Travelling is one of life’s little joys, but it’s not without its challenges. Whether you are a fastidious planner or someone who thrives on last minute holiday deals, you need to make sure you have the tools to make your trip as comfortable as possible.
When you reach your destination, the last thing you want to be doing is resting for the first few days due to lack of sleep.
Small enough to pack away in one of your suitcases’ side pockets, the humble travel pillow can be inflated to provide a simple but comfortable neck and head support. If you don’t want the hassle of blowing one up, try a travel cushtie. It’s small, comfortable and moulds around your neck or in the small of your back, perfect for getting some much needed sleep on planes, trains and boats.
Trying to describe your trip to friends and family is near impossible so what better way to bring memories home than with a compacted digital camera? With the rapid advances in technology, it doesn’t cost much these days to get a quality camera – so why not treat your loved ones to something they’ll get plenty of use from? Remember to choose a model that is hardy and resilient and look for varied shooting modes too.
Don’t forget advances in smartphones means that you can take a great picture on your handset – perfect for those travelling light. The Gadget Show Live recommends the Samsung M8800 Pixon for those on a budget and the Sony Xperia S for those looking to splurge.
eReaders are as small as a paperback and as thin as a notepad but can store thousands of books. Gone are the days of reaching into your rucksack to pull out a mangled, dog-eared paperback. With a neat leather pouch these eReaders can store all your favourite novels on one easy to use device. The new Kindle Fire remains on top of the bestseller lists for Christmas 2012 - ideal for the seasoned traveller.
There are many gadgets and gizmos you can go travelling without. However, you will always need your passport. Treat frequent fliers to a funky passport holder than will help keep this important document safe and personalise it at the same time.
With snow and ice forecast, why not just go ahead and splash out and treat your loved one to a holiday? Banish the winter blues by looking ahead to next summer. Majorca holiday deals and cheap holidays to Ibiza are among the thousands of deals waiting to be snapped up. If you’re after a bit of sunshine further afield then why not try searching for cheap Florida holidays? You might be surprised by what you can get.