It used to be that my list of travel tech was one line long – cell phone. Then it became two lines – cell phone and GPS. Now it’s a bit more. We usually travel to my mother-in-law’s, and her house is less than tech savvy. Not to mention that my husband always asks for the car charger or the house charger because he forgot his.
Tech needs vary individually. This is my indispensable list plus a few odds and ends that come in handy by one or more members of my family.
Mini Surge Protector – this has three outlets and two USB ports
USB Car Charger Adaptor
USB extra long charger cord for reading in bed
Cell phone and charger. (Check your data plan before you travel. My mother-in-law doesn’t have wifi, and her brick house just eats our data like crazy.)
Kindle Fire and charger. (If you ‘re in a place without wifi, turn it off. If it’s on, it will continue to search for a wifi signal, and drain your battery.)
Kindle Keyboard and charger (the chargers are interchangeable so I may or may not bring all of them – two is the minimum in case my husband or kids need them)
Camera and charger
MP3 Player and charger
Earbuds or Headphones
Headphone splitter (this allows two headsets to be plugged into one device)
Flashlight (in my case it’s a Sonic Screwdriver flashlight)
Portable DVD player, electric cord, a variety of DVDs (our family rule of thumb is two per person)
Two Prong/Three Prong Adaptor
In the comments, add your own must-haves for tech to travel with.