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We are going to go over some of the must have travel gadgets you should bring on every trip you take.

It doesn’t matter if you are traveling for business or pleasure, it is important to bring along some basic digital accessories to help make your journey stress-free. Below are a few examples of some must have gadgets to bring with you when traveling whether it’s by plane, train, or automobile.

Bring a digital camera. Choosing a camera to take on road can be confusing. For instance; for travel snapshots, choose a point-and-shoot camera that is ultra light and small but is capable of taking high-pixel density photos. Check for cameras that also include image stabilization, face recognition and vestigial viewfinder for quick snaps. Small ultra light cameras are perfect for slipping into a jeans pocket.  Find some on Amazon by clicking this link.

If traveling overseas, bring at least a 12-language global translator. This will help you translate foreign words into English and vice versa.  This is very helpful when you are traveling in countries where no one speaks English such as Thailand. You may also opt to buy a high- end language translator that has speech recognition and a hand-held scanner for text input. The latter may sound more efficient but expect an expensive price. Here are some examples.

Map with images of electrical plugs in the world

Bring a universal power adaptor kit. A gadget that keeps all of your electronic gadgets charged is a very important for any traveler. Electronic stores have many adaptors available that fit just about any type of handheld, laptop or USB device. Find some here.

If you are going to a conference overseas, consider taking a confiscation-free travel USB drive. The Swissbit Swiss Army knife with a 1GB USB drive that can be detached from its super-hard knife casing. This USB drive comes with the all of Swiss army gadgets such as scissors, pen, knife, nail file, screwdriver, and light at a cost that is not too pricey.

Bring a mini battery pack. The trouble with traveling with iPods or cell phones is the battery drains fast. A mini battery pack is the solution that technology vendors offer for a more convenient and pain-free travel. There are different iPod/iPhone battery extenders. A good example is the Energizer’s “iPodPower2” because it runs on two AA batteries. This battery pack comes with easy to use retractable USB cables.

During long trips by air, train, or boat, you usually need an activity to pass the time. If you want to read a book or watch a movie it will be a good idea to bring a portable book reader and DVD player.

Kindle is Amazon’s first-generation e-book reader and it is very useful for travelers who like to read books because it serves as a veritable library. It holds around 200 books and can read SD cards.

If you are into movies, better bring a portable DVD player. Nowadays, people download not only movies but also TV programs. There are cheap portable DVD players that are less than $100.

Take note however that if you are buying a player for travel purposes; you may want to make sure it has a long battery life.

Make sure you look for the next issue. We will be talking about how to relax and let things happen for more stress free travel.