Technology

Using a Mobile Router for Hotel Room Wifi

October 23, 2013
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Late last year, I started traveling with just a tablet and smartphone. Getting rid of the ball-and-chain weight of my netbook was liberating for my back. Unfortunately, there was a tradeoff: Lack of hotel options. Almost all of the hotel rooms I stay in have wired Internet in the rooms, but not all of them [...]

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Travel Gear Review: The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

February 13, 2013
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I’ve come to accept that I’ll never be a carry-on only traveler. I’ve tried it three times now, and I don’t like it, for reasons I’ve outlined before. For me, checking my suitcase and just bringing my backpack on the plane as a carry-on makes for a much easier flying experience. Except it hasn’t been [...]

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Staying Connected While Traveling Solo

January 4, 2011

I have never traveled with my laptop until this past trip to Las Vegas. My primary day job is on a computer, and with all the blogging I do, I am on a computer from morning until night every day of the week as it is.  So I’ve always been very happy to unplug during [...]

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GPS and the Solo Traveler

August 19, 2009

Ah, the call of the open road, the wind in your hair, the radio blasting your favorite tunes, the endless highway stretching out before you, leading to equally endless possibilities.  It all sounds so romantic, doesn’t it?  Except that I get bored after an hour in the car by myself and I can’t read a [...]

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