When travelling these days, packing all of the adaptors, phones, laptop and cables can be a bit of a pain. Here are a few tips to lighten your load;
1) Consider leaving your laptop at home. Instead, put any files you need on an iPod (or other MP3 player). You can download the files to a borrowed laptop (there is always one around) when you arrive at a your destination to give your presentation. If you need Internet access, there is always a business centre in the hotel, or an internet cafe somewhere close. You’ll have more time to relax if you restrict your browsing time too. (OK, you could use a memory stick, but the iPod plays music too.) Read more about usb lighter.
2) Use the airport business lounge. If you aren’t a frequent flyer, join one of the schemes that provides low-cost access. Believe me, it’s worth it. You can recharge any of your kit, and browse the web for free while you enjoy complementary food and drink in quiet surroundings. This is a particular boon if you have a long wait between connecting flights.
3) Carry an ethernet cable. Most hotels have ethernet access for broadband, but the cables have gone missing
4) Take an extension power cable. You then only need one socket adaptor to plug in your laptop, phone recharger etc..
5) And don’t forget a pen and paper, just in case
Finally, if you do take your laptop, try not to work on it while you are travelling. Read a magazine, relax and enjoy the ride.