Whether it’s for work or pleasure traveling can be an extremely rewarding experience. However, it can also be incredibly stressful—packing can be a challenge (whether you tend to pack too heavy or too light); you’ll find yourself spending a lot of time waiting around in airports, particularly when traveling internationally (plus there’s always the possibility of having your flight delayed); and changing time zones can be taxing on the body (anything worse than being jetlagged?).
However, with these gadgets listed below, you can streamline the traveling process, and make the most of the downtime you spend waiting around.
When you’re traveling it can be difficult to stay connected to the internet. Airport WiFi signals are often incredibly slow and hard to use, but it’s still often more preferable than paying the steep roaming fees when traveling outside the country of your service provider.
However, with the Skyroam Solis, you can get your own portable WiFi hotspot without having to worry about roaming costs or a slow connection.
With blazing fast, 4G LTE speeds, 16 plus hours of battery life, and a 6000 mAh power bank, you’ll be able to stay connected without having to frequently find a charging station. Plus, it works in over 130 countries across North and South America, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Australia.
Best of all, you can order it on Amazon and get it delivered right to your front door.
Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
Traveling is one of the most rewarding experiences in life—it provides an opportunity to experience a different part of the world, take in different cultures, and create memories that will last a lifetime. One of the best ways to preserve those memories is with a good camera.
The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II has 1.0-inch, 20.1 megapixel* high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, a digic 7 image processor compatible with most versions of iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, and a touchscreen panel.
It’s also lightweight and compact and lightweight so you don’t have to worry about throwing your back out hauling it everywhere you go.
You can pick one up in stores at many Best Buy locations or online.
A must-have for travelers who plan on roaming the wilderness far away from cell towers or reception range, this extremely portable device pairs with both Android and iOS devices and allows it to use SMS and GPS services without a signal or WiFi.
The goTenna Mesh has a battery life of 24 hours, so you don’t have to worry about getting stranded in the jungle without a form of communication.
You can grab one online on Amazon.
GRAYL Ultralight Water Purifier
If you’re a frequent traveler you’ve probably been somewhere and had the local warn you about drinking the tap water. One of the most common reasons travelers get sick is due to contaminated drinking water.
However, with the GRAYL Ultralight Water Purifier, you don’t have to worry about what might be in the water. It removes 99.9 percent of viruses, disease-causing bacteria, and protozoan cysts, it also filers particulates, chemicals, and heavy metals, plus it improves the flavor of the water! And, it does all this in just 15 seconds, no pumping, batteries, or prolonged waiting necessary.
You can pick one up on Amazon.