One of the most promising applications for augmented reality technology is navigation. You can view the place where you are on your phone or tablet screen, and augmented reality adds an instructional layer on top of the image to help you go to the right direction.Read the story “Google has made navigation a little bit easier for travelers with Live View”
If a bicycle is too large (even a foldable model) for you to take along for a trip, perhaps a foldable scooter is your vehicle. Gadget company Archos has designed a small, foldable scooter – the Citee – that is powered by an electric motor and controlled by a dashboard running on Android software.
We have a how-to-guide for travelers who need reliable Internet access in all countries they visit: the concept is based on prepaid SIM cards. If you are traveling, but don’t want to make the effort to get a new SIM card in each country you visit, a gadget can manage all that for you, and provide Internet access at a reasonable fixed price.
When a cyclist or a motorcyclist is on a road tour, plenty of information is constantly required by the rider. Navigation instructions, speed limits, changing situations in traffic, and perhaps incoming phone calls should be managed without having to stop too frequently. Fortunately, modern wearable technology can help: small devices called Head Up Displays (or HUD for short) can bring navigation instructions right in front of your eyes without having to hold anything in your hand.
Having a personalized product can make you feel special. No one else has the same product. Additionally, you are able to recognize yours from a sea of similar products, and if someone is thinking of snatching yours, he will think twice. This is perfect for travel gear, and especially for luggage. You can instantly find your suitcase at an airport arrival hall, or bus luggage compartment.
When traveling overseas, you will need Internet access – sooner or later. If you are working and traveling as a digital nomad, you will need it the moment you arrive in a new country, but if you are on holiday, perhaps you settle in first. No problem, many people think, I’ll use the hotel Wi-Fi, free access at McDonalds, or Wi-Fi at a nearby café. Sure, if you know what you are doing, because recent news reports showed us that multiple hotel Wi-Fi networks in Europe and Middle East were infiltrated so that hackers could collect guests’ banking and other passwords.
What can a traveler do to have an Internet access overseas that doesn’t cost a fortune and that is reliable and secure? The answer is to purchase a prepaid SIM card with a data plan in each country you visit.
Read the story “This is how you use a prepaid SIM card overseas for Internet access like a pro”
Traveling with pets complicates things, there is no question about that. You have to carefully plan the food you take along, how you deal with meal times, toilet times and getting enough exercise. Taking pets along for a road tour is relatively simple, but other methods of travel require checking what is possible, and getting the right kind of travel gear for the pet.
Read the story “Traveling with a cat or small dog? This bag lets your pet see what is going on”
A large, inflatable tent that you can setup in 90 seconds. It sounds incredible, but it really seems to work. A comfortable, fully equipped tent with beds is ready for use so quickly. The thing is that it is not your ordinary tent that you carry along, but a tent that travels on its own platform.
Read the story “Would you tow a caravan or a foldable tent to a camp site?”
A backpack is so essential travel gear for me that I have a number of different types of backpacks for different types of trips. An Australian company Alpaka believes that all I need is one backpack. As long as it is the Shiftpack, the company says their backpack is suitable for any type of trip or even for commute to the office. Let’s see what the product features are.