Summertime is finally here, which means it’s time to gear up for all of your summer travels. Whether you’re heading just a couple hours from home or jet setting to another country, it can be super stressful to make sure you have everything you need for a summer vacation. Lucky for you, InMotion - the largest and most trusted name in airport-based travel technology and accessories - is here with tech, tips, and tricks for helping you survive your international travels this summer. Whether you’re looking for the perfect tech for the flight or clever ideas for navigating on your foreign excursion, we have everything you need to survive your big summer vacation.
In the days and weeks leading up to your trip, it’s important to make sure you cover all your bases and are ready to take on your adventure head on. However, when you’re traveling internationally this is no easy feat and involves even more planning than a normal trip.
Before heading out onto your international vacation, it’s vital to make sure you’re ready to stay connected. InMotion carries a variety of Travel SIM cards that allow you to avoid skyrocketing text, call, and data charges that can add up quickly while you’re abroad. Stopping in at InMotion and reading this helpful guide to travel SIM cards is a lifesaver for making sure you can stay connected while abroad.
An absolute must-have before taking off is a portable power bank for charging your device while in a pinch. At InMotion, you can snag a myCharge RazorMega Xtreme Portable Charger that stores 20,000mAh for up to 10x battery life for your device on a single charge. Equipped with 2 USB ports and fast charging technology, the myCharge RazorMega Xtreme Portable Charger is great for long flights, refueling during layovers, or keeping in your bag to ensure you’re always charged while in an unfamiliar country.
Before you leave, it’s also imperative to contact your credit card and set up a travel alert. The worst case scenario for your travels involves your cards being shut down with your first purchase abroad, leaving you without the funds you need to book your hotel, buy food, and complete your travel plans as needed. Be sure to inform not only of your end destinations but also anywhere you’ll be experiencing a layover and may buy a meal at the airport. This way, your credit cards will stay functioning from start to finish and your travels will be as seamless as possible.
When you’re traveling to another country, you can expect a fairly long flight. Whether you’re hanging out in the airport between connecting flights or spending a few hours in the sky, you want to make sure you have the tech you need for an enjoyable voyage.
One of the most important pieces of technology you can bring along for your adventure is a great pair of headphones like the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Touch Control Earbuds. The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Touch Control Earbuds are the durable noise-canceling earbuds packing up to 12 hours of high-quality sound into a single charge. Built with audiophile drive technology and superior stereo sound quality, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Touch Control Earbuds will give you hours of high-quality sound while traveling. The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Touch Control Earbuds are equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 for strong connections and 4 different ear tip sizes for all-day comfort. All this plus a compact, portable design makes the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Touch Control Earbuds the perfect headphones for your international vacation.
After a long flight, you’re sure to feel exhausted and dehydrated, especially if you’ve been avoiding drinking a lot of water to stay out of the airplane bathroom. To avoid dehydration without having to drink too much, take an oral rehydration solution (ORS) along with you for your flight. ORS are powder solutions added to water to maximize hydration with minimal liquid intake. Designed for treating dehydration in third world countries, an ORS could be key to making sure you feel good during and after your flight.
Once you’re on the ground, one of the first things you’ll want to do is find your hotel, get checked in, and freshen up from your flight. If you’re in a country with a language barrier, be sure to grab a small stack of hotel business cards that include the hotel’s phone number and address. This way, if you are wandering and become lost, you’ll be able to show the business card to someone who can help you find your way back to your hotel -- even if you’re experiencing a language barrier.
A must-have for every international traveler is the Ventev Global charginghub 300. This international adapter makes it possible to charge your devices while in more than 150 different countries. The Ventev Global charginghub 300 can charge two devices at once with up to 12W of power for safe, effective charging. With auto-detect technology and power and surge protection, the Ventev Global charginghub 300 is the perfect universal adapter that you can always depend on while traveling.
Nothing feels like throwing money out the window like coming back to the United States and realizing you still have international currency. One of the best ways to get rid of this currency is - the night before catching your flight home - separating the money you will need to finish off your trip. Using what remains, pay the first portion of your hotel balance with that currency, putting the remainder on a credit card. This way, you’ll never again bring home an excess of international currency and get the most bang for your buck.
Ready to take on your international summer vacation? Stop in at InMotion to snag all your last minute travel must-haves to make your summer adventures a little brighter. Our expert associates are always happy to help you find the right tech for your budget and needs.
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