A trip to Rome is an incredibly exciting prospect, and if you’ve got a Rome mini break coming up, you might have already started to think about what to pack to make your trip perfect. Nowadays, as well as clothes, sunscreen, and all of the usual vacation essentials, most of us pack some gadgets and technology to help us have a great time, stay connected with home, and sometimes even so that we can work on the go. Here are eight essential tech items you should pack for a Rome mini break.
Most of us don’t go anywhere without our smartphones, so this might seem obvious, but it’s also the last thing that you want to forget. As well as an essential when it comes to communicating with home and sharing photos on social media, your smartphone will allow you to store flight tickets, bank cards, maps of your destination, travel guides, translation apps, and important documents that you need for travel. You’d be lost without it, perhaps quite literally.
There’s nothing worse than running out of battery when you need your smartphone the most, especially if you are about to check into a hotel or board a flight, and your digital tickets are on your phone. Make sure have a fully charged portable power bank with you at all times to avoid any disasters.
Nowadays many modern hotels around the world have USB sockets to charge our gadgets. But this isn’t always the case, and it’s a good idea to have a worldwide travel adaptor just in case.
Laptop or Tablet
Good travel laptops are lightweight, portable, and great for using on the go. Traveling with either a laptop or a tablet means that you can stream movies, look at maps in greater detail, work if you need to, and generally stay connected.
A Roku or Fire Stick that you can plug into the TV when you arrive at your hotel in Rome gives you a way to relax after a long day of exploring this remarkable city.
Most smartphone cameras are very good, but Rome is filled with absolutely glorious sights, from monuments and churches to fountains and skyscapes. If you’ve got a DSLR camera, you’ll want to pack it for a trip to Rome.
Unfortunately, we never know quite how noisy somewhere is going to be until we get there. Noise-canceling headphones can help you to block out sound and get some rest in the airport, on the flight, and in your hotel room later on.
On any trip, there’s bound to be a time in the airport, or on the flight when you are bored and waiting around. An e-reader is lighter and easier to transport than books. You can get digital travel guides, and you’ll be able to take plenty of reading materials without taking up too much room in your bag. An e-Reader is a must if you are traveling with cabin bags only.
A mini break to Rome is sure to be full of fun, adventure, delicious food, and breath-taking sights. You certainly won’t need tech for entertainment while you are out and about. But that doesn’t mean that a few gadgets like these can’t enhance your trip.