It doesn’t matter whether you’re a regular travel girl or the occasional sightseer, we all run into the same set of problems while on the move. Here, we’re going to look at some of our worst travel woes and some of the solutions available right now.
You never know what it’s going to be like at the place you’re staying, whether it’s a hotel, a hostel or a campsite. Will it be dead silent, or will somebody be chatting until the wee hours of the morning?
The last thing you want on holiday is to be kept up all night, so that’s why so many travelers take earplugs with them on vacation. They’re ideal for popping in at night in case the hotel happens to be right next to a major train line.
Blanket For The Plane
Planes aren’t just loud, they’re also strangely cold. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that they are 40,000 feet in the sky most of the time. Whatever it is it, taking a blanket on a plane is a must. You don’t want to be traveling and trying to get some shut-eye before you arrive at your destination, but feeling so cold you can hardly move. Dress warmly for the plane by wearing a scarf and long socks, and keep a blanket handy, just in case.
A Doorbell With A Video Feed
If you’re a regular traveler, you’ll have felt that moment of trepidation as you leave your house for a fortnight trip when you realize that anybody could just come along and take all your stuff. Now, though, thanks to the wonder of modern technology, that’s less of a worry.
Tech companies have started to make video doorbells that have little cameras which feed images of what’s going on outside your front door to an app on your phone. Top video doorbell makers say that this helps to make your home safer and deter would-be criminals from breaking in. That’s some much-needed peace of mind for worried travelers.
Phone Battery Extender
Have you ever noticed that your phone battery seems to run out of charge the moment you need it most – like when you’re on holiday? Having your phone die on you is one of the most annoying things in the world. But dead phone batteries aren’t just a part of life. These days you can get mobile phone chargers that charge up the battery in your phone from another, larger external battery pack.
These battery life extenders come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. But perhaps the most useful are those that have small solar panels on the surface. These can be left out to charge during the day (when it’s sunny) and are especially useful if you’re on an adventure holiday or hiking.
GPS Luggage Tags
Nothing is more annoying than lost luggage. Now though you can get tags that you put on your bags which then connect to your smartphone and tell you exactly where your stuff is. No more buying underwear from the duty-free.