Got your summer holiday planned? I’m…. getting there. The big house move and the incessant DIY is kinda cramping my travel planning style but there’s a vague outline of a Croatia/Italy road trip in the works. More on that later. Let’s talk about summer holiday packing. More specifically: summer holiday tech to pack. ‘Cos if you’re splurging on a two-week adventure or a blissful break by the sea, you’re gonna wanna make sure you’re enjoying that to the FULL. And sorry, but in this modern day and age, enjoyment comes with a fully charged battery and a waterproof iPhone case (cos yeah, arty shots in the waves is hashtag-travel-blogger-goals).
So what tech do you take on your trip? For me, it’s all about picking carefully and taking only the essentials. I really ever only travel with hand luggage (yes, even for a two-week trip!) so it’s all about mastering the balance of what I want to take vs what do I really need. Like sure, I’d love to take an array of cameras — some disposables, my Diana cam, a DSLR… but do I wanna carry them all round all trip? NAH. And all those separate plugs for USB devices? Nooooo thanks. Universal plugs are the way forward my friends.
With that in mind, I thought I'd go on and share my tried and tested tech essentials that come with me on every single trip, plus a few extras that are summer/beach holiday heroes...
Universal Plugs Adapter (with USB Ports) — from B&Q, £16
Triple Avios Week
You know what’s more satisfying than shopping? Shopping that makes you money. Yep. Okay, not straight up pounds in your pocket but points and rewards that can be converted in to money. THAT is the good stuff. If you’re with me, say hello to Avios. And more specifically Triple Avios Week (which ends at MIDNIGHT tonight, so quick quick!).
12 Avios for every pound spent at Apple?
18 Avios for every pound spent at Selfridges?
24 Avios for every quid spent at Harrods!
There’s no better time than now (like, right now) to invest in the tech and gadgets you’ve been eyeing up for your next trip. If you’re gonna splurge, you might as well splurge when it’s in your favour. Tot up those Avios and spend them on everything from flights to shopping vouchers and hotel rooms… PLUS, IT’S PAY DAY. So literally, it’s meant to be. Time to sack off your responsibilities for the evening and SHOP.
This post is in collaboration with Avios and their Triple Avios Week campaign