Traveling can be a headache. Vacations are always fun, but they can be very costly in this turbulent economy. Travelers everywhere are looking to save money and still have a great time. Certain items are essential, in saving you time and a headache. Here is a list of four must-have gadgets that will bring happiness to your travels and not break your bank.
When traveling to a place you have never been to before, not getting lost is paramount. Equip yourself with a GPS. Many roads that travel through remote and rural settings can veer and dart off unexpectedly. Following a map may be confusing in itself, however GPS offers precise and concise directions that will never steer you off course. In fact, if you take a wrong turn GPS will get you back on track. Many GPS devices also show you nearby restaurants, gas stations and amenities for whatever needs you may have. Right now the Garmin nuvi 40LM is offered at an unbeatable price. Typically it goes for double the price listed, however you can get it now for as low as $79.99. This cool tool has all the features every GPS should have plus even more.
Tablets often feature GPS, but require a digital subscription. Tablets are great for young children and impatient passengers on long trips. Throw on their favorite movie or read a book. It is all possible with any tablet. Tablets do not require digital subscriptions for you to enjoy many of their other features. In fact, the Kindle Fire has WiFi capability and is available for as low as $139. Watch live TV at any hotel that offers free internet access, with a handy tablet at your disposal.
Every good road trip needs good tunes! An MP3 Player gives you access to a virtual library of thousands of songs, that will keep you singing for hours. CD players limit you to as little as one compact disc with only 50 minutes of music. MP3 Players like the iPod, offer you hours of music and give you the chance to shuffle up a fun and unique mix. Additionally, combine any MP3 player with a docking station and fill any campground or tent with rich sound. Currently, the 16 GB iPod nano is listed as low as $139. This is by far the best option in terms of a MP3 players, in terms of quality and features.
Digital cameras can capture those memories on your trip in a unique and remarkable way. Phone cameras are a great option, but digital cameras often create higher resolution captures and videos. There are many great digital cameras with recording capability available at a cheap price. Currently, the Olympus D450 is available for just $199. This awesome gadget features 3X Digital Zoom and produces high quality captures at 3.2 MP. Many cameras are listed at prices, two to five times this number.