As a solo traveler, you’ve got a lot on your mind. You have to make sure your passport is up-to-date, that you’ve got enough space in your suitcase for souvenirs and gifts for friends and family back home, and that you’re not forgetting anything important like your medication or toiletries. But even with all these things to consider when planning a trip abroad, don’t forget to pack the right tech gadgets. These seven essential items will help keep you safe and connected while exploring the world solo.
1. A Personal GPS Tracker
A personal GPS tracker is a great tool for the solo traveler. It allows you to stay safe and find your way back if you get lost, or even in case of an emergency. You can also track your progress on your trips and share it with others. The best part about these gadgets is that they are small and portable, so they won’t take up too much space in your luggage.
There are many different types of personal tracking devices on the market today; each one has its own set of features to consider before buying one for yourself:
- The size of the device: How big do you want it? This will affect how easy it is to carry around with you when traveling around town or hiking through mountainside trails without losing sight of where exactly where you are going next time you set off out into wilderness areas where cell signals might be scarce (or nonexistent). Some models come equipped with built-in GPS receivers while others require an external attachment that attaches directly onto phone lines via USB ports located underneath their protective cases which means they’re ready whenever needed without any additional downloads required beforehand.
2. A Portable Charger
Having a portable charger is a must for anyone who travels solo. If you don’t have one, you risk being left without power when your phone’s battery dies in the middle of your trip and that’s never good. Not only does it mean being unable to call for help if something goes wrong, but it also means not being able to snap photos or take notes about things you see along the way.
Portable chargers are small, lightweight devices that can charge virtually any mobile device on the go: smartphones, tablets, and even laptops. They come in all sizes and shapes (just like their larger counterparts), so there are options for every traveler’s needs: whether yours is slimming down your backpack or just hoping to keep both hands free while charging at home or on the go.
This type of charger has become very popular over recent years because they offer such convenience, simply plug them into an outlet before starting on whatever journey awaits. You can pack them with other valuables such as keys or wallets if they fit inside pockets comfortably enough; otherwise, just keep them close by at all times so that nothing happens during transit from place A to place B which might be longer than expected due to unforeseen circumstances like traffic jams.
3. Adventure Flashlight
As you can imagine, the flashlight comes in handy during your solo travels. The best kind of flashlights is those that have several settings. For example, if you’re camping out by yourself at night and need to read something on your phone without disturbing others nearby, it’s helpful to have a low setting so as not to disturb them. On the other hand, if there’s an emergency such as a car accident or needing help finding your way around in the dark forest (yes, this happens), then high beams are necessary for maximum visibility without having to switch back and forth between settings every time you want different levels of brightness.
In addition to being useful for practical reasons like helping someone find their way through unfamiliar terrain while camping alone (or even just making sure they know where they’re headed), adventure flashlights provide psychological comfort because they create a boundary between “safe” places like home/car/camping tent vs “dangerous” ones like dark forests at night where anything could happen. This reduces stress levels significantly and makes traveling more enjoyable overall.
4. Noise Canceling Headphones
Noise-canceling headphones are essential for every solo traveler. They can be particularly useful when you’re on a plane, train, or bus (or any other situation in which there’s a lot of background noise).
Noise-canceling headphones work by using a microphone to pick up the sound around you and then they “cancel” it out with an opposing signal produced by their speakers. This means that when you turn on your noise-canceling headphones, all you’ll hear is silence (or whatever music you want).
There are several different styles of noise-canceling headphones: over-the-ear, earbuds (the kind that goes in your ears), or ear canal inserts. You should choose the style that works best for your needs and lifestyle; for instance, if you often wear glasses with earbuds underneath them or if you find earbuds uncomfortable after wearing them too long (more than three hours at a time).
When choosing between brands of noise-canceling headphones, look for ones with active cancellation technology rather than passive cancellation technology because active cancellation typically offers better results at a lower cost than passive systems do.
5. Waterproof Case for Phone
If you are planning to go on a trip, you must bring a waterproof case with you. This will ensure that your phone is protected from water damage in case the bag slips into the ocean or falls into the pool while swimming.
While choosing a waterproof bag, look for one with reinforced corners and edges as they are more durable than other bags. Also, make sure it locks up tightly so that there is no leakage in case of accidental drops in water bodies like oceans or lakes during your travel.
To use this case correctly, first, insert the phone inside and then close it using its zip-lock system tightly so as not to let any water enter inside its cavity when used outdoors at places like beaches where there are high chances of getting exposed due to waves crashing against rocks near shorelines, etc.,
6. Powerbank Bracelet/Keychain
If you’re planning to travel alone and need to charge your phone on the go, a power bank is a great way to do so. They are small, lightweight, and portable, meaning they won’t take up much space in your luggage bag or backpack. Power banks are also available in different colors and styles so that no matter what you choose to wear while traveling, they will match perfectly with your style.
You can buy power banks that come with built-in cables so you don’t have to worry about bringing one along with you when charging your phone on the go. If however; this isn’t an option for you then purchasing a USB cable separately would be more cost-effective for now as opposed to buying one when it may not work well with specific devices such as iPads or tablets which require special connecting methods for charging purposes (more about those here).
If using one of these devices seems like something worth trying out then all that’s left is finding out how much battery life each device has before deciding which one fits best into whatever lifestyle choices you make when traveling solo. This could include whether or not you want something lightweight enough that you don’t notice carrying around your phones after charging them up completely overnight while still being able to see everything enough while reading emails/texts etcetera during daylight hours without having any problems due to bright sunlight coming through windows.
7. Packing Cubes
Packing cubes are a great way to organize your bag. They allow you to separate items so you can find them easily, which makes unpacking and repacking much faster. They also help keep your bag organized and free from wrinkles as well as keep dirty clothes away from clean ones.
Packing cubes aren’t always a good option because they often add bulk to your luggage when empty (which means extra weight). If that’s the case for you, consider using compression bags instead. These work well for keeping clothing compacted and organized without adding unnecessary weight or volume to your bag.
There is no way to predict the next trip you will take or the kind of environment you might be in. Having tech gadgets on hand will allow you to stay connected, keep track of your location and have fun.