New gadgets ease the pain of traveling
So much about traveling is beyond your control: delayed flights, too-small seats, poor service, annoying passengers, traffic jams, pre-packaged meals (or none at all)... the list is endless. Why not tune out some of the aggravation with some of the newest gadgets?
If you want to limit yourself to the essentials, consider the advice of Pauline Frommer, travel writer and daughter of Arthur of Europe on 5 Dollars a Day fame. She travels a lot, she travels light (she never checks luggage), and she travels cheaply. She told the (San Jose) Mercury News that her backpack contains her MAC laptop, a Treo, her Garmin GPS system (see above), a digital tape recorder and chargers.