What's the best gear, app, camera, tablet, SIM card etc for your particular style of travel? I dunno. But maybe one of these bloggers can steer you in the right direction. Here's a list of five of the world's best blogs to read for the latest travel tech tips and trends.
The foXnoMad blog is a project by Anil Polat, a computer security engineer “who’s been traveling around the world for the past six years” with the goal to visit every country on the planet so far he's been to 80. He's got a goal for his blog as well, “ to teach you the tips, tricks, and tech you can use to travel smarter – no matter where you go or how you travel.” Find out more at foxnomad.com.
Mike Slone's blog, Roam, is a “place to talk about things of interest, pass along advice and tips, trends to watch out for and avoid, first looks at new places to stay, travel news and the latest on apps and gear that will keep you connected (or maybe disconnected).” With a page each dedicated to Gadgets, Gear, and Tech, it's a smart site to keep in mind before your next journey begins. Check out Mike's work at roam.travel.
Tech Guide for Travel
Actually another blog by Anil Potla, this one offers readers a look into the “geeky side backpacking,” Tech Guide for Travel is an indispensable resource for anyone looking to make the most of technology while traveling and to do so without breaking the bank. Go to techguidefortravel.com for more.
The “leading voice to the industry for all areas related to travel technology,” Tnooz is aimed at folks who work in the travel industry. Still this “global provider of news, analysis, commentary, education, data and business services to the travel, tourism and hospitality industry” yields all sorts of insight for those of use on the other side of the equation. Visit Tnooz at tnooz.com.
Travel 'n Tech
This site, from blogger Fernando in Brazil, shares “everything you need to know to enjoy your trips” with an emphasis on gadgets, apps and tech. His “ultimate checklist for tech travellers” is an especially useful read. Find it online at travelntech.com.