.
10 Gadgets to Help You Relax on Your Vacation
There is a variety of travel-friendly tech available today. This blog is only focusing on the most pocket-friendly and generally used tech. Gearing up with your destination in mind is the best way to ensure you don’t miss out on any essential items. It is best to make a destination itinerary to give you a better idea of what you should carry with you.
Since you don’t want to be carrying heavy luggage, it is best to buy some things from your destination. Things like shampoo bottles, soaps, and toiletries are best left at home. They take up valuable space and are easily available at most destinations.
Here are 10 gadgets and tech you can travel with for a more relaxing vacation:
- Bluetooth Headphones
- TV Dongles
- Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell and Security Systems
- Personal Alarms
- Drone Cameras
- Portable Strength Trainers
- Portable Air Purifiers
- Sleep Aid Devices
#1. Bluetooth Headphones
Music and movies are your best friend when traveling. Unless you’re flying private, you are most likely going to be spending a lot of time waiting in queues. To make your waiting time more enjoyable, its best to get a Bluetooth headphone compatible with your devices. Wireless headphones make traveling easier since there are no wires getting in the way when you’re carrying all that heavy luggage around.
#2. TV Dongles
For most of us, our TV shows and movies are our favorite way to relax and unwind. There are portable TV dongles, like the Amazon Fire Stick, which you can take with you anywhere you go. To use, simply plug your flash drive-sized dongle into any HDMI port or HDTV and you’re good to go. It gives you free access to your Netflix, Hulu, HBO and countless others.
#3. Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot
Portable Wi-Fi Hotspots like Skyroam Solis are great for traveling. They connect with local networks and offer you 4G LTE hotspot anywhere. There is a subscription fee, but you can choose to pay for 24 hour periods or for the entire month. There are no data usage limits; it’s just like your Wi-Fi at home.
#4. Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell and Security Systems
Getting a Wi-Fi enabled video doorbell or an entire security system is a good idea before traveling. It will give you peace of mind as well as security. You would need to constantly worry about someone trying to break-in while you’re away.
#5. Personal Alarms
Personal alarms, like Basu, are a useful device to carry with you. They aren’t big; usually the size of a flash drive, but make a lot of noise. You can clip them onto your backpack, or keychain. Not only can you use them at times of danger to signal for help but also use them to protect your belongings. Say you’re at the beach, the weather is perfect, but you can’t relax. You are worried that grifters are going to make away with your backpack. Just connect your personal alarm to your backpack, like a trip wire. If someone does try to take your backpack, the alarm will immediately go off.
#6. Drone Cameras
Some of us like to travel and see exotic places, but at the same time are also lazy. Having a portable drone camera lets you sightsee and take HD pictures and videos while sitting under a canopy. Before you get one, do some research. Some places have strict laws against drone cameras. Try to respect the laws of the country your visiting.
Airbnb is a great alternative to hotels. They usually tend to be cheaper and cleaner than hotels. Some of us prefer staying in hotels and enjoying all the spa facilities. Some feel more relaxed in a home environment. Either way, it’s better to check out the options available on Airbnb before you travel. You might find an apartment building, which offers the same facilities as a hotel for a fraction of the price.
#8. Portable Strength Trainers
For most gym buffs, traveling always means time off from their strength training. Most hotel gyms are poorly equipped and strength training requires serious dedication. Portable strength trainers like the Activ5, allows you to keep up your daily exercise ritual. The palm-sized device, synced with their app, gives you dozens of exercises for a full body workout session.
#9. Portable Air Purifiers
If you’re traveling to places which have poor air quality, you’re not going to be able to enjoy your vacation thoroughly. If you’re used to poor air quality, you will probably be fine, but if you’re not, its best to carry a portable air purifier. You can leave it on in your room during the day or night and enjoy relaxing sleep and chill time.
#10. Sleep Aid Devices
Using sleeping aids greatly reduce your jetlag. If you’re traveling to a place far away from your time zone, you’re likely going to waste valuable relaxing time, being drowsy and lethargic. Sleeping aid devices help with improving your sleep, giving you more time to explore and relax.
Traveling can be expensive. If you are planning a vacation for a month or longer then you should probably also try to cut down on expenses where you can. Since you’re not going to be using your home or services, try to cut down on extra costs for your home. Find out if your Frontier FiOS internet plan or other provider plan gives you the option to cancel your subscription while you’re away and resume them when you return.