Earlier this week, the New York Times Personal Tech column had an article on the tech that Brian Chen would take on vacation with him. His criteria:
My personal packing starts with devices that are compact and lightweight. The price tag should not exceed $500, and if my smartphone can capably perform a task, I don't bother with something that does the same thing.
Some of his items came from or are reviewed on one of my favorite websites, The Wirecutter. Going on vacation with an iPad Mini, a Roku stick, and a GPS car mount seems like a bit of overkill, but that's just my personal style of travel. However, the Anker wall charger with 4 ports for charging would definitely come in handy for all the family tech devices that seem to overpopulate our travel bags these days.
I did like Mr. Chen's suggestion of a sous vide cooker, something that I had never considered to take on vacation with me. But, based on his review and the product he mentioned, it may have to find a place into the bag the next time the clan ventures out for a trip.
It feels like these days we are packing less clothing and more technology with each trip...