Some women find it the most difficult to rationalise which shoes to bring when travelling – for me it’s tech (well okay, shoes as well). I was brought up around computers and gadgets, and I can’t imagine my life without them, so end up lugging a ridiculous assortment of gadgets, cords and chargers with me on holidays. Our upcoming Europe trip is going to be especially hard, as we’ll be away for at least 6 months and I’m hoping to continue to work here and there as we go. Here’s what I’m thinking of taking at the moment:
- 1 laptop
- 1 iPhone
- 1 portable harddrive
- 1 Kindle
- 3 chargers (laptop, DSLR, USB)
- 3 cords (mini USB, iPhone, Kindle)
- 1 pair of headphones
- 1 DSLR
- 2 lenses (50mm f1.8, 16-35mm f2.8L)
- 3 CF memory cards
- 1 thumbdrive
- 1 converter plug
- 1 powerboard or double adaptor
Crazy much? I think if you’re taking a powerboard with you, then you have a bit of a problem. This is after I cut out the iPad, another lens, an external flash and an extra compact camera (plus associated chargers, cords and memory cards). I’m a bit concerned about how I’m going to cart all this stuff around the continent without losing things, getting stuff wet/broken or having it stolen. “Just don’t bring it” is not an option for me! I think the best solution is to have all the most important things on you at all times (looks like The Boy is going to be stuck carrying my laptop around), although of course that comes with its own issues.
Any advice for me on how to safely travel with tech? How to do you travel with all the essentials?