Going on your most-awaited trip soon? You’ve probably made a list of all the travel essentials that you’re going to pack for your trip. Whether you’re traveling for leisure or for business, you’d better be prepared to keep yourself entertained and your sanity intact for when you need to wait for crazy long hours.

Here are eight gadgets that will be definitely useful for your upcoming trips, whether you’re a tech-savvy traveler or not:

01 | Travel-friendly camera

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Camera – 8 Useful Gadgets for Traveling – Image Source

First and foremost, you need to bring the most important gadget of them all: a travel-friendly camera.

The best camera for travel, apart from being portable and delivering high image quality, is one that suits your personality and documents well the kinds of activities that you often go for.

If you want a handy gear that can produce high-quality snaps, go for mirrorless cameras. If you want professional-quality photos or you want to start making a living out of travel photography, get a DSLR. But if you’re into outdoor adventures and extreme sports, an action camera is perfect for you.

I’ve always wanted to be a travel blogger, and to be able to do that, I need stunning photos. Since I’m more of a landscape and portrait photographer, I got myself a Canon EOS 5D Mark III digital SLR camera because its quality and features are impressive.

02 | Portable and lightweight laptop

Laptop - 8 Useful Gadgets for Traveling

Laptop – 8 Useful Gadgets for Traveling

If you take a lot of travel photos, it’s scary to keep everything in one memory card because files might get corrupted or you might not have enough space left for additional photos. Bringing a laptop when you travel saves you from storage problems like these. With a laptop, you can easily transfer files during downtimes, such as long train or bus rides.

If you need to be connected on the go, bringing a laptop is a must such as when you need to check your work emails or social media accounts or to update your travel blog.

Worried about safety when carrying a laptop? You might want to consider bringing lighter and smaller devices such as a tablet or netbook.

03 | Ebook reader

Ebook Reader - 8 Useful Gadgets for Traveling

Ebook Reader – 8 Useful Gadgets for Traveling

For an avid book lover, reading is a great way to kill time during idle moments of the trip. An e-book reader makes a great travel companion because it helps you keep entertained without weighing you down. Sync in great fictional books that will keep your passion for traveling alive.

04 | Noise-Cancelling Headphones

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Noise-Cancelling Headphones – 8 Useful Gadgets for Traveling

Noise-cancelling headphones are every traveler’s best friend, as they cancel out unwanted noise and help you find peace whenever you need it. If you’re unfortunately mixed with noisy and snoring guests in a hostel, just wear your headphones and you won’t have to stress over and stay awake all night.

05 | Power bank

Power Bank - 8 Useful Gadgets for Traveling

Power Bank – 8 Useful Gadgets for Traveling

Power banks are a lifesaver when your mobile device is running on an almost empty battery and you need to power it up on the go.

06 | Waterproof phone case

Waterproof phone case - 8 Useful Gadgets for Traveling

Waterproof phone case – 8 Useful Gadgets for Traveling

Got no budget for an action camera? You don’t have to worry! In this day and age, smartphones are already catching up with professional cameras in terms of image quality. All you need is a waterproof case for your phone and you’re good to go. With this smartphone accessory, not only can you save hundreds of bucks, but you can also document your beach adventures without causing damage to your phone.

07 | Universal travel adapter

Universal travel adapter - 8 Useful Gadgets for Traveling

Universal travel adapter – 8 Useful Gadgets for Traveling

Your chargers may not be compatible with other country’s wall sockets, so make sure that you bring a universal travel adapter. Don’t rely on the hotel you’re staying in to lend you one because hotels rarely do. Bringing a universal adaptor will definitely save you from the hassle of looking for alternatives.

08 | Padlocks

Padlocks - 8 Useful Gadgets for Traveling

Padlocks – 8 Useful Gadgets for Traveling

Padlocks are essential for traveling to keep your valuable safe whenever you sleep or go out. This can be attached to your designated locker in your room or your bag whenever you go out for a stroll. Bring at least two padlocks so that you have a spare for emergencies.

Travel gadgets may add a little more weight to your luggage, but there’s no denying that they can make your trips a lot easier and less of a hassle. Choose wisely the ones you’re going to pack, and you’re going to have a great and worry-free trip ahead of you.

What’s your favorite travel gadget? Let me know in the comments.

I am a travel photographer with several years of experience in the field. Being a freelance blogger enables me to help photography beginners and enthusiasts to tell wonderful stories of their travels as seen through their lenses. It also allows me to share my thoughts about another advocacy of mine: social equality and change.

Liz Pekler

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