View from the top of Old Man of Coniston hike in Lake District National Park, England.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Preston, Lancashire, England.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Wyke, West Yorkshire, England on May 29th!

Thursday, August 19, 2021

The Essential Road Trip Tech

Whether you’re in an RV, camper van or in the SUV driving to your next holiday destination, there are a few essential tech items that you must have with you. Travel is always an exciting time and often there are things that are neglected in the planning phase that will adversely affect your trip. One of the main aspects that can be neglected is the tech that you take.

Mobile Communication

Travelling without mobile communication is a risk and yet the right mobile tech may allow you to forego all of the other tech that we suggest you will need. Being in touch with friends and family as you travel is critical to both share travels, as well as to keep up to date with what’s going on at home. The mobile phone will also double as your top of the range camera and video camera, allowing you to document and share the trip from wherever you are. Furthermore, and the reason the mobile phone is the top tech to take, is the fact that media and entertainment is also now mobile and easily accessed on your mobile device. You can play your normal online games, e-sports and even go to the Ruby Fortune casino as long as you have connectivity and a smartphone.


If you’re blogging or doing any work while you travel than its always worth taking a laptop. The fact that it can then double as your in-transport television and movie screen makes the laptop one of the most cost-effective means of taking both work and entertainment with you on your next trip. One of the top travel tips for your laptop is to ensure that you have the right travel bag, and protection from the bumps, dust and precarious places you may have to use it in.

Handheld Gaming Devices

There’s always downtime on a road trip and one of the best ways to keep entertained and prevent any form of boredom, while waiting in traffic is to have access to a handheld gaming device. Whether it’s retro games or the most up to date adventure games, there are more mobile handheld gaming devices now than there have ever been.

Chargers and Connections

The one thing that we have all done is to take the relevant tech and then to have left the charger or connector cables at home. It’s worth checking that you have the right chargers and adaptors that will allow your tech to be plugged in and charged as you go.

Linked to this is the fact that you should take tech that can be integrated and linked to each other. So, being able to seamlessly download the photos and video and then send it on from any of your mobile tech is important. So, ensure that you use the same operating systems and software, and consider this when you make the initial selection as to what will travel with you.

Concluding Remarks

Technology is an integral part of modern life, and this includes for the time that we are travelling as well. The road trip is trending and there are more destinations and routes that you can do closer to home than ever before. Staying in touch and having some of the creature comforts that you are used to on holiday is a great way to ensure that your road trip is all that it can be. 

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