Navigation Menu

Technology

Travel Technology

Travel Back to a Clean Home with the Help of this Robot

Posted by on 7:37 am in Blog, Technology | 0 comments

Travel Back to a Clean Home with the Help of this Robot

After your incredible trip, the last thing you want to do is to clean your floors. You probably just want to take a rest, catch up with friends, or browse through your photos to re-live your adventure. The back-breaking chore of using the good old mop and bucket is always the least of my priorities.

Of all the most disliked household chores, mopping is perhaps the most despised. Even vacuuming doesn’t top that list. From the filthy water to the floors of most homes which are a challenge to mop, I’ve found it’s often easier to simply neglect the task!

Fortunately, technology has evolved and introduced robots, yes, robots! … that can perform almost anything, including household chores while we’re out of the country on an adventure.

If you’ve ever fantasized about having your home cleaned while you’re away on vacation, consider investing in a robot mop. The battery-operated mop can get rid of stains, grime, and dirt from all sorts of flooring surfaces such as wood, tile, and stone. There are even models that can even vacuum your floors first.

With so many out there, it’s vital to do your research (when it comes to reviews, read before you go to the store), and to buy with enough time to test it out around the house before you leave. This guide will help you understand what mopping robots are and which necessary functions and features you need to look for.

read more

The Top 4 Hotels for Digital Nomads

Posted by on 8:34 am in Blog, Expat Life, Technology | 0 comments

The Top 4 Hotels for Digital Nomads

The entire world is your office as a digital nomad as long as you have access to great WiFi and suitable working spaces. And while we used to suffer through power plugs in awkward places, and balancing a laptop on pillows, hotels nowadays have really upped their game.

There are a number of hotels now, who are meeting the trend of digital nomadism, and setting themselves up specifically to offer a fantastic work / travel space. They offer strong, fast WiFi, great cafes, and discounts on long stays. The hotels mentioned below even have their own co-working spaces.

If you’re working from the road, the following are the top hotels in the world for digital nomads. We’ve chosen our favorites across four continents; use them as your newest international base!

read more

10 Hacks to Make Your Smartphone Camera Photography Look More Professional

Posted by on 11:26 pm in Blog, Photography, Technology | 2 comments

10 Hacks to Make Your Smartphone Camera Photography Look More Professional

In the early days of photography, taking photos was a rather labor intensive process. The first cameras offered for sale to the public came in the late 19th century but it would be decades before amateurs could easily take decent looking images.

Digital photography revolutionized the way people captured memorable moments and made taking photos far less costly than using film.

Quality digital cameras are now a standard feature on smartphones, and while using an expensive, fancy DSLR camera can produce professional looking images, they can prove quite complicated for most novices to use.

Thanks to smartphones, you can now take great images without needing to know or understand a lot of technical photography jargon. However, there are simple ways you can take your smartphone images from being good to looking really professional.

read more

Guide to Buying Airline Tickets with Bitcoin

Posted by on 11:58 am in Blog, Budget Travel, Technology, Travel Tips | 0 comments

Guide to Buying Airline Tickets with Bitcoin

The future of paying for travel may not be with cash or credit cards, rather with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. The tourism industry has embraced this new age way to pay, with travelers already being able to pay for flights, hotel rooms, tours, and more with their secure digital wallets.

There are many advantages to using this decentralized digital currency as a way to pay for travel and as more and more airlines, hotel brands, and other travel-related companies join in on the acceptance, using Bitcoin may quickly become the go-to form of payment for travelers.

The industry is at the forefront when it comes to accepting cryptocurrency and more and more travelers are purchasing Bitcoin to pay for their travel.

Here are just some of the current airlines and travel booking websites where you can use your Bitcoin to get traveling once again.

read more

Cryptocurrency Trading: How You Can Earn Money While Travelling

Posted by on 9:29 am in Expat Life, Technology | 0 comments

Cryptocurrency Trading: How You Can Earn Money While Travelling

One of the newest trends to impact the travel industry is cryptocurrency. Ever since Bitcoin launched the world’s first decentralized cryptocurrency back in 2009, the idea of earning and using virtual money has expanded and now you’ll find a number of other new digital cryptocurrencies to choose from as well.

It’s never easy travelling on a strict budget, and many ways to save involve having to endure a bit of discomfort or foregoing certain luxuries; riding on overnight buses or packing yourself into tight dorm-style accommodation come to mind.

But thankfully, there are a few ways you can save money that don’t involve roughing it. And one of the newest ways you can not only save costs but also make money while travelling is by using cryptocurrency to pay for your travel, and learning how to trade in crypto to become somewhat of a new-age digital nomad (if you know what you’re doing!).

