Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on October 31, 2011
As I approach another trip to Disney World for Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival, plus an upcoming cruise on Allure of the Seas, I am contemplating the various electronic devices to bring along. Considering that each one has a charger and perhaps other accessories, I’ll need a special case just for these items. Here’s a potential list:
- Camera: Take charger but leave home USB cable. Will transfer photos to computer later.
- Alphasmart: For working on blogs. Can only type ahead, not go back and revise. Uses batteries. Leave home USB cable. Will transfer data to computer later.
- Cell phone: Take charger.
- Kindle: Take charger.
- iPad: Take charger. Leave home cable for connecting to computer.
Okay, do I really need both an iPad and an Alphasmart? Probably not, but I’m new to the iPad and haven’t really typed anything on it yet. Other authors recommend the Pages app where you can save your file in Word. I should install that before we leave.
Notice that I haven’t mentioned bringing a laptop. My notebook computer is too heavy and the battery is dead. Besides, with all these other gizmos, I don’t need it. I do not plan to do much writing on vacation, but I like to have the capacity to scribble down blog topics and to keep up with online activities.
What about you? What do you lug along these days when you go away for the weekend or longer trips?
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