Summer Travel and Technology #WindowsChampions

by Carrie with Children with 14 comments

Technology and travel…  two of my favorite things.  Whenever I travel, I can’t leave home without all of my gadgets.  My PC, my tablet, a smartphone, camera, extra batteries, extra chargers – they are usually the first things I pack!

Some would argue that the purpose of vacation is to get away – but for me, technology is what keeps me connected to friends, family and you!  I want to share my adventures with others…  and at the end of a long day, there’s nothing better than relaxing with my PC to catch up on the day’s events.

The folks at Windows recently shared great insight about technology and travel.  Check out these results –

 My laptop is definately the number one way I share updates on vacation.  At the end of each day, I love downloading all my pictures to my PC.  It helps me clean off my memory card, but it’s also assures me that I’m not losing pictures if I misplace my camera.

I especially love that approximately 57% of people admit to looking at someone else’s laptop on a plane.   Nosy neighbors!

Learn more about traveling and technology over at the Windows Experience blog.


What are your “must have” tech items for vacation? 


**I am a member of the Windows Champions blogger program. As part of this arrangement, I have been loaned a Windows 7 PC for the course of year and have the opportunity to learn about Windows and Microsoft products. I’m also excited to share information with you.**



  • Jenn @therebelchick

    Actually, my iphone and ipad are my favorite traveling items – I don’t leave home without them!

    • Carrie with Children

      My phone goes everywhere with me! I never ever leave the house without it!

  • Hanan

    Mostly just my smartphone, but I REALLY want to buy a tablet as well!!

    • Carrie with Children

      Tablets are so handy, especially for traveling! I can even fit mine in my purse! How cool is that?!

  • Nichol

    I would say my phone now since I finally have a smart phone. My laptop is large so it isn’t the best to bring along. One day I hope to have a tablet:)

    • Carrie with Children

      Bulky laptops are tough for traveling, good thing you’ve got a smartphone! It’s my lifesaver!

  • Lolo

    My phone for sure, although I wish I had a tablet to take with me!

    • Carrie with Children

      I’ll put a good word in for you with Santa 🙂

  • Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired

    My phone and iPad are travel must-haves. If I had a laptop I’m sure it would be top of the list as well.

    • Carrie with Children

      Oh girl, we gotta get you a laptop! I can’t imagine traveling without one!

  • Jen

    I am a tech girl. I don’t leave home without my laptop, smart phone and often iPad too 🙂

    • Carrie with Children

      Yay! So glad I’m not the only tech girl! I don’t go far without my laptop!

  • Denise @ Do you have that in my size???

    My iPad and iPhone travel with me every day and then for vacations I add in my laptop (11″ and super light so it fits in my purse).

    • Carrie with Children

      Oh, Denise – I love that your laptop can fit in your purse! How convenient for traveling!