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Tips to keep your gadget safe while traveling


Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

In the era of modernization and high-end technology, people have begun to explore the world whilst keeping their gadgets and tech-toys around them which have both minimize the thrill of traveling whilst have kept things easy for some. Either way, traveling with gadgets is a big responsibility due to higher cost of these devices and low level of durability which have been the reason why you need some expert tips to keep your gadgets safe while traveling. With this blog, we have come up with some great tips that will help you to keep your devices safe and secured while traveling. Based on the advices of expert travelers and from those who have been the victim personally of gadget loss, we have brought to you this amazing list of top 5 ways to secure your devices while traveling to your dream destination:

Travel Gadget

  1. Know what to pack

Knowing what to pack is the key to every problem related with traveling. Everyone believe that they may require everything during their trip i.e. their camera, laptop, iPad, airpod and other accessories in order to capture the best memories, exploring the best places and stashing the memories whilst keeping themselves entertained. However, this entire packing kills nearly half the fun of the trip as you probably stay indulged with your devices rather than admiring the beauty and charm of your destination. Needless to say, the more things you pack, the more responsibilities you are carrying with you on your voyage which will obstruct a free and soothing exploration.

  1. Downgrade the packaging

Flashy bags of laptops, iPads and phones are the welcome signs for thieves who can go to any extent to get close to the target and fetch the valuables. It is highly recommended to downgrade the packaging of your gadgets in order to keep people under the doubt whether you have something valuable in your bag or something that doesn’t worth an effort. The best way to downgrade or uglify your bags is to carry light and small laptop bags and put them in an ugly carry bag along which can misguide the thieves and keep you away from them throughout your journey. Needless to say, you should not be using your expensive gadgets in public area to avoid any exposure of your valuables to unknown and suspicious people.

  1. Invest in better travel bags

Many of us have been the victim of damaged gadgets due to bad quality of packing or rough usage while traveling especially during the airport check-in, using the public transport and lodging at the hotel room. It is highly recommended to invest in a good quality bag for your valuables that can offer better padding, safety from jerks, water damage and exposure from extreme temperatures. You should always pack your gadgets in their respective bags and avoid putting them randomly in anything at any given time. This way, you will be securing your devices from any accident that may occur throughout your trip. Buying authentic backpacks, rucksacks and quality bags is the key to keep your devices safe. You can put the ugly padding on the bags later on to downgrade the outlook of your bags.

  1. Travel insurance

Travel insurance is the closest assurance you can get while traveling and saving yourself from any accident that may occur during your trip. There are an abundant number of travel insurance plans that secure your valuable electronic devices and gadgets from any given threat and even if you get the device damaged, a nominal fee can cover the cost of repair or replacement. One must always read through all the terms and conditions while purchasing a travel insurance to stay confirmed about which devices are covered, what the exceptional circumstances are, which cities are covered in the insurance and about the entire cost of the insurance before proceeding as per your budget and smartness.

  1. Other important facts

Keeping the backup of your data is the key element of securing all your important details and information stored in your mobile, tablets, phablets and laptops. Usage of cloud storage and other digital drop box is a plus when you are traveling. One must also stay away from unsecured Wi-Fi connections especially in the public area which can be a threat to your data security. Installing applications to locate your devices, secure the login of your devices and adding some extra security is a plus. Carrying electricity converter adapters and power banks while traveling to unknown lands would be a great advantage for those who stay tech-savvy during their entire trip. Packing important accessories like data cable, power banks, hands-free sorted in different packaging will save a lot of space and time in your packing process.

There are many reasons why you should be carrying your devices while traveling abroad, and on the other hand, you will find plenty of people you know who will give you reasons why you should leave them home. Either way, you must always know that these devices are your friends and you must take a good care of them while traveling to capture the great moments, keep the memories logged and kill some time at the airport and other long waiting queues. So, if you find the points which we have suggested worthy to implement, just keep these points in mind for next time you travel to your favorite place and don’t forget to take the services of SmartFares to avail some great deals and offers on cheap airfares we have for you.


Where to Travel this Independence Day


Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

4th July marks the celebration of the Independence Day, an annual event in lieu of the independence that we got back in the year 1941. The whole of U.S. comes together to make this day special; dazzling fireworks, parades and large number of mobs are the common sights that could be seen on the streets. This day is not just a holiday, it’s an event that can be enjoyed and utilised in many other ways. Out of which, traveling and spending the weekend with family or friends is an ideal way to do the same. So, pack your bags and take a break to spend some time together while celebrating the freedom of being independent.
 
Here are a few destinations that shall be visited this Independence day:
 
1. Boston:
 
Boston
 
Being one of the oldest cities of the U.S, Boston hosts a party of a different kind, as one of the nation’s premier July 4th destination. The activities like fireworks, concerts, kids’ days, cruises and tours are prominent in the city. Apart from celebrating the Independence Day, there are many other sightseeing spots such which can be explored too, these include the Freedom Trail, Fenway Park, Public Garden, Boston Harbor, Museum of Science and Faneuil Hall etc. Plan a trip your buddies and enjoy the weekend in a unique way.
 
 
2. Chicago:
 
CHICAGO
 
Chicagoans are quite excited for celebrating the Independence Day. The enthusiasm can be seen among the residents who start making the arrangements in advance. Spectacular firework displays, fun festivals, rockin’ concerts and ballgames make the city an obvious choice for a holiday. Also, the various spots such as Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, Willis Tower, Lincoln Park Zoo, Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain make it a perfect destination for spending the weekend. Book your flights now to avoid any kind of hassles.
 

3. Philadelphia:
 
Philadelphia
 
There cannot be a better place to celebrate the Independence Day than in the city of the Nation’s birth— Philadelphia. The old stomping grounds of the Founding Fathers, this history-rich city lays claim to being the place where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were both drafted. The historical past of the country will definitely urge you to explore it thoroughly. Not just this, the Independence hall, Liberty Hall, Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia Zoo and Franklin Square are some of the places that can make your visit worth during the weekend.
 
4. San Diego:
 
San Diego, California
 
While you are looking for a town that celebrates the Independence Day with some barbecues, beer, bonfires and fantastic fireworks, then San Diego is the place to be at. Enjoy an evening along the Mission and Pacific beaches which are crowded with merry sunbathers from dawn ’til dusk. Your visit can be more exciting if you visit the major attractions like, San Diego safari park, Birch aquarium, Belmont Park etc. Do not forget to witness the Big Bay Fireworks show at 9 pm. That happens to be the largest celebration event that lights up the sky with amazing fireworks.
 
5. Washington, D.C.:
 
Washington
 
There cannot be a better place to celebrate the Independence Day other than its capital. Several exciting events lead up to the culmination of the July 4th festivities, one of which is the Smithsonian Folklife Festival along the National Mall. There are many historic landmarks, parks and neighbourhoods that include the famous National Space and Air Museum, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, International Spy Museum, Newseum, Ford’s Theatre etc. There is so much to see in Washington D.C. that you’ll definitely enjoy spending your weekend here.
 
Though there are many more places that can be visited during the Independence weekend but celebrating while exploring is a perfect idea. You can fly to any of these places by grabbing huge discounts with the Independence Day Deals and save big. Book your flight now to avoid any kind of hassles.

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