G IS FOR GADGETS
When I’m traveling, either by car or by airplane, I feel like there are more children aboard than when I was a kid. I also don’t know how any of these children would survive if they each didn’t have an iPad or PSVista or laptop of their own.
Sure my mom tried experimenting with having a TV running during long road trips, powered by the cigarette lighter. But she wouldn’t be a techie if she hadn’t tried before minivans made DVD players a standard feature.
Granted, I have my own fair share of gadgets to keep me occupied during those layover moments, but I never leave home without a notebook to scribble in or something to read. It leads to over-packing and a bit of redundancy when you have a laptop and an iPod already in a bag. It’s only that I feel like I’m missing out on the travel experience if I’m absorbed in my gadgets.
On the other hand, they’re so useful, not just to occupy yourself during the dullest of the travel moments. You can book hotel rooms, check out restaurants in upcoming locations, check the weather, convert money, etc etc.
There is an app for everything, after all.