Posts Tagged ‘gadgets’

Language Apps for Tourists

First of all, there are many apps for digital devices, including cell phones, for helping with language translation when traveling, or trying to communicate in a foreign language anywhere. However, some apps are geared for language learners, and some are especially geared for tourists. Specifically, a tourist would need words and phrases for getting around,…

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5 Best Family Travel Gadgets

5 Best Family Travel Gadgets

Travel items need to be compact and very useful, maximizing function, meeting crucial travel needs, while being easy to pack. In previous posts, we showed you How to Make Suitcases Easy to Spot, and Nintendo DS Lite and Multi Chargers and Vehicle Power Adapters. Here are 5 more extremely handy travel items to make small-item…

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Family Luggage – How to Make Suitcases Easy to Spot

Airport carousels, train or shuttle bus shelves, and hotel luggage storage closets can be a jumble of suitcases. If you’re like me, and find family travel makes you a bit nervous because of all the things that can go wrong, you’ll find it’s reassuring to know that you’ll be able to easily identify your luggage.…

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Silicon Valley and San Francisco for Nerdy Tech Teens

San Francisco and the surrounding Silicon Valley offer many things to do for teens and their parents who are into technology and gadgets and related science or social media giants. I happen to have three boys who love all things tech or engineering. We get to California at least once a year, an easy trip…

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Nintendo DS and DS Lite Adapters – Eight Gadgets for Travel

Since writing about our family’s Nintendo DS adapter experience where we discovered that a Nintendo DS requires a transformer in addition to an adapter, I have found 8 more gadgets to solve similar electronics problems. Some are for a DS and some for a DS Lite. I don’t know enough about the circuitry differences between…

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Travel Games with Toddlers and Kids – Keep Them Entertained

I placed the saltine between my toddler’s toes. Then I maneuvered his foot toward his mouth so he could take a bite of the cracker, proving that parents get very creative when trying to entertain a little one on a long trip. He thought the cracker-in-the-toes routine was hilarious. He also thought it was funny…

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Before Your Family Travels – Teach Geography with a Game!

My working knowledge of geography is limited — in school I’d memorize enough to get an ‘A’ on the test, then let it go. Having 3 boys who seem to soak up country, city, mountain, and water body names like sponges, though, has increased my interest in the subject. And now, searching for hotel family…

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Buy Kids a Nintendo DS Adapter for Europe Travel

We prepared thoroughly for our dream vacation to Germany last summer. Gathered over a period of months: travel books, passports, Google maps, email hotel confirmations, fanny packs, and of course, International Plug Adapters for all the electronics. We knew that nearly every day we’d need to charge the laptop, the digital camera, the second digital…

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