Travel made easy: Is your tech ready?

Lifestyle Tuesday 11/April/2017 18:59 PM
By: Times News Service
Travel made easy: Is your tech ready?

As families prepare for this year’s big getaway make sure not to leave home without the proper tech reinforcements. These tips will ensure you can savour the sweet moments and avoid potential hiccups.

Beat boredom en route
Even in the air there are ways to keep the family entertained. Some Inflight internet services like Gogo allow for texting and surfing the web so kids can keep up with their Candy Crush game and mom and dad can hop online to research travel activities. Take connectivity to the next level by plugging into a portable charger to ensure all your devices are fully charged for the duration of your flight and after you land.

Find your travel Zen
Ever been on a long train ride with an unhappy baby or snoring fellow rider? Drown out unwelcome disruptions by turning up the volume and streaming unlimited music.
Pro tip: Noise-cancelling headphones help too. Seek out a comfortable pair designed to fit the unique contour of your ears – they are ideal for lengthy trips.

Make the most of travel downtime
Dealing with a delay or adjusting to a different time zone? Use the unplanned time to catch up on your favourite shows. You can stream services like Netflix, and YouTube on your phone.

Stay connected even when abroad
Google’s 2016 travel trends show that 85 per cent of leisure travellers decide on activities to do from their mobile phone after they’ve arrived at their travel destination. You can avoid roaming charges while you wander out of the country

Be the all-star family photographer
Essential for capturing photos throughout the journey selfie sticks are this year’s unexpected travel necessity.
Various types – compact waterproof and Bluetooth enabled are available at a range of prices. Whether you are headed on a morning hike or trying a new cuisine you’ll capture memories the family will love for years to come.