Yes, cryptocurrency now looks to have its sights set on the travel industry. Here’s how you can earn money by trading it while you’re traveling.

read more

Connect With Other Travelers to Exchange Your Foreign Currency: Download the Money Atlas App and Make Money!

Posted by on 4:09 pm in Blog, Budget Travel, Technology, Travel Tips | 0 comments

Connect With Other Travelers to Exchange Your Foreign Currency: Download the Money Atlas App and Make Money!

How much money have you forgotten about? Money that’s sitting in your drawers, leftover from overseas trips? Euros, Pounds, Canadian Dollars, Japanese Yen? Maybe you’ve got a couple of Australian gold coins with a kangaroo and emu engraved on them.

Almost every traveler I know returns home with a pocket full of foreign coins. And they either get lost in the washing machine, or go in a draw for ‘when I’ll visit again’. But have you ever visited again? Or have you been sitting on hundreds of dollars worth of coins and notes for years on end? (Though it doesn’t need to be hundreds, I’d love to exchange my currency even if it was only worth 10!)

Fortunately now, there’s a cool app where you can sell your coins to others looking to buy them! It’s called MoneyAtlas (here for iPhone / here on Android), and you can connect with other travelers to exchange your foreign currency, at a price you set! Skip the inflated exchange rates at the airport, and make a deal traveler to traveler!

read more

Telportus: Virtual Interactive Guided Tours Across the World. A NEW Way to Travel!

Posted by on 5:10 pm in Adventure Travel, Australia, Blog, India, Italy, Spain, Technology | 2 comments

Telportus: Virtual Interactive Guided Tours Across the World. A NEW Way to Travel!

Last year, international travel became much harder. Barred from landing in many countries, you may have found yourself in a situation where you’re stuck inside with nothing to do and had to cancel your long-planned dream vacation. Luckily, there are still places that are waiting patiently for you to come and explore!

With Telportus, you can now engage in a virtual guided tour. These live experiences are just digital versions of guided tours that you’re used to receiving when you travel, but now they’re happening right in your living room.

You can pose questions to local experts in real-time, pointing out what strikes your curiosity. Check out this video, and below for some of the most epic tours!

read more

Best Ways To Stay Connected To Internet While Traveling Abroad

Posted by on 6:30 pm in Expat Life, Technology, Travel Tips | 0 comments

Best Ways To Stay Connected To Internet While Traveling Abroad

The internet has made traveling abroad not only manageable, but pretty easy in-fact. We’re now at the point where the phone in your pocket can translate words, give you directions, and recommend must-do activities.

I’d be hard pressed to name a traveler in the 21st century who doesn’t rely on some form of smartphone app. But of course, most of these apps are dependent on having a stable internet connection.

Without one, your phone camera might work, but that’s probably about it. But thankfully, staying connected isn’t all that difficult. Multiple options exist and these days, most won’t break the wallet. The following are the most convenient ways to keep an internet connection while you’re on international leave or vacay.

read more

How to Travel Safely with a Laptop

Posted by on 11:56 am in Blog, Expat Life, Technology, Travel Tips | 0 comments

How to Travel Safely with a Laptop

Vacations are supposed to be about logging off, but most of us still end up traveling with our laptop.

Whether we need it for business, or checking on emails and loading travel pics to our social media feeds, our laptops can be a lifeline to our life back home, and a valuable tool when booking tours, tickets, looking up directions, and researching things to do in the area you’re visiting.

While most of us check and recheck to make sure we packed our laptop, we often don’t give nearly as much thought into keeping our laptop protected both physically and in terms of making certain our personal data that is stored on it remains secure.

From the moment your laptop leaves the safety of your home, you make it vulnerable to getting damaged or potentially stolen. Thankfully though, there are many ways you can reduce the chances of anything happening to your laptop and the data that’s stored on it.

read more

Travel Laptop Safety: Pro Tips for Picking the Right Antivirus Software for PC

Posted by on 11:38 am in Blog, Technology, Travel Tips | 0 comments

Travel Laptop Safety: Pro Tips for Picking the Right Antivirus Software for PC

Have you been using your current PC for longer than you can remember? Has your PC become noticeably slow?

I traveled with my first laptop for 7 years until its untimely death, and have traveled with my second since 2013 to this day! (Admittedly it’s on it’s last legs and held together with duct tape!)

It’s inevitable that, at one point or another, the time will come for us all to get a replacement. Buying a new computer can be a fun yet daunting task. You have to research, scroll through reviews, and potentially try out a few different models.

After doing all of that legwork, the last thing that you want is to get a virus. Especially as electronics can be difficult to replace or take into a shop when you’re on the other side of the world, in a completely different country.

read more