We rely on our technology at home, at work, and everywhere in between to improve our lives. It can be Internet service, cell phones, satellite/cable TV, music, GPS, etc.
There's no reason why we can't bring most of it with us as we travel.
Recently, while I was in Ireland and Eastern Europe late this summer, I tested out a variety of technologies, including new world cell phones, e-mail forwarding services, GPS units linked with photos and for finding your way around, Sling Box to peek back on my TiVO back home, devices to recharge iPods and other gear, and more.
I get to write about new technologies for a daily metro newspaper, but I don't focus on travel tech.
So I decided to launch blog devoted to the TechTraveler, where you and I can share the our experiences with tech on the go.
I plan in the weeks ahead to provide posts on new technologies, gadgets, software, that might help you on your journey. I'll be be evaluating products and services based on their usefulness, portability, price, and other factors.
I also hope to warn you about products and services you might want to avoid.
In Lithuania, I noticed that drivers are pretty reckless, but they look out for each other. Perhaps as a leftover from Soviet times, they flash their headlights as a warning that cops are out with radar guns ahead.
I hope that we can tell each other when we spot worthwhile products and services and warn each other off the those that aren't so valuable.