Setting out upon the open road can be a rewarding experience. Whether referring to renting a van, taking the family car abroad or obtaining a flight to a remote corner of the world, such an excursion can be just what is needed to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Thanks to advancements in modern technology, there are now a host of different resources that can make any such trip memorable and safe. What are some systems that are must-have items to be included during any holiday?


GPS is an acronym for “global positioning systems”. While these packages have been around for more than two decades, the units have become much smaller and more accurate. There are also more satellites in the sky. So, triangulating one’s position within less than a metre is now a reality. Although GPS units are common in vehicles, many are now quite portable. Most modern smartphones will incorporate this technology as a standard feature; ideal if we need help and are not sure where we are.


The modern smartphone enjoys a ubiquitous presence within our daily lives. From answering emails to checking what may be a trending topic on social media, these digital marvels are virtually mandatory for the human living in the 21st century. It therefore makes a great deal of sense that they will come in quite “handy” when travelling. We will be able to communicate with loved ones, send text messages in relation to our experiences and if necessary, contact emergency services with the click of a button.

Wireless Laptop

Most of us will want to keep up to date with all of the latest happenings around the world even when taking a holiday abroad. It is quite easy to accomplish this through the use of a diminutive laptop. Modern variants are extremely lightweight while their batteries can sometimes last for up to eight hours. Certain designs have been specifically manufactured for the world traveller; more robust casings and waterproof keyboards are now both realities.


We can think of a tablet as the streamlined alternative to the traditional laptop. As the unit consists of merely a touchsreen, there is no need to be concerned in regards to mechanics of a folding unit. Also, these notebooks are extremely lightweight and can be packed within most carry-on suitcases. The reason that the tablet is so very useful is that it will incorporate streamlined communications methods such as fibre broadband and similar wireless services. Gone are the days of low transmission rates. Important information such as weather, travel conditions or plane delays can all be accessed within seconds.

These are only a few of the most useful items to bring along when travelling abroad. In many ways, any holiday or business trip can be thought of as a highly interactive experience. As these and other technologies continue to advance, so will our ability to access the world around us while even in the most remote of locations.